One of the most frightening aspects of the Colorado massacre is that the accused --James Holmes – is described as having a plan when he allegedly walked into the Aurora movie theatre and fired at moviegoers. The ammunition and equipment involved shows the attack could have been much worse. He was not only armed to the teeth and booby trapped his apartment with explosives and chemicals, but he was prepared in case anyone in the theatre had a gun to stop him.
The accused gunman in last Friday's midnight movie massacre in Colorado – James Holmes – reportedly mailed a notebook on July 12th….."full of details about how he was going to kill people" to a University of Colorado psychiatrist . But the parcel sat unopened in a mailroom before its discovery Monday. A law enforcement source reported there were also drawings in the notebook.Tags National Security
CP World Report: Aurora Pastor, Christian Bale, International AIDS Conf., U.K. Evangelicals Targeted
In the wake of the deadly mass shooting at a Colorado theater, there have been several arrests for making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie . In one case, movie-goers in Sierra Vista, Arizona, panicked when a 27 year old man who appeared intoxicated was confronted during a showing of the movie. It caused "mass hysteria" and about 50 people fled the theater.
The Colorado theatre shooting suspect James Holmes made his first court appearance yesterday. District Attorney Carol Chambers said the complex case will require the investigation to continue right up to the trial, which could begin within a year.
Churches in the city of Aurora and much of Colorado held special prayer services, vigils, while Pastors and ministry leaders offered counsel.
CP World Report: Dark Night Shooting, Christian Martyr Museum, Bible Ripping, Madonna Poland Concert
A deadly shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Fourteen people were killed and over 50 injured when a lone gunman opened fire during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie. A suspect is now in custody.
The attack on a tour bus carrying Israeli youth in a Bulgarian resort was carried out by a suicide bomber carrying a fake American passport, said the Bulgarian Interior Minister. No group behind it has claimed responsibility.
In a joint venture between Anglicans and Catholics in England, a new post is being developed to help and support parishes of the "Catholic Church of England." Its purpose is to promote Anglican-Catholic evangelism and to encourage the growth of churches within this constituency.
A kidnapper in Egypt has released two Americans hostages and their Egyptian tour guide. They were in good condition. Among them was a 61 year old Boston Pentecostal Pastor-- Michel Louis. He was on a church trip when he was abducted in broad daylight—along with the others by an Egyptian Bedouin who stopped a bus, ordered the three to get off, and then took them captive.Tags Olympics
America's 1.1. billion dollars in aid to Pakistan could be in jeopardy. It's over Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor jailed in that country for helping the CIA track Osama bin Laden. US Senator Rand Paul claims to have enough support to force a vote on the Senate floor later this month on a bill stripping Pakistan of U.S. aid unless Afridi is released.
An internal probe into the Penn State child sex abuse scandal has found that top university officials concealed allegations of abuse by ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to avoid bad publicity; and therefore failed to protect the victims.
Lawmakers in the US have voted to repeal Obamacare, controversial because of its tax provision, and forcing religious institutions to provide insurance coverage for abortions and contraceptives. The House has voted more than 30 times to scrap it since it was signed in March 2010. This time the repeal bill was approved 244-185.
The highest court in Egypt has overturned a decree by President Mohammed Morsi to recall parliament . Morsi had issued the decree in defiance of a military council ruling that dissolved parliament. Members of parliament gathered for a brief session before the ruling of the Supreme Constitutional Court was announced.
A car bomb in the central Iraqi city of Ramadi has killed seven people and injured 20 –most of the victims were reportedly women. Five of the wounded are in critical condition.
A week after UNESCO granted the Church of the Nativity world heritage status, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad called it the "most remarkable" milestone in Palestinian state-building.