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Jan 10, 2011

U.S. charges “troubled” man with Arizona shootings

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 10, 2011

US brings attempted assassination charge in Arizona

, 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.

Jan 10, 2011

Shooting has Arizona’s Tombstone divided on guns

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.

Jan 10, 2011

Suspect charged with attempted assassination of Giffords

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.

Jan 9, 2011

Giffords’ brain benefits from benign route of bullet

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
recovery.

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
Saturday.

Jan 9, 2011

Congresswoman battles for life after shooting

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.

Jan 9, 2011

U.S. congresswoman battles for life after shooting

, Jan 9 (Reuters) – U.S. 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.

Dec 17, 2010

California gives green light to carbon trade

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – California on Thursday approved rules for a multibillion-dollar carbon market, in what proponents hope and detractors fear will be a turning point for the United States toward building a national program to address global warming.

After Congress failed to pass a climate change law last year, California is the vanguard of the nation’s effort to address global warming and its bid to build alternative energy and related industries.

Dec 6, 2010

Appeals court hears California gay marriage case

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A three-judge appellate panel considering whether to allow gay marriage to resume in California Monday sharply questioned both sides of the case, which many expect to be appealed to the Supreme Court and set national policy.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges have been asked to discard a lower court ruling that the state’s 2008 Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage violates Constitutional guarantees of equality and due process.

Dec 3, 2010

Analysis: Schwarzenegger’s last budget stand looks doomed

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s lame-duck bid to resolve the state’s budget problems in a special session next week has little chance of success, but he is probably doing his successor a favor whatever the result.

Governor-elect Jerry Brown promised to begin budget talks with legislators even before taking office January 3, but Schwarzenegger’s 11th-hour attempt is hardly likely to upstage Brown, who will hold talks of his own while the legislature is in session.

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