Former Miss Venezuela slain in highway robbery

Jan 8, 2014

Former Miss Venezuela slain in highway robbery

A former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband were shot and killed and their 5-year-old daughter wounded when they resisted robbers by locking themselves inside their car after tire punctures disabled it on an isolated stretch of highway, police said Tuesday. The slaying of Monica ...

12 weapons found in Palestinian embassy complex in Prague

Jan 6, 2014

12 weapons found in Palestinian embassy complex in Prague

A total of 12 illegal weapons were found at the Palestinian embassy complex where a possible booby-trapped safe killed the ambassador, police said Sunday. The deputy Palestinian foreign minister, however, denied the weapons were illegal. Police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova declined to give more details, ...

Newtown police report 'harrowing'

Dec 28, 2013

Newtown police report 'harrowing'

Police released thousands of pages Friday from their investigation into last December’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, providing the most detailed and disturbing picture yet of the shooting rampage and the perpetrator’s fascination with murder, while also depicting school employees’ brave attempts to protect the ...

Dec 14, 2013

Fresh shooting one year after Newtown

A schoolboy armed with a shotgun opened fire and wounded two students Friday before killing himself, the latest U.S. mass shooting and coming on the eve of the Newtown school massacre anniversary. The shooter also set off a Molotov cocktail in the attack at ...

Gun rift widens, year after Newtown

Dec 10, 2013

Gun rift widens, year after Newtown

A year ago, the massacre of 20 children and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, confronted Americans with vexing questions about guns and violence. The collective search for answers has given way to ambivalence and deepened division. Today, half of Americans say the country needs ...

Newtown school massacre report: Motive a mystery; killer acted alone

Nov 26, 2013

Newtown school massacre report: Motive a mystery; killer acted alone

A state investigation of last year's elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, concluded that the shooter acted alone and had "significant mental health issues," but investigators were unable to determine conclusively a motive for the attack or why he targeted the school.