Visiting the shattered town of Aurora, an emotional President Barack Obama has been confronted by the horror and grief caused by America's latest gun rampage.
12 dead, 58 injured.
The tragic events that unfolded inside a Colorado movie theatre on Friday have prompted greater attention on the gun law stance of the two men fighting it out to lead the US.
Police in Aurora on Saturday used a robot to largely defuse a complex series of booby traps in the apartment of suspected theater spree shooter James Holmes.
Police in Aurora, Colorado have successfully dismantled a potentially lethal booby trap left at the home of suspected mass shooter James Holmes.
Joanne Southard has probably never had a greater vindication of her gut instincts than her decision last April to refuse to rent an apartment to James Holmes.
While the risk of a disorderly crisis in the eurozone is well recognized, a more sanguine view of the United States has prevailed.
The Dark Knight Rises was about 10 minutes in to its premiere viewing when the violence it depicted on screen leapt out into the auditorium in a hail of gunfire. Among the packed midnight audience in cinema nine of the Century 16 multiplex in Aurora, Denver, was a young sportswriter called Jessica Ghawi, 24, whose palpable excitement at the upcoming show is captured hours earlier on her Twitter feed.
It took James Holmes just two minutes to kill 12 people, injure 59 and upend the lives of hundreds of their relatives and loved ones. He carried out his grotesque mission with meticulous planning and astonishing speed.
The gunman suspected of one of the worst shooting rampages in recent US history is a neuroscience graduate who dropped out of his PhD course last month.