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Police: Man held after LA schools threatened

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man was arrested and nine guns were seized after threats were posted on Facebook against Los Angeles elementary schools, police said Monday. Kyle Bangayan, …


School gunman went to Conn. univ. when he was 16

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — The gunman who killed 26 children and adults in an elementary school took college classes when he was only 16, a spokesman for Western Connecticut State …


2 Kansas officers fatally shot outside market

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man suspected in the fatal shooting of two Topeka police officers has died after an armed standoff with law enforcement at a house …


W.Va.’s Manchin: Time to rethink gun legislation

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin, an avid hunter and lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, says it’s time for all sides in the gun policy debate to …


Students nervously return to school after shooting

Victoria Millon bowed her head during a moment of silence at her Miami elementary school on Monday and thought about the 20 children nearly her age who were killed in …


Gunman’s mother kept trials of home life hidden

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the bar, everybody knew her name. Nancy Lanza was the one who, if she heard you were short on cash, regularly offered to pick up …


What we know about the Connecticut school shooting

Key facts related to the Connecticut elementary school shooting: THE INVESTIGATION: Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza, was carrying an arsenal of hundreds of rounds of deadly ammunition — enough to kill nearly …


Gun control debate begins to simmer after massacre

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say meaningful action in the wake of the school shootings in Connecticut must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the …


Obama signals action following school shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is vowing to use “whatever power this office holds” to safeguard the nation’s children, raising the prospect that he will pursue policy changes to …


Newtown plans burials as school’s future debated

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A grieving Connecticut town braced itself Monday to bury the first two of the 20 littlest victims of the school gunman. Authorities could not say when …


Newtown plans burials as school’s future debated

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A grieving Connecticut town is bracing itself for the first funerals for victims of the school shooting last week that left 20 children and six adults …


Obama grieves, promises to use power to help

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — He spoke for a nation in sorrow, but the slaughter of all those little boys and girls turned the commander in chief into another parent in …


Funerals set for victims of Conn. school rampage

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Funeral Directors Association has announced that funerals have been scheduled for seven of the Connecticut school shooting victims. Services for 6-year-olds Noah Pozner and …


Students prepare for nervous return to classes

MIAMI (AP) — Jessica Kornfeld drove her children to their elementary school this past weekend. She wanted them to feel reassured that it was still a safe place, despite a …


Obama offers ‘love, prayers of nation’ to Newtown

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — He spoke for a nation in sorrow, but the slaughter of all those little boys and girls left President Barack Obama, like so many others, reaching …


Obama in Newtown to offer love, prayers of nation

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering the Connecticut town grappling with the aftermath of a deadly school shooting “the love and prayers of a nation.” The president …


Gunman’s mother kept trials of home life hidden

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the bar, everybody knew her name. Nancy Lanza was the one who, if she heard you were short on cash, regularly offered to pick up …


Lieberman, Democrats want ban on assault weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass …


What we know about the Connecticut school shooting

Key facts related to the Connecticut elementary school shooting: THE INVESTIGATION: Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza, was carrying an arsenal of hundreds of rounds of deadly ammunition — enough to kill nearly …


Conn. gunman had hundreds of rounds of ammunition

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage was carrying an arsenal of hundreds of rounds of especially deadly ammunition — enough to kill just about every …


Man fires some 50 shots at Calif. mall parking lot

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A suspect who fired about 50 shots in the parking lot of a crowded Southern California shopping mall, sending shoppers sprinting for safety, was cooperative …


Funeral set for 1 of youngsters killed in rampage

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A funeral for one of the Connecticut school shooting victims, 6-year-old Noah Pozner, is being planned for Monday. Pozner’s uncle, Alexis Haller, says the funeral is …


Schools around US increase security after massacre

MIAMI (AP) — Jessica Kornfeld sat down with her son and daughter after school on Friday and shared with them the unthinkable, horrific news out of Connecticut: Someone had stormed …


Evidence hints at deadlier plan in Conn. massacre

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage shot his mother four times in the head before going to the school and gunning down 26, authorities said …


Democratic senators want ban on assault weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass …


Another sorrowful trip for Obama to grieving town

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it was another sorrowful visit to another grieving community full of broken hearts from unimaginable violence. The spot, this time, was Newtown, …


Questions of ‘Why’ and ‘How’ fill pews in CT town

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Six-year-old Jennifer Waters came to Mass on Sunday at Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church with a lot of questions. “The little children, are they …


Coroner: Conn. gunman shot mom repeatedly in head

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say the gunman in the Connecticut school rampage shot his mother multiple times in the head before going to the elementary school where he gunned …


AP PHOTOS: Scenes from the Connecticut shooting

Most died at the very start of their young lives, tiny victims taken in a way not fit for anyone regardless of age. Others found their life’s work in sheltering …


Ala. officer improving after shooting, chase

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities said an east Alabama police officer shot and seriously wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a homicide suspect was improving Sunday as investigators tried …