Bad Timing: With Tropical Storm Gustav barreling down on the Gulf Coast, and possibly New Orleans, Republican officials told The Washington Post yesterday that they are considering delaying the start of the Republican National Convention that is set to begin in Minneapolis-St. Paul on Monday. Gustav could serve as an untimely reminder of Hurricane Katrina, which slammed into the Gulf Coast three years ago today and killed more than 1,500 people, left thousands without homes, and cost billions in damage to the region. White House officials are reportedly debating whether to cancel an appearance at the convention by President George W. Bush.
Not Making the Case: A federal judge has dismissed a securities fraud suit against Comcast Corp. that accused the company of making false statements about its projected growth throughout 2007 despite knowing that it faced rising capital expenditures and slowing growth, The Legal Intelligencer reports via Law.com. Chief U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania found that investors had failed to properly allege fraud.
The Wild West with Recess: Teachers in a tiny Texas town have begun carrying concealed handguns to school as part of its effort to stave off the possibility of a tragedy similar to the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999, The New York Times reports. The school district's decision to allow teachers in Harrold, Tex. to carry firearms is the first of its kind in the nation.