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Man with gun provokes lockdown at Arizona air base

TUCSON, Ariz (Reuters) – Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in southern Arizona was on lockdown because of a “potential security situation” after a man was spotted with a weapon near a dormitory, authorities said on Friday. The base, on the outskirts of Tucson, said in a statement that no one had…

Norway survivors return to scene of massacre

Several hundred survivors of Norway’s worst peace-time massacre made a difficult, first return to the tiny island where 69 others were gunned down in cold blood by a rightwing extremist last month. Though police have cleaned up signs of the July 22 bloodbath on Utoeya island, it was still fresh…

Norwegian killer probably insane, his lawyer says

OSLO (Reuters) – The lawyer of a Norwegian who killed at least 76 people in a bombing and a shooting spree said Tuesday his client appeared to be a madman. “This whole case indicated that he is insane,” Geir Lippestad said of Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to “atrocious…

Norway mass-killer seeks show-trial celebrity

Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik appears before an Oslo judge on Monday, seeking show-trial celebrity as the once placid Nordic nation mourns the 93 weekend victims lying in city morgues. The 32-year-old self-styled white ‘Jihadist’ will make his first appearance in a downtown court around 1:00 pm (1100 GMT),…

Loughner indicted in Tucson shooting

TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) – A federal grand jury in Arizona indicted Jared Lee Loughner on Wednesday for attempting to assassinate Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords and attempted murder of two of her staff members. Loughner, 22, is accused of going on a shooting spree outside a grocery store in Tucson on…

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