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  • Gunman kills 26 at Conn. school, commits suicide

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday inside an elementary school, massacring 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered …


  • Newtown: A special town shattered by tragedy

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the crossroads that marks the center of this three-century-old New England postcard town stands a flagpole that’s a kind of barometer. Every day, says Susan …


  • Conn. school shooting suspect was son of teacher

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He was an honors student who lived in a prosperous neighborhood with his mother, a grade-school teacher who liked to host dice games and decorate the house …


  • Hundreds pack Conn. church for vigil after rampage

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Twenty-six candles — one for each of the victims — flickered on the altar Friday as hundreds of grief-stricken residents gathered for a vigil in memory …


  • Man kills mother, then 26 at Conn. grade school

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday inside the elementary school where she taught, massacring 26 people, including 20 children, …


  • AP source: Suspect killed mother at their home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says that the 20-year-old suspect in the Connecticut school shootings killed his mother at their home Friday and then drove his mother’s car …


  • 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, …


  • Family of slain Border Patrol agent sues officials

    PHOENIX (AP) — The family of a slain Border Patrol agent has sued federal officials over the botched “Fast and Furious” gun operation. Agent Brian Terry was mortally wounded on …


  • Connecticut school shooting revives gun debate

    LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A lone police cruiser outside Columbine High School was the only outward reaction Friday to an even deadlier attack at a Connecticut elementary school. But in …


  • Man kills 26 at Conn. school, including 20 kids

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man opened fire Friday inside two classrooms at the Connecticut elementary school where his mother was a teacher, killing 26 people, including 20 children, as …


  • Tearful Obama calls for action after shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A tearful President Barack Obama said Friday he grieved first as a father about the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, declaring, “Our hearts are broken today.” …


  • Uncle: Dad recalls crash that killed boys as blur

    HOUSTON (AP) — The uncle of two young brothers killed by a suspected drunken driver who was then shot and killed at the crash scene says the boys’ father was …


  • AP source: Suspect drove to mother’s school

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is Adam Lanza, 20, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred, a law enforcement official …


  • Police: 27 killed at Conn. School; 1 other dead

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Police say 27 people were killed in the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, including the gunman, and one person died at another scene. The dead …


  • Obama calls for ‘meaningful action’ after shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A tearful President Barack Obama said Friday he grieved about the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school as a father first, declaring “our hearts are broken today. …


  • AP source: Suspect is 24; younger brother held

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is 24-year-old Ryan Lanza, and his younger brother is being held for questioning as a possible second shooter, a law …


  • 27 dead, including gunman, at Conn. school

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man opened fire inside the Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked Friday, killing 26 people, including 18 children, and forcing students to cower in …


  • Police say 1 officer fatally shot, 1 hurt in Tenn.

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis police officer was fatally shot and another wounded during a shootout at a home Friday, authorities said. Officers with the organized crime unit entered …


  • AP source: 20-year-old suspect had ties to school

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says the attacker in the Connecticut school shootings is a 20-year-old man with ties to the school.


  • Official: 27 dead in Conn. school shooting

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — An official with knowledge of a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school says 27 people are dead, including 18 children. The official spoke on condition of …


  • Official: Gunman killed in Conn. school shooting

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left the gunman dead and at least one teacher wounded and sent frightened pupils into the parking lot. …


  • School shooting reported in Newtown, Conn.

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say they are assisting local police in Newtown amid reports of a shooting at an elementary school. The school superintendent’s office says the …


  • Calif. judge says victims’ body can prevent rape

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California judge is being publicly admonished for saying a rape victim “didn’t put up a fight” during her assault and that if someone …


  • Man accused in Ore. mall shooting had ‘weird look’

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Before police say Jacob Tyler Roberts walked into a mall wearing a hockey-style mask, shooting numerous rounds that killed two and injured a teenage girl, he …


  • APNewsBreak: Colo gov says time to talk gun laws

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Gov. John Hickenlooper said “the time is right” for state lawmakers to consider gun control measures, offering his firmest stance in the aftermath of several high-profile …


  • Man shoots himself inside Ala. federal courthouse

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A worker who killed himself inside an Alabama federal courthouse Thursday went through an employee entrance to avoid a security check that could have caught the …


  • Fla. caseworker stabbed to death during home visit

    DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — An inexperienced health care caseworker who visited a client at his home knew there was something that made her “very uncomfortable” about the 53-year-old man, …


  • Man accused in Ore. mall shooting wanted to travel

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — To police and witnesses, Jacob Tyler Roberts was a gunman on a mission, shooting numerous rounds from a semiautomatic rifle as he stalked through a Portland …


  • Sentence looms in Milwaukee fetal-abduction case

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Annette Morales-Rodriguez, distraught over her inability to give her boyfriend a son, had already pretended to have two miscarriages and was faking a third pregnancy when she …


  • Chicago vows to fight concealed carry ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — With parts of the city in the grip of gang warfare and spiking homicide rates, Chicago aldermen are urging state officials to appeal an appellate court’s decision …

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