FROM Amy Worden
PA State House Rejects Gun-Control Measures, Despite Amish Shooting There are roughly 17,000 murders in the US every year, 15,000 of which are committed with firearms. Recent school shootings have led to new calls for gun control. Yet, despite Charles Carl Roberts killing of five children at the Amish schoolhouse near Lancaster, on Tuesday--50 miles away in Harrisburg--the Pennsylvania state legislature rejected took up a host of gun-control measures.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.