Across the Nation

OAK CREEK, Wis. | Officials at the Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee are treading carefully as they figure out how to distribute hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations that have poured in from around the world after a deadly shooting rampage last month. The Sikh community in suburban Milwaukee has always been close-knit, and […]


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CLEVELAND  | An Ohio man arrested with a loaded gun, ammunition and knives at a showing of the latest Batman movie has been placed on house arrest while awaiting trial. A prosecutor says 37-year-old Scott A. Smith will wear an electronic ankle bracelet while he awaits his next court date Sept. 24. He appeared in […]


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DENVER | A nurse who helped treat victims of the Aurora theater shooting in Colorado has drowned while on a family vacation in Iowa. Forty-six-year-old Jennifer Gallagher, of Denver, died earlier this month. She went swimming in West Lake Okoboji the night of Aug. 6 and her body was found the next day. Gallagher worked […]


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DENVER |  The family of a man killed in the Aurora theater shooting doesn’t want a United States Merchant Marine Academy professor dismissed for a joke he made about the Colorado movie theater shooting. The mother of Gordon Cowden’s children, Melisa Cowden, said in a statement Monday that there has been enough pain caused by […]


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KINGS POINT, N.Y. | A professor at the United States Merchant Marine Academy faces dismissal for joking about the Colorado movie theater shootings in front of his students, including one whose father was among the victims. According to an internal personnel document obtained by The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/NCVm4f ), Gregory F. Sullivan was suspended from […]


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SPARKS, Nev. | Police say a man accidentally shot himself in the buttocks at a Nevada movie theater during a showing of “The Bourne Legacy.” Police in Sparks, Nev., say the 56-year-old man’s injuries are not life-threatening and no others were hurt. Authorities say the man had a permit to carry a concealed firearm. The […]


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MIAMI  | Mitt Romney says gun laws are not the answer to the recent string of mass shootings. Romney says it’s not about the weapons used in the attacks, but about the individuals who choose to commit violence against others. The Republican presidential candidate spoke hours after a police officer, a gunman and a third […]


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NEW YORK | David Berkowitz says “society has to take the glory out of guns.” The “Son of Sam” killer spoke to the Daily News (http://nydn.us/RvPEDT ) from the maximum security Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, N.Y. He’s serving 25 years to life for killing six people during a 13-month shooting spree in the 1970s. He […]


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NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio | Authorities say a Cleveland-area man has been arrested for carrying a gun, ammunition and several knives into a showing of the “The Dark Knight Returns.” Police in North Ridgeville say a manager was suspicious of the man and his satchel when he entered the theater for the 10 p.m. Saturday showing […]


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