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5 years after Sandy Hook, mental health care worries linger.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Anguished mothers with mentally ill children have sought out Liza Long for help ever since she wrote an essay, "I am Adam Lanza's Mother," comparing experiences with her son to the emotionally troubled 20-year-old...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

US Mass Shootings Aren't More Frequent — But They Are Deadlier.

It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying such crimes for decades say they aren't, but they have been getting deadlier. In the five years since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, the nation has seen a number of ...

- Voice of America - US

Searching for common ground on guns after Sandy Hook.

Five years after the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, shook the country, CBSN spoke to Colorado residents about where they stand on guns

- CBS NEWS - US

Doug Jones Pulls Ahead As Moore Crowd Grows Nervous In Alabama Senate Race.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. , Tensions have started to build underneath the sounds of smooth jazz at Roy Moore's election night party as updated results have Democrat Doug Jones closing in on Moore.Moore was clinging to a narrow lead of 49.5 percent to 49 percent lead — less than 5,000 votes —shortly after 9 p.m. CT on ...

- TPM News - US

**Live Updates** Alabama Senate Showdown: GOP Senators to Meet to Discuss Next Steps if Judge Moore Wins.

All eyes are on Alabama tonight as Republican Judge Roy Moore faces off against pro-abortion Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate special election. Polls close at 7 p.m. CT . Breitbart News' Jeff Poor, an Auburn fan and Alabama native who knows the state's politics as well as anyone, has a preview of what to look for ...

- Breitbart - US

Hunger strike: Cheeseburglar on loose as man's bag of food stolen in armed robbery.

Police in the US state of Connecticut are looking for the suspect in the theft of a bag of cheeseburgers. The 23-year-old victim was walking on the street carrying the bag of takeaway food on Saturday night, Hamden Police Captain Ronald Smith said.

- Stuff - NZ

'Alternative facts' remark tops 2017 list of notable quotes.

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — The use of the term alternative facts' by Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to US President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2017. The post 'Alternative facts' remark tops 2017 list of notable quotes appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Real-life hamburglar used gun to steal cheeseburgers from man on street.

Police are looking for a real life hamburglar, who stole a bag of cheeseburgers from a man in Hamden, Connecticut, using a gun, before fleeing the scene.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Five years after Sandy Hook, US gun-control advocates switch strategy.

Five years after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, advocates who are disappointed with the failure of efforts to limit access to firearms are changing their strategy. Instead of pressuring lawmakers to push new gun-control measures through the U.S. Congre...

- The Raw Story - US

Indian-American Dita Bhargava's Connecticut Governor bid picking up speed.

Says she wants to follow the Narendra Modi model in Connecticut

- The Hindu - IN

When just saying 'I'm from Newtown' can be a cross to bear.

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Suzanne Davenport still wears a memorial bracelet and has a green ribbon with a "Be Kind" magnet on her car to honor the 26 children and educators killed at the local elementary school. A resident of…

- Billings Gazette - US

When just saying 'I'm from Newtown' can be a cross to bear

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Suzanne Davenport still wears a memorial bracelet and has a green ribbon with a "Be Kind" magnet on her car to honor the 26 children and educators killed at the local elementary school. A resident of Newtown's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Sandy Hook conspiracy professor loses free speech case

A professor who publicly claimed that the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut was a hoax has lost a lawsuit claiming wrongful dismissal. James Tracy, who was a tenured professor at the Boca Raton …...

- The Raw Story - US

Five years after Sandy Hook, U.S. gun-control advocates switch strategy

NEW YORK - Five years after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, advocates who are disappointed with the failure of efforts to limit access to firearms are changing their strategy.

- Reuters - US

'Alternative facts' remark tops 2017 list of notable quotes

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The use of the term "alternative facts" by Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2017.The statement Conway made when...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'Alternative facts' remark tops 2017 list of notable quotes

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The use of the term "alternative facts" by Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2017.

- Billings Gazette - US

Connecticut zoo announces birth of rare Amur tiger cubs

A Connecticut zoo is welcoming the addition of two tiger cubs.Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport said Monday that its 10-year-old Amur tiger, Changbai, gave birth Nov. ...

- The Japan Times - JP

'Justice finally being served': Charges dropped against Wintrich after 'It's OK To Be White' speech chaos

Conservative commentator Lucian Wintrich had charges against him dropped for the chaos that ensued after his notes were stolen midway through his It's OK To Be White' speech at the University of Connecticut.

- FOX News - US

Florida professor fired after Newtown hoax blog loses case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida college professor fired after publicly saying the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut was a hoax has lost a lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully terminated.Local news outlets report that...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Latest: Veterans Affairs mum on veterans' court filing

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Latest on veterans seeking a class action lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs over radiation exposure they say they experienced after a 1966 accident involving hydrogen bombs in Spain (all...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Connecticut zoo announces birth of rare tiger cubs

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Connecticut zoo is welcoming the addition of two tiger cubs.Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport said Monday that its 10-year-old Amur tiger, Changbai, gave birth Nov. 25 to four tiger cubs, but only two survived....

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Class-action suit sought over 1966 Spain H-bomb accident

HARTFORD, Conn. — A federal appeals court has been asked to allow a class-action lawsuit against the Veterans Affairs Department by veterans who say they became ill from radiation exposure after responding to a 1966 accident...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

New York medical device maker picks Atlanta for headquarters, will create up to 400 jobs

Atlanta beat out Boston and Houston for the medical device maker, which as developed what it bills as the first CT imaging system specifically for breast cancer detection.

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Commentator behind 'It's OK To Be White' speech due in court

A conservative commentator who grabbed a woman after she took a copy of his University of Connecticut speech titled "It's OK To Be White" is set to make his first court appearance.

- FOX News - US

Commentator behind 'It's OK To Be White' speech due in court

ROCKVILLE, Conn. — A conservative commentator who grabbed a woman after she took a copy of his University of Connecticut speech titled "It's OK To Be White" is set to make his first court appearance.Lucian Wintrich was arrested...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Sport24.co.za | Blitzboks claim bronze at CT Sevens

The Blitzboks have won the bronze medal match at the Cape Town Sevens after defeating a game Canadian side.

- News24.com - ZA

Sandy Hook's legacy: More security in elementary schools

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The setting could not be more different, but David Wannagot says he applies some of the same skills from his 30-year police career to his new role as a school sentry.

- Billings Gazette - US

Sandy Hook's legacy: More security in elementary schools

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The setting could not be more different, but David Wannagot says he applies some of the same skills from his 30-year police career to his new role as a school sentry.As he greeted children getting off the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Connecticut College to accept Puerto Rico 'guest' students

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Connecticut College has established a guest student program for college students from Puerto Rico whose education was disrupted after Hurricane Maria hit the island in September.

- Billings Gazette - US

Is South Korea ready to take on racism? First, it must admit it exists

When Koreans ask Roberto Hernandez if he is Indian or Middle Eastern, he says they’re always surprised to learn that he is actually from Meriden, Connecticut, and that both his parents are Puerto Rican. “But that doesn’t feel so bad,” he says, “being asked. There’s a curiosity to it. And ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Connecticut College to accept Puerto Rico 'guest' students

NEW LONDON, Conn. — Connecticut College has established a guest student program for college students from Puerto Rico whose education was disrupted after Hurricane Maria hit the island in September.The New London private liberal...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Sport24.co.za | Blitzboks power into CT Sevens quarters

The Springbok Sevens team finished Day 1 at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Cape Town leg unbeaten after beating Kenya in their final match.

- News24.com - ZA

Rich homeowners in blue states are among the biggest losers in the GOP tax plan

Scott Olson/Getty Republicans' tax bill is set to disproportionately affect homeowners in affluent parts of the US. Wealthier households are more likely to take advantage of key tax breaks that could be downsized, including the mortgage interest deduction and the state and local tax, or SALT, deduction. Though this could ...

- Business Insider - US

Sport24.co.za | Blitzboks off to flying start at CT Sevens

The Springbok Sevens team started their Cape Town Sevens campaign on a high note by thrashing Russia in their opening game.

- News24.com - ZA

Connecticut man raped dead girlfriend thinking it would wake her up, court hears

Aaron Graser reportedly believed "the victim hated having sex with him so he figured that she might wake up if he had sex with her".

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Officer charged with stealing from charity raffle resigns

WATERTOWN, Conn. — A Connecticut police department says an officer has resigned after he was charged with stealing jewelry from a police-sponsored charity golf tournament.Watertown Chief John Gavallas says 26-year-old Christopher...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Sport24.co.za | Mayor urges CT Sevens goers to 'stay hydrated'

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has urged those attending the Cape Town Sevens this weekend to stay hydrated.

- News24.com - ZA

Best Buy is having a huge sale on Apple products through Saturday

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Listen up, Team Apple: Best Buy is having a huge Apple Sales Event right now. If you missed your chance on Black Friday steals, you have until Saturday, December 9th at 11:59 PM CT to take advantage of these sweet deals. ...

- Mashable! - US

Sandy Hook led to more gun sales and more deaths: study

Almost five years ago to the day, 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. … three million more gun were sold across the U.S. than usual, and 60 extra accidental gun-related deaths took place. This is the ...

- The Raw Story - US

Cops Arrest Man for 'Vicious Murder' of Conn. Teen

A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with what authorities say was the "vicious murder" of Evalyce Santiago. The 16-year-old was found dead inside a vehicle after a crash in Waterbury Monday night, People reports. Dominique Pittman was arrested after police discovered that the teen had been shot twice in...

- Newser - US

Cops: Man Killed Teen Before Crashing Car

A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been charged in with what authorities say was the "vicious murder" of Evalyce Santiago. The 16-year-old was found dead inside a vehicle after a crash in Waterbury Monday night, People reports. Dominque Pittman was arrested after police discovered that the teen had been shot twice...

- Newser - US

Researchers Look For Gun Violence Clues In Google Searches And Background Checks

After the 2012 mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., there was a spike in gun sales. A study examined the spike and links increased gun exposure to more accidental firearm deaths.

- NPR - US

Sport24.co.za | Blitzboks out to enjoy CT Sevens party

Seabelo Senatla says the Blitzboks will not be putting too much pressure on themselves at this weekend's Cape Town Sevens.

- News24.com - ZA

Connecticut man had sex with girlfriend's corpse in hope of reviving her, police say

A Connecticut man was sentenced to a year in prison on Tuesday after having sex with his dead girlfriend's corpse, the Hartford Courant reported.

- FOX News - US

Connecticut infrastructure funding in question: state report

NEW YORK - Connecticut's infrastructure projects are in jeopardy after revenue that helps pay off the state's transportation debt has decreased and additional funding sources have not yet been identified, according to a report released on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

Intangible investment is the key to unlocking future prosperity

The invention of the CT scanner in 1971 was an unalloyed good for the human race. It transformed medical imaging. It improved treatment for millions of patients. It won a Nobel Prize and a knighthood for Godfrey Hounsfield, its inventor. But one group got little benefit from this wondrous invention: the shareholders of ...

- City AM - UK

Gun sales spiked after Sandy Hook. So did people being shot and killed.

Gun sales in the United States spiked dramatically after a shooter walked into Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 and killed 26 people, 20 of whom were children. Now researchers say that as a result of that rush in gun purchases, 60 additional Americans , 20 of whom were children , were killed by ...

- Mashable! - US

Connecticut infrastructure funding in question: state report

Connecticut's infrastructure projects are in jeopardy after revenue that helps pay off the state's transportation debt has decreased and additional funding sources have not yet been identified, according to a report released on Thursday. Revenue that supports the state's Special Transportation Fund , a debt-servicing ...

- Yahoo! News - US

After the Sandy Hook shooting, gun sales spiked — and so did accidental gun deaths

AP Photo/Jessica Hill A new report found that gun purchases and accidental firearm deaths both spiked significantly after the Sandy Hook mass shooting. The study is part of a larger body of recent research that is shedding light on gun violence, according to researchers. Although it's hard to study gun deaths, researchers ...

- Business Insider - US

Police divided over how to respond to traffic stop data

HARTFORD, Conn. — The collection of police traffic stop data around the country has exposed a divide among law enforcement officials on how to respond to the numbers, which consistently show blacks and Hispanics are pulled over...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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