Five years ago
A former student dressed in black walked onto the stage of a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University and opened fire on a packed science class; Steven Kazmierczak (kaz-MUR’-chehk) killed five students before committing suicide. Republican campaign dropout Mitt Romney endorsed John McCain for the party’s presidential nomination.
One year ago
A fire broke out at the Comayagua farm prison in Honduras, killing 361 inmates. “Linsanity” continued as Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with less than a second to play to cap his finishing flurry of six straight points and New York rallied to beat the Raptors 90-87, extending its winning streak to six games. Malachy the Pekingese wobbled off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club in New York.