| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Two 12-year-old girls have been charged with repeatedly stabbing their middle school classmate in a wooded park near Milwaukee, a shocking attack allegedly influenced by a fascination with a fictional pop culture character.
It’s happened before....
| Aug 31, 2014
| 6:45 PM
At a quiet July school board meeting, Compton school police chief William Wu matter-of-factly explained that his officers would need AR-15 semiautomatic rifles to adequately protect students and staff from a heavily armed shooter if such a nightmare...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 11:58 AM
EUSTIS — A team of deputies and first responders rushed into the high school classroom to help victims with blood smeared across their shirts and limbs — a single bloody handprint slapped on the white wall above them.
But the blood was fake....
| Apr 18, 2013
As social media sites have pelted out news of the Boston bombing, playing fast and loose with the numbers of the dead and injured and amplifying hearsay into a cacophony of confusion, one tweet seemed to say it all: "Dear Journalism: Get yourself together...
| 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...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 12:57 PM
In the three months following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, people around the world have raised more than $15 million, spread out over more than 60 funds.
The cash dwarfs fundraising totals that followed last year's movie theatre shooting...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:17 PM
In a time of tragedy or disaster, many people reflexively reach for their wallets to help. This instinct reflects our best nature.
But as the contributions flow in, there is the inevitable challenge of how to manage and spend the funds wisely. That is...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:56 PM
UPDATE: Police say five, not seven, dead in shooting; gunman acted alone
Seven people -- including the gunman -- are dead after a shooting rampage that ended at Santa Monica College, police said.
Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Kindness rained Tuesday morning at Top of the World Elementary School.
Students, teachers and administrators filled the Laguna Beach school's multipurpose room for an end-of-the-year celebration for Rachel's Challenge, a nonprofit that honors people who...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 8:00 PM
As he stood near the front door of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on the morning of Dec. 14, shattered glass near his feet, Monsignor Robert Weiss knew he was as close to evil as he would ever get.
Newtown police officers had asked the pastor of...
| Apr 12, 2013
They started out with a lot in common -- Joe Manchin and Patrick Toomey. Sure, one's a Democrat and one's a Republican, but they're both conservatives, both longtime gun owners and both sport an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association.