October 6th, 2011
09:21 AM ET

Bus accident injures 33

Thirty-three people were injured - two critically - in a bus accident Thursday morning near Gibbon, Nebraska, the American Bus Association reported.

The driver of the bus was among those critically injured.

Details of the accident were unclear, but it appeared that the bus either struck or was struck by an 18-wheeler, association spokesman Dan Ronan told CNN.

The incident happened on Interstate 80.

The Burlington Trailways bus was heading from Omaha, Nebraska, to Denver, Colorado.

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Arizona shooting survivor sorry for outburst, companion says
James Eric Fuller, 63, was involuntarily committed after he made threats against a Tea Party member.
January 17th, 2011
04:19 PM ET

Arizona shooting survivor sorry for outburst, companion says

A man who was wounded in the January 8 Arizona shootings "is apologetic and very sad" about his outburst at a recent town hall meeting in which he told a Tea Party leader "you're dead," a companion of the shooting victim said Monday.

The shooting victim, James Eric Fuller, gave Dorothy DeRuyter liberty to speak on his behalf, she told CNN.

"He wishes he could go back and do things differently," DeRuyter said.

Fuller, 63, was arrested and sent for a psychiatric evaluation after the town hall event in Tucson on Saturday. His comment came when the town hall discussion turned toward the issue of gun control, Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jason Ogan said.

ABC News reported that Fuller became agitated and mumbled something that prompted him to be detained by police. Footage showed most of the audience filtering out, seemingly unaware, during the confrontation.

Fuller was one of 19 people, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who were shot at a political event at a Tucson supermarket on January 8. Six people died; Giffords, who was shot in the head, was upgraded to serious condition at a hospital on Sunday.

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Filed under: Arizona • Crime • Gabrielle Giffords