FROM Megan Verlee
Colorado Springs Grieving over Planned Parenthood Shooting Three days after Friday’s deadly assault on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, police have arrested the likely killer, but haven’t announced any motive. Planned Parenthood calls it "terrorism." Colorado Pubic Radio 's Megan Verlee updates the story.
DA Seeks Death Penalty in James Holmes Case "Justice is death." That's what the District Attorney of Arapahoe County, Colorado told a judge today in the case of James Holmes, who accused of killing 12 people and injuring dozens more last July during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Megan Verlee reports for Colorado Public Radio.
Colorado Shooting Suspect Faces Judge This morning, shooting suspect John Holmes, appeared in court in Aurora for a preliminary proceeding. Twelve people have died and 58 were injured in last week's shooting spree . Holmes was told he'd be likely to face first-degree murder charges next Monday. Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers was asked when her office would decide whether to seek the death penalty. Megan Verlee was at the press conference and in the courtroom for Colorado Public Radio .
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?