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Grief mixes with impatience in shattered Newtown

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Emotions are in tatters amid a global crush of attention to a Connecticut town once known mostly for its bucolic atmosphere and sterling school system. Newtown …


Cruz visits home of Giants fan, 6, killed in Conn.

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has visited the home of the 6-year-old Connecticut shooting victim who was buried in a replica Cruz jersey. Jack Pinto …


Panetta orders probe of military day care centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday ordered a worldwide review of hiring practices at all U.S. military day care centers after the Army revealed that it discovered …


Investors turn against gun makers after massacre

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investors shunned some of the nation’s largest gun makers Tuesday, putting up for sale the manufacturer of the Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle used in the Connecticut school shooting …


Gunman released from jail hours before killings

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Police say a man who killed his ex-girlfriend and two of her relatives before fatally shooting himself had been accused of kidnapping the woman and released …


Army probing day care centers worldwide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday ordered a worldwide review of hiring practices at all U.S. military day care centers after the Army revealed that it discovered …


Classes resume in Newtown, minus Sandy Hook

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown returned its students to their classrooms Tuesday for the first time since last week’s massacre and faced the agonizing task of laying others to rest, …


Gun advocates conflicted on changes after massacre

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — In a region where gun ownership is a cherished right, holiday shoppers snake through rows of shotguns, pistols and semi-automatic assault rifles at the Kittery Trading …


NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — After four days of self-imposed silence on the shooting that killed 26 people inside a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation’s largest gun rights lobby emerged Tuesday …


Stylists: Lanza never spoke, made no eye contact

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — As a teenager, Adam Lanza would come in for a haircut about every six weeks without speaking or looking at anyone and always accompanied by his …


Experts: Kids are resilient in coping with trauma

WASHINGTON (AP) — They might not want to talk about the gunshots or the screams. But their toys might start getting into imaginary shootouts. Last week’s school shooting in Connecticut …


911 caller among four dead in Colo murder-suicide

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Dispatchers listened as a Colorado woman who called 911 to report a shooting was apparently killed as she begged for her life in the pre-dawn hours …


Kansas exhumes bodies of ‘In Cold Blood’ killers

LANSING, Kan. (AP) — The bodies of the two men executed for the 1959 murders of a Kansas family that became infamous in Truman Capote’s true-crime book “In Cold Blood” …


Fort Hood suspect allowed to keep beard at trial

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage will be allowed to keep his beard during his military trial. The new judge …


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 …


At least 4 dead in apparent Colo. murder-suicide

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Four people were found dead Tuesday in Colorado after a woman called police to report a shooting and was apparently shot to death while she was …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Authorities: Kansas man who killed 2 cops dies

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man with a history of theft and weapons convictions gunned down two police officers investigating possible drug activity in a Kansas grocery parking lot, and …


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 …


Missing Fla. foster child’s custodian feared worst

MIAMI (AP) — The legal custodian of missing foster child Rilya Wilson testified Monday that she suspected the worst when the girl abruptly disappeared in late 2000 but did not …


Authorities ID man who shot officers in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified the gunman who killed two Topeka police officers as a 22-year-old man who records show had a criminal record. During a news conference …


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 …