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Gun Violence Victims Sound Off as State of the Union Guests

Gun Violence Victims Sound Off as State of the Union Guests

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — “Do something. You can.” That was the plea of Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton to Congress Tuesday afternoon, hours before she was set to appear in the guest box of first lady Michelle Obama during the State of the Un…

Aurora Shooting Victims’ Families Outraged by Invitation to Re-Opening

Aurora Shooting Victims’ Families Outraged by Invitation to Re-Opening

Thomas Cooper/Getty Images(AURORA, Colo.) — Families of many of the victims killed in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater massacre are calling an invitation to attend “a special evening of remembrance” when the multiplex re-opens later this m…

Connecticut Shooting: Scammers Trying To Profit from Sandy Hook Tragedy

Connecticut Shooting: Scammers Trying To Profit from Sandy Hook Tragedy

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Scammers may be looking to cash in on the public’s generosity following the Sandy Hook massacre, the Better Business Bureau warned.”It is a challenge to be on guard because public sympathy and emotions are running high,” said Benn…

Anti-Putin Protesters Lay Flowers for Stalin’s Victims

Anti-Putin Protesters Lay Flowers for Stalin’s Victims

NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — With hundreds of police looking on, Russian opposition activists staged an unauthorized protest against President Vladimir Putin in downtown Moscow on Saturday, defying threats of arrest in an event that …

‘Secret Sandy’ Brings Christmas Presents to Hurricane Victims

‘Secret Sandy’ Brings Christmas Presents to Hurricane Victims

Joy Huang(NEW YORK) — Superstorm Sandy came just before the holidays destroying mostly everything in her path.But she hasn’t destroyed the Christmas spirit for those affected by her wrath.Thanks to Secret Sandy, two women are making holiday wish lists…

Volunteers Use Wedding Registries to Help Sandy Victims

Volunteers Use Wedding Registries to Help Sandy Victims

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — When Ashley Diamond envisioned herself helping out a fellow runner last Sunday she thought it would be along the course of the New York Marathon, the race for which she and nearly 40,000 other runn…

Verizon and AT&T Deploy Trucks to Help Sandy Victims Recharge

Verizon and AT&T Deploy Trucks to Help Sandy Victims Recharge

Verizon Wireless(NEW YORK) — As many without electricity gather in Starbucks or banks to get a little bit of power and access a Wi-Fi signal, AT&T and Verizon are stepping up their efforts to help.Both of the cellular carriers have announced Thurs…

Six Free Things for People Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Six Free Things for People Affected by Hurricane Sandy

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While businesses have been warned against illegal price gouging as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the disaster has also led to stories of generosity.Millions are without power in the Northeast as city and state of…

Aurora Theater Says It’s Not Liable for Colo. Shooter’s Rampage

Aurora Theater Says It’s Not Liable for Colo. Shooter’s Rampage

Thomas Cooper/Getty Images(AURORA, Colo.) — The movie theater chain sued by three moviegoers injured by a gunman in Aurora, Colo., has filed to dismiss the lawsuit, saying that it could not have foreseen the mass shooting that took place July 20.”It w…

Minneapolis Shooter Spared Some, Shot Others; Fifth Victim Dies

Minneapolis Shooter Spared Some, Shot Others; Fifth Victim Dies

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — The man who shot up a Minneapolis sign-making business selected his targets carefully, walking past some employees while shooting others, police said Friday.Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan Friday detailed…

Aurora Shooting Victims Angry Over $5 Million Relief Fund

Aurora Shooting Victims Angry Over $5 Million Relief Fund

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(AURORA, Colo.) — The families of the Colorado theater shooting victims came together publicly for the first time Tuesday in a press conference fueled by pain, anger and frustration over the actions of a charity fund set …

Family and Friends Mourn the Loss of Colo. Shooting Victims

Family and Friends Mourn the Loss of Colo. Shooting Victims

Joshua Lott/Getty Images(AURORA, Colo.) — On Saturday, family and friends gathered at funerals to remember the killed victims of the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo.Aspiring sports journalist, Jessica Ghawi, 24, was laid to rest in San Antonio,…

Christian Bale Visits Colorado Shooting Victims

Christian Bale Visits Colorado Shooting Victims

Carey Rottman(AURORA, Colo.) — Christian Bale arrived in Aurora, Colo., Tuesday to visit victims injured during Friday’s shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. The Batman actor was seen at the Medical Center of Aurora, and ho…

Alleged Victim Says Jerry Sandusky Was ‘Tickle Monster’ in Shower

Alleged Victim Says Jerry Sandusky Was ‘Tickle Monster’ in Shower

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — The case against former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was headed for a dramatic conclusion today as the jury braced for a man known as Victim 9 who is expected to testify how he called out to Sa…

Jerry Sandusky Trial Braces to Hear from Additional Victims

Jerry Sandusky Trial Braces to Hear from Additional Victims

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — A Penn State janitor who was cleaning the football locker rooms in 2001 when Jerry Sandusky allegedly forced a young boy to perform oral sex on him in a shower is expected to begin the fourth day of the Sa…

Alleged Victim Says He Was Twice Threatened by Jerry Sandusky

Alleged Victim Says He Was Twice Threatened by Jerry Sandusky

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky twice threatened an 11-year-old boy over oral sex, once telling the frightened kid he would “never see my family again” if he spoke about the alleged assault, a w…

Jerry Sandusky Expected to Face Victim 1 in Sex Abuse Trial

Jerry Sandusky Expected to Face Victim 1 in Sex Abuse Trial

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — A recent high school graduate who, as a freshman, made accusations of sexual abuse against Jerry Sandusky is expected to testify on Tuesday about how the former Penn State football coach molested him in hi…

Jerry Sandusky Offered Victim 4 a Contract to Keep Seeing Him

Jerry Sandusky Offered Victim 4 a Contract to Keep Seeing Him

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BELLEFONTE, Pa.) — A man who claims he was sexually abused as a boy for years by former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky told a jury on Monday that when he tried to pull away from Sandusky the ex-coach had him sign a…

Jerry Sandusky Allegedly Wrote ‘Creepy’ Love Letters to Victim

Jerry Sandusky Allegedly Wrote ‘Creepy’ Love Letters to Victim

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(CENTRE COUNTY, Pa.) — On the first day of jury selection in the child molestation trial of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, ABC News has learned that Sandusky allegedly wrote “creepy” love letters to at least one of h…

Pittsburgh Hospital Shooting Victim Was Second Gun Death in Family

Pittsburgh Hospital Shooting Victim Was Second Gun Death in Family

WTAE(PITTSBURGH) — The victim of the Pittsburgh hospital shooting was identified as employee Michael Schaab, a 25-year-old who lost his sister to gun violence in 2010.”They’re going through what no family should ever have to go through,” Tom Fitzgeral…

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