SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Jerry Brown is turning off California state workers’ cell phones, a largely symbolic gesture that won’t even dent the state’s $25 billion budget hole but could move the new governor toward his end game — getting voters to trust him enough to back tax hikes in June.
When Brown, 72, was first governor three decades ago, he reportedly slept on a mattress on the floor of an apartment in the state capital Sacramento.
TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) – The head of the trauma team that fought to save the lives of Arizona shooting victims on Saturday may lack swagger, but not confidence.
When word came that a gunman had opened fire at a Tucson shopping mall and that victims including the local Congresswoman were on the way to his hospital, University Medical Center Trauma Unit chief Peter Rhee’s reaction was understated.
TUCSON (Reuters) – Classmate Lynda Sorenson thought accused Tucson mass murderer Jared Lee Loughner looked like a crazy shooter from the first day of class, wondering if he would arrive one day with an automatic weapon.
Community College Professor Debbie Scheidemantel called police to toss Loughner out of class after he would not calm down, ranting about his rights under the U.S. Constitution to get full credit for an assignment.
, Jan 10 (Reuters) – A 22-year-old man charged
with trying assassinate U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords by
shooting her in the head during a bloody rampage that killed six
people and wounded 14 is due to appear in court on Monday on
charges of murder and attempted murder.
Doctors are optimistic that Giffords will recover after
undergoing emergency brain surgery, but she remained in critical
condition in a Tucson hospital.
By Tim Gaynor and Peter Henderson
TUCSON, Ariz. (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Sunday charged a 22-year-old man with attempted assassination in the Arizona shooting rampage and doctors expressed optimism that congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head, would recover.
The shooting of Giffords and 19 other people — six of whom were killed — in Tucson on Saturday fueled debate about extreme political rhetoric in the United States after an acrimonious campaign for congressional elections in November.
, Jan 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. government on
Sunday charged a 22-year-old man with attempted assassination
in the Arizona shooting rampage and doctors expressed optimism
that wounded congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords would recover.
The shooting of Giffords and 19 other people — six of whom
were killed — in Tucson on Saturday fueled debate about
extreme political rhetoric in the United States after an
acrimonious campaign for congressional elections in November.
TOMBSTONE/TUCSON (Reuters) – A block from the famous OK Corral of cowboy outlaw history, retired police officer Bob Harbster has some advice for the Arizona sheriff investigating the Tucson shooting of a congresswoman and 19 others and who is raising the prospect of gun control: Wise up.
“As far as I’m concerned, if you’re not carrying a gun, you are a potential victim, from crazies like this little fool up there yesterday,” Harbster said on Sunday as he walked down the historical dirt and timber main street of Tombstone.
TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) – The government charged a 22-year-old man with attempted assassination of a congresswoman on Sunday while doctors expressed optimism that the wounded lawmaker, Gabrielle Giffords, would recover.
The shootings of Giffords and 19 other people — six of whom were killed — in Tucson on Saturday fueled debate about extreme political rhetoric in the United States after an acrimonious campaign for congressional elections in November.
TUCSON, Ariz, Jan 9 (Reuters) – U.S. congresswoman
Gabrielle Giffords suffered what her doctors on Sunday called a
“devastating wound” to her brain in a point-blank shooting, but
the bullet’s relatively benign trajectory bodes well for her
For doctors at the University Medical Center in Tucson, the
fact that the bullet did not cross from one hemisphere to the
other nor through the center of the brain was crucial to
Giffords’ brain “preservation” before her two-hour surgery on
TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) – Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords battled for her life on Sunday after an assailant shot her in the head and killed six others in a rampage that has launched a debate about extreme political rhetoric in America.
The 40-year-old Democratic lawmaker was in critical condition and doctors were cautiously optimistic she would survive. The suspected gunman was in federal custody as investigators sought a motive in the shooting of a U.S. lawmaker and looked for a possible accomplice.