WASHINGTO (REUTERS) - More than 475,000 people have signed petitions asking the White House to crack down on Westboro Baptist Church after the group, known for holding anti-gay demonstrations at funerals, threatened to picket in Newtown, Connecticut.
NEW YORK (AFP) - United States (US) authorities on Thursday arrested a woman accused of trying to profit from the massive public outpouring over the Newtown school massacre by posing as an aunt of one of the victims.
NEWTOWN, Connecticut (REUTERS) - Christmas has helped some people in the grieving Connecticut town of Newtown cope a little better with the shooting tragedy that killed 20 schoolchildren, while others have yet to feel the holiday joy.
NEWTOWN, Connecticut (AP) - Bells and lights and gifts: These have always shown us it's Christmastime. But this year, in this town, the bells toll in mourning. The brightest lights glare from TV satellite trucks. And gifts? Some around town suggest that presents and other rituals really ought to be put off in this joyless season.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The most powerful gun lobby in the United States ruled out Sunday any support for greater regulation of firearms or ammunition magazines in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre.
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Film, television and music stars including Jeremy Renner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce have recorded a hard-hitting video urging action on gun control following the Newtown school massacre.
WASHINGTON/NEWTOWN, Connecticut (REUTERS) - The powerful United States (US) gun rights lobby went on the offensive on Friday, arguing that schools should have armed guards, on a day that Americans remembered the victims of the Connecticut school massacre with a moment of silence.
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The head of the National Rifle Association (NRA) will discuss gun control and violence in the United States (US) on a weekend television talk show, as the group mounts its response to the Connecticut school shootings.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - United States (US) tech leaders and celebrities have joined a call for an "Internet moment of silence" on Friday to remember the victims of last week's massacre of 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school.
Pallbearers carry the casket of 27-year-old school teacher Victoria Soto - one of 26 victims of a deadly school shooting in Connecticut.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - On the heels of the deadly shooting tragedy in Connecticut, parents' anxiety is driving a surge in sales of bullet-proof backpacks, in the hope the armoured bags can give their kids a safety edge.