Stocks Somewhat Recover from Terrible Morning, Violence Prevented at Pokemon Tournament, Trooper Killed in Louisiana: P.M. Links


  • Maybe they were offended by the liberties taken in some of the cosplay outfits?
    Credit: Stilogeno / photo on flickr

    After a disastrous opening this morning, U.S. stocks have rallied partly back up, recovering from a plunge of 1,000 points to end down 585.80, about a 4 percent loss.

  • In today's horrible abuse of the word "literally," Rep. Gwen More (D-Mich.) said Gov. Scott Walker's policies are "tightening the noose, literally, around African Americans."
  • Two men are being held without bail for allegedly planning violence at the World Pokemon Championships in Boston.
  • North and South Korea have reached a new peace accord after a couple of tense days and North Korea's declaration of a "quasi state of war."
  • Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent was killed by a shotgun blast from a man Vincent had stopped to assist on the side of the road. Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered all flags to be flown at half-mast until Friday.
  • Oklahoma's labor commissioner, Mark Costello, has been stabbed to death. Costello's adult son was arrested and charged with his murder.

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