| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:29 PM
WASHINGTON — Hoping to leave a bruising year in the rearview mirror, President Obama vowed Tuesday to work with Congress when possible but around it when necessary to push ahead with a series of mostly modest steps aimed at helping low- and middle-...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
As a fifth-grader, I know I have many years of school ahead of me. The one thing I do not know is how safe schools will be in my future or how safe any simple public place will be.
In recent years there have been many tragedies related to shootings...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:07 PM
A panel convened by Gov. Martin O'Malley after the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., has made more than two dozen recommendations to bolster care for the mentally ill in Maryland.
The report by the Continuity of Care Advisory...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:32 PM
As it struggles to deal with the latest deadly school shooting, Colorado finds itself in a familiar place, enmeshed in the ongoing debate over how to control gun violence.
On Saturday, police continued their investigation into the latest attack, the...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:37 AM
A federal lawsuit by the National Shooting Sports Foundation seeking to overturn the gun control law state legislators passed this year in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School was dismissed Monday.
Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C....
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Three words scream out from a storybook 10-year-old Adam Lanza wrote as a fifth-grader.
"Let's hurt children."
The young Lanza put those words in the mouth of Dora the Beserker (sic), one of the homicidal characters included in "The Big Book of...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Lehigh professor Steven Sametz was featured on CBS News over the weekend in a,segment on his "A Child's Requiem" he is composing in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown. Sametz grew up in......
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:18 PM
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — As she does every day, Kay Cates asked her 10-year-old son how his school day went. He shrugged.
"We did math. We did reading. We had a lockdown," the Boulder fourth-grader replied.
She froze. When pressed, the boy...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
In Oyster Shell Park, where trucks on a recent November morning dropped crates of playground equipment as shovels hit the ground, 6-year-old Lauren Wyatt knelt and pressed her small hands mightily into a wet, gray slab of concrete.
Her handprint and the...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Sometime before Dec. 14, 6-year-old Jesse Lewis wrote three words on a chalkboard in his family's Newtown kitchen.
"Norturing, helin, love."
Not long afterward, Jesse was one of 20 first-graders gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. His...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Natalie Hammond thought it might have been the sound of pipes banging when the furnace kicks in.
Other teachers figured a janitor had knocked over a toolbox, or perhaps a stack of metal folding chairs had slipped off a cart, or maybe it was just the...