The killer, who died a day shy of his 24th birthday, was connected to the home that went up in flames after the first shootings, said Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks. Investigators were looking at family connections to find a motive because the killer’s father and brother were the first victimsSunday, 9 June, 2013, 5:48pm
Investigators tried to piece together a confusing string of incidents involving a gunman who killed four people in a rampage through Santa Monica, that ended when police fatally shot him at a junior high school library where pupils had been studying for exams.9 Jun 2013 - 7:45am
A black-clad gunman killed at least six people in a shooting rampage in the US state of California on Friday, before police shot him dead in a college library, officials said.8 Jun 2013 - 10:37am 1 comment
Gunmen ambushed a group of travellers at a fake checkpoint at a remote desert site in western Iraq yesterday and killed at least 14 of them, according to Iraqi officials, in what appeared to be the latest blow in sectarian violence gripping the country.6 Jun 2013 - 1:49am
Relatives of victims massacred by a gunman in a Colorado cinema have criticised the owners for inviting them to its reopening, saying it was a "ridiculously offensive" publicity ploy.4 Jan 2013 - 5:46am
Before William Spengler opened fire on firefighters who had arrived to put out a fire at his home in the upstate New York town of Webster, killing two and seriously wounding two others, he typed a couple of pages announcing his plans.
"I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighbourhood I can burn down and do what I do best: killing people," Spengler wrote, police said.27 Dec 2012 - 3:45am
1. The New York Times30 Dec 2012 - 2:36am
It seems that a mere ticket/fine is no longer a deterrent to the illegal parking of chauffeured, rich men's vehicles and in fact, the attitude of these people makes a mockery of our traffic laws. "We don't care", seems to be the theme.20 Dec 2012 - 2:37am 3 comments
The red-carpet Hollywood premiere of Quentin Tarantino's garishly violent new film, Django Unchained, has been cancelled, the latest such response to the Connecticut school massacre.19 Dec 2012 - 4:34am
Most children in Newtown returned to classes yesterday for the first time since last week's shooting, but survivors stayed at home and Sandy Hook school remained a crime scene.
In a thin drizzle, yellow school buses once again rolled through the Connecticut town, where 5,400 children are enrolled.19 Dec 2012 - 4:33am
I write regarding the mass shooting on Friday morning in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School before taking his own life.
America is familiar with gun-related mass shootings, including a recent mall shooting in Oregon and The Dark Knight Rises theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado, in July.19 Dec 2012 - 1:52am
The brutal murder of 20 children and seven adults in Newtown, Connecticut, shakes us to the core as individuals and requires a response as citizens. The United States seems to reel from one mass gun killing to another - roughly one a month this year alone. America needs to find a better way.19 Dec 2012 - 1:52am 2 comments
A wave of attacks targeting both Iraqi security forces and civilians killed 48 people on Monday, in a second day of deadly violence ahead of the first anniversary of the withdrawal of US forces.
Monday was the deadliest day in Iraq since November 29, when 50 people were killed. The latest violence comes after attacks killed 19 people and wounded 77 on Sunday.18 Dec 2012 - 12:02am
It is not the way Emilie Parker died that will matter, it is the way she lived. She was only 61/2, but her father said she was an extraordinary force in the lives of loved ones.
"Emilie was bright, creative and very loving," said Robbie Parker, 30, who moved his family to Connecticut eight months ago.17 Dec 2012 - 6:16am
Dawn Hochsprung was known as the open and friendly face of Sandy Hook Elementary School, a 47-year-old principal pursuing a doctorate on weekends and quick with a smile.
Victoria Soto, 27, was a first-grade teacher, who liked to tell stories about her students. She lived in a pale blue house with her mother and three siblings. She shovelled snow from an ailing neighbour's walkway.17 Dec 2012 - 6:16am