| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Many years ago, when I was in college, a professor told me that some people chose to change the world while others were chosen by the world to change it.
James Brady fit the second category. Brady, who died Monday at the age of 73, didn't set out to...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona is skydiving Wednesday, the third anniversary of a rampage that killed six people and left the legislator partially paralyzed.
Giffords, 43, was one of more than a dozen people who were wounded in...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:03 AM
On the six-month anniversary of the school shooting that rocked Newtown, Conn., former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords – who was the victim of a shooting in 2011 – called last week’s Santa Monica rampage "eerily reminiscent.&...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Staffers at Rep. Elijah Cummings' Baltimore office arrived Wednesday to find gobs of putty and wiring on the door, raising fears of an explosive attack and drawing emergency crews from around the region.
Though the suspicious objects turned out to be...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Laguna Beach police Capt. Jason Kravetz confirmed Monday that the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration is investigating an incident March 23 at Goff Island Beach when a bulldog escaped from its owner and mauled and killed a sea lion.
| Apr 3, 2013
President Obama pleaded with Congress last week to remember the victims of December's schoolhouse shootings in Connecticut and tighten the nation's gun laws. "Shame on us if we've forgotten," he said. "Don't get squishy."
But four months after the...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Angered by a resounding defeat Wednesday of proposed gun control legislation that grew out of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, President Barack Obama stood outside the White House with parents of murdered Newtown first-graders and vowed: "This...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:56 AM
"We think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone." — National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, in testimony before the...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 6:00 PM
One of the phrases repeated often by advocates of stricter gun laws since the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre has been: "If not now, when?"
That rhetorical question became a literal one Wednesday when a federal gun-control bill crashed and burned in the...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Courage comes in many guises. In Boston on Sunday, Gabrielle Giffords was praised for having the courage just to carry on.
"It’s been a hard two years for me, but I want to make the world a better place," said Giffords in receiving the 2013...