Obama hits campaign trail in delicate balancing act

Less than three weeks before key mid-term elections, US President Barack Obama on Wednesday finally hits the campaign trail, an event signaling a delicate balancing act for his Democratic party.

Indian-origin parents arrested in US toddler death case

Indian-origin parents of a 19-month-old baby, who died of head injuries after his babysitter got angry and dumped him on the floor, have been arrested and charged in the US state of Connecticut.

Barack Obama directs new gun background check measures

The Obama administration proposed two new gun control regulations aimed at clarifying restrictions on gun ownership for the mentally ill and strengthening a database used for background checks before firearm purchases.

US school shooter obsessed with mass murders

A report on the December 2012 "massacre of the innocents" at a US elementary school says that the gunman had an obsession with mass murders but failed to find his motive for the crime.

Yale University ends four-hour lockdown

Yale University lifted a lockdown after a police search of its campus in New Haven, Connecticut, found no evidence of a gunman.

US school shooting victims` families to get $281,000 each

Families of 20 children and six adults killed in the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school each will receive $281,000 from the $11.4 million in donations, an oversight board said on Wednesday.

Wright Brothers may not have been the first to fly a plane

Connecticut lawmakers have legally discredited the Wright brothers as the US` first-in-flight aviators.

US woman arrested after calling police on her pimp

A woman has been charged with prostitution in Connecticut after calling police to complain about how she was being treated by a pimp.

Broken rail cause of Connecticut train crash?

Ruling out any signs of foul play, US officials are now reportedly investigating whether a cracked rail could be the possible cause of train derailment and subsequent collision that left at least 60 injured.

Probe begins after US commuter trains crash

Two commuter trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in an accident that sent about 70 people to the hospital.

Impassioned Obama rebukes Republicans over gun reforms

Even as prospects of the US Congress approving the gun control legislation look dubious, President Barack Obama on Monday slammed Republicans for trying to stall gun reforms.

Obama again appeals for tough gun control laws

US President Barack Obama made passionate plea to lawmakers for tough gun control laws as details emerged of how Adam Lanza, gunman in Newtown school shooting, killed 20, planned another attack.

Weapons arsenal found in Connecticut gunman Adam Lanza`s home

Arsenal of weapons, guns, gun safe with shotgun shells, bayonet and several swords were found in Adam Lanza`s home, gunman who carried out Newtown school massacre, according to search warrants.

Biden demands courage from US Congress on gun control

US Vice President Joe Biden Thursday demanded "courage" from Congress in approving gun control measures that would include a ban on assault rifles.

Biden gives Obama proposals to prevent gun violence

US President Barack Obama said Vice President Joe Biden has provided him proposals on how to prevent gun violence, and that he plans to present the details to the American people later this week.

Two firefighters shot dead in US

Firefighters, who were responding to a blaze in a house in western New York Monday, have been shot at by an unidentified person.

US gun lobby says firm `no` to gun control

The most powerful gun lobby in US has ruled out backing new proposed restraints on firearms and has pushed for placing armed guards in schools.

British teenager `planned` Sandy Hook-style massacre

A 16-year-old British boy who has been arrested on terror charges might have been planning to carry out a Sandy Hook-style massacre in Britain.

US school shooting: `Gunman and his mother visited gun ranges`

Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who slayed 26 people, including 20 children, and his mother both spent time at a gun range in Connecticut.

US school shooting: Trigger-happy nation debates gun control

But so far there is little hint of action on the part of the White House given the gridlock in US Congress.