Every Wednesday afternoon, Doug Varrieur steps into his backyard in the Florida Keys, aims his .380 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol and fires shots that ricochet through city halls around the state. Varrieur, 57, discovered a little-noticed part of Florida law which prohibits local governments from restricting gun rights in any way, and in December he set up a personal gun range on his property in a residential subdivision. Reuters photographer Andrew Innerarity visited the backyard gun range, as seen below.
A wildfire that erupted in a scenic stretch of California’s central coastline late Sunday night has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced many residents to evacuate, county and fire officials said.
San Francisco, grappling with the exploits of the Riddler and the Penguin, will call upon a pint-sized crusader: Miles, a 5-year-old cancer-stricken boy, a.k.a. Batkid.
A lone gunman stormed into a packed terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport and opened fire with an assault weapon on Friday, killing a federal security agent before he was shot and captured, authorities said.
Apple Inc unveiled the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on Tuesday, which will be available in stores Sept. 20. Details below.
Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Sumatran tiger cubs born at the National Zoo in D.C., Demolition Derbies and more in today’s daily briefs.
Southern California dog groomer Catherine Opson has a creative approach to dog grooming.
For 25 years, the World’s Ugliest Dog contest has been judging charisma-challenged chihuahuas and pugs with ugly mugs. At this year’s competition, held in Northern California, beagle/boxer/basset hound mix Walle was the, er, top dog, at a pageant of unsightly pooches.