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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 »

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