In the aftermath of last week's deadly Colorado movie theater shooting, background checks for those wanting to purchase guns in the state spiked more than 40%, authorities said Tuesday.
CNN's Joe Johns gets an up-close look at the guns and ammunition used in the Colorado theater shooting.
The semi-automatic rifle used in the Colorado theater killings jammed during the rampage, apparently because of a problem with the 100-shot magazine feeding it, a law enforcement source with direct knowledge of the investigation said Sunday.
CNN's Athena Jones reports the steps theaters are taking to prevent another shooting.
Some cities and theaters around the country tightened security on Friday in the wake of a deadly shooting inside a Colorado movie house. Here is a partial list of the steps taken:
It is the implicit bargain every moviegoer makes.
A look back at the minutes and hours following the deadly Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting rampage.
Some residents of Aurora, Colorado, gathered in community, prayer and faith late Friday to honor the victims of a shooting inside a local movie theater.
Much-needed rain and forecasts predicting cooler and wetter weather prompted Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to lift a statewide fire ban Sunday.
One family in Colorado is determined to turn the tragedy of the wildfires into a new beginning.
The most destructive fire in Colorado's history is now 90% contained, officials said Wednesday.
Rob Marciano is live in Colorado Springs, CO where the Waldo Canyon Fire rages. Also get an update on the extreme heat.
More evacuations have been ordered due to Colorado's Waldo Canyon Fire.
Rob Marciano reports on the weather conditions preventing first responders from containing the Colorado wildfire.
Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are evacuated as the Waldo Canyon wildfire continues to spread.
Thousands of Colorado residents are being forced to abandon their homes as wildfires spread. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.
iReporter Lonny Garris talks with CNN's Brooke Baldwin about photographing the Colorado wildfire.
Firefighters on Friday battled a massive wildfire that has so far claimed more than 100 homes in northern Colorado.
A large wildfire continues to grow in Colorado, fueled by low humidity and strong wind gusts. KUSA reports.
As Colorado's legislators met Monday in extraordinary session to consider bills that were not brought to the floor last week, House Democratic Leader Mark Ferrandino bemoaned the assignment of a civil-unions bill to a "kill committee" as a harbinger of its likely defeat.
A furry feline named Willow, who was last seen five years ago in Colorado, was found this week roaming the streets of New York.
Steps taken to thwart a public marijuana smoking event Friday at the University of Colorado appear to have worked. Protesters who gathered at a quad on the campus for the customary 4:20 light-up time dispersed without an apparent toke.
A liquid silence covers the snow-covered Colorado backcountry in February.
Skiing has a reputation as a pricey, perhaps even snobby sport. But even if some skiers seem to have their noses raised in the air, there's no reason to pay through the nose to ski.
Instead of presents, there might be IOUs under some Christmas trees in Colorado on Sunday.
A raging fire destroyed a Buddhist temple in a Denver suburb early Monday, CNN affiliate KCNC reports.
An armed airman who allegedly barricaded himself inside a building on a Colorado air base is awaiting sentencing on unrelated charges and will likely face additional charges, the base said Tuesday.
Five children under 17 and their foster father were killed when their van slammed into the back of a stationary tractor-trailer in eastern Colorado
An outbreak of illness linked to consumption of tainted cantaloupes has been linked to 13 deaths and 72 illnesses in 18 states, a federal disease agency reported Wednesday.
Fifteen people in four states have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes, linked to eating contaminated cantaloupes from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado, federal authorities said Tuesday.
Three siblings caught after allegedly firing at Colorado police during a high-speed chase appeared in court Monday, facing a ballooning list of charges against them.
Three siblings caught last week after a nationwide manhunt and a high-speed chase in Colorado will make their next court appearance in two weeks, officials said Monday.
The list of charges against three siblings nabbed after a high-speed chase grew Friday with a second Colorado county filing allegations against them.
Independence Pass in Colorado gives visitors a view of the best scenery the Rocky Mountains has to offer.
"The West I liked best," Oscar Wilde said of his visit to the United States. It's not clear exactly what prompted that line, but the playwright did stop in Colorado during his 1882 tour.
Firefighters in Colorado are working to get a handle on a wildfire that has caused thousands to evacuate.
Firefighters battling a 1,200-acre Colorado wildfire faced high winds Tuesday, officials said, complicating efforts to control the blaze that has so far forced the evacuation of 17 homes.
Colorado prosecutors have charged a 12-year-old boy with murder and aggravated assault in the shootings that left his parents dead and two siblings wounded, the district attorney's office said Tuesday.
The brother and uncle of a 12-year-old Colorado boy charged in the deaths of his parents and the wounding of two siblings said they are baffled by the allegations.
Prosecutors are expected to file formal charges Friday against a 12-year-old Colorado boy suspected in the deaths of his parents and the critical wounding of two siblings.
Police are holding a 12-year-old Colorado boy in custody after his parents were found dead in their home. KUSA reports.
A 12-year-old Colorado boy suspected in the deaths of his parents and the critical wounding of two siblings appeared Wednesday night in court and was ordered held without bond until his next court appearance, an official said Thursday.
Colorado law enforcement officials announced Wednesday that a 12-year-old Burlington boy has been taken in custody in connection with the deaths of his parents and the critical wounding of two siblings.
CNN's Jim Spellman reports on a mobile medical marijuana clinic traveling to rural Colorado towns.
A rodeo cowboy with a bum shoulder, a middle-aged woman who has trouble sleeping and a handful of snowboarders are all crowded around a shiny aluminum trailer on a sunny winter day. Some clutch X-rays, others look around nervously hoping a neighbor won't spot them as they wait in line for a medical marijuana prescription.
Fifty-four people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning during a youth hockey tournament in western Colorado, a hospital official said early Monday.
A Delta Air Lines flight reporting an engine problem made an emergency landing Thursday at the Colorado Springs, Colorado, airport, officials said.
Whether you're all about the hot toddies, mountain views, Wild West saloons, après-ski eats or small-town charm, we've got the place for you.
Eight people were seriously injured when a tour bus carrying a church group lost control, slid off the road and rolled onto its side on an icy highway in Colorado, authorities said.
An accident in Larkspur, Colorado, causes 34 cars to pileup, according to KMGH.
Thirty-four vehicles, including four semi-trailer trucks, were involved in a chain-reaction pile-up Monday morning in Colorado that temporarily shut down a major highway and sent 12 people to area hospitals, state police said.
Tiffany Hartley, who reported that her husband was shot by gunmen in Mexico last month, is moving from Texas to Colorado with a trace of his body yet to be found.
If you're part of the nearly 40 percent of Americans who are independent or centrist, it's easy to feel frustrated and politically homeless. As activists rally around the most polarizing figures in both parties, we need to play offense from the center and organize across party lines.
A flight from Mexico was held at a Colorado airport after a 23-month-old child onboard was reported sick, a Frontier Airlines spokeswoman said.
When Rep. Betsy Markey, a freshman Democrat, arrived back in Colorado a few days ago for the home stretch of her re-election campaign, she knew she had her work cut out for her.
Airplanes and helicopters drop retardants on a fire in Loveland, Colorado, that has burned hundreds of acres.
One of three convicted killers who escaped from an Arizona prison was captured Sunday in Rifle, Colorado, and authorities are on the lookout for a silver Volkswagen Jetta the remaining escapees may be driving, according to corrections officials.
All a summer camp used to need to keep kids entertained throughout the warmer months was a good ball field and a place to go swimming. Now, though, campers can while away their summer days doing all sorts of specialized camping.
A Colorado company is recalling about 66,000 pounds of ground and tenderized steak bison meat that may be contaminated with a potentially deadly strain of E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- It's fall here at the bottom of Africa, which gives the region a bit more of a football feel. And futbol too, of course. But before I get to the business of covering the World Cup later this week -- hopefully I'll find some good coffee by then -- I have a few NFL thoughts, plus a couple of book ideas for your Father's Day gift-giving.
One of the things I miss most about playing is the unlimited access to all of the coaches' tape teams use to evaluate players and game plan for opponents. Watching games on television with the ever-increasing technology is outstanding, and you can certainly glean some information about players and teams in this manner, but it just isn't the same as the coaches' tape. To truly critique players and coaches at a deeper level, you have to check out the "all-22" and "end zone" cuts that are only available at NFL team training facilities and NFL Films headquarters in Mount Laurel, N.J.
Would you turn down a guaranteed $1 million or more in endorsements to send a message to your teammates? Would you find a way to get prescription painkillers from a source outside of your team if it possibly meant the difference between playing football for money or not? Let's take a closer look at both of these hypothetical situations.
1. Ernie Harwell His Southern voice -- rich and authoritative but not overbearing -- became as distinctive to Michigan listeners as baseball itself. That's how Detroit Free Press writer John Lowe described Harwell in his graceful tribute to the life of the broadcaster, who passed away last week at 92. Having lived in Michigan for eight months last year, I got a small slice of the love Michiganders had for the announcer. This intimate connection, forged by the medium of radio, is sadly becoming an endangered species. As SI's Tom Verducci wrote last week, Harwell had an understated elegance, which has become "a lost art given the audaciousness, trumped-up signature calls and desire to be noticed in broadcasting today." (Here's looking at you, John Sterling). His life and times produced some remarkable tributes, including here and here, and of particular note was this terrific compendium on the Free Press Web site. Lastly, watch this.
With the NFL draft having reshuffled a few quarterback depth charts around the league, let's take stock of the shifting arms-race landscape as we await the opening of training camps in about three months. It's a quarterbacks' world in the NFL, but it seems to change about every other week, so you have to stay current.
I've thought all along that Tim Tebow would need a redshirt year, but two things now tell me I might be wrong.
RENTON, Wash. -- My favorite draft weekend story: The Man Who Said No to the NFL.
NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we watched a prime-time version of the NFL Draft's first round from a raucous Radio City Music Hall ...
RENTON, Wash. -- Pete Carroll's excited. Surprise!
There's pressure on everyone to figure out which draft picks will prosper and which will bust in their NFL career. There's pressure on the players too -- particularly the highly drafted ones. The 10 people on draft weekend who should be feeling the most heat:
Colorado Rockies president Keli McGregor was found dead in a hotel room. Utah officials look into the cause of death.
Foul play is not suspected in the death of Colorado Rockies President Keli McGregor, whose body was found Tuesday in a Salt Lake City, Utah, hotel room, police said Wednesday.
It's like an Olympics for education money, complete with winners and losers as states learned on Wednesday whether they are still in competition for "the gold" -- in this case, a portion of the $4.35 billion in Race to the Top funds.
Sorry, Cinderella. Five-year-old Hannah Sitzman has forsaken all things princess to be a Winter Queen, she announces as she makes her way to the huge ice throne in a castle at the top of a ski mountain that took more than 75 tons of snow and two full weeks to build.
Giant rocks came tumbling down a snowy Colorado mountainside early Monday, punching gaping holes in the interstate below, the Colorado Department of Transportation said.
A man accused of shooting two students at a Littleton, Colorado, middle school last week was formally charged Tuesday in the incident, according to a spokeswoman for the Jefferson County district attorney's office.
Five quick observations, then your e-mail from a busy NFL week:
NEW YORK -- Five things I want to hit right at the top:
Twelve-year-old Josh Garcia courageously took the stage. Fighting back tears, he told how he came home from school one day to find that his father had been taken into an immigration detention facility.
Technology improves our lives in so many ways -- from our toasters, ovens and refrigerators at home, to our computers, fax machines and BlackBerrys at work. Technology makes once burdensome tasks easy and fun.
Twenty alleged members of a Hispanic gang believed to be one of the nation's largest and most violent have been indicted in Colorado on drug and firearm charges, authorities said Tuesday.
Patience, they say, is a virtue. Yet in times of emergency, the government needs to be able to make snap decisions and take bold, decisive action to protect the American people.
In Washington, all eyes are on President-elect Barack Obama, but 1,700 miles away, in Colorado, another historic swearing-in has taken place.
DENVER, Colorado: 'Take us back from the direction we've taken'
After decades as a Democratic organizer and activist, Ramona Martinez is convinced the moment is finally at hand.
Watch American Morning's John Roberts as he uses "the magic wall" to explain CNN poll numbers in five battlegrounds.
On Sundays, Jeanne McEvoy sits in the office of her Loveland, Colo., liquor store and turns away customers.
Colorado and its independent voters could make the state a battleground in the fall. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
Colorado, with its large population of independent voters, could become the ultimate battleground state in the general election.
Colorado led the nation with a 73 percent increase in the number of children living in poverty over six years, according to a new report
Affiliate KUSA shot video of a giant tornado and hail in Weld County, Colorado.
A Colorado legislator was ordered to leave the podium of the state House of Representatives on Monday because he called Mexican workers "illiterate peasants"
A Colorado woman is being pursued as a "person of interest" in connection with phone calls that triggered the raid of a Texas polygamist ranch, authorities said Friday.
Huge flames from a brushfire that's already eaten 1,000 acres of land in Fort Carson, Colorado.
Firefighters were hoping rain and snow Wednesday would help them quell blazes that scorched thousands of acres, forced hundreds of residents to evacuate, and killed three
Not long ago, I got an illuminating e-mail from a woman who went off about how the federal government had to stop the "invasion" of illegal immigrants from Mexico and how the Mexican government had to stop its people from crossing into the United States without proper documents.
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The number of suspected salmonella cases linked to an outbreak in this southern Colorado town topped 200 Sunday
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