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  • State of emergency declared in Baltimore with 15 police officers injured in riots

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who …


  • Mourners urge black Americans to take action

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a …


  • NY cardinal compares slain Conn. teacher to Jesus

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A single bell tolled Thursday at the Connecticut funeral of a 6-year-old girl killed by a gunman at her elementary school, while a cardinal in New …


  • Funerals set for 5 students, teacher shot in Conn.

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — More funerals and a memorial service are scheduled to be held in Connecticut and New York for students and teachers killed by a gunman at an …


  • Funerals for 4 kids, teacher shot at Conn. school

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — More funerals and a memorial service are scheduled to be held in Connecticut and New York for students and teachers killed by a gunman at an …


  • Funerals become a sad routine in Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A season that should be a time of joy has been marked by heart-wrenching loss in Newtown, as more victims from the massacre of 20 children …


  • Funerals become a routine in shattered Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — One by one by one by one, each with fresh heartbreak, hearses crisscrossed two New England towns on Wednesday, bearing three tiny victims of the Sandy …


  • One by one, shattered Newtown buries its dead

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — One by one by one by one, each with fresh heartbreak, hearses crisscrossed two New England towns on Wednesday, bearing three tiny victims of the Sandy …


  • Shattered Newtown tries to make sense of tragedy

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — For a third straight day Wednesday, funeral processions rolled through a grieving Connecticut town trying to make sense of the massacre of 20 first-graders and six …


  • Grief mixes with impatience in shattered Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Emotions are in tatters amid a global crush of attention to a Connecticut town once known mostly for its bucolic atmosphere and sterling school system. Newtown …


  • Classes resume in Newtown, minus Sandy Hook

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown returned its students to their classrooms Tuesday for the first time since last week’s massacre and faced the agonizing task of laying others to rest, …


  • First of 8 funerals at Newtown church begins

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Family members have gathered for the first of eight funerals for school shooting victims to be held at a Catholic church in Newtown, Conn. A motorcade …


  • Classes resuming in Newtown, minus Sandy Hook

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — With security stepped up and families still on edge in Newtown, students began returning to school Tuesday for the first time since last week’s massacre, bringing …


  • 2 funerals begin a sad procession in Connecticut

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Opening a long and almost unbearable procession of grief, Newtown began laying its dead to rest Monday, holding funerals for two 6-year-old boys — one a …


  • Newtown holds the first funerals for the victims

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A grief-stricken Newtown on Monday began burying the littlest victims of the school massacre, starting with two 6-year-old boys — one of them a big football …


  • Newtown plans burials as school’s future debated

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A grieving Connecticut town braced itself Monday to bury the first two of the 20 littlest victims of the school gunman. Authorities could not say when …


  • Funerals set for victims of Conn. school rampage

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association has announced that funerals have been scheduled for seven of the Connecticut school shooting victims. Services for 6-year-olds Noah Pozner and …


  • Funeral set for 1 of youngsters killed in rampage

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A funeral for one of the Connecticut school shooting victims, 6-year-old Noah Pozner, is being planned for Monday. Pozner’s uncle, Alexis Haller, says the funeral is …


  • Another sorrowful trip for Obama to grieving town

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it was another sorrowful visit to another grieving community full of broken hearts from unimaginable violence. The spot, this time, was Newtown, …


  • Conn. gunman broke in, shot kids multiple times

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman behind the Connecticut elementary school massacre stormed into the building and shot 20 children at least twice with a high-powered rifle, executing some at …


  • Conn. gunman broke in, shot some victims twice

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman behind the Connecticut elementary school massacre stormed into the building and shot 20 children at least twice with a high-powered rifle, executing some at …


  • Conn. town mourns as police look for answers

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Investigators tried to figure out what led a bright but painfully awkward 20-year-old to slaughter 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school, while townspeople …


  • Uncle: Dad recalls crash that killed sons as blur

    HOUSTON (AP) — The uncle of two young brothers killed by a suspected drunk driver who was then fatally shot at the crash scene said Friday that the boys’ father, …


  • Cowboys involved in fatal wreck were close friends

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Josh Brent and Jerry Brown met in college, forming a close, unshakeable bond. Having realized his NFL dream, Brent was trying to help his roommate do …


  • Funeral held for boxer ‘Macho’ Camacho in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds mourned Hector Camacho on Saturday in the landmark East Harlem church the fighter attended as a boy, and hundreds more cheered and shouted “Macho!” when …


  • Indiana home explosion investigated as homicide

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The house explosion that killed two people and destroyed several homes in an Indianapolis neighborhood is now being investigated as a homicide, authorities said, though no suspects …


  • Ind. home explosion now homicide investigation

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The house explosion that killed two people and destroyed several homes in an Indianapolis neighborhood is now a homicide investigation, authorities said, though no suspects have been …


  • Eisenhower Memorial approval delayed into 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Plans to build a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be delayed into next year as the World War II general’s family continues to object …


  • Hundreds say goodbye at funeral for slain NJ girl

    GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners who packed a church Saturday to say goodbye to a 12-year-old who police say was killed by two teenage brothers were urged to …


  • McGovern celebrated as ‘conscience for our nation’

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern made history with his loss of the 1972 presidential election in a historic landslide, but he was praised Friday for galvanizing the Democratic …


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