Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:47 PM
Updated: Jan 5, 2013 10:47 PM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) There's another multiple shooting to report in Aurora, Colo., where last July a gunman killed 12 people at a movie theater. Police say a gunman held officers at bay for nearly six hours early Saturday before a SWAT team entered his home. They found the man dead, along with three other people who police think were killed earlier. It isn't known if officers shot the suspect or if he shot himself. It's believed the four knew each other.
HONOLULU (AP) President Barack Obama will leave for Washington soon after vacationing with his family in Hawaii. Earlier, in his weekly radio and Internet address, he praised the last-minute deal that pulled the country back from the "fiscal cliff." But he said it's just one step in a broader effort to boost the economy and shrink federal deficits.
BEIRUT (AP) Syria's state run news agency says President Bashar Assad will deliver a speech on Sunday in a rare address to the nation. SANA says Assad will speak about the latest developments in Syria. The speech would be the first by the embattled leader in months, and comes amid intense fighting between government troops and rebels on the outskirts of Damascus.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) A team led by a British aviation enthusiast has arrived in Myanmar to begin the first of several digs they hope will unearth dozens of rare British fighter planes said to have been buried in the Southeast Asian country at the end of World War II. The team will soon start excavations to find several stashes of Spitfires thought to be under the ground near the Yangon airport.
UNDATED (AP) The NFL playoffs are under way. The Green Bay Packers overwhelmed the Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in an NFC wild-card game Saturday night. Earlier in the day, Arian Foster ran for 140 yards and a touchdown, and the Houston Texans used a stifling defensive effort for a 19-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in their AFC wild-card playoff game.