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Gianna Bryant's dream school honors her with a team jersey

Jan 28, 2020 - 7:19 PM

Rising teen star Gianna Bryant had hoped to play for the University of Connecticut women's basketball team

Police eye anti-drug work as motive for cop's killing in EDSA-Connecticut

Mar 27, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Solomon Cugay used to work for an anti-drug unit

SHOT DEAD. Senior Master Sergeant Solomon Cugay is shot dead in broad daylight along major thoroughfare EDSA. Sourced photo

Cop shot dead in EDSA Connecticut

Mar 26, 2019 - 5:08 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The slain cop is identified as Senior Master Sergeant Solomon Cugay

ONE DEAD. A motorcycle is found dead in EDSA Connecticut.

UConn women's 111-game winning streak comes to an end

Apr 01, 2017 - 3:17 PM

University of Connecticut s historic winning streak ends after an overtime defeat to Mississippi State University

STREAK OVER. The UConn women's basketball team sees their winning streak end after over two years. File photo from Wikipedia

Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states condemn Trump travel ban

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:22 AM

The 16 attorneys general all Democrats whose states are home to nearly a third of the US population issued a joint statement in opposition

Demonstrators at Philadelphia International Airport protest against President Donald Trump's executive order banning Muslim immigration on January 29, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

Poland's Radwanska wins Connecticut Open

Aug 28, 2016 - 12:16 PM

The top seed and world number 4 Radwanska claims her second title of 2016 and the 19th of her WTA Tour

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland returns a shot to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine during the women's singles final on day 7 of the Connecticut Open at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale on August 27, 2016 in New Haven, Connecticut. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP

Trump, Clinton dominate primaries, extend leads

Apr 27, 2016 - 9:14 AM

UPDATED Donald Trump sweeps 5 northeastern states in April 26 Republican primaries; In the Democratic primaries Hillary Clinton takes 4 Bernie Sanders wins one

FRONTRUNNERS. Donald Trump (L) and Hillary Clinton (R). File photos by EPA

Clinton, Trump look to dominate Tuesday primaries

Apr 26, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Big wins on Tuesday night would put Clinton within striking distance of the Democratic nomination piling up pressure on Sanders who vows to fight on until the California primary June 7

PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARIES. Vince Meduho prepares to vote in the Pennsylvania primary election at the Bethel Park Community Center outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 26 April 2016. Vincent Pugliese/EPA

Trump, Clinton aim to seal deal in Tuesday primaries

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:40 AM

The extraordinary 2016 race has tested American political tradition with the Democratic and Republican parties taking their nomination battles deep into primary season

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Jan 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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New York, meteorologists defend storm shutdown

Jan 28, 2015 - 8:29 AM

New York Governor Cuomo: It may actually have brought us back to full operating capacity sooner but I do not criticize weather forecasters I learn

A man walks away after spreading salt on a Lower East Side building's entrance following a large winter storm in New York, New York, USA, 27 January 2015.  Andrew Kelly/EPA

Northeast US shuts down due to 'historic' blizzard

Jan 27, 2015 - 7:12 AM

UPDATED States of emergency were declared in states across the affected region as residents rushed to supermarkets to stockpile food

Pedestrians walk along a Manhattan street in heavy snow on January 26, 2015 in New York City.  Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Gunman kills 1, injures 3 on Seattle campus

Jun 06, 2014 - 8:40 AM

4th UPDATE Police say the gunman was subdued after being pepper sprayed by a student security guard

UConn defeats Kentucky to win fourth NCAA title

Apr 08, 2014 - 12:47 PM

The University of Connecticut kept their perfect championship game record intact by claiming their fourth NCAA national title on Monday with a 60 54 victory over the University of Kentucky

DOG FIGHT. The UConn Huskies outlasted Kentucky to win the NCAA men's basketball championship. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Last dance: Rappler's Guide to the NCAA Final Four

Apr 03, 2014 - 3:48 PM

From 64 teams we re down to the Final Four With everyone s brackets long since busted Rappler breaks down the chances of the last NCAA men s basketball teams standing

AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR. Kentucky, Wisconsin, UConn and Florida will all vie for the grandest prize in men's college basketball

US releases chilling Newtown massacre documents

Dec 28, 2013 - 8:45 AM

Disturbing details about last year s mass shooting surface

Gun control supporters take part in a candlelight vigil at Lafayette Square across from the White House on December 15, 2012 in Washington. Twenty-seven people, including the shooter, were killed on December 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

Obama seeks gun law changes on Newtown anniversary

Dec 14, 2013 - 7:43 PM

UPDATED On the eve of the Sandy Hook slaughter a schoolboy in Colorado armed with a shotgun opened fire at his school and killed himself

CHANGES NEEDED. US President Barack Obama says for tragedies like the Newtown massacre to end, there must be changes. File photo by AFP

No motive found in Newtown shooting: US investigators

Nov 26, 2013 - 7:07 AM

The report from Connecticut state attorney Stephen Sedensky said Lanza acted alone but could not conclude why he murdered 20 children and six adults in less than 11 minutes

CLOSED. The road leading to Sandy Hook Elementary School is closed on the six-month anniversary of the mass shooting that took the lives of 26 victims in Newtown, Connecticut, USA, 14 June 2013. EPA/PPeter Foley

Gun scare puts Yale University on lockdown

Nov 26, 2013 - 1:11 AM

UPDATED Police now doubting accuracy of initial report

2 dead in Connecticut plane crash

Aug 10, 2013 - 11:02 AM

The Rockwell International Turbo Commander 690B crashed on approach into Tweed New Haven Airport before noon Friday local time

CRASH. The tail of a small aircraft sits behind a burned home following a crash in East Haven, Connecticut, USA 09 August 2013. Photo by EPA/Marek Pienkos

Probe opened into US train crash, major disruption seen

May 19, 2013 - 9:34 AM

Train service from New York City to New Haven Connecticut was suspended indefinitely and will likely be snarled for days

Apple changes NRA app age rating

Jan 17, 2013 - 3:46 PM

Apple changes the age rating on the NRA s controversial shooting app

PRACTICE RANGE. The NRA's app is under fire for being hypocritical and targeted at too young a community. Screen shot from MEDL Mobile website.

US gun lobby says will defeat assault weapons ban

Jan 13, 2013 - 11:43 PM

The NRA president said that such proposals will not pass despite recent widespread outrage at the shooting deaths of 26 pupils and staff at a Connecticut school

AGAINST GUN CONTROL. The NRA believes its political clout will allow the organization to stop Congress from banning citizens from carrying assault rifles and other deadly weapons. Photo from the NRA official Facebook page

Obama considers broad arms sales restrictions

Jan 06, 2013 - 9:28 PM

The administration of President Barack Obama is considering a broad array of measures to curb the nation s gun violence including more than just a reinstatement of a ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition

Sandy Hook children return to class

Jan 03, 2013 - 11:20 PM

Police were out in force to reassure parents that nothing like the vicious slaughter which was carried out by a deranged local man carrying a military style rifle could reoccur

Newtown massacre survivors ready for class

Jan 02, 2013 - 10:45 PM

Survivors of the Newtown massacre prepare to go back to school in a new building resembling the old one

US gun lobby 'shocked, saddened' by shooting

Dec 19, 2012 - 8:18 AM

The top US gun lobby broke its silence Tuesday December 18 about last week s school massacre saying it was shocked by the deaths and vowing to help ensure such a tragedy would not be repeated

Child survivor of US massacre recounts moments of terror

Dec 18, 2012 - 11:24 AM

Sandy Hook elementary school student Nicholas Sabillon recounts the shooting in his school that killed 20 children and 6 adults

SCHOOL SHOOTING. A woman holds a child as people line up to enter the Newtown Methodist Church near the the scene of an elementary school shooting on Friday in Newtown, Connecticut. Photo by Douglas Healey/Getty Images/AFP

Tarantino film latest to be pulled after US shooting

Dec 18, 2012 - 11:00 AM

A Hollywood premiere of notoriously violent director Quentin Tarantino s latest film Django Unchained was canceled Monday December 17 the latest such response to the Connecticut school massacre

Newtown buries school massacre dead

Dec 18, 2012 - 7:45 AM

Funerals were held Monday December 17 for two six year old boys as America began to say farewell to the 20 children slain in the Newtown school shooting

IN REMEMBRANCE. Candles are lit among mementos at a memorial for victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, on December 17, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. The first two funerals for victims of the shooting were held today. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Obama: 'These tragedies must end'

Dec 17, 2012 - 11:13 AM

We can t tolerate this anymore These tragedies must end and to end them we must change Obama said

MOURNING. US President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during a memorial service for the victims and relatives of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

US senator launches bid to ban assault weapons

Dec 17, 2012 - 11:13 AM

Dianne Feinstein said she believes President Barack Obama would support her legislation

GUN CONTROL. US Senator Dianne Feinstein wants assault weapons banned after the Connecticut shooting tragedy. Photo from her official website

Police warn of social media hoaxes in U.S. shooting

Dec 17, 2012 - 4:14 AM

Those spreading fake details of the shooting could be subject to arrest warns a police officer

US school shooter blasted his way in

Dec 16, 2012 - 11:25 PM

He shot his way into the school The school was locked He used a weapon to open up the glass and then walked in Governor Dan Malloy says on the ABC program This Week

Obama to join vigils for Connecticut school massacre

Dec 16, 2012 - 2:22 PM

US President Barack Obama was due in Newtown on Sunday December 16 to join in vigils for the 20 small children and seven adults slaughtered by a young gunman

Gunman used rifle to fire multiple shots at kids

Dec 16, 2012 - 8:23 AM

The US school gunman used an assault rifle to pump his mostly six and seven year old victims with multiple bullets authorities said Saturday December 15 as details of the horrific spree became clearer

Gun control supporters take part in a candlelight vigil at Lafayette Square across from the White House on December 15, 2012 in Washington. Twenty-seven people, including the shooter, were killed on December 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

US school massacre site cleared of bodies

Dec 16, 2012 - 1:40 AM

Authorities have been able to positively identify all of the victims and formally notify their families

Obama calls for solidarity after school shooting

Dec 15, 2012 - 7:34 PM

Twenty seven people including the shooter were killed Friday morning December 14 at an elementary school in Connecticut

US town shattered by school shooting that killed 26

Dec 15, 2012 - 6:03 PM

Residents of Newtown Connecticut reel from a school shooting incident that killed 20 small children and 6 adults on Friday December 14

SCHOOL SHOOTING. A woman holds a child as people line up to enter the Newtown Methodist Church near the the scene of an elementary school shooting on Friday in Newtown, Connecticut. Photo by Douglas Healey/Getty Images/AFP

LIVE BLOG: US school shooting incident

Dec 15, 2012 - 3:53 PM

Updates on the shooting incident at a US primary school on Friday December 14

HEARTBREAKING. A picture from the aftermath of the US school shooting incident. Snapshot from the blog of the New Haven Register

PH embassy confirms 7 Fil-Am families in Newtown

Dec 15, 2012 - 1:52 PM

According to the embassy there are no elementary aged Filipinos or Filipino Americans going to Sandy Hook Elementary School Neither are there teachers there from the Philippines

JOSE L. CUISIA, JR. Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America. Photo from the Embassy of the Philippines, Washington, DC.

IN PHOTOS: Newtown, Connecticut shooting

Dec 15, 2012 - 12:38 PM

Among those killed by 20 year old Adam Lanza were 20 children attending classes at Sandy Hook Elementary School

20 Christmases destroyed: #PrayforNewtown

Dec 15, 2012 - 12:25 PM

In sorrow we are one Here in the Philippines we PrayForNewton

Philippines #PrayForNewton

Christmas slaughter in Connecticut

Dec 15, 2012 - 9:51 AM

There is something that tears in your gut and rips your insides out when children are killed in this way – slaughtered like sheep 11 days before Christmas


Obama cries, says hearts 'broken' over US shooting

Dec 15, 2012 - 4:33 AM

2nd UPDATE President Barack Obama wipes away tears and struggles to compose himself as he mourns the dead in the Connecticut school shooting which killed 27 people

US school shooter killed parents - early reports

Dec 15, 2012 - 3:48 AM

The 24 year old suspected gunman also killed his parents US news networks report

27 killed in U.S. school shooting - police

Dec 15, 2012 - 2:07 AM

5th UPDATE US President Barack Obama sheds tears over the tragedy that killed 27 people including 20 children The gunman allegedly also murdered his parents

INFOGRAPHIC: 2012 U.S. Electoral Map

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED Here is the 2012 US Election Map showing the distribution of the electoral votes as of Saturday November 10

#USvote: Electoral College tally

Nov 11, 2012 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Nov 11 Here is the Electoral College tally for the 2012 US presidential election based on projections from the major US networks ABC NBC CBS CNN FOX and the New York Times

LIVE: Obama wins, say U.S. media

Nov 07, 2012 - 8:19 AM

LIVE COVERAGE of the 2012 US presidential election November 6 2012