The Barrett M107 .50-caliber long-range sniper rifle is a firearm made for the modern war on terrorism. While Barrett’s reputation of “flawless reliability” has made the M107 the sniper weapon of choice, the rifle is just like any other essential tool: It often breaks when you need it most. Don Cook, a Marine veteran who’s been maintaining M107s for more than two decades, told National Geographic in 2011 that he one day received a call to Barrett’s workshop from a harried young Marine. During maintenance of the unit’s M107, the Marine had bent the ears of the rifle’s lower receiver; the next day, after engaging the enemy, they discovered the rifle wouldn’t fire consistently.
LUCASVILLE, Ohio - Just a couple weeks ago as they were driving on Union Hill Road, Brentley Rhoden told his mom he saw his dad: He was in the sky following them. Didn't she see him? the 4-year-old asked his mom. Didn't she see him? "He was so excited. He was saying: 'He's right there. He's right there. He's right there. He's right there on that star," Chelsea Robinson said Friday, a year to the day she dropped Brentley off at his dad's trailer to spend the night not knowing what would unfold mere hours later. "I don't see what he sees,'' she said. But she knows what her little boy needs. She pulled the car over and waited as Brentley spent a full 10 minutes talking to his dad, Clarence "Frankie"
NEW YORK -- A witness says she saw what led up to tense moments that were captured on video Friday aboard an American Airlines flight. Passengers say an American Airlines flight attendant hit a mother of twins with a stroller during boarding of the aircraft, which was preparing to leave for Dallas from San Francisco. Passenger Olivia Morgan said she saw the male flight attendant wrestling the stroller away from the woman, CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports. “He rips it away from her, and it almost hits her little baby’s head,” Morgan said. “I said to him something like, ‘What are you doing? You almost hit that baby in the head!’” Morgan said. “And then he was just
The search continued Monday for a 5-year-old boy whose father was found passed out in a South Pasadena park and arrested over the weekend. Aramazd Andressian Jr. was last seen by his mother during a Skype video call Tuesday, according to police.
April 24 (UPI) -- A Texas police department shared photos from the capture of a massive rattlesnake spotted by bird-watchers hanging out next to a "fearless cat." The Laguna Vista Police Department said the Bay Area Birders of LV reported they were on a walking trail Thursday when they spotted the snake. The department shared several photos from the capture, including one of the snake appearing to be in the strike position while a "fearless cat" watches it from mere feet away. "We ask that you all use caution and are aware of your surroundings when walking on the walking trail or any other locations. Generally, rattlesnakes emerge from hibernation in March or April, or when the average daytime
By Steve Holland and Ben Blanchard WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that it may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early as Tuesday. "The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable," Trump told a meeting with the 15 U.N. Security Council ambassadors, including China and Russia, at the White House.