U.S. House moves to bolster gun background checks

May 30, 2014

U.S. House moves to bolster gun background checks

U.S. lawmakers moved Thursday to boost funding of the national background check system for firearm sales, a small but symbolic step toward broader gun law reform following recent mass shootings. The measure would provide $19.5 million to help states submit records to a federal ...

May 26, 2014

Police almost thwarted killer's plot, manifesto says

A 22-year-old who killed six people in a rampage through a California college town before taking his own life said in a chilling manifesto that police nearly foiled his plot when they visited him last month. Less than a month before the attacks, Elliot ...

Massacre-fixated gunman improvised

May 26, 2014

Massacre-fixated gunman improvised

Elliot Rodger pounded on the front door of a sorority house while the young women he yearned to slaughter were inside preparing for another Friday night. The awkward 22-year-old was obsessed with exacting “retribution” for what he experienced as a lifetime of social and ...

U.S. gunman identified as Hollywood director's son

May 25, 2014

U.S. gunman identified as Hollywood director's son

A U.S. man who posted a YouTube video calmly describing how he planned to gun down young women went on a rampage shortly afterward, stabbing three people to death in his apartment before fatally shooting three others elsewhere in his beach community and crashing ...

U.S. restaurant chain: Don't bring guns into our stores

May 20, 2014

U.S. restaurant chain: Don't bring guns into our stores

Chipotle is asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores after it says gun rights advocates brought military-style assault rifles into one of its restaurants in Texas. The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed ...

Mother, daughter held after Spanish politician shot dead in street

May 13, 2014

Mother, daughter held after Spanish politician shot dead in street

Spanish police arrested a mother and daughter suspected of shooting dead a ruling party politician in broad daylight Monday in apparent revenge after the younger woman lost her job. Officials said the wife and daughter of a police inspector were arrested on suspicion of ...

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to consider case over gun rights

May 6, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to consider case over gun rights

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case over whether Americans have a constitutional right to bear arms in public. It comes amid a rumbling and divisive debate between pro- and anti-gun lobbies after several high-profile shootings or massacres in ...