Man Dies In Cape Cod Shark Attack
A man has died following a shark attack off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, police say.
The attack happened around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Cape Cod National Park Service said. The scene unfolded just 300 yards south of Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. U.S. park rangers and Wellfleet Police are investigating.
More Than Half of Trans Male Teens Attempt Suicide
A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows an alarmingly high rate of suicide attempts among transgender teens, particularly trans boys.
Nearly 14 percent of all adolescents in the study, “Transgender Adolescent Suicide Behavior,” based on data from “Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors” survey from the Search Institute, reported they had attempted suicide. But 51 percent of transgender males reported at least one attempt, the highest percentage of any gender identity group. The second highest was among nonbinary teens, nearly 42 percent. The full study in Pediatrics is available to subscribers only, but the abstract can be viewed here.
Good Guys with a Gun…
Concealed-Carry Gunowner praised for joining cops in shootout with suspect After Police Officer Is Shot 4 Times
A man with a concealed-carry license was commended for coming to the aid of Cicero Illinois police who were engaged in a shootout with a man who shot and wounded an officer near the Stevenson Expressway Thursday, authorities said.
Cicero Police Officer Luis Duarte, 31, was shot four times during the encounter near the 4200 block of South Cicero Avenue during the evening rush hour, but it might have been worse if the armed citizen hadn’t stepped in, officials said.
A man with a concealed-weapons permit shot one of three men who tried to rob him at a gas station just outside West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.
He had just paid for his gas and was walking back to his car when three men approached and demanded money. Rather than hand it over, he drew his gun and shot at them, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The wounded would-be robber is in custody and is expected to survive.
The attempted robbery happened just before 7 a.m. Saturday at the Shell station at 2970 N. Military Trail, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera.
“The victim, in fear of this life, discharged his firearm, which he has a concealed weapons permit for, striking one of the suspects,” she said, in a statement.
The gas station clerk, who would only identify himself as Mr. Nasser, said the intended victim appeared unhurt.
“The guy came in and paid for the gas and they tried to rob him and he fired at them,” Nasser said. “He was not killed, but somebody was injured.”
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The Swamp Rats are Fighting Back
President Trump’s splashiest idea for lowering the cost of prescription drug prices was to force pharmaceutical companies to include the prices of their products in TV and other advertisements.
But when Capitol Hill had a chance Thursday to help him achieve that goal, lawmakers failed. It was House members in the president’s own party who ultimately nixed the provision. In fact, it was a Democrat, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, pushing the measure hardest.