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  • Obama to press for policy changes after shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is launching an administration-wide effort to curb gun violence, underscoring the growing political consensus over tightening gun restrictions following the horrific massacre at a …


  • Grief mixes with impatience in shattered Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Mourners overlapped at back-to-back services as funerals began in earnest in a Connecticut town that lost 20 of its children and seven adults to a gunman, …


  • 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 …


  • Cruz visits home of Giants fan, 6, killed in Conn.

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has visited the home of the 6-year-old Connecticut shooting victim who was buried in a replica Cruz jersey. Jack Pinto …


  • McCain rejects torture scene in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The movie “Zero Dark Thirty” suggests the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques led the U.S. to Osama bin Laden. Sen. John McCain watched the movie Monday night and …


  • 13 surrender in Illinois fraternity drinking death

    DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Thirteen of the 22 people facing hazing-related charges following a Northern Illinois University student’s death have turned themselves in to police. A DeKalb Police Department spokesman …


  • Investors turn against gun makers after massacre

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investors shunned some of the nation’s largest gun makers Tuesday, putting up for sale the manufacturer of the Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle used in the Connecticut school shooting …


  • 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, …


  • Gun advocates conflicted on changes after massacre

    KITTERY, Maine (AP) — In a region where gun ownership is a cherished right, holiday shoppers snake through rows of shotguns, pistols and semi-automatic assault rifles at the Kittery Trading …


  • NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After four days of self-imposed silence on the shooting that killed 26 people inside a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation’s largest gun rights lobby emerged Tuesday …


  • Army general to face court-martial in sex charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army general will face court-martial on a series of sexual misconduct charges, including forcible sodomy, in connection with several illicit affairs, and could receive life in …


  • Stylists: Lanza never spoke, made no eye contact

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — As a teenager, Adam Lanza would come in for a haircut about every six weeks without speaking or looking at anyone and always accompanied by his …


  • Experts: Kids are resilient in coping with trauma

    WASHINGTON (AP) — They might not want to talk about the gunshots or the screams. But their toys might start getting into imaginary shootouts. Last week’s school shooting in Connecticut …


  • Unions plan new offensive after Michigan loss

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Blindsided by a new law weakening union rights in Michigan, organized labor is preparing to target Republican governors in politically important states up for re-election in 2014 …


  • Utah boy brings gun to school, cites Newtown fears

    KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Utah sixth-grader caught with a gun at school told administrators he brought the weapon to defend himself in case of an attack similar …


  • Some Republicans say gun control should be debated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Republicans now say they’re willing to discuss the politically treacherous issue of gun control along with mental health issues and violent video games, while formerly pro-gun …


  • 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 …


  • Ill. frat members charged in student hazing death

    DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Nearly two dozen fraternity members at Northern Illinois University have been charged with hazing-related counts after a freshman was found dead at their fraternity house following …


  • 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 …


  • Grassley, Reid, Manchin: Let’s debate gun violence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as most Republicans played it safe and initially said little about the politically treacherous issue of gun control, a senior GOP senator has called for a …


  • NRA goes silent after Connecticut school shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Where is the NRA? The nation’s largest gun-rights organization — typically outspoken about its positions even after shooting deaths — has gone all but silent since last …


  • After Newtown, indulgences from grateful parents

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s snow on the ground in Londonderry, N.H., nearly 200 miles to the north of the still-raw slaughter at a Connecticut elementary school, and dad Eric …


  • After shooting, neighbor took in 6 young survivors

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Gene Rosen heard the staccato sound of gunfire near his home Friday morning, but dismissed it as a hunter in the nearby woods. Then, 15 minutes …


  • Classes resuming in Newtown, minus Sandy Hook

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Familiar routines are expected to resume for some in the Connecticut town that has just begun burying children killed in a schoolhouse massacre last week. With …


  • After shooting, neighbor took in 6 young survivors

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man who lives near Sandy Hook Elementary School says he took in six students who survived the shooting and ended up huddled at the end …


  • 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 …


  • APNewsBreak: Unisex Easy-Bake oven on the way

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro says it will soon reveal a gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven after meeting with a New Jersey girl who started a campaign calling on the toy maker …


  • Neighbor took 6 young survivors into his home

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Gene Rosen had just finished feeding his cats and was heading from his home near Sandy Hook Elementary school to a diner Friday morning when he …


  • Missing Fla. foster child’s custodian feared worst

    MIAMI (AP) — The legal custodian of missing foster child Rilya Wilson testified Monday that she suspected the worst when the girl abruptly disappeared in late 2000 but did not …


  • White House: Gun violence is complex problem

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says curbing gun violence is a complex problem that will require a “comprehensive solution” including addressing gun control measures. Still, spokesman Jay Carney says …

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