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Spin Control: Two dozen kids massacred by knife in Norway? No way.

When you check out some “facts” on the guns vs. knives argument, they don’t stand up.


Republican congresswoman: ‘Many’ mass murderers are Democrats

A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York says “many” people who commit mass murder are Democrats.


Norwegian mass murderer Breivik makes Nazi salute at court

SKIEN, Norway – Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik made a Nazi salute as he walked into a courtroom at a high-security prison where judges on Tuesday began reviewing a …


Colorado theater shooter avoids death penalty

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Colorado theater shooter to get life sentence after jury fails to agree on death penalty.


School Shooting Deaths Similar To Scene From Film

The 14-year-old boy charged with killing three classmates after a prayer meeting told investigators he had seen it done before in a movie that features a teenager dreaming about gunning …


Police Renew Look At String Of Murders Try To Find Three Missing Women; Task Force May Review Killings

1. Lonna Hughes 2. Shawn Johnson 3. Laurie Wason 4. Darla Sue Scott 5. Teresa Asmussen 6. Jennifer Joseph 7. H. Hernandez 8. Kathy Brisbois 9. Nickie Lowe 10. Yolanda …


Robbery Motive For Murders, Police Say If Occult-Tied Daughter Did It, Mom Says, ‘Demons Took Over’

Madonna Wallen knows her daughter and friends dabbled in the occult, played with Tarot cards and weren’t always in control. But she doesn’t believe the murder charges against them, saying …


Tutsi Army Kills Hundreds Of Hutus

Backed by Tutsi civilians, Burundi’s Tutsi-led army attacked and killed hundreds of Hutus in an area where the two ethnic groups have been struggling for land, according to a radio …


First Trial Held In Slaughter Of Half A Million Rwandans Spectators Jeer As Hospital Aide Denies Role In Killings

Deo Bizimana, accused of killing 20 people and ordering the massacres of thousands more during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, is flanked by guards Friday during a five-hour trial. The verdict has …


Slaughter Of Red Cross Workers ‘Catastrophe’ Chechen Leader Says Attack Was Attempt To Destroy Peace Agreement

The slayings of six Red Cross workers are a “national catastrophe” for Chechnya, the leader of the separatist republic said Wednesday. Aslan Maskhadov, head of the coalition government, said Tuesday’s …


Gunmen Attack Families In Hut

Gunmen strafed a hut where two families were sleeping Saturday, killing nine people, including six children, in a remote southern village. Four others were injured in the pre-dawn M-16 attack …


Suspect In Scientology Shooting Pleads Innocent Man’s Attorney Said Insanity, Mind Control Possible Defenses

A man accused of shooting four people in a downtown Church of Scientology branch, setting a fire and taking a woman hostage pleaded innocent Friday to criminal charges arising from …


Militants Allegedly Kill Riders On 2 Buses

In what would be some of the worst bloodshed in Algeria’s four-year civil war, a newspaper reported Monday that militants shot and hacked at least 63 people to death. The …


Grad Student Held In Killing Of 3 Profs He Was Defending His Thesis When He Allegedly Shot The Jury

Murder suspect Frederick Martin Davidson after arrest. Photo by Associated Press


Man Convicted Of Killing Seven Backpackers

A jury convicted an Australian man Saturday of murdering seven backpackers in the worst serial killing in the country’s history. Ivan Milat had pleaded innocent to killing the young travelers, …


More Than 200 Tutsis Killed In Retaliatory Attack By Hutu Rebels

A retaliatory attack by Hutu rebels killed at least 200 Tutsis on Saturday, including many children, Radio Burundi and the army said. The Burundian army, meanwhile, forced 1,800 Rwandan refugees …


Gunman Kills 32 People In Australia Police Capture Him As He Bolts In Flames From Burning Cottage

Emergency personnel treat shooting victims outside the Broad Arrow Cafe. Photo by Associated Press


Dunblane Buries Last Of Shooting Victims

Wreaths shaped like cars and motorcycles - even one in the form of a Power Ranger - dotted 13th-century Dunblane Cathedral on Thursday as mourners held the final funerals for …


Major, Top Foe Visit Mourning Village Scottish Judge Launches Probe Into Why Loner Got Gun Licenses

In a display of unity on behalf of a country in mourning, Britain’s prime minister and his chief political opponent carried flowers, prayers and sympathy Friday to the stricken Scottish …


Gunman Kills 16 Children At Kindergarten Teacher Also Dies In Scottish Horror

1. Relatives outside Dublane Primary School react to news of the slaughter inside. Photo by Associated Press 2. Parents embrace their uninjured daughter after the shootings. 3. A recent photo …


Scottish Town Wracked By Senseless Slaughter Of Innocents

It’s as if the River Allan, in a rush of unexplained wrath, swept over its banks and flooded families and friends with blood and tears, with shock and stunning disbelief. …


U.N. Agents Gather Evidence Of Rwanda Massacres Relatives Sort Through Piles Of Clothes For Traces Of Dead

Albertine Mukakamanzi picked her way through rotting, blood-drenched clothing laid out in the churchyard, one of many people searching Saturday for traces of missing loved ones. In piles with bracelets, …


Grisly Task: U.N. Investigators Unearth Remains Of War Victims Bones, Skulls, Clothing Found At Site Of Mass Graves In Bosnia

Remains of war victims are carried from a mass grave site in Jajce on Friday. Photo by Associated Press


Militia Chief Given Life Term For Murders During Civil War Lebanese Christian Is Only Warlord Convicted Of Crimes

Christian warlord Samir Geagea. Photo by Associated Press


Officers Ignored Mellberg’s Troubles Report Finds Commanders Repeatedly Overruled Fairchild Gunman’s Doctors, Instructors

UNPUBLISHED CORRECTION: The name of Dean Mellberg was misspelled in this story. Dean Melberg’s identification card File/The Spokesman-Review


Killer’s Violent Threats Detailed Stories Undermine Contention Fairchild Rampage Predictable

Dean Mellberg scared people. Co-workers at a Fairchild Air Force Base laboratory joked he was the person most likely to return with a gun for revenge one day, “like some …


Man Sentenced In Murder Of Three

For three years of her short adult life, Teena Brandon posed as a man. Wearing men’s clothes and going by the name of Brandon Teena, she moved to this area …


Unabomber Suspected In Sacramento Blast

A serial bomber with a fascination for wood is suspected in Monday’s bombing at the offices of a timber industry lobbying group, the FBI said. One person was killed in …


Police Conduct Massive Manhunt For Japanese Sect Leaders, Arrest 2 Group Suspected In Gas Attack; Strict Security Ordered In Tokyo

Sect official Kiyohide Nakada, left, in police car after his arrest Thursday. Photo by Associated Press


U.S. Envoy Reports 150 Slain In Burundi Ambassador Says Victims Were Mostly Hutu Women And Children

At least 150 Hutus, mostly women and children, were massacred in a single village in northeastern Burundi by attackers who shot or bludgeoned them to death, the U.S. ambassador said …