Sandy Hook

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.

Dec 16, 2014, 04:53 AM IST

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

`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

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

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

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.

Dec 24, 2012, 19:11 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

Jolted into action, US takes first steps on gun control

US Vice President Joe Biden held the first meeting of his task force to formulate concrete proposals on gun control.

Dec 21, 2012, 11:53 AM IST

`Barack Obama approval at three-year high`

US President Barack Obama`s approval rating post-election has soared to 56 percent, according to the latest Gallup poll.

Dec 21, 2012, 07:58 AM IST

Two adults survived US school shooting

Police said Monday that two adults - not one as originally reported - survived the shooting that left 26 people dead at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Dec 18, 2012, 18:44 PM IST

US failing to keep children safe: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama was in Newtown to share the grief of the parents who lost their children in a mindless slaughter of 20 young schoolchildren on Friday.

Dec 17, 2012, 08:31 AM IST

Connecticut school mass murderer Adam Lanza described as ‘deeply disturbed kid’

Adam Lanza, who shot at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut killing 20 children and 8 adults, has been described as a dark, disturbed, and deeply troubled boy from a wealthy family.

Dec 16, 2012, 18:21 PM IST

US shooting: Gunman kills mother, then massacres 26 at school

The shooter whose act of firing indiscriminately at students and staff left the Connecticut city of Newton shocked and paralysed was identified as 20-year-old Ryan Lanza.

Dec 14, 2012, 22:58 PM IST