| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:03 AM
On the six-month anniversary of the school shooting that rocked Newtown, Conn., former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords – who was the victim of a shooting in 2011 – called last week’s Santa Monica rampage "eerily reminiscent.&...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Staffers at Rep. Elijah Cummings' Baltimore office arrived Wednesday to find gobs of putty and wiring on the door, raising fears of an explosive attack and drawing emergency crews from around the region.
Though the suspicious objects turned out to be...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:57 PM
WASHINGTON — For years, federal and state governments have struggled to build a background check system that can keep guns out of the hands of mentally troubled people.
Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard shows that goal remains elusive.
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Laguna Beach police Capt. Jason Kravetz confirmed Monday that the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration is investigating an incident March 23 at Goff Island Beach when a bulldog escaped from its owner and mauled and killed a sea lion.
| Apr 3, 2013
President Obama pleaded with Congress last week to remember the victims of December's schoolhouse shootings in Connecticut and tighten the nation's gun laws. "Shame on us if we've forgotten," he said. "Don't get squishy."
But four months after the...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Angered by a resounding defeat Wednesday of proposed gun control legislation that grew out of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, President Barack Obama stood outside the White House with parents of murdered Newtown first-graders and vowed: "This...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:56 AM
"We think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone." — National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, in testimony before the...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 6:00 PM
One of the phrases repeated often by advocates of stricter gun laws since the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre has been: "If not now, when?"
That rhetorical question became a literal one Wednesday when a federal gun-control bill crashed and burned in the...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Courage comes in many guises. In Boston on Sunday, Gabrielle Giffords was praised for having the courage just to carry on.
"It’s been a hard two years for me, but I want to make the world a better place," said Giffords in receiving the 2013...
| May 12, 2013
The gravity of the moment that comes with holding your child for the first time — looking into their eyes, rocking them to sleep, allowing their breath to fill your heart, marveling at how nature has taken a part of you and a part of your husband to...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made her first visit to a gun show since she was shot in 2011, attending a New York event Sunday with her husband, Mark Kelly, and the state's attorney general.
It was no casual trip to the Saratoga...