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At year's end: Washington Navy Yard massacre tops 2013 shootings

At year's end: Washington Navy Yard massacre tops 2013 shootings

The year began with Americans still stunned and angered by the late 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary and ended with them marking the one-year anniversary of the killing of 26 children and staff by a 20-year-old gunman.
CHUCK DEBEVEC, United Press International
At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

At year's end: 2013 marked by milestones and horror

2013 was a year of milestones and horror: the election of a new pope, the birth of a future king and horrific terrorist attacks in Algeria, Kenya and the United States.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Colorado student shooting victim in coma

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Colorado student Claire Davis was comatose and the high school where she was shot at point-blank range will remain closed for the year, officials said.

Sandy Hook anniversary brings up gun-violence issue

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- News of a school shooting in Colorado was brought up this weekend by people in Connecticut who marked the anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.

Gun reform advocates renew push on anniversary of Newtown shootings

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Advocates seeking reform in the nation's gun laws say they have reminded Washington lawmakers they don't intend to let the issue fade away.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
By United Press International

Student shoots self after opening fire in Colorado high school

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A shotgun-wielding student injured two fellow students at a suburban Denver high school Friday, then killed himself, Sheriff Grayson Robinson said.

Most Americans practice charitable giving, poll indicates

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The families of the victims of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., ask Americans to do something charitable to mark the one-year anniversary of the incident.
National Cathedral hosts vigil marking year since Newtown massacre

National Cathedral hosts vigil marking year since Newtown massacre

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Washington National Cathedral Thursday hosted a vigil commemorating the one-year anniversary of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.
Families of Sandy Hook massacre victims set up website

Families of Sandy Hook massacre victims set up website

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut gathered Monday to announce the creation of a website in their memory.
Newtown anniversary commercial hits the airwaves

Newtown anniversary commercial hits the airwaves

Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Newtown commercial marking anniversary of Sandy Hook Elementary shooting December 14 hits the air with gun control message.
Evan Bleier
Newtown 911 tapes released

Newtown 911 tapes released

Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Nearly a year after 26 students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School were cut down in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, the tapes of the emergency phone calls have been released to the public.
Gabrielle Levy
Recordings of 911 calls from Sandy Hook massacre released

Recordings of 911 calls from Sandy Hook massacre released

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Recordings of emergency calls alerting police to the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school released Wednesday included one from a remarkably calm teacher.
Schumer: House vote to extend ban on plastic guns not good enough

Schumer: House vote to extend ban on plastic guns not good enough

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. House has approved a bill that would extend a ban on the manufacture of plastic guns that cannot be detected by security-screening devices.

Judge orders 911 tapes released in Connecticut school massacre

NEWTOWN, Conn., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A judge in Connecticut Tuesday set a Dec. 4 deadline for releasing the 911 tapes from the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
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