N.C. man kills 3 women, himself
DURHAM, N.C. The Durham County sheriff says a man killed three women and himself in a car near a North Carolina business park.
Durham County Sheriff Worth Hill told The News & Observer of Raleigh on Sunday that investigators have a theory about what led to the shootings early Saturday in Research Triangle Park near Durham, but they arent ready to release it. Details were scarce.
Authorities identified the dead women as 23-year-old Alexandria Pierce, 24-year-old Amesha Page-Smith and 22-year-old Adrianne Stevens. The gunman is 23-year-old Brinton Millsap.
Investigators say all the women were shot several times.
A motorist found the bodies on N.C. Highway 54. Investigators say the three women were shot to death inside the car, while the man was found dead outside the vehicle.
Constituents debate Weiners plight
NEW YORK (AP) Foes and supporters of embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner yelled at each other in front of the New York Democrats district office Sunday as congressional leaders called on Weiner to resign amid a sexting scandal.
Hes not fit to be our congressman, said Jim Scott, 61, one of about two dozen constituents who rallied in front of Weiners office in the Kew Gardens section of Queens. People are sick of him, especially his attitude.
Weiner said Saturday that instead of resigning over the scandal, he was seeking professional treatment and asking for a leave of absence from Congress.
Scott held a sign that read: Weiner must resign today, today! Rehab tomorrow.
College student Olivia Lurrie, 18, said Weiner was a good leader who made a mistake.
Weiners 9th Congressional District spans parts of Brooklyn and Queens.
Weeks of stock drops spook investors
NEW YORK (AP) Just six weeks ago, the stock market hit its highest point in three years. Then came mounting evidence that the economic recovery may have stalled.
The Standard & Poors 500 index has dropped 6.8 percent since April 29. Declining just as quickly: the hopes of many investors and economists for robust growth in the second half of the year. Industries likely to do well if growth is strong, such as financial, technology, and industrial are already down 8 percent or more.
If the stock market drops 10 percent, it would signal a correction. Some market analysts, such as Citigroups Tobias Levkovich, believe that the stock market is on that path now.
Corrections are common during bull markets, but one now could lead to more than the usual hand-wringing. Thats because the Federal Reserve at the end of the month will stop its program of buying Treasury bonds to support the economy by keeping interest rates low, which also makes stocks look attractive. The economy and by extension, the stock market will now need to show that it can expand without the Feds help. Whats more, the European financial crisis still isnt settled. Discussions about a second financial rescue package for Greece are two weeks away.