Oliver North, the incoming head of the most powerful gun lobby in the US, says he wants to expand the National Rifle Association's membership by millions as the country grappled with the most recent fatal school shooting in Texas.
Unwilling to kiss Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding goodbye just yet, Britain has basked in the scale of the spectacle as major broadcasters kept scenes from the royal nuptials on repeat along with fresh interviews with the bride's dressmaker.
Officials on Hawaii's Big Island say lava from an erupting volcano has crossed a highway and flowed into the ocean. The highway has shut down in some spots, and residents in the area have been evacuated. (May 20)
On Sunday funeral services were held for 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh, who had been attending Santa Fe High School since last August when she was killed Friday in a shooting. (May 20)
Microsoft has learned a lot of very hard lessons over the last couple of decades, and it continues to surprise and annoy me that other firms seem to have the suicidal tendency to learn the same lessons the hard way. It is far better and cheaper to avoid the mistakes of others, but firms like Apple, Google and, most recently, Sony seem to want to experience past Microsoft disasters first hand.