In this framegrab taken from video by KCNC television news in Denver, students of Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., gather at a running track on Friday after a shooting at the school. Two students were injured in the shooting incident before the suspected gunman apparently killed himself, the local sheriff said. The suspect was also a student.
Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 3:48 pm
A student armed with a shotgun killed himself after opening fire at a Colorado high school, wounding two fellow students, police said Friday.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the armed student entered the school and said he was looking for a specific teacher. Robinson said another student confronted the gunman and then was shot.
"The teacher began to understand that he was being looked at [and] exited the school," Robinson said.
"The suspect has been found and has been deceased as a result of what appear to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound," he said.
Stargazers are in for a treat if they're willing to wake up really early Saturday morning.
The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight, potentially serving up more than a hundred shooting stars per hour. The meteors will appear to emanate from the constellation Gemini (thus the name) but that's just an optical illusion. The meteors are actually remains of an asteroid whose fragments burn up in earth's atmosphere as our planet passes through the field of debris.
Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 4:00 pm
The House adjourned for the holidays Thursday night after passing a two-year budget agreement. But despite pressure from Democrats, it did not include an extension of the long-term unemployment benefit program.
While the issue may be reconsidered in January, more than a million Americans will lose their benefits between Christmas and New Year's.
Texan John Cornyn is the No. 2 man in Senate GOP leadership and by most measures holds high conservative ratings — according to National Journal's rankings, he was the second most conservative senator in the last Congress.