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Nevada School Shooter IDed

Name emerged in Univision report

(Newser) - The city of Sparks, Nevada, has released the name of the 12-year-old who killed a teacher and wounded two students in a school shooting: Jose Reyes. The city had previously refused to identify the boy, though the Reno Gazette-Journal asserted it should do so in accordance with state public records... More »

Nevada Shooter a 'Nice Kid,' Got Bullied: Classmate

Hero teacher memorialized by thousands

(Newser) - Police still haven't released the name of the young shooter who wounded two 12-year-olds and killed a teacher at Sparks Middle School in Nevada yesterday before turning his parents' gun on himself, but a classmate describes him to CNN as "really a nice kid. He would make you... More »

Beer Giant Kills Caffeine, Alcohol Combo

MillerCoors takes boost out of energy beer

(Newser) - Beer giant MillerCoors has agreed to snuff out its controversial Sparks line of high-alcohol, high-caffeine drinks. Attorneys general in 25 states complained the stimulant dangerously masks intoxication and accused the company of marketing the beverages to teenagers, the Chicago Tribune reports. Anheuser-Busch has already agreed to remove caffeine from Tilt... More »

Marketing of Energy Drinks Under Scrutiny

Authorities wondering if beer makers are targeting kids with caffeinated booze

(Newser) - Big beer companies are facing state-led investigations into whether they're marketing caffeinated alcohol products to underage drinkers, the Wall Street Journal reports. Anheuser-Busch and Miller Brewing both make such beverages, but insist that "We responsibly market our products to legal drinking-age consumers," a Miller spokesman tells the Journal. More »

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