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Teacher says gunman was loner who didn’t feel pain

SOUTHBURY, Conn. (AP) — At Newtown High School, Adam Lanza had trouble relating to fellow students and teachers, but that was only part of his problem. He seemed not to …


Okla. teen arrested in school shooting plot

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Hours before a gunman opened fire at a Connecticut elementary school, police in Oklahoma arrested a teenager for allegedly plotting to attack his high school and …


Conn. town mourns as police look for answers

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Investigators tried to figure out what led a bright but painfully awkward 20-year-old to slaughter 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school, while townspeople …


Conn. school victims shot by rifle multiple times

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — All the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting were killed up close by multiple rifle shots, a medical examiner said. Dr. H. Wayne Carver said …


As Conn. story unfolds, media struggle with facts

NEW YORK (AP) — The scope and senselessness of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting challenged journalists’ ability to do much more than lend, or impose, their presence on the scene. …


Conn. police find ‘very good evidence’ on gunman

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


Police, world wonder about Conn. shooting motive

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


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 …


Correction: Conn School Shooting-Suspect story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some versions of a story Dec. 14 and 15 about the suspect in a school shooting in Connecticut, The Associated Press erroneously reported a comment by …


Police, world wonder about Conn. shooting motive

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


Conn. gunman recalled as intelligent but remote

Family and friends remember Adam Lanza as many things — intelligent, nerdy, goth, remote, thin. Now the world will always remember him as a mass murderer. The 20-year-old man is …


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 …


How to talk to your kids about Conn. mass shooting

The killings at a Connecticut elementary school left parents struggling to figure out what to tell their children. President Barack Obama said he and his wife, Michelle, would tell their …


Routine morning, then shots and unthinkable terror

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Inside the four-bedroom colonial set on a small rise, Nancy Lanza was already dead. But it was early yet, and it would be hours before her …


Schools eye plans, calm parents after Conn. attack

The mass killing inside a Connecticut elementary school has educators across the country reviewing their security measures, reassuring parents and asking, “What if?” “Every principal will be going through their …


Routine morning, then shots and unthinkable terror

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — First, he killed his mother. Nancy Lanza’s body was found later at their home on Yogananda Street in Newtown — after the carnage at Sandy Hook …


Connecticut shooting suspect was honors student

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was an honors student who lived in a prosperous neighborhood with his mother, a well-liked woman who enjoyed hosting dice games and decorating the house for …


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 …


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.” …


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 …