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Full coverage of the shootings at the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo.

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 07:30 AM EDT

Holmes Offers Guilty Plea If Death Penalty Isn't Sought

Holmes Offers Guilty Plea If Death Penalty Isn't Sought

Lawyers for accused Colorado movie theater massacre gunman James Holmes have offered to have their client plead guilty to dozens of counts of murder and attempted murder if prosecutors agree not to seek the...

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 04:55 PM EDT

Not Guilty Plea Entered for Movie Theater Massacre Suspect

Not Guilty Plea Entered for Movie Theater Massacre Suspect

The judge in the murder case against James Holmes, accused in the deadly Colorado "Dark Knight Rises" movie theater shooting massacre last summer, has entered a not guilty plea on Holmes' behalf after his lawyer...

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 at 04:54 PM EST

Holmes May Plead Insanity in Movie Theater Massacre

Holmes May Plead Insanity in Movie Theater Massacre

Not guilty by reason of insanity. That may be the plea that accused "Dark Knight Rises" movie theater massacre gunman James Holmes could enter later this month, if court filings made public Friday are any...

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 05:19 PM EST

Victims' Families Fume at Movie Massacre Case Delay

Victims' Families Fume at Movie Massacre Case Delay

James Holmes, the 25-year-old accused gunman in the "Dark Knight Rises" movie theater massacre, won't have to enter a plea in the murder case against him until March 12, now that a judge has granted a defense...

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 06:47 PM EST

FBI: Holmes' Booby Trap Included Improvised Napalm

FBI: Holmes' Booby Trap Included Improvised Napalm

Police found an elaborate system of booby traps, including improvised napalm, in the apartment of the alleged gunman in the Colorado theater shooting and said that the 25-year-old suspect acted bizarrely in...

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Police: Teen Planned Shooting at Her Maryland High School
Police: Teen Planned Shooting at Her Maryland High School

A female high school student had immediate plans to bomb her school in Frederick County, Maryland, and shoot people, police say.

Va. Murder Victim, 19, Was Stabbed; Boyfriend Suspected
Va. Murder Victim, 19, Was Stabbed; Boyfriend Suspected

The 19-year-old woman who died after a violent confrontation in Front Royal, Virginia, on Saturday, was stabbed in the chest, and her boyfriend is the suspect, officials say.

White House Fence Jumper Arrested for 3rd Time in a Week
White House Fence Jumper Arrested for 3rd Time in a Week

A woman arrested at the White House three times in a week wanted a meeting with the president and said she was motivated by other recent successful fence jumpers, according to court documents.

‘I Am Still Alive’: Apartment Explosion Survivor Recovering
‘I Am Still Alive’: Apartment Explosion Survivor Recovering

Seven months after a devastating explosion at a Maryland apartment, one survivor’s recovery continues with help from the community and a local hospital.

Nunes Met Source for Trump Monitoring Claim at WH Grounds
Nunes Met Source for Trump Monitoring Claim at WH Grounds

The day before Rep. Devin Nunes claimed Trump Tower may have been caught up in United States surveillance efforts during the transition period, the House Intelligence Committee chairman was on White House grounds meeting with a source, Nunes' spokesman confirmed in a statement to NBC News. Nunes, R-Calif., hasn't revealed who his source was for the explosive claim, made Wednesday, that private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies. Nunes later took information directly to Trump before briefing other members of the committee, drawing a rebuke from other members of the committee. The ranking Democrat on the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., declared Wednesday he has "profound doubt" about the integrity and independence of the committee's probe.

New Programs to Engage Girls in DC Schools
New Programs to Engage Girls in DC Schools

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a new, million-dollar program to engage young women in middle and high school with after-school and other enrichment programs. This follows the creation of an all-male middle and high school to focus on teen boys last year. The girls' programs will be spread among schools citywide. News4's Tom Sherwood reports.