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Denver Airport investigates 'possible security threat'

Denver International Airport (file photo) Credit: Reuters

Denver International Airport has evacuated part of its main terminal to investigate a 'possible security threat'.


Judge accepts insanity plea in US movie shooting

A judge in America has accepted an insanity plea from the suspect in the deadly Colorado cinema shooting. It means James Holmes now faces a lengthy mental evaluation. He is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

James Holmes and his defence attorney in court in Centennial, Colorado Credit: Reuters

At today's hearing, the judge, Carlos Samour Jr said: "I find Mr Holmes understands the effects and consequences of the not guilty by reason of insanity plea."

Holmes entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity Credit: Reuters

Batman shooting accused swaps orange hair for beard

James Holmes, who is accused of killing and wounding dozens in a shooting at a cinema in Colorado, appeared in court today with unkempt hair and a beard.

James Holmes listens with public defender Tamara Brady at his arraignment in Centennial, Colorado Credit: REUTERS/R.J. Sangosti/Pool

The defendant raise eyebrows when he arrived at his first court hearing with orange-dyed hair, appearing to be dazed and uncomprehending.

James Holmes' first court appearance after the shooting Credit: Reuters

Not guilty plea in Batman cinema shooting case

James Holmes seen in court shortly after the Colorado shootings Credit: Reuters

A judge in the US has entered an automatic plea of not guilty for James Holmes, the man accused of killing and injuring dozens in the 'Batman cinema shooting' in Colorado last July.

Judge William Sylvester said Holmes, 25, can change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity later, if he chooses. Such a change could be the only way Holmes could avoid life in prison or execution.

Denver police surround scene of fatal shooting

Police surround the house where the fatal shooting tool place Credit: Reuters

Police have cordoned off the area around a house in Denver, Colorado in the US that was the scene of a shooting that left one adult and two children dead.

Details of the shooting remain unknown, but the local NBC TV station KUSA reported that one woman and two children were found dead at the home. One other child was reportedly taken to hospital.


Police: Two children killed in Denver shooting

Police Lt. Matt Murray says it appears to have been an isolated shooting and that the killer is not thought to be at large.

Police: At least three dead after Denver shooting

Three people have died and another is in hospital following what is believed to have been a shooting at a home in the US city of Denver, police said.

Denver suspect James Holmes charged with 24 counts of murder

Denver shooting suspect James Holmes has been formally charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder.

The 24 murder charges include 12 counts of first-degree murder and 12 counts of 'murder with extreme indifference'.

The charges were formally presented as the 24-year-old made his second court appearance since his arrest moments after the massacre during a packed showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" shortly after midnight on July 20.

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