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A man shot and killed 12 people at the premiere of 'Batman'

Police in Colorado say a shooting at a movie theater premiere of the latest Batman film has killed at least 12 people and injured 50 more, the Associated Press reported.
The death toll was originally given as 14, but later revised down. Several people are said to be in critical condition in hospitals in and around Aurora, near Denver, where the shooting took place.
A suspect is in police custody. Officials identified him to NBC News as 24-year-old local man James Holmes.

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Shots were reported around 30 minutes into a midnight showing of the newly released Batman movie, The Dark Night Rises, the Denver Post said.
Witnesses at the Century 16 movie theater described terrifying scenes. Eyewitness Sharon Segura told GlobalPost: "We get about 10 minutes into the movie and there is this big action scene and there's lots of gunfire. And there is just maybe five or six really loud pops.
"So I freak out and I jump a little. And my husband laughs at me and I said, 'No, you don't understand, that wasn't part of the movie, that was real. That was way too loud.'"
The AP said the suspect is believed to have kicked in an emergency exit door and thrown some sort of explosive, possibly tear gas, into the darkened theater before opening fire.

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Frank Fania, a police spokesman, told CNN the suspect was wearing a gas mask and a bulletproof vest when he was apprehended in a rear parking lot of the theater. Fania added, "He did not resist. He did not put up a fight."
He may have been wearing "some sort of Batman costume," Fania told NBC. The spokesman said police are "pretty confident" the shooter acted alone.
Police found at least one rifle and a handgun on the suspect, and recovered another gun from the scene, according to Reuters. The suspect also told officers he had explosives in his home, prompting the evacuation and search of his apartment building.
US President Barack Obama has issued a statement saying he is "shocked and saddened" by the "horrific and tragic" event, reported the AP.
Warner Brothers has cancelled the movie's premiere in Paris, which was due to take place tonight with the stars and director in attendance, the Hollywood Reporter said. Meanwhile police in New York said they would increase security at theaters screening the movie, NBC New York reported.

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2009 Hermosillo daycare center fire
The ABC Day Care center fire in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, took place on Friday, June 5, 2009. 29 bodies were pulled from the blaze and thirty died that day.Since then, the death toll has risen as more children have died from their injuries. In all, 44 toddlers and infants have been reported killed as a result of the blaze. Another five have not survived their injuries raising the death toll now to 49. Over 40 infants and toddlers have been hospitalised with burns, and six adults
A fire department officer, unofficially reported that the converted warehouse building had only one exit. A desperate citizen, Francisco Manuel Lopez Villaescusa drove his Silverado truck through the walls to gain entrance and knocked three holes into the building.[7] One mother claimed a second exit was locked and the key could not be found.[8]
An inspection of the daycare was conducted on May 26, and the center passed requirements. The warehouse had windows, however they were mounted too high, and did not provide an access to the daycare centre for rescue operations. The six employees and 142 children were also within the ratio of caregiver to child in the center as well.[9][10]
Over 142 children were being cared for at the time of the blaze according to Sonora Governor Eduardo Bours, "There were 142 children in the nursery, 35 have died, and another 41 are hospitalized."[11]
On Sunday, Sonora state Health Minister Raymundo López Vucovich said, "In the past few hours three more have died. Twelve of the 22 hospitalized children are in a dangerous condition."[2]
It was reported that the fire began in a tire warehouse next door and then spread to the child care centre. Further investigations revealed that the real source of the fire was on another warehouse, operated by the state government. Just a few minutes after, the fire caused the collapse of a roof section which fell over the children, infants and employees below. One of the first men on the scene reported that all children were unconscious or dead, and there were no children crying.[12]
Firefighters took two hours to contain the blaze which started at 3 pm (2200 GMT).[13]
"They told me that this happened in a matter of five minutes," said Hermosillo Mayor Ernesto Gándara.[14]
"According to what our people saw, there was an explosion followed immediately by flames," said Daniel Karam, the director of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).[15] "We began to smell smoke and the alarm went off. But it was explosive and there was no chance to get more children out," said María Adriana Gasca Sandoval, a daycare aide.[16]
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[edit]Burn treatment
López reported that some of the children were suffering from kidney failure due to a severe loss in body fluids caused by the burns. Others in hospital had respiratory symptoms from smoke inhalation. Many of the injured are being cared for in hospitals in Guadalajara, Jalisco. One boy cannot be moved for further treatment as he has been declared brain dead. Even though 15 medical specialists were specially flown in for treatment some children are being moved to the state of Jalisco which has doctors who specialize in children's burns. Two children were taken to a Shriner's burn hospital in Sacramento, California, USA, for treatment "A lot of it is how deep the burn is and where it's located and how bad is the smoke inhalation," said Dr. Tina Palmieri, assistant chief of burns for the hospital, who reported that there is a 50 per cent chance of survival for one of the three year old girls who sustained burns to over 80 per cent of her body. This girl is accompanied by one parent, her father, and arrived in California by Mexican military transport. Her mother, working in the day care, rushed through the flames to pull her and other children out of the fire and was taken to a Ciudad Obregón hospital.
A young boy arrived later in Sacramento for care who will be receiving several operations for skin graft surgery beginning on Sunday June 7 said Dr. David Greenhalgh, chief of burns at the Sacramento hospital. Both of these patients are being watched for infection and are in critical condition, but able to communicate. They cannot talk because they are being treated with breathing tubes.
The burns on some of the children are so bad authorities are having problems identifying the burn victims.
Javier Alexis Pacheco, aged two was rushed to the hospital for treatment for burn injuries. Four year old Hermán Vásquez with burns on 75 per cent of his body was rushed to Chávez Hospital. However his family did not find out where he was until 6 p.m. that evening.
"Unfortunately, fifteen of them are in danger of losing their lives over the next few hours," said López on Saturday

27 Dead, Including 20 Children, in Conn. School Shooting: Police
A 20-year-old man opened fire at a Connecticut elementary school Friday, killing 26 people, including 20 children ages 5 to 10, in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, NBC 4 New York has learned.
The gunman in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown has been identified as Adam Lanza. He is also dead, officials said. A senior law enforcement official tells NBC 4 New York that an unidentified woman has also been found dead, shot in the face, at a Newtown home, bringing the death toll to 28. The woman may be Lanza's mother, sources say.

State police said the shooting was confined to two rooms at the school, and that the casualties included 20 children and six adults. Two guns were recovered inside the school, and another outside in a car, officials said. Two law enforcement officials said the weapons were legally purchased and registered to Lanza's mother.
Several officials have told NBC News the children were shot at close range.
"Our hearts are broken today," President Obama said at the White House, choking up as he described how the slain children "had their entire lives ahead of them."
State police say the 911 call came in at 9:41 a.m. reporting a shooting at the school, which includes kindergarten through fourth grade.
Students later told reporters that they heard multiple gunshots and were quickly ushered into the corners of their classrooms as teachers locked the doors.
"I was in the gym and I heard, like, seven loud booms," a student said.
Robert Licata said his 6-year-old son was in class when the gunman burst in and shot the teacher.
"That's when my son grabbed a bunch of his friends and ran out the door," he said. "He was very brave. He waited for his friends."
He said the shooter didn't say a word.
Sources on Friday said Lanza's mother was a kindergarten teacher at the school, but authorities were still trying to determine whether she had any connection there. The Newtown superintendent said Saturday she might have been a substitute but there was no record of her being a full-time employee.
Theodore Varga was in a meeting with other fourth-grade teachers when he heard the gunfire. He said someone had turned on the intercom so that "you could hear people in the office. You could hear the hysteria that was going on. I think whoever did that saved a lot of people. Everyone in the school was listening to the terror that was transpiring."
Also, a custodian ran around, warning people there was someone with a gun, Varga said.
"He said, 'Guys! Get down! Hide!'" Varga said. "So he was actually a hero." The teacher said he did not know if the custodian survived.
The school was then evacuated and the entire district was put on lockdown. A reverse 911 call went out to parents about the emergency.
Mergim Bajraliu, 17, said he heard the gunshots echo from his home and ran to check on his 9-year-old sister at the school. He said his sister, who was uninjured, heard a scream come over the intercom. He said teachers were shaking and crying as they came out of the building.
"Everyone was just traumatized," he said.
Youngsters at the school were told to close their eyes by police as they were led from the building. Schoolchildren -- some crying, others looking frightened -- were escorted through a parking lot in a line, hands on each other's shoulders.
Parent Leigh Libero was bringing her second-grade daughter to school after a doctor appointment and said emergency vehicles flew by as she approached the school. Worried parents were already there trying to reach their children.
"It's a wonderful school -- there's never been anything like this," said Libero. "It's just a complete shock."
On Friday afternoon, family members were led away from a firehouse that was being used as a staging area, some of them weeping. One man, wearing a T-shirt without a jacket, put his arms around a woman as they walked down the middle of the street, oblivious to everything around them. Another woman with tears rolling down her face walked by, carrying a car seat with a baby inside.
"Evil visited this community today and it's too early to speak of recovery, but each parent, each sibling, each member of the family has to understand that Connecticut — we're all in this together. We'll do whatever we can to overcome this event," Gov. Dannel Malloy said.
The death toll makes the Newtown shooting the second-worst in U.S. history, following the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, when 32 were killed.
Law enforcement officials initially believed that Lanza's brother, Ryan, was the shooter based on evidence at the school scene. But when authorities went to Ryan Lanza's Hoboken, N.J., home to search it, Ryan Lanza was there, and said he was not involved. He indicated his brother may have had his ID, the senior official told NBC 4 New York.
Ryan Lanza was not near the crime scene and is not believed to be involved.
Investigators are continuing to process the scene at the school. The families of the shooting victims have been notified but identifications of those killed will not be made public until at least Saturday morning, State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance said Friday evening.
NBC News correspondent Pete Williams contributed to this story

The Mataviejitas (Mexico)
During four years, between 2002 and January 2006, the Mexican Federal District succeeded appearances murdered bodies of elderly in their own homes, but the authorities could identify the serial murderer. All bodies showed signs of hanging elements provoked the murderer took the same crime scene, as means or cables.
The elderly residents of Mexico City living with panic. Anyone could be the next victim. The researchers were puzzled. The social and media pressure was getting intense and district authorities set as its first priority the capture of serial murderer. Even, they arrested several suspects who were innocent then.
Given the need for specific tracks, it was decided to create a special investigation unit. As time went by more and more crimes, obtained evidence that led them to seek a transvestite or a middle-aged woman of strong texture. The appearance of fingerprints, which was discovered were the same in all cases, the more the story of some witnesses who agreed in their facial features, they dwarfed the fence.
The researchers also found its way of operating. The murderer posing as a nurse or a social worker who helped manage a municipal pension older women living alone. Or they offered their services as domestic help for the day. In general, preferred to operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, wearing red or nurse. Once inside the house, ran to the elderly in cold blood and left some of their belongings.
The fate of the Mataviejitas, christened as the press was running. Police held numerous traps on the streets of the city to hunt, but it was the chance which ended with their crimes.
On January 25, 2006, to flee the apartment of his last victim, Ana María de los Reyes Alfaro, 82, crossed the entrance to the young man who lived with the old lady. After finding the body, recognized the young woman's face with the identikit of the Mataviejitas that diffused in the media and the persecuted. A police patrol was in the area completed the capture of the serial killer. His name was Juana Barraza Samperio. He carried a mesh bag with cinnamon sticks, it was his good luck charm. Also a horseshoe and a small metal plate with your name fighter catch: The Lady of Silence.
Juana Barraza Samperio, The Mataviejitas, was sentenced in March 2008 to 759 years in prison and a fine of one hundred thousand 453 pesos, for his responsibility in the deaths of 16 elderly women and 12 robberies. Barraza denied all crimes except the last. But it is believed to have killed more than 40 elderly between 1999 and 2006.
In his confession admitted: "I hated the ladies, because my mother abused me, he beat me, always cursing me and gave me a great lord." He claims that his mother sold for three beers. "I was abused and so hated Ladies".…...

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...Running Head: ARTICLE OR CASE LAW SEARCH Article or Case Law Search HCS/430 Article or Case Law Search According to "Healthcare.gov “The Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and then signed into law by the President on March 23; 2010. On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court rendered a final decision to uphold the health care law”. The Affordable Healthcare Act affords new means to hold insurance companies responsible and offers strong selections for customers. For example as part of the recently upheld Affordable Care Act, all health insurers are required to spend a percentage of each premium dollar collected to pay claims and to provide clinical service and activities that improve health care quality. ("Healthcare.gov", 2012) The Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) is known as a percentage that healthcare insurers must meet or better known as the MLR requirement. Healthcare insurers are required by the Affordable Care Act to produce a reimbursement to its consumers. The Medical Loss Ratio financial measurement used in the Affordable Care Act to help ensure that health plans provide significant value to users. The following is an example of how insurers use the MLR According to "Healthcare.gov" (2012), “if an insurer uses 80 cents out of every premium dollar to pay its customers' medical claims and activities that improve the quality of care; the company has a medical loss ratio of 80%. A medical loss ratio of 80% indicates that the insurer is using the remaining 20 cents of......

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