Liberty University head: Carry concealed weapons

RICHMOND, Va. — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. urged students, staff and faculty at his Christian school to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon on campus to counter any copycat attack like the deadly rampage in California just days ago.

“Let’s teach them a lesson if they ever show up here,” Falwell told an estimated 10,000 of the campus community at a convocation Friday in Lynchburg. While Falwell’s call to arms was applauded, his remarks also seemed to target Muslims.

However, Falwell said Saturday he was specifically referring to Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the husband and wife who shot and killed 14 people at a holiday party in San Bernardino on Wednesday.

London police: Stabbing may be act of terrorism

LONDON — British police were investigating a stabbing at a subway station Saturday as a “terrorist incident” after the attacker reportedly claimed he had acted “for Syria.”

The stabbing, which came just days after Parliament approved airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State targets, left three people injured – one seriously. British media reported that the seriously wounded victim had been stabbed in the throat. Two other people were treated for minor injuries.

A video shows police officers using a stun gun on a man who shouted and lunged at them before being subdued and arrested.

Obama plans address to nation on terrorism

WASHINGTON — President Obama will deliver an Oval Office address Sunday at 8 p.m., the White House announced Saturday, as criticism of his terrorism strategy is mounting in the wake of attacks in California and overseas.

A statement from White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama will detail “the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American people safe.”

The president’s decision to speak directly to Americans comes as his administration has come under fire for failing to curb the threat posed by the Islamic State.