| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:00 AM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The mental state of accused theater gunman James E. Holmes continues to take center stage as he heads toward trial, with his attorneys and a mental health expert wrangling over a key question:
Should Holmes’ attorneys...
| Jan 17, 2013
Political trends come and go in response to events. Gun control was the rage during the Clinton administration, but over the past decade or so it became an obsolete cause. After the horrific crimes in Newtown and Aurora, though, it's staging a comeback....
| Jan 17, 2013
President Barack Obama and the National Rifle Association do agree on something: No amount of legislation can prevent every evil act. In his remarks on gun violence Wednesday, Obama acknowledged what gun enthusiasts have been saying for decades:...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Like many of Gov. Martin O'Malley's constituents, I strongly urge him to withdraw any legislation to ban so-called "assault weapons" and "high capacity" magazines. He should stop any legislation that creates gun-free zones and not make laws that hurt law-...
| Jan 22, 2013
In the early 1980s, transit officials in Washington couldn't figure out why traffic on the Beltway would grind to a near halt every day around the exact same time. The usual explanations didn't fit.
Then it was discovered that a single driver was to...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:52 PM
A strange thing happened at Taft Union High School in Fresno, Calif. this month. A student brought a gun to school and shot a classmate, but no one died. A teacher and school supervisor talked the gunman into surrendering. Both were unarmed.
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:50 PM
DENVER (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the case against accused Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes urged a judge to reject a defense motion to declare the state's insanity defense law unconstitutional, court filings released on Wednesday show.
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger faced tough questioning about alleged liberal bias at Disney-owned ABC News and ESPN during the entertainment company's annual meeting in Phoenix on Wednesday.
Justin Danhof, a representative of...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:25 PM
In 1977, Stephen King published the slender novel, "Rage," under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. The book centered on Charlie Decker, a disgruntled high school senior who shoots his algebra teacher and holds his classmates hostage.
In 1988 in San...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:43 AM
In 2002, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo terrorized the Washington region for three weeks by firing bullets at innocent people in parking lots and at gas stations, ultimately killing 10 people and wounding three others. They used a Bushmaster XM-15...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Movies aimed at teenagers now include more scenes of gun violence than films made for adults, new research shows.
In 2012, box office hits that received a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Assn. of America contained an average of more than 2.5...