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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Fast and Furious gun buyer sentenced to prison

PHOENIX (AP) — A man who purchased two rifles found at the scene of the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent north of the U.S.-Mexico border was sentenced Wednesday …


Police: Ore. mall shooter used stolen rifle

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gunfire rang out in the mall food court, instantly transforming a casual afternoon of holiday shopping into a nightmare. The shooter, armed with a rifle, was …


School records show reaction to theater shooting

DENVER (AP) — Newly released documents show officials at the University of Colorado feared for their safety after a graduate student there was identified as the suspect in the Aurora …


Ky. school shooter seeks to take back guilty plea

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who killed three of his classmates at a Kentucky High School in 1997 is fighting to take back his guilty plea and get a trial, …


Boy charged in fatal shooting on Florida bus

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida teen was charged with fatally shooting a girl in front of her younger sister and several other students while riding the bus to school …


Girl, 13, fatally shot on Miami-area school bus

MIAMI (AP) — A 13-year-old girl was shot to death in front of her sister and several other students while riding the bus to a charter school Tuesday, Miami-Dade police …


Will Chicago act on verdict in cop beating trial?

CHICAGO (AP) — Will the city act? That’s the question many Chicagoans will be asking Wednesday — a day after the dramatic conclusion of a civil trial that stemmed from …


After verdict, fallout from police beating trial

CHICAGO (AP) — Will the city act? That’s the question many Chicagoans will be asking Wednesday — a day after the dramatic conclusion of a civil trial that stemmed from …


APNewsBreak: Idaho inmates claim gangs run prison

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts, with some inmates contending prison …


Co-workers puzzle over Calif. plant shooting

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — As employees return to work Thursday at a chicken-processing plant that was the scene of a fatal workplace shooting, authorities and co-workers puzzled over what set …


Motive unclear in shooting at Calif. chicken plant

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — That Lawrence Jones targeted a handful of his co-workers at a chicken-processing plant, killing two of them execution-style, was evident, authorities said. But why he did …


Police: Calif. shooting suspect was ‘methodical’

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Clattering machinery at a chicken-processing plant provided all the cover Lawrence Jones needed to kill two co-workers execution style and wound two others Tuesday, police said. …


Police: Calif. shooting suspect ‘methodical’

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a parolee who killed two people and wounded two others at a chicken processing plant in California moved methodically between three of the victims, …


Coroner: Death toll in Calif. shooting rises to 3

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A parolee who worked at a California chicken processing plant opened fire at the business on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding two others before taking …


Police say 1 dead, 4 wounded at Calif. workplace

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A parolee who worked at a California food service company opened fire at the business on Tuesday, killing one person and wounding three others, before shooting …


Newspaper: 3 shot at Fresno, Calif., workplace

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Three people were shot Tuesday at a workplace in Fresno, Calif., a newspaper reported. The shooting occurred at the Apple Valley Farms plant in the central …


FBI: Crime reported to police fell last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines, the FBI announced Monday. Meanwhile, …


Megachurch shooting suspect was committed in Md.

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A man suspected in Wednesday’s fatal shooting at a Georgia megachurch was once committed to a mental health facility in Maryland after facing various criminal …


Wisconsin shooting brings call for new law on guns

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Wisconsin lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten the enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases, prompted by a fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee …


Wis. shooting brings call for new law on guns

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prompted by the fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee spa, two local lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases. …


NJ mom: I didn’t slap boy who bullied my daughter

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A woman who says her 9-year-old daughter was bullied said Sunday that she took matters into her own hands when she confronted one of her …


Cops: NJ mom, grandma attacked 4th-grade bullies

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The mother of a 9-year-old girl who says she was bullied has been arrested on charges she boarded a school bus and slapped and cursed …


Victims want Fort Hood shooting deemed terror act

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Nearly three years after the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, many of those affected are urging the government to declare it a terrorist attack, saying …