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  • Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner: 5 of his strange ideas

    Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner: 5 of his strange ideas

    Jared Lee Loughner is accused of killing six people and wounding 14 in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday. The apparent target of the attack was Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D), which led Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik to assert that unbalanced people are 'especially susceptible to vitriol' in our political discourse. Politics may be nasty, but Jared Lee Loughner's ideas don't seem to line up with any one group or line of thinking. Indeed, they are more often characterized as simply strange. Here’s a look at five ideas believed to come from Loughner, in his words and those of the people who know him.

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  • Jared Loughner: How to tell if shooting suspect is fit to stand trial?

    Jared Loughner: How to tell if shooting suspect is fit to stand trial?

    The accused gunman in January's Tucson rampage showed signs of mental instability before the shooting. But his competence to stand trial is a different matter than whether he is mentally ill.

  • Arizona shooting: a week of agonizing, arguing, praying, investigating

    Arizona shooting: a week of agonizing, arguing, praying, investigating

    US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, targeted in last week's Arizona shooting, continues to improve; a Tucson Safeway store reopens; and investigators work to build their case against Jared Loughner.

  • Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner: 5 of his strange ideas

    Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner: 5 of his strange ideas

    Jared Lee Loughner is accused of killing six people and wounding 14 in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday. The apparent target of the attack was Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D), which led Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik to assert that unbalanced people are 'especially susceptible to vitriol' in our political discourse. Politics may be nasty, but Jared Lee Loughner's ideas don't seem to line up with any one group or line of thinking. Indeed, they are more often characterized as simply strange. Here’s a look at five ideas believed to come from Loughner, in his words and those of the people who know him.

  • Nihilism or Sarah Palin: What motivated Arizona shooting suspect?

    Nihilism or Sarah Palin: What motivated Arizona shooting suspect?

    Early reports suggest that the philosophies of shooting suspect Jared Loughner are tangled and largely incoherent – ranging from nihilism to 'lucid dreaming.' So far, there does not appear to be clear link to talk radio or hyperpartisanship, though that could change.

  • Why Jared Loughner was allowed to buy a gun

    Why Jared Loughner was allowed to buy a gun

    Despite evidence that Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner is mentally unstable, he was never declared mentally unfit by a court, so his name did not appear in the federal background-check database used by gun sellers.

  • Jared Lee Loughner: what is known about Tucson, Arizona, shooting suspect

    Jared Lee Loughner: what is known about Tucson, Arizona, shooting suspect

    Jared Lee Loughner is refusing to tell investigators anything about a motive for the Tucson, Arizona, shooting, but he appears to be a familiar character in American life: a disturbed outsider with a gun.

  • Gabrielle Giffords case: Second man sought in mass Arizona shooting

    Gabrielle Giffords case: Second man sought in mass Arizona shooting

    Gabrielle Giffords still in critical condition. The motive of the suspect, Jared Lee Loughner, is still a mystery in the shooting of Giffords, a Democrat who supported the health-care bill.