Chris Kissel is a writer based in Los Angeles.
Nightclub Fire Kills Hundreds in Brazil
The death toll in a horrific nightclub fire in Brazil as risen to 232, according to news sources. This number is updated from the original count of 245 first reported by local news sources.
Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf Dead at 78
Norman Schwarzkopf, the retired American general who led coalition forces in the 1991 Gulf War, died of pneumonia Thursday in Tampa, Florida at the age of 78, the Associated Press reports.
3 Killed, 4 Injured in Shooting at Spa in Milwaukee Suburb
Three people are dead and four others injured today after a mass shooting at a spa in Brookfield, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee. The man police suspect in the shooting has also been found dead, according to a county dispatcher in Wisconsin.
Arlen Specter, Former U.S. Senator, Dead at 82
Arlen Specter, the bristly former Republican senator from Pennsylvania who often made headlines by playing the political center and confounding Republican colleagues in the Senate, died today at age 82. According to Specter's family, his death was due to complications from non-Hodgkin's ly…