Your daily news briefing, with the video of the day, top news and quote of the day.
Hot video: Eighteen human heads found at O'Hare Airport
News to know
Two explosions at a university in the Syrian city of Aleppo have killed at least 80 people, the Associated Press reports. The explosion blew the wall off a dormitory and set several cars on fire. The anti-regime groups claim the government carried out an air strike against the campus, while the government-run media claims rebels fired rockets at it.
The university is in a government-controlled area of the city, which makes it unclear why government forces would attack it. However, pictures of the damage done by the blasts appears to have been caused by more powerful weapons than the rockets the Syrian rebels are believed to have acces to.
Because Syria severely restricts the access of foreign journalists, it is becoming increasingly difficult for the media to independently verify stories.
Quote of note
"There's no reason that they can't espouse safe, effective, appropriate gun usage. Why do they have to come out with something like this at a time when the nerves and emotions are so raw in Sandy Hook?" - Joel Faxon, member of the Newtown Police Commission, in response to the mobile video game "NRA: Practice Range." The game, in which players shoot a variety of guns at stationary practice targets, was released a month to the day after the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn.
GateHouse News Service
Comments are currently unavailable on this article