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  • Quick thinking averted massacre at Paris stadium

    November 16, 2015 3:29 PM

    SAINT-DENIS, France - The suicide bombers' remains, clingy flecks of flesh spread in a 10-meter (yard) radius around where they exploded, were flushed down the drains of the city they sought to terrorize, washed away by municipal workers with detergent sprays and power hoses. All that's left of them now... more »
  • Tunisia increasing security following massacre

    June 27, 2015 2:41 PM

    SOUSSE, Tunisia - Tunisia's prime minister has announced a string of new security measures in the wake of its worst terrorist attack ever. The measures include closing renegade mosques and calling up army reservists. The prime minister (Habib Essid) told reporters in Tunis that reservists will be deployed in tourist... more »
  • Kenya officials say 4 attackers killed in university massacre

    April 2, 2015 1:37 PM

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan security officials at the scene of an attack by Islamic extremists on a college in northeast Kenya say the security operation to free hostages is over and that the death toll may be as high as around 150. Dozens of hostages were freed, they said,... more »
  • Boko Haram leader claims Baga massacre

    January 21, 2015 2:07 AM

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has claimed responsibility for the mass killings in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga and has threatened more violence. The acknowledgment from the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremists comes in a video posted on YouTube Tuesday, the same day International Criminal... more »
  • Cornered French terror suspects want to be martyrs

    January 9, 2015 2:27 AM

    DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France - An official in the French town where two terror suspects are holed up with a hostage near a school tells The Associated Press that phone contact has been established with the men. A lawmaker inside the command post tells French television the men "want to die as... more »
  • Police release documents on Newtown massacre

    December 27, 2013 2:25 PM

    NEW HAVEN, Conn.- Police in Connecticut have released thousands of pages of documents from the investigation into last year's school massacre in Newtown. The release could shed additional light on the world of the 20-year-old gunman, Adam Lanza. The paperwork "has been redacted according to law," and it includes text,... more »
  • NYC street named for boy killed in Conn. massacre

    September 8, 2013 10:27 AM

    NEW YORK - A New York City street has been renamed in honor of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut elementary school massacre last year. Family and friends of Benjamin Wheeler gathered Saturday for a ceremony in Queens. A sign saying Benjamin Wheeler Place was added to the sign... more »
  • Sandy Hook students return to school for new year

    August 27, 2013 7:54 AM

    MONROE, Conn. - Students at the Connecticut school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December are returning to classes Tuesday in a neighboring town. Newtown's first day of school is Tuesday. The Sandy Hook Elementary School students are being bused to the neighboring town of Monroe,... more »
  • US soldier pleads guilty in Afghan massacre

    June 5, 2013 11:24 AM

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The American soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year has pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales entered the plea Wednesday in a military courtroom to multiple counts of premeditated murder and other... more »
  • Aurora victims hold remembrance at movie theater

    January 17, 2013 5:28 AM

    AURORA, Colo. - The Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people and injured 70 others is reopening with a private event for victims and officials. Cinemark is reopening the Aurora theater where James Holmes is accused of staging the massacre on July 20. Victims and officials were... more »
  • Biden voices interest in new technology for guns

    January 11, 2013 4:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he's interested in technology that would keep a gun from being fired by anyone other than the person who bought it. He says evidence shows such technology may have curtailed what happened last month in Connecticut when 20 youngsters and six teachers were... more »
  • Holmes prosecution to call last witness

    January 9, 2013 7:17 AM

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Prosecutors in Colorado are expected to call their final witness today in the preliminary hearing for James Holmes, the former grad student accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens in a movie theater in July. Yesterday, authorities testified that Holmes spent more than two months... more »
  • Colo. shooting hearings impact Baton Rouge victim Play Video

    January 8, 2013 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Colorado theater massacre court hearings are happening in another state, but they are impacting a victim in Louisiana. Bonnie Kate Pourciau survived the shooting, which happened in July. She was shot in the leg. Pourciau and other victims of the shooting are invited to... more »
  • Sandy Hook students, teachers head back to school

    January 1, 2013 10:39 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Classes are starting Thursday at a repurposed school for students who survived a shooting rampage three weeks ago in Newtown, Conn. Desks have been taken to the new building in nearby Monroe along with backpacks and other belongings left behind in the chaos following the Dec. 14... more »

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