US beer-maker to stop using Gandhi name, images after complaints

A US microbrewery said on Friday it will stop using the name and image of the late Mahatma Gandhi on one of its beers after complaints that it was offensive to the Indian community.

Freezing rain makes US Northeast roads slick; 4 killed

Rain "flash-freezing" on roads and sidewalks left an icy glaze under feet and tires across much of the northeastern US, causing crashes that claimed at least four lives.

US jury awards USD 7mn in scouts sexual abuse case

A man who says he was sexually abused by a scout leader in the mid-1970s won a USD 7 million jury verdict against the Boy Scouts of America.

Newtown victims' families sue maker of gun used in 2012 attack

The families of nine people killed in a 2012 massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school sued the maker of the gun used in the attack on Monday, saying the weapon should not have been sold because it had no reasonable civilian purpose.

Newtown marks Sandy Hook massacre anniversary with reflection

A deeply scarred US town lowered flags to half mast and urged quiet reflection on the two-year anniversary Sunday of a school massacre that left 20 children and six adults dead.

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Actor found on fire atop a New York-bound train, later dies

A fledging actor and model was found on fire on top of a stalled commuter train in Connecticut and later died from his severe burn injuries, a transit spokesman said on Monday.

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.