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Hearing Set For Suspect In Jewish Site Shootings

Associated Press | Posted 12.18.2014 | Crime

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist who admits killing three people outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites is set to appear in court for ...

Judge Summoning 9,000 Jurors For Theater Shooting Trial

AP | Posted 11.07.2014 | Crime

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge overseeing the Colorado theater shooting case says he plans to issue 9,000 summonses to prospective jurors. Judg...

7 Facts About Aurora, Colorado's Breed Ban Before Tuesday's Vote

Brent Toellner | Posted 11.03.2014 | Denver
Brent Toellner

Tuesday, voters in Aurora, Colorado will have the opportunity to repeal the city's 9-year-old breed ban. The city has discussed the potential repeal multiple times since the law's inception and finally decided to take the repeal idea to the voters.

Terrorism, Ottawa, and the New Normal

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As shocked as many Canadians, and much of the world, are about the shootings that occurred in Ottawa yesterday, they really shouldn't be.

Why Didn't the Police Ask About His Guns?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Simple sharing of gun ownership information (which is available when people buy a gun) to state police should be routine. It might even be possible. When I get stopped for a traffic infraction, the police immediately pull up all of my records.

My Easter

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion
Paula Gordon

Easter was to my mother what Christmas was to me -- the best of the best. When I was old enough to articulate my preference for Christmas, I'd start with the unpleasantness of 'Good Friday.' How could torturing someone to death be the cause for celebration?

Killed by a Gun

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The headlines in the case were sadly familiar. An angry adult armed with a gun used it to shoot and kill an unarmed black teenager he thought seemed "bad" -- this time, because the teenager and his friends were sitting in a car listening to music the grownup didn't like. In this outrageous Florida case, a middle-aged white man, Michael Dunn, was convicted of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting a gun into an occupied car. Jurors agreed he faced no threat after he was annoyed by loud music -- coming from a car he had deliberately chosen to park next to -- and then started an argument, pulled a gun on the car's black teens, and fired three shots at the young men inside the car as they tried to drive away from him.

WATCH: Trippy Time-Lapse Takes The Night Sky To New Heights

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.28.2014 | Science

If you haven't had a moment to enjoy the stars recently, here's a new video that will more than suffice. Shot over an eight-month period by time-la...

Where Are Illinois' "Super Zips"?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Zip codes with very high median incomes and large percentages of college graduates are considered "Super Zips." Illinois has a handful. Do you live ...

Dem Senator Says 'Gun People' Hold A 'Hammerlock' On Gun Control Reform

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

Three days after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport left one TSA agent dead, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she believed "deep dow...

Found: Naked Man, Severed Hand

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.21.2013 | Crime

A man in psychological distress was found naked in a backyard after he had apparently cut off his own hand, police in Colorado said Sunday night. O...

LOOK: Northern Lights Surprise Colorado In Rare Appearance

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green

As the name "Northern Lights" suggests, the best places to see them are, well, north in places like Greenland, Iceland and Sweden. But some early r...

Holmes Was 'Peppered' With Questions Before Rights Were Read: Attorneys

AP | Posted 07.19.2013 | Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Attorneys for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes say detectives "peppered" him with questions like, "Is there anythin...

Aurora Remembrance To Be Protested By Gun Rights Group

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.19.2013 | Denver

Survivors of the Aurora theater massacre and families of victims have planned a memorial event around noon on Friday -- an event that has turned into ...

Movie Review: Red 2 - 2 Little, 2 Late

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Apropos of nothing, here's one of those chicken/egg quandaries: Which is more unnecessary: a sequel or a remake? They're often the same thing.

Sarah Lane: All American Ballerina

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 08.29.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

We didn't really talk about that noisy controversy having to do with her role as Natalie Portman's dance double in the film, Black Swan. It's something that will probably follow her for the rest of her career but it isn't something that she thinks about. Lane is always looking ahead, never back.

Race, Sex, Shaky Facts and Sizzle in This Is How It Goes at Aurora

Leo Stutzin | Posted 08.26.2013 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Race, sex, three thorny relationships, dubious truths: Schematically, that's the spine of Neil Labute's taut but hollow play, which is receiving a riveting production in its West Coast debut at Aurora.

WATCH: Huge 'Hole' In The Sun

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2013 | Science

We're not sure whether to be amazed or alarmed. A "massive" coronal hole that rotated toward Earth from May 28-31 was one of the largest such holes...

Why Guns Have a Powerful Hold On the American Psyche: An Interview with Psychoanalyst Luigi Zoja

Pythia Peay | Posted 07.03.2013 | Crime
Pythia Peay

Yet wishing can't take away the fact that guns are a powerful presence in American life -- and an equally potent symbol in the American psyche. In search of an outside perspective, I turned to Italian Jungian psychoanalyst Luigi Zoja.

My Right to Be Safe

Kim Goldman | Posted 06.23.2013 | Crime
Kim Goldman

I don't want to be accustomed to living in a society where nothing feels safe anymore, but that it's just the "way it is now."

'We Must Never Give Up!'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The United States Senate's failure to pass common sense gun safety measures -- the Manchin-Toomey Amendment to expand background checks to keep guns away from underage or dangerous people, and amendments to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines designed only to kill as many human beings as possible -- is a moral failure of great magnitude. Once again the safety of children has been sacrificed by political leaders in service to the gun lobby. As Americans do we value guns more than the lives of children? Do we really want to continue to have political leaders who kowtow to the threats and money and half-truths of the gun lobby and who think their political jobs are more important than the right of children to live and learn and grow up in safety?

LOOK: Amazing Aurora Photos

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.20.2013 | Science

Travelers from around the world come to the far North to witness the northern lights in person. But if that's too much trouble, the Canadian Space Age...

What Killed President Kennedy and Trayvon Martin?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

While there are troubling undertones of racial suspicion and fear in Trayvon Martin's killing which must be addressed as justice is sought, the fact is that most Black young people murdered by guns are killed by Black shooters -- just as most White children and teens murdered by guns are killed by White shooters. Sadly the tragedies of Tucson, Aurora, Newtown and elsewhere made clear that none of us are safe anywhere or immune to the pervasive threat of gun violence. We are all in the same boat and must act together to stop the plague of violence. Gun safety laws that only apply in one city or state can't fully stop our national epidemic of gun proliferation and violence any better than we can stop a flu epidemic by vaccinating one family.

Northern Lights Travel Warms Up

AP | By JOSHUA BERLINGER | Posted 02.21.2013 | Travel

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Bill Carter had been planning his bucket-list winter vacation to Alaska for 30 years, and he couldn't have picked a better time to t...

Aurora's Practical Heaven: A Flawed Look at Life, Issues in the 21st Century

Leo Stutzin | Posted 04.07.2013 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Playwright Anthony Clarvoe credits Anton Chekhov with providing much of the inspiration for his drama Our Practical Heaven, which is receiving its world premiere at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. It's doubtful that the Russian master would be flattered.