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  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 10:48 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 8:50 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 7:55 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:20 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:14 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:13 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:07 A.M.

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:02 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 11:46 P.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 11:43 P.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 2:28 P.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 12:52 P.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 10:42 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 10:36 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 9:45 A.M.

    Police: Man held after LA schools threatened

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man was arrested and nine guns were seized after threats were posted on Facebook against Los Angeles elementary schools, police said Monday. Kyle Bangayan, …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 8:30 A.M.

    School gunman went to Conn. univ. when he was 16

    DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — The gunman who killed 26 children and adults in an elementary school took college classes when he was only 16, a spokesman for Western Connecticut State …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 8:22 A.M.

    Man held in alleged threats to LA schools

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have arrested a man for allegedly posting Facebook threats against Los Angeles elementary schools. Officer Venus Hall says weapons were confiscated when the man was …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 5:36 A.M.

    W.Va.’s Manchin: Time to rethink gun legislation

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin, an avid hunter and lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, says it’s time for all sides in the gun policy debate to …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 1:18 A.M.

    Students nervously return to school after shooting

    Victoria Millon bowed her head during a moment of silence at her Miami elementary school on Monday and thought about the 20 children nearly her age who were killed in …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 12:09 A.M.

    Gunman’s mother kept trials of home life hidden

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the bar, everybody knew her name. Nancy Lanza was the one who, if she heard you were short on cash, regularly offered to pick up …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 12:07 A.M.

    What we know about the Connecticut school shooting

    Key facts related to the Connecticut elementary school shooting: THE INVESTIGATION: Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza, was carrying an arsenal of hundreds of rounds of deadly ammunition — enough to kill nearly …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 12:03 A.M.

    Gun control debate begins to simmer after massacre

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say meaningful action in the wake of the school shootings in Connecticut must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 12:01 A.M.

    Obama signals action following school shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is vowing to use “whatever power this office holds” to safeguard the nation’s children, raising the prospect that he will pursue policy changes to …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 12:01 A.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 11:48 P.M.

    Newtown plans burials as school’s future debated

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A grieving Connecticut town is bracing itself for the first funerals for victims of the school shooting last week that left 20 children and six adults …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 7:31 P.M.

    Obama grieves, promises to use power to help

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — He spoke for a nation in sorrow, but the slaughter of all those little boys and girls turned the commander in chief into another parent in …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 7:27 P.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 6:54 P.M.

    Students prepare for nervous return to classes

    MIAMI (AP) — Jessica Kornfeld drove her children to their elementary school this past weekend. She wanted them to feel reassured that it was still a safe place, despite a …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 6:33 P.M.

    Obama offers ‘love, prayers of nation’ to Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — He spoke for a nation in sorrow, but the slaughter of all those little boys and girls left President Barack Obama, like so many others, reaching …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 5:48 P.M.

    Obama in Newtown to offer love, prayers of nation

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering the Connecticut town grappling with the aftermath of a deadly school shooting “the love and prayers of a nation.” The president …


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