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Obama proposes new gun rules for mentally ill

This December 2012 photo released by the Connecticut State Police on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, shows a shattered window at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Adam Lanza gunned down 20 first-graders and six educators with a semi-automatic rifle at the school on Dec. 14, 2012, after killing his mother inside their home. Lanza committed suicide with a handgun as police arrived at the school. AP

The Obama administration proposed two new federal gun control rules Friday to ensure more information about the mentally ill reaches background check databases, after a series of high-profile US shootings.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

A year later, no motive found in US school attack

In this Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, file photo provided by the Newtown Bee, a police officer leads two women and a child from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. A prosecutor is planning to release a report on the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, but the public will have to wait longer for the Connecticut state police’s full accounting of the crime. AP

Why a young gunman went on a murderous shooting rampage at a US school a year ago is still a mystery and may never be known with certainty, prosecutors said Monday in a report that ended their investigation.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

‘My ninong shot me’

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Mass shooter Ronald Bae once ran for village chief in Kawit, Cavite, as shown on a tarpaulin bearing his image (at left).  Bae went on a shooting rampage on Friday killing eight people and wounding nine others before being gunned down by responding lawmen.  The killings prompted the usual calls for stricter gun control. Pistols are displayed (at right) during one of the regular gun shows held yearly in Mandaluyong City.  EDWIN BELLOSILLO/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

“Baril ako Ninong (Godfather shot me).” That was the first thing 4-year-old Ken Cedric Caimol told his grandmother after the shooting. His sister KC was also shot.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

A week after US school massacre, details emerge

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AP FILE PHOTO

As Americans paused for the one-week anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, new details emerged Friday about the gunman, Adam Lanza, who acquaintances said was able to take apart and reassemble a computer in a matter of minutes but rarely spoke to anyone.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama to join vigils for Connecticut school massacre

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Mourners gather for a candlelight vigil at Ram's Pasture to remember shooting victims, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama was due in the small Connecticut community of Newtown on Sunday to join in an interfaith vigil for the 20 small children and seven adults slaughtered by a young gunman.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Experts: No link between Asperger’s, violence

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A basketball, soccer ball, doll, flowers and a child's drawing sit at a memorial for shooting victims outside Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. AP/Jason DeCrow

While an official has said that the 20-year-old gunman in the Connecticut school shooting had Asperger’s syndrome, experts say there is no connection between the disorder and violence.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Father of US school shooter expresses shock

A sign on a post shows support for the victims of a gunman who opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School a day earlier as police officers stand at a road block, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Connecticut. AP/Julio Cortez

The father of the 20-year-old US man who is thought to have killed 26 people including 20 young children along with his own mother expressed grief and shock Saturday.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Friends recall gunman from US massacre as quiet, odd

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This undated photo shows Adam Lanza, third from the right, posing for a group photo of the technology club which appeared in the Newtown High School yearbook. Authorities have identified Lanza as the gunman who killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, inside an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself.  Richard Novia, a one-time adviser to the technology club, verified that the photo shows Lanza. AP

On leafy Yogananda Street, home to Nancy Lanza and her son Adam Lanza, the accused US school gunman, former school mates Saturday remembered him as an intelligent but strange young man.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US gunman was loner who didn’t feel pain – teacher

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This 2005 photo provided by neighbor Barbara Frey and verified by Richard Novia, shows Adam Lanza. Authorities have identified Lanza as the gunman who killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, inside an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. Novia was the school district's former head of security and he advised the school technology club that Adam and his older brother belonged to. AP/Barbara Frey

At Newtown High School, Adam Lanza had trouble relating to fellow students and teachers, but that was only part of his problem. He seemed not to feel physical or emotional pain in the same way as classmates.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US shooting victims hit multiple times; IDs out

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The victims of the U.S. school shooting were shot multiple times by semiautomatic rifle, the medical examiner said Saturday, and he called the injuries “devastating.”

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

‘I just want Christmas, I don’t want to die’

First, he killed his mother. Nancy Lanza’s body was found later at their home in Newtown—after the carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School; after a quiet New England town in Connecticut was scarred forever by unthinkable tragedy; after a nation seemingly inured to violence found itself stunned by the slaughter of innocents.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,World | Read More »

AP source: US suspect drove to mother’s school

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Law enforcement canvass the area following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. An official with knowledge of Friday's shooting said 27 people were dead, including 18 children. AP Photo/Jessica Hill

The suspect in U.S. school shooting is Adam Lanza, 20, the son of a teacher at the Connecticut school, a law enforcement official said Friday. A second law enforcement official said the mother, Nancy Lanza, was presumed dead.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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