| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In 1983 when President Reagan ordered the deployment of missiles in Europe as part of his "peace through strength" strategy to counter the Soviet Union, the very liberal town of Takoma Park, Md., declared itself a "nuclear free zone." City officials...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:57 PM
WASHINGTON — For years, federal and state governments have struggled to build a background check system that can keep guns out of the hands of mentally troubled people.
Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard shows that goal remains elusive.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:39 AM
On those nights when Amy DeLoughy's children can't sleep, haunted by memories of the massacre at their elementary school, or on those mornings when they can't face the daily routine, she calls in the ducks.
Doctor ducks, military ducks, postal worker...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:52 AM
DENVER (AP) — The last time Colorado enacted gun control measures was in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, and once the laws were on the books there was little acrimony.
The state's latest batch of gun control laws —...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:26 AM
Republican gubernatorial challenger Tom Foley leads incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by 43 percent to 40 percent in the latest Quinnipiac Poll released on Wednesday morning as the two rivals prepare for a rematch.
Foley, a Greenwich millionaire and...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 5:46 PM
While law enforcement officials have released few details of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre to Connecticut residents, state police and Newtown officers have increased their trips across the country, in some cases sharing graphic details...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:55 PM
She is 46, a teacher, wife, mother — and prisoner in her own home.
In the past two years, she has called Orlando police 39 times, whenever her son has turned violent. At 19, his 250-pound body — with a third-grader's maturity —...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Un niño de 8 años de edad, de Louisiana intencionalmente disparó y mató a su anciana cuidadora después de jugar un videojuego violento, informó CNN esta mañana.
Marie Smothers fue declarada muerta en la escena con una herida de bala en la cabeza en...
| Jul 5, 2013
State investigators now say their report on the Dec. 14 Newtown shootings will be released in the fall. The lead investigator had previously said he’d hoped it could be released by June. State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky noted that 28 people...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:57 PM
It was a shooting that in many ways received less publicity than others that took place last year in Aurora, Colo., and Newton, Conn. But for the Wisconsin community that lived through the rampage at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, it is a tragedy that will...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Residents of Newtown, Conn., have approved spending $750,000 as a first step toward building a new elementary school to replace the one that was the scene of one of the nation’s worst gun attacks on children.
At a town meeting on Wednesday night,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Newtown did not change everything in Connecticut public life. The slaughter of 26 innocents at the Sandy Hook School has not caused Democratic and Working Families Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to shed his expensive addiction to corporate welfare. Last week,...