Canadian town reels after shooting left four dead

Jan 24, 2016

Canadian town reels after shooting left four dead

The remote, northern Canadian community where a shooter killed four people and injured seven on Friday has long struggled under the weight of poverty, high suicide rates and disadvantages that most of the country can hardly imagine. The isolated town of La Loche, in ...

Canada gunman kills four  in worst shooting since ’89

Jan 23, 2016

Canada gunman kills four in worst shooting since ’89

In Canada’s worst school violence in 26 years, four people were killed in a shooting in a remote part of Saskatchewan on Friday, police said. A male suspect was arrested. Officials have not given a motivation for the shooting, which also injured several people ...

Jan 8, 2016

Seeking support for gun actions, Obama tears into gun lobby

President Barack Obama tore into the nation’s largest gun lobby on Thursday as he sought support for his actions on gun control, accusing the powerful lobby group of peddling an “imaginary fiction” that he said has distorted the national debate about gun violence. In ...

PTSD nation? U.S. shootings inflict growing mental toll

Jan 7, 2016

PTSD nation? U.S. shootings inflict growing mental toll

Mass shootings from Newtown to San Bernardino are weighing ever more heavily on Americans, with signs of post-traumatic stress spreading far beyond the circle of survivors and loved ones, experts say. Gun violence kills about 30,000 Americans every year and mass shootings — extremely ...

Obama's gun measures wouldn't have prevented major recent mass shootings

Jan 6, 2016

Obama's gun measures wouldn't have prevented major recent mass shootings

The gun control measures that a tearful President Barack Obama announced Tuesday would not have prevented the slaughter of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, or 14 county workers at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California. Obama’s executive action ...