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  • MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013, 9:26 A.M.

    Spokane police investigate alleged kidnapping, assault

    A woman told Spokane police this morning she was held captive and sexually assaulted in a home at 4605 N. Lincoln Street.


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013, 6 P.M.

    Boston police: Bombing suspect is in custody

    WATERTOWN, Mass. — Lifting days of anxiety for a city and a nation on edge, police captured the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, found bloodied in a backyard boat Friday …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013, 11:42 A.M.

    Cache of weapons found in Newtown gunman’s home

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A cache of weapons including guns, more than a thousand rounds of ammunition, a bayonet and several swords was found in the home of the …


  • SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 2013, 7:57 A.M.

    Hundreds line up to mourn Chicago teen

    CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of people are lined up outside a filled-to-capacity church to pay their respects to a 15-year-old Chicago teen whose death has drawn national attention to the …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2013, 8:50 A.M.

    Thousands march for gun control in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as “Ban Assault Weapons Now,” joined a rally for gun control on …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2013, 8:51 A.M.

    Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effort

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 11:54 A.M.

    Dozens of Mich. schools close amid threats, rumors

    DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of Michigan schools canceled classes for thousands of students to cool off rumored threats of violence and problems related to doomsday scenarios based on the Mayan …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 10:20 A.M.

    Holder to meet with first responders in Newtown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to Newtown, Conn., to meet with first responders and law enforcement officials about last week’s school shooting. A Justice Department official …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 8:31 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 7 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 6:22 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 3:24 A.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 12:19 A.M.

    Gun laws show difficulty of stemming violent acts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One early focus of new gun regulations by President Barack Obama and some lawmakers would reinstate a federal ban on assault weapons, a law widely regarded as …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 5:48 P.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 4:51 P.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 3:16 P.M.

    New school to re-create the old for Newtown pupils

    MONROE, Conn. (AP) — When the children who survived a shooting that killed 20 of their classmates return to school in a different building, they’ll find things just as they …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 3:15 P.M.

    Obama’s call for action against gun violence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the massacre of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., obligates the nation to finally act to reduce gun violence. He’s outlined only a broad plan …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 2:50 P.M.

    Obama to send Congress gun proposals in January

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the time for action overdue, President Barack Obama promised on Wednesday to send Congress broad proposals in January for tightening gun laws and curbing violence after …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 10:26 A.M.

    Armored backpacks and a rush on guns after Conn.

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The reaction to the deadly Connecticut school shooting can be seen at gun stores and self-defense retailers across the nation, with anxious parents buying armored …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 9:56 A.M.

    Obama sets January deadline for gun proposals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama vowed to send Congress new policy proposals for reducing gun violence by January. “This time, the words …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 8:34 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 3:03 A.M.

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

    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, …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 11:27 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 10:44 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 4:32 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 2:54 P.M.

    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, …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 2:35 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 2:26 P.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 1:52 P.M.

    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 …


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