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Colorado Shooting

Shooter's Gun Reportedly Jammed During Attack

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 07.22.2012 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- A federal law enforcement official says the semi-automatic assault rifle used in the deadly Colorado movie theater shooting jammed durin...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, 70 people were shot -- 12 fatally -- when a gunman armed with an AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun, and a Glock handgun opened fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. As gun control advocates, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, called for a discussion on a national problem that is literally killing us, some claimed it's too early. Actually, it's already too late for the Colorado victims -- whose names, in what has become a too-often-repeated ritual, get second (or third... or twelfth) billing to the murderer's. But it's not too late for the thousands of people who are alive today but won't be next year because of gun violence. With America's gun murder rate 20 times higher than the next 22 richest nations combined, it's a discussion that should be front and center, including in the coming presidential debates. But it won't be... unless we demand it.

Murdoch Tweets Support For Gun Control

Posted 07.22.2012 | Media

Media baron Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter Saturday evening to express his support for gun-control measures in the wake of the Aurora, CO shooting tha...

Police: Suspect Planned Colorado Shooting For Months

Posted 07.23.2012 | Denver

By MEAD GRUVER and THOMAS PEIPERT, ASSOCIATED PRESS AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The shooting suspect who went on a deadly rampage inside a Colorado thea...

Obama Heading To Visit Colorado Shooting Victims, Families

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

By By MARK S. SMITH, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama again steps into the role of consoler-in-chief during a visit Sunday wit...

Sharon Silke Carty

Focus On The Victims, Not The Shooter, Victim's Family Urges | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.21.2012 | Denver

When Peter Burns' cell phone rang at 2:15 a.m. Friday, he glanced at the caller ID with eyes blurred from sleep, and decided to ignore it. It was...

Police Chief Details 'Mind-Boggling' State Of Shooter's Apartment

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.21.2012 | Denver

Law enforcement officials described the "mind-boggling" scene inside James Holmes' Colorado apartment during a press conference Saturday afternoon. ...

Mother Of Youngest Victim At Batman Shooting Too Fragile To Be Told Of Daughter's Death

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.25.2012 | Parents

Ashley Moser, the 25-year-old victim of Friday morning's movie theatre massacre in Aurora, Colo., remains in critical condition at the Aurora Medical ...

Brother Of Shooting Victim Urges Public To Shift Focus To People Who Died

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.21.2012 | Denver

In the aftermath of the senseless shooting tragedy that took place in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater early on Friday morning, there has been endless s...

Controlled Detonation Of Colorado Shooting Suspect's Apartment Successful

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.21.2012 | Denver

The controlled detonation of Colorado Shooting suspect James Holmes' apartment on Saturday was successful. Someone yelled "fire in the hole" a few...

Roger Ebert: We've Seen This Movie Before

New York Times | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics

JAMES HOLMES, who opened fire before the midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises,” could not have seen the movie. Like many whose misery is re...

Aurora -- No More!

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics
Robert V. Taylor

Yes the political intransigence and cheap slogans of those on the extremes of the gun control debate are pervasive. But haven't we allowed that by our silence? Instead, be part of creating a new course of conversation.

Shooting Prompts Cancellation Of 'Dark Knight Rises' Premieres

AP | Posted 09.20.2012 | Entertainment

MEXICO CITY — Warner Bros. Pictures says it has canceled appearances by the cast and filmmakers of the movie "The Dark Knight Rises" in Mexico a...

Data Mining Can Help, Immediately

John Pavley | Posted 09.20.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

I don't want to get into a debate about gun control, violence in movies and video games, or the sorry support for mental health services in this homeland of ours. But as a technologist I know there is something we can do to help.

Crystal Lake Man Killed In Aurora Theater Shooting

Posted 07.21.2012 | Chicago

After hours of uncertainty, the U.S. Navy informed a Crystal Lake family that their son, a sailor stationed in Aurora, Col., was killed in the movie t...

WATCH: Stories From Inside Century 16 Theater 9

Posted 07.21.2012 | Denver

About 20 minutes into the midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" at Aurora's Century 16 theater, a gunman, suspected to be James Holmes, entere...

Search Of Shooting Suspect's Apartment Clouded By Concerns

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. — Police in Colorado say that all hazards have been removed from the apartment of theater shooting suspect James Holmes and that r...

Controversial Issue Creates Political Paradox After Another Tragedy

AP | DAVID ESPO and NANCY BENAC | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Gun control advocates sputter at their own impotence. The National Rifle Association is politically ascendant. And Barack Obama's W...

2012 Efforts Silenced By Tragedy

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will fly to Colorado on Sunday to visit with the families of victims from the Aurora movie theater shooting,...

The Search for Humanity Continues

Gary Hart | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver
Gary Hart

Much of our life is dedicated to an attempt to understand through reason -- rational, logical thought -- our existence. But when one human kills a dozen or more other humans who represent no threat to him, nothing seems to make sense, nothing is reasonable or rational.

Names Of Victims Emerge In Batman Shooting

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS and KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver

AURORA, Colo. — Ashley Moser drifted in and out of consciousness in the ICU, a bullet lodged in her throat and a gunshot wound to her abdomen. I...

FBI Has No Information Indicating More Shooting Sprees

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The FBI and Homeland Security Department have advised law-enforcement officials around the country they've uncovered no information...

Holmes Said To Be A 'Brilliant' Science Student

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD AND DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver

DENVER — James Eagen Holmes came from a well-tended San Diego enclave of two-story homes with red-tiled roofs, where neighbors recall him as a c...

Obama, Romney's Views On Controversial Issue Have Evolved

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney both have softened their positions on gun restrictions over the years. As t...

Did The Aurora Shootings Ruin Midnight Movies?

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 09.20.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Midnight movies are supposed to be fun. They're supposed to be giddy gatherings of the most excited fans who can't wait to have t...