• Movie theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun buy

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

      LAFAYETTE, La. — John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems didn't keep him from buying the handgun he used. Despite obvious and public signs of mental illness — most importantly, a...

  • In Kenya, Obama blends blunt messages with warm reflections

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    NAIROBI, Kenya — President Barack Obama mixed blunt messages to Kenya's leaders on gay rights, corruption and counterterrorism Saturday with warm reflections on his family ties to a nation that considers him a local son. He foreshadowed a focus on Kenya in his post-White House life,...

  • Trainer: Competing brings her closer to dogs

    By Kristen Gowdy kristen.gowdy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Before each run, Ellie sings. Loudly. It relaxes her. At the command of her trainer Kelly Misegadis, the seven-year-old Boston Terrier opens her mouth and lets out a high-pitched howl. "Believe it or not, that helps her when she's nervous," Misegadis said before competing with...

  • Police: Theater gunman killed with handgun he bought legally

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

      LAFAYETTE, La. — A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to anyone else who would listen did not say a word as he opened fire on strangers in a darkened movie theater, authorities...

  • Victims, gunman identified in Louisiana movie theater shooting

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    LAFAYETTE, La. — The movie theater gunman who stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of "Trainwreck" and began firing into the crowd, killing two people, was described as a drifter from Alabama whose escape plan was thwarted by police officers who arrived almost immediately,...

  • Colin Prater cruises into semifinals against southpaw Todd Thompson

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    When Todd Thompson defeated Scott Richter in the quarterfinals of the Pikes Peak Amateur championship flight, the two shook hands. Then Richter wished Thompson well in the next round. "Good luck against the kid, Boy Wonder," Richter said. Boy Wonder would be Colin Prater. The...

  • Colorado Pride continue long playoff road trip in W-League semifinals

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    The second-seeded Colorado Pride enter the W-League playoff semifinals facing a challenging road trip and an even tougher foe in Laval. The Northeastern Conference champion Comets (9-2-1) automatically made the semifinals as the host with the No. 1 seed Washington Spirit...

  • RMAC, USA Wrestling will hold league tournament in January

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    For the first time in 20 years, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference wrestlers will compete in a league tournament. "We are putting RMAC wrestling back on the map in the region and in the wrestling community," league commissioner Chris Graham said during Thursday's press...

  • CC goalie Chase Perry leaves Tigers; return to junior hockey

    By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Goalie Chase Perry has left the Colorado College program and returned to the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild, where he was a junior hockey standout. The move was not a surprise to coach Mike Haviland, who said the incoming sophomore was looking to play more. "He wanted to talk to his folks...

  • NHRA racer Allen Johnson keeps his dad close by

    By Kristen Gowdy kristen.gowdy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    NHRA drag racer Allen Johnson has childhood memories of playing in the mud at eastern Tennessee racetracks. These half-naked, muddy romps with his siblings behind his parents' open trailer were just the beginning of what would turn into a lifelong passion for Johnson just as it had...

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