US school massacre conspiracy theorist jailed

2017-06-09 22:50

An American woman who claimed the Sandy Hook school massacre, one of the worst mass shootings in US history, was a hoax, has been sentenced to five months in prison for making death threats against the father of one of the victims.

US Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons ban

2016-06-20 18:04

The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 50 people dead.

Newtown parents offer to settle for $5.5m apiece

2016-06-15 05:23

The parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre are offering to settle their wrongful death lawsuit against Newtown, Connecticut, and its school system for $5.5m apiece.

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.


When mass shooters die, some feel better off with no trial

2016-06-21 05:44

After the Orlando massacre, some touched by other mass shootings in which the killers have died, say they were grateful to be spared the extended, emotionally gruelling legal proceedings of a trial.

Dem senator frustrated by inaction on guns begins filibuster

2016-06-15 20:41

A Democratic senator has begun a filibuster to force a vote on gun control legislation and says he'll stay on the Senate floor "until we get some signal, some sign that we can come together".

Report: Police need mental health programmes

2016-05-26 22:26

A new federal report says police chiefs and sheriffs across the US should put mental health programmes in place for their officers as soon as possible to help them cope with the aftermath of mass shootings and other traumatic events.

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.

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