Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:46 PM
Updated: Jan 10, 2013 10:46 PM
DENVER (AP) An arraignment is set for Friday for the Colorado man accused of opening fire last summer in a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 and injuring 70 others. But lawyers for James Holmes have filed papers saying their client is not ready to enter a plea. A judge ruled late Thursday that there is enough evidence to put Homes on trial.
TAFT, Calif. (AP) Bullying may have been a motive in a California school shooting that left a student in critical condition from a shotgun blast. A sheriff says the suspect told officers he had been bullied. Others in the town of Taft, about 120 miles northwest of Los Angeles, also say the teen was bullied. Officials credit a teacher and a staffer with talking the teen into putting down the weapon.
WASHINGTON (AP) Vice President Joe Biden says he'll give the president a set of recommendations by Tuesday that are intended to stem gun violence. The proposals are expected to include universal background checks for gun buyers. They likely include measures which need congressional approval and the use of executive powers to enforce existing law.
DETROIT (AP) Ford says it plans to hire 2,200 engineers, computer programmers and other white-collar workers this year as U.S. demand for new vehicles picks up. That's in addition to the 8,100 jobs it added in the U.S. last year. Honda says it plans to create 50 new jobs in Ohio when it starts building the new hybrid Accord sedan. Nissan plans 400 new hires in Mississippi.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Hours after a surprise snub in Academy Award nominations, Ben Affleck won best director and his film "Argo" was named best picture at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards. Daniel Day-Lewis from "Lincoln" and Jessica Chastain from "Zero Dark Thirty" both added to earlier Oscar nods with Critics' Choice wins in the top acting categories.