Could Vegas killers have been stopped?

Jun 11, 2014

Could Vegas killers have been stopped?

Jerad Miller was ready to share his anti-government views with just about anyone who would listen, views that signaled his desire to kill police officers and willingness to die for what he hoped would be a revolution against the government. He told neighbors, television ...

Obama urges national 'soul searching' over gun violence

Jun 11, 2014

Obama urges national 'soul searching' over gun violence

In some of his strongest comments on gun control yet, U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for national “soul searching” over firearm violence, warning that mass shootings were “off the charts” in a way no other advanced country would tolerate. Obama vented frustration ...

Mounties murder suspect was obsessed with guns

Jun 7, 2014

Mounties murder suspect was obsessed with guns

A chilling portrait of a man obsessed with guns and anti-government rhetoric began to emerge as people in this eastern Canadian city struggled to reconcile the knowledge that the person charged with murdering three Mounties was the same one who had seemingly lived quietly ...

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 ...

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.

Gun-violence victims often greeted by silence

Sep 22, 2013

Gun-violence victims often greeted by silence

by Eli Saslow

The survivors took their places onstage from memory, because by now they knew exactly where to go. The shooting victims in wheelchairs entered first, rolling into the front row, wearing bracelets engraved with the words “Aurora,” “Oak Creek” or “Virginia Tech.” Behind them stood ...

First confusion, then 'we just started running'

| Sep 17, 2013

First confusion, then 'we just started running'

Standing at an ATM in the first-floor atrium of the building where she works at the Washington Navy Yard, Patricia Ward was startled by a rapid succession of sharp noises that seemed to come from overhead. Bam, bam, bam. It was about 8:15 a.m. ...