Lawmaker sorry for gun comment
An Oklahoma congressman apologized on Friday for suggesting that "killing a couple" of U.S. senators may be the only way to get a budget passed through Congress. U.S. Rep. John Sullivan made the comments Wednesday during a town hall meeting in Bixby. When asked about federal spending, the Tulsa Republican expressed his frustration with the Senate for its failure to approve a budget. "I'd love to get them to vote for it," Sullivan said at the event. "Boy, I'd love that, you know. But other than me going over there with a gun and pointing it to their head and maybe killing a couple of 'em, I don't think they're going to listen unless they get beat."
Dutch prince has brain damage
A Dutch prince hit by an avalanche while skiing in Austria last week has suffered massive brain damage and may never regain consciousness, his doctors said Friday. Johan Friso, the second of Dutch Queen Beatrix's three sons, was buried for 25 minutes before rescuers found him. It then took nearly 50 minutes to resuscitate the prince after he was pulled from the snow, time that may have caused permanent damage, said Dr. Wolfgang Koller, head of trauma at the Innsbruck hospital where the prince is being treated. Friso, 41, is married and has two young daughters.