Newtown to tear down home of school shooter

2015-01-22 16:42

Officials in Newtown have voted to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

US student opens fire in cafeteria

2014-10-25 08:33

A US student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his high school before taking his own life, officials say.

High school knife attacker had 'blank expression'

2014-04-10 08:07

A 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" has stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school.

Details into Newtown shooting to be released

2013-12-27 12:42

Authorities say they plan to release state police documents from the investigation into last year's Newtown school massacre.

US student kills teacher and himself

2013-10-22 08:11

A school student has shot an killed a maths teacher and wounded two 12-year-old boys with a semi-automatic gun before turning the gun on himself just before the starting bell on Monday.

US school shooter had 500 rounds of ammo

2013-08-22 08:02

A 20-year-old with a history of mental illness and carrying nearly 500 rounds of ammunition is behind a US elementary school shooting in the state of Georgia, police say.

US school district arming teachers, staff

2013-07-30 15:58

When classes at Clarksville High School resume in August, the school's assistant principal will be among more than 20 teachers and administrators in the district carrying concealed weapons.

Jim Carrey disses his new movie

2013-06-24 14:15

Jim Carrey has left the Twitter-sphere reeling when he tweeted that he can't condone the extreme violence in his latest movie, Kick-Ass 2.

Obama slams 'shameful' defeat of gun reform

2013-04-18 08:06

President Barack Obama has branded the defeat of his gun reform drive in the US Senate as "shameful", and accused lawmakers of caving in to the powerful firearms lobby.

Families lobby Congress over gun control

2013-04-09 19:50

Relatives of victims of the Connecticut school shootings are mounting a face-to-face lobbying effort in hopes of turning around enough lawmakers to gain a Senate floor vote on gun restrictions.

US gunman fired 154 rounds in 5 minutes

2013-03-28 21:06

The gunman who killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school, had fired 154 rounds in less than 5 minutes, selecting high capacity magazines from his home arsenal stocked with weapons.

US teen gets 3 life sentences

2013-03-19 22:15

Wearing a T-shirt with "killer" scrawled across it, a teenager has cursed and gestured obscenely as he was given three life sentences for shooting to death three students in Ohio.

Gun control push at heart of Obama speech

2013-02-13 09:14

President Barack Obama has brought the wounds inflicted by the recent spate of shooting deaths to Congress, ending his State of the Union address with an emotional plea for tougher gun control.

Girl who performed for Obama shot dead

2013-01-30 22:07

A 15-year-old girl who performed at President Barack Obama's inauguration, has been shot dead in Chicago.

Gun lobby slams 'elitist hypocrite' Obama

2013-01-16 10:32

The US gun lobby has lashed out at President Barack Obama as an "elitist hypocrite" for providing secret service protection to his daughters but balking at having armed guards in all schools.

Newtown parents start anti-violence drive

2013-01-15 11:01

Parents of children slain in the Connecticut school massacre speak in quavering voices as they call for a national dialogue to help prevent similar tragedies.

Newtown weighs fate of school

2013-01-14 13:59

Newtown residents are considering what to do with the school where 26 people were killed, with differing opinions on whether students and staff should ever return to the building.

US gun lobby takes aim at gun task force

2013-01-11 10:03

The top US firearms lobby has emerged from talks with Vice President Joe Biden on curbing violence saying he cares more about stamping out gun rights than protecting school kids.

Obama determined to take action on guns

2013-01-09 22:30

President Barack Obama is "determined to take action" on gun violence, his vice president has said as a high-profile round of White House meetings began in search of new policies.

Arnie: Movies not to blame for shootings

2013-01-07 15:43

Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that violence in films is entertainment and should not be linked to tragic events like the Connecticut school shooting in which 20 children died.

White House mulls broader US gun control

2013-01-06 22:24

The White House is weighing a far broader approach to curbing US gun violence than just reinstating a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

US capital cops urge gun control

2013-01-04 09:00

Washington's police chief has spoken out in favour of tougher gun laws in the US after statistics showed the homicide rate in the nation's capital at its lowest level in a half-century.

Massacre survivors to return to school

2013-01-02 20:39

Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers are returning to class for the first time.

Obama pledges gun violence laws

2012-12-31 08:01

President Barack Obama has pledged to put his "full weight" behind a legislative package next year aimed at containing gun violence, recalling the Newtown shooting rampage.


3 wounded in Florida university shooting, gunman killed

2014-11-20 19:42

A gunman opened fire at a Florida university library, leaving three people wounded before campus police shot him dead early on Thursday, police say.

Sandy Hook school evacuated after threat

2014-10-01 23:59

A bomb threat called into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe has led authorities to order students, including many who lived through the 2012 massacre, out of the building.

Police file on Newtown yields chilling portrait

2013-12-28 09:24

Police have released thousands of pages from their investigation into the Newtown massacre, providing the most detailed and disturbing picture yet of the rampage and Adam Lanza's fascination with murder.

Nevada shooter, 12, lashed out over bullying

2013-10-23 08:39

The 12-year-old student who opened fire on Monday at a Nevada middle school was reacting to bullying, according to news reports.

US study finds gun ownership and homicide link

2013-09-13 15:02

Researchers in the United States claim to have established a convincing statistical link between gun ownership and homicide, according to a newly published study.

Gunman in US school surrenders

2013-08-21 14:02

A man has entered a US elementary school armed with a Kalashnikov and took employees hostage before surrendering.

Kick-Ass 2 punches back at Jim Carrey

2013-06-25 12:48

Kick-Ass 2 producer Mark Millar has hit back at film star Jim Carrey, who claimed he can no longer support the film.

Gun control advocates still awaiting action

2013-06-10 12:01

It's been six months since the school shooting that made gun control a top US issue once again, and families of the victims are going back to Washington to remind lawmakers they are waiting for action.

Senate plans gun background check

2013-04-17 16:40

A bipartisan effort to expand background checks for firearms purchasers is in deep trouble as the Senate approaches a long-awaited vote.

US state close to approving gun measures

2013-04-04 08:06

The US state where 20 young children were shot dead at school in December has moved closer to putting in place some of the country's strictest gun control laws.

Long live gun control!

2013-03-20 13:09

A proposed US law to ban assault weapons has been tossed out. This does not, however, signal the death of gun control legislation, writes Simon Williamson.


Week in pictures

2013-03-01 14:45

See all the big news of this week in pictures.

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Politics shapes US gun debate endgame

2013-02-05 22:26

The endgame of the US gun control debate has come into focus, with a consensus forming around steps likely to fall short of the sweeping reform vision favoured by President Barack Obama.

Gun control: Listen more, Obama says

2013-01-27 21:40

President Barack Obama has urged gun control advocates to listen to views of rural Americans who use guns for hunting.

Victims recall shootings in Congress

2013-01-17 10:03

School superintendent Janet Robinson knew something was terribly wrong when she "did not have enough children" for the parents gathered in Newtown, Connecticut.

New York enacts gun-control law

2013-01-16 08:31

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law one of the nation's toughest gun-control measures and the first to be enacted since the mass shooting last month at an elementary school.

Obama: Assault weapons ban makes sense

2013-01-14 19:59

President Barack Obama has said he thinks an assault weapons ban makes sense, after accepting what he said was a "sensible" list of plans to curb gun violence.

US gun lobby claims it has enough clout

2013-01-13 21:35

The president of the top US firearms lobby says his organisation has enough backing from lawmakers to defeat a plan to outlaw assault weapons and sales of high-capacity ammunition clips.

Guns in the US: 'Stop the madness'

2013-01-10 10:44

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed the "toughest assault weapons ban in America" in response to a rash of shootings, including the tragedy last month at a Connecticut school.

NRA joins White House gun talks

2013-01-09 09:58

The most prominent US gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, will send an official to meet Vice President Joe Biden as he studies how to cut firearms violence.


Weekend in pictures

2013-01-07 10:23

Epiphany, a burning oil tank in India and worries about the health of President Hugo Chavez. It all happened this weekend.

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Newtown task force to handle donations

2013-01-06 20:21

With no end to donations, US school massacre town, Newtown has set up infrastructure to sort gifts and assign volunteers.


Almost three weeks after the school-shooting in Newtown the pupils go back to school.

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US shooter's dad lays son's body to rest

2013-01-01 22:52

The father of the gunman who massacred 20 small children and six other people at an elementary school and also killed his mother has finally been able to lay his son's body to rest.

US teachers take up arms after shootings

2012-12-28 10:00

Several US states are considering allowing school teachers to carry weapons, and educators, determined not to allow a repeat of the Newtown massacre, are flocking to training sessions.

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