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Pilot in deadly US wreck survived earlier crash

In this Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 photo, first responders work the scene of a small plane crash, in East Haven, Conneticut. AP

The plane accident that killed four people in a Connecticut neighborhood was not the first crash for the pilot, a former Microsoft executive who was taking his teenage son on a tour of East Coast colleges.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US commuter trains collide; 60 go to hospitals

Emergency workers arrive the scene of a train collision, Friday, May 17, 2013 in Fairfield, Conn. A New York-area commuter railroad says two trains have collided in Connecticut. The railroad says the accident involved a New York-bound train leaving New Haven. It derailed and hit a westbound train near Fairfield, Conn. Some cars on the second train also derailed. (AP Photo/The Connecticut Post, Denis O’Malley) MANDATORY CREDIT

Two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Connecticut during Friday’s evening rush hour, sending 60 people to the hospital, including five critically injured and one very critically injured, Gov. Dannel Malloy said. There were no reports of fatalities.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US state’s lawmakers approve gun control measures

President Barack Obama walks past police officers after speaking at the Denver Police Academy in Denver, Colo., with local law enforcement officials and community leaders attending following a meeting to discuss the state's new measures to reduce gun violence, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. AP/Susan Walsh

Lawmakers in Connecticut state, where a gunman killed 20 children and six educators in one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history, approved a package of gun control measures described by supporters as the most comprehensive in the country.

Posted: April 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Soccer stars visit US town where kids were shot

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The deadly shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School was personal for pro soccer star Marcus Tracy. He grew up in Newtown, and his mother once taught at the school.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Some gun shows canceling after US mass shooting

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Supporters of gun control gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, during a vigil for the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct., and to call on President Obama to pass strong gun control laws. AP/Charles Dharapak

Several gun shows, all about an hour’s drive from Newtown, Connecticut, have been canceled.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sandy Hook kids face first classes since shooting

A man waves to a child on a bus on the first day of classes after the holiday break, in Newtown, Conn.,Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. School resumes Wednesday for students in Newtown, except for the Sandy Hook Elementary School students, who will begin classes on Thursday at a school that was overhauled specially for them in the neighboring town of Monroe, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The Newtown schools superintendent says they are preparing for a “normal” day, but it will likely be anything but that when classes resume for Sandy Hook Elementary School students for the first time since a gunman killed 20 of their classmates.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sandy Hook kids face first classes since shooting

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The Newtown schools superintendent says they are preparing for a “normal” day, but it will likely be anything but that when classes resume for Sandy Hook Elementary School students for the first time since a gunman killed 20 of their classmates.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Grieving US town flooded with gifts

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Newtown’s children were showered with gifts—tens of thousands of teddy bears, Barbie dolls, soccer balls and board games—and those are only some of the tokens of support from around the world for the town in mourning.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Urban advocates say new gun control talk overdue

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This Associated Press file photo taken on November 29,2011, shows a bullet hole in a window of a car at a liquor store parking lot in Oakland, Calif., after a shooting. A hail of gunfire along the Oakland street left eight people wounded, including a 1-year-old boy. In the wake of the Dec. 14, 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the small town of Newtown, Conn., there is now much political discussion about gun control. For urban advocates, this new emphasis on gun control is long overdue. AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File

For years, voices have cried in the urban wilderness: We need to talk about gun control.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

A week after US school massacre, details emerge

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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 »

Child survivor of US massacre recounts moments of terror

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

Nine-year-old Nicholas Sabillon was remarkably composed as he recounted how the Connecticut gunman who killed his schoolmates pounded on the locked door of the room where he was hiding.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Persisting masscare

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There are no words for this,” Washington Post’s Alexandra Petri wrote after a gunman mowed down 20 kids at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut , USA . Their ages ranged from 5 to 7 years.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Newtown buries school massacre dead

Veronique Pozner, left, embraces a young girl as she arrives at B'nai Israel Cemetery for burial services for her 6-year-old son Noah Pozner, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Monroe, Conn. Noah Pozner was killed when Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Friday and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself. AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Heart-rending funerals were held Monday for two six-year-old boys, as America began to say farewell to the 20 children slain in a school shooting that sparked calls for new gun laws.

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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