NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A worker who turned on the intercom, alerting others in the building that something was very wrong. A custodian who risked his life by running through the halls warning of danger. A clerk who led 18 children on their hands and knees to safety, then gave them paper and crayons
By By STEPHANIE NANOAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - 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.
Asperger's is a mild form of autism often
By By ADAM GELLERAP National Writer
SOUTHBURY, Conn. (AP) - 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 psychological pain in the same way as classmates.
Richard Novia, the
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
By By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN and JOCELYN NOVECKAssociated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - First, he killed his mother.
Nancy Lanza's body was found later at their home on Yogananda Street in Newtown - after the carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School; after a quiet New England town was scarred
By By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSAssociated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich must decide in about a month whether to spare a condemned inmate who weighs 450 pounds, and whether the inmate's health should be part of his decision.
The state parole board on Friday recommended mercy
By By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A growing majority of Americans think global warming is occurring, that it will become a serious problem and that the U.S. government should do something about it, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
Even most people who say they don
By By CHARLES WILSONAssociated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana judge didn't take enough time when he rushed a 12-year-old boy accused of helping kill a friend's stepfather into adult court, an appeals court said Tuesday in throwing out the child's guilty plea and overturning