Massacre Averted: A University of Central Florida student armed with two handguns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a backpack filled with explosives committed suicide in his Orlando dorm room. But police said it could have been worse. The student pulled the fire alarm with the intention of gunning down his fellowcalssmates, but instead turned the gun on himself. The Tampa Bay Times reports.
Sky is the limit: Virginia Tech is the lead applicant in a joint Virginia-New Jersey bid to host and operate one of six drone test ranges to be established in the United States. There, industry, in cooperation with the FAA, will develop protocols by which to integrate drones into the national airspace. The Virginian-Pilot reports.
Denied: The Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Goldman Sachs challenging an investor lawsuit over mortgage-backed securities. Bloomberg reports.
Equal Rights: Support for gay marriage among Americans is at an all-time high, at 58 percent. The Washington Post reports that the number reflects a major shift from 2006 when it was at 39 percent.