| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Harper College will begin offering an eight-week online course Jan. 27 that will result in a Comfort Dog handling certificate.
Comfort Dogs are sent to the scene of natural disasters or incidents such as the Boston Marathon bombings as well as nursing...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Twice as many Americans commit suicide in states where most households have a gun than in states with low rates of gun ownership, according to a new study.
Several studies have linked gun ownership to the risk of suicide by...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 9:07 PM
Los Angeles fire officials are dramatically changing how rescuers respond to mass shootings after a gunman with a high-powered rifle mortally wounded a federal security officer in a shooting rampage last month at LAX.
The new goal is to have Los Angeles...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Some months after the Sandy Hook murders, Scott J. Svonkin, elected in 2011 to the Los Angeles Community College board of trustees, heard that a couple of his own campuses were hosting gun safety classes.
They had to go, he decided. His colleagues...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Ft. Hood, the Texas base that was the site of the worst mass shooting on a military installation, shares a similar sad chapter with Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where one of the worst civilian shooting massacres took place.
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:52 AM
A 12-year-old boy armed with a shotgun opened fire at a middle school in New Mexico on Tuesday, seriously wounding two students before a staff member persuaded him to put down the firearm, authorities said.
The shooting at Berrendo Middle School in...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The 911 calls from Sandy Hook Elementary School to Newtown police on that horrible day have finally been released. They reveal great courage.
These are remarkable tapes that speak to the professionalism of emergency personnel suddenly thrown into a...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Post-traumatic stress disorder has been on psychiatry's books for just 23 years, and before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, no one ever entertained the possibility that watching disturbing images of trauma on TV could give rise to the disorder....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:18 PM
An organization called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is taking credit for Starbucks' headline-making decision to stop allowing guns in its coffeehouses.
"This is a huge win for American moms who fought for this policy change," said Shannon...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Glamour.Com Reports: When Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis landed her teaching job at Sandy Hook Elementary, she literally jumped for joy.
"As long as I can remember, I'd wanted to teach," she says. "It was a dream come true." Five and a half years later, on...
| Dec 15, 2013
A year ago, in the days after 20 schoolchildren and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it seemed for a moment that something had changed in America's long-running cultural debate on guns. A new kind of...