Giffords's husband calls for gun control

2013-01-31 14:04

Former US astronaut Mark Kelly has pushed for gun-control measures by recalling in chilling detail the massacre that nearly killed his wife, former Democratic congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Biden, top US gun lobby to meet

2013-01-10 17:02

The US vice president is confronting perhaps his toughest meeting on gun violence policies as he prepares to meet with the country's top gun lobby.

Ex-congresswoman takes on gun lobby

2013-01-08 22:24

Former US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a famous survivor of gun violence, has launched a major initiative to press for tougher gun laws.

Recovering Giffords wows convention crowd

2012-09-07 12:00

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, still recovering from being shot in the head, has made a moving appearance at the Democratic National Convention to lead the pledge of allegiance.

Democrats stop the haemorrhaging

2012-06-14 11:21

While the Democrats have had a rough couple of weeks, they have managed to stop the haemorrhaging with a bit of good news in a special election.

Giffords marks anniversary of shooting

2012-01-09 10:57

Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords led a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, one year after a shooting spree that killed six people and left her gravely wounded.

Giffords makes dramatic return to House

2011-08-02 12:02

US Representative Gabrielle Giffords has returned to the House of Representatives for the first time since she was shot last January.

Recent photos of shot Giffords released

2011-06-13 13:00

Two portraits of a smiling Representative Gabrielle Giffords have given the world its closest look yet at the congresswoman's remarkable recovery after she was shot in the head.

Obama embarks on day of high, lows

2011-04-29 10:15

President Barack Obama is embarking on a day of contrasts, travelling to storm-ravaged Alabama before heading to Florida to cheer the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour.

Arizona survivors attend Loughner hearing

2011-03-10 10:00

Survivors of the Tucson, Arizona shooting rampage have come face-to-face with the suspect for the first time since they were shot at a voter event two months ago.

Doctors hope for Giffords brain 'rewiring'

2011-02-14 11:38

Doctors are hoping that Gabrielle Giffords' injured brain will develop new ways to adapt and learn, following her shooting.

Arizona gunman pleads not guilty

2011-01-25 08:53

The gunman charged with trying to kill a US lawmaker in a Tucson shooting spree that left six people dead has pleaded not guilty.

Shot representative 'more alert'

2011-01-23 08:43

US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' chief physician says she is "even more alert today" and progressing nicely with therapy a day after arriving at Texas Medical Centre in Houston to begin rehabilitation.

Giffords takes next step in recovery

2011-01-20 18:32

In the latest milestone in Gabrielle Giffords's recovery, the US congresswoman has stood up, even as preparations get underway to move her to a Houston rehabilitation centre.

Husband might meet Giffords suspect's parents

2011-01-18 15:23

The husband of Gabrielle Giffords says he would be willing to meet with the parents of the 22-year-old man accused in a massacre that critically injured the Arizona congresswoman.

Palin defends use of 'blood libel' term

2011-01-18 11:24

US Republican Sarah Palin has defended her reference to "blood libel" which aroused controversy after she used the term to condemn criticism linking her to the Arizona shootings.

US shooting suspect's trial venue changed

2011-01-17 12:03

The trial of the alleged gunman who critically wounded a US congresswoman and killed six people earlier this month is likely to be moved from Arizona to California, say reports.

US shooter posed in G-string with gun

2011-01-15 23:25

The suspect in the mass shooting in Arizona posed for photos with a gun, dressed only in a bright red G-string, and had the film developed on the eve of the rampage that killed six people and gravely injured Gabrielle Giffords.

Giffords moving arms and legs

2011-01-13 20:09

Doctors say Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in Tucson, is moving both legs and both arms, has opened both eyes and is responding to friends and family.

Warning signs on day of US shooting

2011-01-12 22:48

Investigators have revealed more disturbing details about the events leading up to the assassination attempt against a congresswoman, including a menacing handwritten note with the words 'Die, bitch'.

Obama Arizona tribute expected to unite

2011-01-12 10:13

President Barack Obama will lead Americans in national mourning after an Arizona shooting tragedy unleashed a polarising national debate about the violent rhetoric rocking US politics.

Giffords breathing on her own

2011-01-11 21:20

Doctors say the Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is breathing on her own after being shot in the head.

No bail for Arizona shooting suspect

2011-01-11 08:46

A US judge has ordered that the 22-year-old loner accused of trying to assassinate a US Congresswoman and killing six others be held without bail.

Sheriff: US shooting suspect unhelpful

2011-01-10 19:27

A social outcast with wild beliefs faces charges he tried to assassinate a congresswoman in a shooting rampage that left six people dead.

US cops hunt 2nd suspect

2011-01-09 13:45

Police in Tucson have released a surveillance camera photo of a man seen where US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was gravely wounded and six other people were killed.


Giffords plea to US on gun violence

2013-01-30 18:03

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, grievously wounded in a 2011 mass shooting, has made an emotional plea for Congress to take action to curb gun violence.

Obama determined to take action on guns

2013-01-09 22:30

President Barack Obama is "determined to take action" on gun violence, his vice president has said as a high-profile round of White House meetings began in search of new policies.

Giffords shooter given 7 life sentences

2012-11-08 21:47

The gunman who shot US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a massacre that left six others dead in Arizona has been given seven life sentences plus 140 years in jail, reports say.

Gunman pleads guilty to shooting rampage

2012-08-07 22:00

The suspect in a mass shooting that left US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords wounded has pleaded guilty to going on the rampage that killed six other people.

Shot US lawmaker's aide wins Arizona poll

2012-06-13 08:45

Shot US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords's former aide Ron Barber has won a special election for her Arizona seat in Congress, according to official results with most votes counted.

Giffords to get 'better' before working

2011-11-15 11:34

Struggling to form words but showing confidence and determination, US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has given her first extended interview since being shot in the head.

Shuttle commander retires

2011-06-21 22:36

Mark Kelly, the US astronaut who commanded the final flight by the shuttle Endeavour, has announced that he is retiring.

Giffords has surgery to repair skull

2011-05-19 17:40

Representative Gabrielle Giffords is recuperating from implant surgery on her skull - another milestone in her recovery from an assassination attempt.

Doctors say Giffords can attend launch

2011-04-26 12:34

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is set to venture from her Houston rehabilitation hospital for the first time to watch her astronaut husband rocket into space history.

Gabrielle Giffords's progress 'encouraging'

2011-02-18 11:57

Representative Gabrielle Giffords is laughing at jokes and eating sushi and even spoke the word "better" when asked recently by her husband how she was doing.

Shot US lawmaker starts speaking

2011-02-10 10:36

US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords has begun speaking as she continues her stunning recovery a month after being shot in the head - and one of her first requests was for toast.

Arizona shooting case could take 'years'

2011-01-24 10:43

The Arizona shooting case is one that will likely take years to play out as it goes through the many phases of the criminal justice system, say experts.

Giffords moves to rehab facility

2011-01-21 17:03

US Representative Gabrielle Giffords is moving to a Houston rehab centre where her husband hopes the "fighter" will continue on the path to a full recovery.

Wider background checks get US support

2011-01-19 13:19

An overwhelming majority of US gun owners support tougher measures to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, says a survey.

Obama more popular after Arizona tragedy

2011-01-18 13:24

President Barack Obama's approval rating has risen to match its highest level in a year in the wake of the Arizona shooting tragedy, a new survey has found.

Pain sets in for Arizona shooting victims

2011-01-17 13:04

The profound pain is setting in as victims of the Arizona shooting spree - and their tight-knit community - enter the toughest part of their healing process.

US: Gabrielle Giffords' condition improves

2011-01-17 09:04

The gravely wounded US Representative Gabrielle Giffords' condition has been upgraded from critical to serious after a procedure to remove her from a ventilator was successful.

Voters reject blame game in US shootings

2011-01-14 15:33

Most US voters say the Tucson shootings targeting Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords could not have been prevented while few blame the toxic political climate, a poll shows.

Obama: Let’s not turn on each other

2011-01-13 08:51

Speaking at a memorial service for victims of the Arizona shooting, President Barack Obama has urged Americans not to turn the tragedy into an "occasion to turn on one another".

Sarah Palin slams 'blood libel'

2011-01-12 18:40

Sarah Palin has slammed as 'blood libel' charges that overheated political rhetoric contributed to a weekend shooting rampage in Arizona.

Giffords shooting: Rhetoric blameless

2011-01-11 22:50

Americans reject the view that heated political rhetoric was a factor in the Arizona shootings which killed six and critically wounded a congresswoman.

WikiLeaks slates violent US rhetoric

2011-01-11 11:17

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange has called for US politicians and commentators who engage in violent rhetoric to be prosecuted, after the attempted assassination of a US congresswoman.

Tucson heroes tackled gunman

2011-01-10 22:48

While the gunman who attacked a US congresswoman and others was reloading, bystanders, including a man who had just been shot in the head, disarmed him.

Congresswoman Giffords communicating

2011-01-09 20:57

A surgeon at the University Medical Centre in Tucson, Arizona, says Gabrielle Giffords is able to communicate.

US shocked by shooting

2011-01-09 08:27

America has been rocked by a shooting at a rally at a supermarket in Arizona in which a congresswoman was shot and wounded, while five others were killed.

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