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Chiefs from mass-shooting towns to meet with Obama

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak). FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, talks about proposals to reduce gun violence at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak). FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, talks about proposals to reduce gun violence at the White House in Washington.

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he wants police from three communities that have experienced mass shootings and across the country to help convince Congress to pass gun legislation.Obama said no group is more important than law enforcement in the gun debate. He said he recognizes the issue "elicits a lot of passion all across the country" but that Congress will pay attention to police.He urged Congress to pass an assault weapons ban, limit high capacity magazines and r... More>>

In letters, children ask Obama to change gun laws

Three days after six teachers and 20 students were killed by a rampaging gunman at their elementary school in Newtown, Conn., an 8-year-old from Maryland pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote to President Barack Obama asking for "some changes in the laws with guns." More>>

Minneapolis, Milwaukee mayors hold gun summit

Mayors, police chiefs and prosecutors from around the Upper Midwest say greater access to data on firearms purchases and strong community partnerships are just a few initiatives that could prevent future gun violence. More>>

New school for Newtown students renamed Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook Elementary School parent Vinny Alvarez says he took advantage of an open house at his daughter's new school to thank a teacher who helped protect her class from a rampaging gunman.
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Father of Conn. school gunman claims son's body

The father of the gunman who killed 26 people in a Connecticut elementary school, including 20 first-graders, has claimed his son's body, a spokesman for the family said Monday. More>>

UPDATE: NRA calls for armed police officer in every school

The nation's largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings." More>>

Gun control debate heating up in statehouses

As President Barack Obama urges tighter federal gun laws, state legislators around the country have responded to the Connecticut school shooting with a flurry of their own ideas that are likely to produce fights over gun control in their upcoming sessions. More>>

Walker sets day of mourning after Conn. shooting

Gov. Scott Walker and other governors have proclaimed Friday a "Day of Mourning" in memory of those who died in last week's Connecticut school shooting. More>>

Dogs comfort Newtown, CT children

Nine golden retrievers on the march. They are making their way into a recreation center in Newtown, Connecticut for an emotional rescue, to help comfort the children who survived the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary and other children in town. More>>

Cerberus to sell gun company that makes Bushmaster

The company that makes one of the weapons used to kill elementary school children in Connecticut is being put up for sale by its owner, which called Friday's tragedy a "watershed event" in the debate over gun control. More>>

Utah boy brings gun to school, cites Newtown fears

Authorities say a Utah sixth-grader caught with a gun at school told administrators he brought the weapon to defend himself in case of an attack similar to the mass shooting last week in Newtown, Conn. More>>

Classes resuming in Newtown, minus Sandy Hook

A man pays respects near a U.S. flag donning the names of victims on a makeshift memorial in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., as the town mourns victims killed in a school shooting, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) A man pays respects near a U.S. flag donning the names of victims on a makeshift memorial in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., as the town mourns victims killed in a school shooting, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

With security stepped up and families still on edge in Newtown, students began returning to school Tuesday for the first time since last week's massacre, bringing a return of familiar routines - at least, for some - to a grief-stricken town as it buries 20 of its children. More>>

UPDATE: Newtown holds the first funerals for the victims

A grief-stricken Newtown on Monday began burying the littlest victims of the school massacre, starting with two 6-year-old boys - one of them a big football fan, the other a mischievous, whip-smart youngster whose twin sister survived the rampage. More>>

Neighbor took 6 young survivors into his home

Gene Rosen had just finished feeding his cats and was heading from his home near Sandy Hook Elementary school to a diner Friday morning when he saw six small children sitting in a neat semicircle at the end of his driveway. More>>

Evidence hints at deadlier plan in Conn. massacre

Connecticut state police say multiple 30-round magazines and hundreds of bullets found at elementary school where 26 were killed. More>>

Gun control debate begins to simmer after massacre

Democrats say meaningful action in the wake of the horrific school shootings in Connecticut must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the nation deals with people suffering from serious mental illness. More>>

As Lanza's parents divorced, no hint of bitterness

When the parents of Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza divorced in 2009, their legal documents offer no hints of an acrimonious split and make no mention of any lingering mental health or medical issues for the then-teenage boy. More>>

School gunman went to Conn. univ. when he was 16

The man identified as the gunman who killed 26 children and adults in an elementary school took college classes when he was only 16. More>>

UPDATE: President Obama visits grieving Newtown

President Barack Obama will attend a memorial service Sunday in Newtown, Conn., the site of Friday's deadly elementary school shooting. More>>

Wisconsinites look for ways to help Newtown, CT

"I think it was shock and disbelief," said Kara Rakowski.Rakowski said the shooting in Connecticut hit her especially hard."It hit very close to home, and then having children at home as well, it wasn't just professional, but also personal," said Rakowski. She works in early childhood education and after she heard the news, she wanted to help."I was looking into what was happening in different areas and I haven't seen anything," said Rakowski.She's not the only one in central Wiscon... More>>

CT. shooter's relatives express 'heartfelt sorrow'

Relatives of a Connecticut woman fatally shot by her son before he killed 26 people at a school then killed himself say in a statement they share the grief of the Newtown community and the nation. More>>

Names of victims in Conn. school rampage released

Authorities have released the names of the 26 people gunned down in a rampage at a Connecticut elementary school. More>>

How to talk with your child after a tragedy

The tragedy in Connecticut left families across the country searching for answers. Experts say it's best to talk with your children about incidents like this right after. More>>

Local schools react to CT school shooting

After this tragedy, schools in our area are reflecting on their own safety measure, and taking steps to help students cope. More>>

UPDATE: Police: 27 killed at Conn. School; 1 other dead

A gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked Friday, killing at least 26 people, including 18 children, by blasting his way through the building as young students cowered helplessly in classrooms while their teachers and classmates were shot. More>>

UPDATE: AP source: Suspect drove to mother's school

A law enforcement official says the suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is 20-year-old Adam Lanza, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred. A second law enforcement official says the boy's mother, Nancy Lanza, is presumed dead. More>>

Obama calls for 'meaningful action' after shooting

A tearful President Barack Obama says the country's leaders must "take meaningful action" regardless of politics in response to the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. More>>

Some of the deadliest mass shootings around world

A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed more than two dozen people, including children, on Friday. It is among the world's worst mass shootings.
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UPDATE: Obama speaks to Connecticut governor

President Barack Obama spoke to Connecticut's governor Friday and expressed condolences to those who lost loved ones in the elementary school shooting, the White House said. More>>

AP source: 20-year-old suspect had ties to school

A law enforcement official says the attacker in the Connecticut school shootings is a 20-year-old man with ties to the school. More>>

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