Tuscon shooting

PHOENIX — The suspect in the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was hit with dozens of new charges as federal prosecutors formally accused him of killing six people and wounding 13 others during a Tucson shooting rampage. Also read: Samples of History: Led Zepplin Seeks Blues Inspiration

HOUSTON — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is able to laugh at jokes, recognize visitors and even offer a poignant response when asked recently by her husband how she was doing.

HOUSTON — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is able to speak: She asked for toast at breakfast one recent morning.

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama says the spirit of the coming together behind victims of the Tucson shooting rampage lives on and serves as a reminder of “who we are as a nation.”

TUCSON, Ariz. — The man accused of carrying out the mass shooting in Tucson pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he tried to kill Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and two of her aides.

HOUSTON — Gabrielle Giffords is under intensive care at Texas Medical Center after a flawless trip from Arizona, where throngs of well-wishers gave her a farewell that brought a tearful smile from the congresswoman.

WASHINGTON — Born of bloodshed, a self-proclaimed Age of Civility dawned in Congress on Tuesday. Republicans and Democrats of the House spoke without angry shouts and debated legislation to repeal the nation’s year-old health care law without rancor.

Washington — In his second written statement today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., has announced that the House will delay its efforts to repeal the health care law next week as well as other legislative business “so that we can take whatever actions may be necessary in light of today’s tragedy.”