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.

Dec 15, 2014, 06:15 AM IST

Newtown shooting victim’s mom makes emotional plea for gun control

US President Barack Obama handed over his weekly radio address to a mother of a Newtown massacre victim as debate raged over proposed gun control legislation.

Apr 13, 2013, 15:52 PM IST

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.

Mar 22, 2013, 11:34 AM IST

US gun ban would protect more than 2,200 firearms

US President Barack Obama has called for restoring a ban on military-style assault weapons and limiting the size of ammunition magazines.

Feb 18, 2013, 20:07 PM IST

Obama pays tribute to teachers slain in Newtown

US President Barack Obama awarded posthumously Friday Presidential Citizens Medals to the six educators who died in the shooting at Sandy Hook.

Feb 16, 2013, 12:23 PM IST

`Connecticut school shooting staged by Barack Obama`

A Florida professor has said the massacre at Sandy Hook school did not happen as reported.

Jan 10, 2013, 13:55 PM IST

Barack Obama exploring executive order on gun control: Joe Biden

Last month, Barack Obama had tasked Joe Biden to come out with specific proposals on gun control measures.

Jan 10, 2013, 09:53 AM IST

US paper posts gun show ad next to school shooting, apologises

An American media group has issued an apology after one of its newspapers ran an ad for a gun show next to an article about the Newtown school shooting.

Jan 04, 2013, 13:39 PM IST

Christmas reverie in Newtown tinged with mourning

Heavy with the sorrow of 26 lives lost in Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut, Newtown on Tuesday observed Christmas.

Dec 26, 2012, 12:01 PM IST

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.

Dec 24, 2012, 21:23 PM IST

NRA: Public wants armed guards in every school

The CEO of the largest US gun-rights lobbying group says the American people think it would be "crazy" not to put armed guards in every school.

Dec 23, 2012, 23:31 PM IST

Massacre triggers modest change in US gun control views

The US public`s attitude toward gun control has shown only modest change in the wake of a recent shooting rampage at an elementary school in a small town in Connecticut.

Dec 21, 2012, 15:19 PM IST

Comfort dogs help ease pain of mourning community in Newtown

Residents in Newtown, Connecticut, devastated by last week`s school massacre, have received cuddly comfort that only a four-legged friend can give.

Dec 19, 2012, 19:56 PM IST

Some children in Newtown returning to school

Most children returned to school for the first time today in Newtown, as the toll of funerals for the 26 dead continued.

Dec 18, 2012, 22:57 PM IST

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.

Dec 17, 2012, 16:44 PM IST

US shooting: Obama to visit Newtown to meet victims` kin

US President Barack Obama is set to travel to Newtown to meet the families of the victims of a deadly shooting at an elementary school that left 20 kids dead.

Dec 16, 2012, 12:16 PM IST

I love you mom, wrote a kid before US school shooting

The children who were killed in s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown were said to be from 5 to 10 years old.

Dec 15, 2012, 13:31 PM IST

US shooting: Our hearts are broken today, says tearful Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama choked up several times as he said "our hearts are broken today" before the White House Press Corps.

Dec 15, 2012, 08:35 AM IST