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Colorado theater shooter charged with 142 counts, including 24 for murder

UPDATE: James Holmes, a 24-year-old former doctoral student who is accused of carrying out a mass shooting inside a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, was charged Monday with 142 counts, including first-degree murder.

Maryland man who called himself 'joker' taken into custody

A Maryland man who was in the process of being fired was taken into custody Friday after allegedly calling himself a "joker" and threatening a supervisor, police said.

Driven by personal tragedy, man builds crosses for Aurora victims, thousands of others

In a vacant lot across from the site of last week's movie theater shooting, 12 white crosses stand solemnly, their arms covered in messages of hope and the ground around them full of flowers.

Evangelist Billy Graham compares U.S. to Sodom

Billy Graham, America's dean of Christian evangelists, has compared the United States to Sodom and Gomorrah, the Biblical cities synonymous with sin.

More than 220,000 strollers recalled on evidence of strangulation risks

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of 223,000 popular strollers following the death of an infant eight years ago and the near strangulation of another in 2006.

Cal Ripken's mother safe after abduction

The mother of baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. was safe Wednesday after someone abducted her the day before, from her Maryland home investigators said.

Muppets, Huckabee take sides in Chick-fil-A same-sex marriage controversy

The comments about same-sex marriage made by Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy a week ago continue to generate controversy this week, with politicians and puppets, well at least their handlers, weighing in.

Court appearance fuels theories about Colorado shooting suspect

Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes' dazed demeanor during his first court appearance has given rise to a multitude of theories about his mental state, ranging from full-blown psychosis to little more than being "some freak," a

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, dies Monday

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her company said on its website. She was 61.

Cost of debt ceiling fight: $1.3 billion

Turns out there's a price to pay for incessant fighting in Congress and political grandstanding.