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Aurora Theater Shooter James Holmes 'Is Not a Monster,' Parents Say


Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office(NEW YORK) — The parents of James Holmes, the man accused in a 2012 movie theater rampage in Colorado, said their son “is not a monster” and expressed hopes that he gets institutionalized in their first public statement since the attack.“We love our son, we have always loved him and we do not want him to be executed. We also decry the need for a trial,” said Robert and Arlene Holmes in a statement released Friday through a lawyer, Lisa Damiani.The Aurora, Colorado, attack left 12 dead and 70

Seahawks Sign Avril to 4-Year Extension


ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — In an interview with Deadline published Thursday, George Clooney explained why he feels no one else in the industry stood up for Sony in the wake of the hack attack.Clooney said Hollywood big shots were all scared that they’d be next on the hackers’ list. They were so fearful, in fact, that they refused to sign a petition that Clooney and his agent, CAA’s Bryan Lourd, passed around in support of Sony. The letter was a call for the major studios to stand together with Sony and back their decision to
iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- Starbucks is anticipating a very Merry Christmas this year.The Seattle-based coffee chain announced Wednesday it expects to sell upwards of two million gift cards on Christmas Eve alone, based on last year's sales.“One in every 8 American adults received a Starbucks Card last holiday season, and we’re well on track for another record performance in Starbucks Card sales, as we celebrate our 14th year of offering Starbucks Cards,” Ryan Records, vice president of Starbucks Card, said in a statement
Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Seattle Seahawks signed defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year contract extension Friday.ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton reports the deal is worth $28.5 million, with $16 million guaranteed.“I’m just happy to be in a situation where the team is as good as it is and to be a part of it and they want me to be a part of it,” Avril said.  “I’m fortunate enough to get a deal done so I can continue to be a part of it.”Avril, who signed a two-year deal with Seattle before the
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