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As relatives began to say goodbye, forever, to their slain children, investigators in Connecticut worked Monday to better understand what happened to them -- including digging deeper into the gun and computer use of the 20-year-old man who ended their lives.
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Daniel Inouye, the Medal of Honor-winning World War II veteran who represented Hawaii in the Senate for five decades, has died at age 88, his office announced Monday.
The fire that killed more than 100 people at a clothing factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital was an "act of sabotage," a government committee of inquiry said Monday.
A pair of U.S. space probes that have been diligently mapping the moon for nearly a year went out with a bang Monday as controllers crashed them into a lunar mountain, NASA announced.
A toy that absorbs water and can expand 400 times its original size has been voluntarily recalled after reports of a toddler ingesting one of them, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday.
A Florida man who said he became addicted to spying on celebrities must spend the next 10 years in a federal prison for hacking their e-mail.
After months of accusations and political recriminations, the State Department is getting ready to present the most detailed explanation yet regarding the circumstances surrounding the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Monday, the State Department is expected to get a report on the incident from the independent Advisory Review Board.
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Egypt's prosecutor general, appointed to the job just last month by President Mohamed Morsy, gave into demands of lower prosecutors by agreeing to resign next week.
Hundreds of mourners packed a church in southwest India on Monday to honor the Indian-born nurse believed to have killed herself after taking a prank call at the hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife.
A group of fans who support Russian soccer giant Zenit St Petersburg has unveiled a manifesto urging the club not to sign black players.
Legislation providing government-funded contraception and sex education classes passed the Philippines House of Representatives on Monday, a first in the heavily Catholic nation, state-run media reported.
Explosions rocked parts of the capital city and several others Monday, killing at least 29 people in a second day of deadly attacks across Iraq.
The deaths of 16 children aged five and six together with their teacher in the Scottish town of Dunblane in 1996 was one of Britain's worst incidents of gun-related violence. The massacre stunned the country, but what did the UK do to try to prevent such a tragedy happening again?
A year at helm, Kim Jong Un asserts himself
Ten girls were killed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday when a landmine exploded as they were out collecting firewood -- the latest casualties in one of the most mined countries in the world.
Solar Sister is a network of women selling solar lighting to poor communities.
How other countries deal with massacre nightmare.
British authorities reopened the probe of Amy Winehouse's death Monday, a year after the coroner who ruled the singer died of accidental alcohol poisoning resigned amid questions about her legal credentials.
As relatives began to say goodbye, forever, to their slain children, investigators in Connecticut worked Monday to better understand what happened to them, including digging deeper into the gun and computer use of the 20-year-old man who ended their lives.
Just two days before the tragic shooting deaths of 26 helpless people in a Connecticut elementary school, Illinois' governor was lamenting a major court defeat for the state's ban on concealed weapons -- the last remaining state where it was completely illegal to carry a concealed weapon in public.
Despite an escalating nationwide debate on gun control in the wake of Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, the National Rifle Association has remained conspicuously silent. As of Monday evening, the largest and most powerful gun-rights lobbying group in the U.S. had not posted anything to its website since the Friday morning killings in Newtown.
Vignettes of the victims whose lives were snatched during the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school.
Newtown's legislative council had heard enough: residents complaining about loud gunfire, the Connecticut town's small police station inundated with phone calls from frightened residents. So, a few months ago, they tried to restrict when and where residents could shoot their guns in an effort to quiet the complaints. Instead, they got an earful from gun-control opponents.
Two new polls conducted immediately after Friday's horrific shootings in Connecticut suggest the killings may be changing some minds about gun control.
Ken Henggeler poured his grief into the thing he loved most: carpentry. Shaken by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, the retired teacher and longtime resident of Newtown went to his barn, picked up an oak children's bench and went to work. He sawed away, cutting it into two shelves. On one, he made 20 individual slots for candles, one for each slain child. On the other, he placed six candles for the heroic educators. He drove into town, unsure of his destination. At the intersection of Main Street and Sugar Street, he felt a tug. After all, the park there is called The Pleasance. On a tree and nearby street pole, there were two signs. Both read: Pray for Newtown.
On Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, a line of 26 black crosses stand in the sand, with the Stars and Stripes behind them, and a pot of flowers alongside. They are the tribute of the group Rio de Paz -- River of Peace -- to the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School, from a group that knows all too well what tragedies gun violence can inflict on society. Brazil, Norway, Britain, France and Australia are among many countries that have seen terrible episodes of gun violence in recent years. But alongside the many expressions of sympathy and condolences that have poured into Newtown, Connecticut, from around the world, there is also a sense of bewilderment that such tragedies happen on an almost routine basis in America.
The shocking scenes that unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday have added another name to the list of respectable but otherwise unremarkable towns forever scarred by tragedy.
Facing down a gunman, placing yourself in the path of flying bullets, forfeiting your life to protect innocents. It's a job description fitting for a soldier or police officer, but for a school teacher -- an elementary school teacher at that? What the teachers and principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School did for the kids in their care could win an soldier in a war zone a Purple Heart. But the soldier makes a conscious choice to face mortal danger when he or she enlists. Sandy Hook's heroes did not. Adam Lanza did not give them that choice.
As people across the world try to comprehend the massacre, George Horschprung has been a left with a future that no longer makes sense.
Vignettes of the victims whose lives were snatched during the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school.
Nancy Lanza was raising a quiet, socially awkward young man, the kind of teenager who, a former classmate recalled, would just go stand in the corner. Lanza herself, affable and outgoing, seemed nothing like her boy. She liked guns, say people who knew her -- but she was responsible with them, and how Adam Lanza allegedly got hold of at least a few of them to commit a massacre in an elementary school remained unclear Monday.
Since news first broke about the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, people began wondering how something so horrible could happen. Within a few hours, before the magnitude of the tragedy was fully known, reports began to surface that the shooter, Adam Lanza, was autistic or had Asperger's syndrome in addition to a possible personality or anxiety disorder such as obessive-compulsive disorder. A relative told investigators that Lanza had a form of autism, according to a law enforcement official, who spoke under condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the investigation. CNN has not been able to confirm independently whether Lanza was diagnosed with autism or Asperger's syndrome, a higher-functioning form of autism. However, national autism organizations cautioned against speculation about a link between violence and autism or Asperger's.
The anguish is unimaginable. In the midst of their own loss, grief-stricken parents in Newtown, Connecticut, now struggle for ways to comfort their children: What to say? How to react? What to watch for in the child?
It's beginning to look a lot like 2011 again at the nation's gas pumps: The national average price of gasoline has dropped to a fraction of a penny under $3.25 a gallon, according to the American Automobile Association -- the lowest average in almost two years.
US-Oldest Person Dead
The Des Moines, Iowa woman named the world's oldest living person earlier this month has died, according to family. Dina Manfredini died Monday at the retirement center where she lived after suffering a fever, her granddaughter, Lori Logli said.
A Florida man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a teenager amid an argument over loud music at a gas station pleaded not guilty Monday.
Two Kansas police officers responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle were fatally shot in the head outside a grocery store Sunday night.
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met at the White House on Monday after the top Republican negotiator made concessions over the weekend that moved the talks to a new level.
With the president expected to soon name his choices for leadership at the State Department, Pentagon and CIA, one key position will remain consistent -- the director of national intelligence.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an outspoken advocate for increased gun control measures, on Monday added specifics to his calls for "immediate national action from the president and Congress" in the wake of Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
It's a chance to own a piece of presidential history, and it's got horsepower. A pickup truck owned by former President George W. Bush goes on the auction block next month to benefit the Fisher House Foundation, which provides free housing to the family members of servicemen and servicewomen receiving medical care away from home.
Former President George H.W. Bush is making progress, and his doctors expect him to be released from the hospital within the next week so he can be home by Christmas.
Saying she was "convinced...he was the right U.S. senator for our state and for our country," Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina announced Monday she was appointing GOP Rep. Tim Scott as Sen. Jim DeMint's successor.
Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg plans to reintroduce legislation in the next Congress that would prohibit the sale of high-capacity magazines, his office confirmed Monday.
Sen. Joe Manchin, a conservative Democrat from West Virginia and "proud gun owner," said Monday he believes last week's Connecticut elementary school shooting should be the tipping point in the debate over limiting gun rights.
Longtime Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye remained hospitalized Monday at a Washington-area military facility, where he is stable but suffering from "respiratory complications," according to his spokesman.
Election Day has long since passed and President Barack Obama remains the country's pick for the White House, but Monday marks the day electors from every state meet to officially vote the incumbent into office.
Stocks rose Monday as investors welcomed signs of movement in the weeks-long stalemate over tax hikes and spending cuts set to kick in automatically on January 1.
The fiscal cliff may not be resolved yet. But after House Speaker John Boehner's latest offer to the White House, it's fair to assume now that tax rates will be going up on the rich in some fashion.
The tool that promises to launch the next era of websites, smartphone apps and online video is finally finished.
Attention Discover, American Express and Capital One credit card customers: Don't be surprised if you see a credit show up on your monthly statement soon.
Japanese voters handed the Liberal Democratic Party and its allies an overwhelming victory in Sunday's elections, clearing the way for Shinzo Abe to return as prime minister and pursue new stimulus measures to revive the world's third biggest economy.
India's economy will grow by about 5.8% this year, representing the slowest rate of growth in a decade, according to revised official forecasts.
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The champagne is on ice, the fireworks are exploding overhead and the guests are getting down to some funky sounds -- but isn't your New Year's Eve party a bit, well, last year? Not everyone spends the last night of December carousing like the dawn will bring a Mayan apocalypse, yet they still manage to have a great evening. So perhaps to see in 2013, it's time to pour away the Moët & Chandon, defuse the skyrockets, eject the ABBA mixtape and take inspiration from some of the planet's more unusual New Year celebrations by adding these to your shopping list.
Buried deep in the French Alps, the tiny 11th-century mountain village of Val d'Isere has an unmistakable "je ne sais quoi" that has produced some of the most successful -- and wild-spirited -- skiers in racing history.
When James Theodorou reflects on mistakes from past jobs, he cringes to think about the role he played in printing 4 million copies of a well-known U.S. magazine with the wrong date on the cover.
Tragedy brings out best, worst of media.
Could the leader of a democracy reverse his nation's slide toward the ever more permissive use of firearms and mandate stringent new gun control laws in less than a fortnight? Well, yes. One of America's loyal allies, Australia, did just that -- and with massive voter support.
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