By By MATT SEDENSKYAssociated Press
Most died at the very start of their young lives, tiny victims taken in a way not fit for anyone regardless of age. Others found their life's work in sheltering little ones, teaching them, caring for them, treating them as their own. After the gunfire
By By HELEN O'NEILLAP Special Correspondent
A gold plaque hangs next to a bullet hole in the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., where a lone gunman killed six worshippers and injured three others last August. It is engraved with the words, "We Are One."
"It frames the wound," says Pardeep
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police in Alabama fatally shot two suspects Saturday following separate shooting incidents 75 miles apart that left several others, including two officers, wounded.
Authorities said Jason Letts, 38, of Jemison opened fire early Saturday morning at a hospital in Birmingham,
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in Alabama say a man opened fire in a hospital, wounding an officer and two employees before he was fatally shot by police.
Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams says the officer and employees suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut State Police say a gunman who massacred 26 children and adults at an elementary school before committing suicide forced his way into the building. Lt. Paul Vance said Saturday morning that the suspect was not voluntarily let into Sandy Hook
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Authorities say they may be able to release the identities of the victims of the Connecticut school shooting on Saturday morning.
State police Lt. Paul Vance said Friday evening that officials were "cautiously optimistic" that they could have all the identities pinned down by
By By KEN RITTERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A man shot and fatally wounded a woman, then killed himself Friday at the Excalibur hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, sending many patrons fleeing in fear.
It happened at about 8:30 p.m. near the high-rise hotel's front entrance, Las
By By The Associated Press
Key facts related to the Connecticut elementary school shooting:
THE VICTIMS: The chief medical examiner said all the victims at the school were shot with a rifle, at least some of them up close, and all of them apparently were shot more than once.
All six adults
By By PAT EATON-ROBB and ADAM GELLERAssociated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Inside the four-bedroom colonial set on a small rise, Nancy Lanza was already dead. But it was early yet, and it would be hours before her body was found - time enough for her son to unleash a slaughter.
For now, though
By By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN and MATT APUZZOAssociated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - The gunman behind the Connecticut elementary school massacre stormed into the building and shot 20 children at least twice with a high-powered rifle, executing some at close range and killing adults who tried to