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Illinois man who put crosses at sites of mass shootings dies

An Illinois man man who spent years making crosses and bringing them to the sites of mass shootings and other disasters around the United States died Monday.

Judge orders Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in Sandy Hook case

A Texas judge has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in another court setback over the Infowars host. Jones is being sued for defamation in Texas by the …

Judge orders Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in Sandy Hook case

A Texas judge ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in another court setback over the Infowars host using his show to promote falsehoods that the 2012 Sandy Hook …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

As Newtown students grow up, some turn to activism

Siblings of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre and students who lived through it have grown up to become young voices of the gun violence prevention movement

State of Sandy Hook shooting takes steps to divest from guns

Connecticut’s treasurer, who oversees $37 billion in public pension funds, announced plans Tuesday to reallocate $30 million worth of shares in civilian firearm manufacturer securities while banning similar future investments …

Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

A lawsuit against America’s oldest gunmaker is being watched closely

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Back-to-school PSA shows students running, hiding, fighting gun violence

Familiar back-to-school supplies such as pencils, scissors and gym socks are recast as emergency survival tools in a new public service announcement from the Sandy Hook Promise, an anti-violence nonprofit …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

Gunmaker asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook appeal

The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a Connecticut court ruling that reinstated …

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened – …

Bomb threat empties Sandy Hook school on attack anniversary

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, a day of memorial services and moments of silence to mark the sixth anniversary of the …

Sandy Hook shooter’s belongings ordered released to public

Police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school shooter to the public because they are not exempt from the state’s open record laws, the Connecticut Supreme …

UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018

Sandy Hook group gives award to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown calls for more action on gun violence

The group Sandy Hook Promise awarded the congresswoman for her work pushing legislation that authorized federal money for school training programs and measures like metal detectors to address school shootings. …

More Sandy Hook families, FBI agent file lawsuit against Infowars’ Alex Jones

An active FBI agent who responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School during the December 2012 school shooting is joining a group of families of children killed inside the school …

Sandy Hook families file suit against InfoWars’ Alex Jones

The families of two children slain in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have filed lawsuits against right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for claiming the shooting in …

Police: ‘Dignitaries’ disrupted Sandy Hook massacre scene

After the 2012 school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, police officials not involved in the investigation and “dignitaries” were allowed into the building and potentially contaminated the crime scene by stepping …

Shawn Vestal: Five years since Sandy Hook, Congress slumbers on gun safety

Five years ago today, 20 children and six adults were shot in class at a Connecticut school, and a lot of people thought it had finally, tragically arrived: The watershed. …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

Mental health care worries linger 5 years after Sandy Hook

The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre sounded alarms nationally about gaps in mental health care and led to calls for better screening and services, especially for young people showing a …

FBI: Newtown shooter had pedophilic interest in kids

There was evidence the Newtown school shooter had an interest in children that could be categorized as pedophilia, but there was no proof he ever acted on it, according to …

Christine M. Flowers: Political posturing after Vegas is repellent

I’m not blind to how people are using this tragedy to advance their political agendas.

It’s past time to talk about gun violence

Like the heroes who assisted shooting victims, it’s the American people who will have to step up if they want to stem the wave of mass shootings.

UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017

Colin McEnroe: Alex Jones’ lies need to be exposed

Keeping this body of lies chained up in the attic like some homicidal lunatic aunt doesn’t work.

Newtown families upset by Megyn Kelly interview with conspiracy theorist and ‘Infowars’ host Alex Jones

The families of some Sandy Hook shooting victims are angered that NBC is airing an interview by Megyn Kelly with a conspiracy theorist who has claimed the massacre never happened.

Sandy Hook hoaxer gets prison time for threatening 6-year-old victim’s father

A Florida woman who claimed the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax was sentenced Wednesday to five months in prison for making death threats against the …

UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017

Chobani sues Alex Jones, InfoWars for defamation over Twin Falls assault coverage

Chobani, the Greek yogurt maker, is suing Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who says the

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Infowars commander fooling his loyal followers

Frightened people seek easy ways to comprehend the big, bad world. Alternative facts and realities are among the easiest.

Sandy Hook families appeal dismissal of gun lawsuit

The families of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims Tuesday appealed a Superior Court judge’s ruling dismissing their lawsuit against the manufacturer of the gun used in …

New Sandy Hook School unveiled

The Sandy Hook Elementary School was opened to the media Friday, nearly four years after the mass shooting at the school.

Amy Goodman: Semi-automatic weapons bans work

The largest massacre in Australia’s post-colonial history so shocked that nation that within 12 days, comprehensive gun-control legislation was agreed upon. There has not been another mass shooting in Australia …

Judge rules Newtown lawsuit against gun maker can go forward

A Connecticut Superior Court judge has ruled that a lawsuit can go forward against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.