World News

Scene of 2012 Massacre to Reopen

TEXT SIZE - +
A movie theater in Colorado where 12 people were killed in a shooting spree nearly six months ago is reopening to the public.

The owners of the 16-theater complex in the town of Aurora will host a private ceremony Thursday for victims and their families, along with police and emergency medical personnel.

The theater, which underwent $1 million in renovations, will reopen to the public on Friday.

But some of the victims' and survivors will not be in attendance Thursday's ceremony, calling the owners' decision to reopen the theater "insensitive."



Some of them have filed lawsuits against the owners, Cinemark Holdings, charging it with failing to provide enough security for the midnight showing of the Hollywood action film "The Dark Knight Rises" last July.

Holmes has been charged with more than 160 counts of murder and attempted murder.

Feature Story

Pope Francis bows his heads and closes his eyes during the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession in Rome, April 18, 2014.

Pope's Good Friday Service Underscores Plight of Suffering

Pope Francis, in run-up to second Easter of his pontificate, presides at traditional 'Via Crucis' (Way of the Cross) service around ancient Colosseum in Rome More