Deaths renew calls over look-alike guns

Dec 8, 2014

Deaths renew calls over look-alike guns

Twice in less than four months, police in Ohio have opened fire with real bullets on young people carrying look-alike guns, raising anguished questions about what could have prevented the deadly encounters. The questions have been raised before: after the death last year of ...

Dec 1, 2014

Lockdown lifted at U.S. school on South Korea air base

The U.S. Osan Air Base in South Korea on Monday lifted a lockdown ordered as a precaution after someone reported an unscheduled “active shooter drill” at the high school. Security forces swept the school and its perimeters and found no injuries or suspicious activities, ...

Gun sales surge ahead Ferguson jury decision

Nov 24, 2014

Gun sales surge ahead Ferguson jury decision

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the white police officer who fatally shot a black teenager. Metro Shooting Supplies, in an area near ...

Nov 24, 2014

Boy with toy gun shot dead by Cleveland police

A 12-year-old boy shot by police after apparently grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds a day after officers responded to an emergency call about a someone waving a “probably fake” gun at a playground. Deputy Chief Ed ...

Newtown massacre shooter indulged dark obsessions online: report

Nov 22, 2014

Newtown massacre shooter indulged dark obsessions online: report

By the time Adam Lanza massacred 26 children and adults at a Connecticut school two years ago, he was living in nearly complete isolation, communicating with no one except an online network of people obsessed with mass murder, a report released on Friday said. ...

Utah reconsiders firing squads amid shortages in lethal drugs

Nov 20, 2014

Utah reconsiders firing squads amid shortages in lethal drugs

Ten years after banning the use of firing squads in state executions, Utah state lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to allow the practice again to avoid problems with lethal-injection drugs. The proposal from would call for a firing squad if the state cannot ...

Oct 31, 2014

German court sentences 'Autobahn gunman' to 10 years in jail

A German court on Thursday sentenced a truck driver to 10½ years in prison for shooting hundreds of times from his cab at other vehicles. In more than 700 such attacks from 2008 to 2013, the 58-year-old, dubbed the “Autobahn gunman” by German media, ...

Canada Parliament shooter made video, driven by ideology: police

Oct 27, 2014

Canada Parliament shooter made video, driven by ideology: police

The man who killed a Canadian soldier and attacked the country’s Parliament building last week made a video of himself beforehand, evidence he was driven by ideological and political motives, police said on Sunday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement they ...