Gunman opens fire at Colorado movie theater, killing at least 12
Update (8:31 a.m. EDT): Colorado police spokesman revises death toll and says at least 12 dead in movie theater attack, AP reports.
NBC News: Fourteen people were killed and at least 50 others wounded early Friday when a gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of the summer blockbuster ”The Dark Knight Rises” near Denver, authorities and witnesses said.
Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates told reporters that 10 people died at the scene and four others died after being taken to local hospitals. A three-month-old and a six-year-old girl were among those treated, according to reports.
The Associated Press reports that Egypt’s ex-President Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life in prison after a court convicted him on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising that forced him from power.
A Homeland Security official says US Airways flight 787 from Charles DeGaulle Airport in Paris, France, to Charlotte, North Carolina, has been diverted to Bangor, Maine, out of caution due to a “security issue,” NBC News reports.
Former Rutgers student spared prison in webcam spying case
JUST IN: Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi has been sentenced to a probationary sentence of 30 days in jail, after being convicted of bias intimidation for using a webcam to see his roommate, Tyler Clementi, and another man kissing days before Clementi committed suicide, The Star-Ledger reports.
UPDATE: Prosecutor says she will appeal the sentence. More updates on breakingnews.com.
Photo: Dharun Ravi is seen in the courtroom for his sentencing in New Brunswick, NJ. (John O’Boyle/The Star-Ledger)
The Los Angeles Times: Famed hair stylist and fashion icon Vidal Sassoon was found dead at his home in Los Angeles, California, authorities say. Law enforcement sources say Sassoon died after an unspecified illness and that family were by his side. He was 84.
BREAKING: In an interview with ABC News, US President Barack Obama says he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and his own vice president.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich officially ended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday.
Despite hittingbumps in the road, it wasn’t too long ago that Gingrich vowed to continue his campaign all the way to the Republican convention in Tampa in August. On Tuesday, he released a web videoaddressing his decision to abandon his presidential operation.
This is a developing story… More information to come…