Security system failed to track Sydney siege gunman, Abbott says

Dec 17, 2014

Security system failed to track Sydney siege gunman, Abbott says

Australia’s prime minister acknowledged Wednesday that the nation’s security system failed to keep track of a gunman responsible for a deadly siege at a Sydney cafe, and promised a transparent investigation into why the man was not on any terrorist watch list despite having ...

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 ...

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. ...

U.S. gun foes set to match gun lobby spending

Oct 5, 2014

U.S. gun foes set to match gun lobby spending

U.S. gun control groups say this is the year they finally go toe-to-toe with the National Rifle Association and match their foe’s imposing election campaign spending for congressional candidates. Their long-awaited financial parity with the gun lobby, however, underscores the importance of timing in ...

Oct 4, 2014

Hundreds of Harvard students get email threatening mass shooting

Hundreds of students and staff at Harvard University received emails on Friday from a sender who threatened to go to the Ivy League school “tomorrow” and shoot them, according to campus police. The Harvard University Police Department said it could not verify that the ...

Oct 1, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Tuesday. The bill was proposed by several Democrats and responds to ...

Sep 25, 2014

FBI report shows sharp rise in number of U.S. mass shootings

The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the U.S. in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released ...

Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

Sep 23, 2014

Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to ...