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The worst mass shootings in US history

Jun 13, 2016 - 1:10 AM

The attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando Florida is the worst mass shooting in US history

epa05358700 A handout photograph made available by the Orlando Police showing a general view of the scene following a shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA, 12 June 2016. Orlando Police state there are multiple injuries with reports stating that the attacker is still inside the club and has taken hostages. EPA/ORLANDO POLICE / HANDOUT BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

US study says mass killings may be contagious

Jul 03, 2015 - 7:41 AM

Mass killings in the United States may be contagious according to a study that finds each deadly tragedy can increase the likelihood that another will soon follow

AFTERMATH. A message is left on a highway overpass in remembrance of those killed down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images / AFP

Megaworld hikes 2015 rental income target to P9B

Jun 19, 2015 - 9:11 PM

The property giant also aims to complete 20 township developments this year

FAULT-PROOF. Megaworld Chairman Andrew Tan told a stockholder: "I assure you none of our properties are on the fault line." Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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

Megaworld building 5 luxury hotels in Cebu township

May 08, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The hotels worth P8 billion will cater to the growing number of tourists in the province

MACTAN NEWTOWN. President Benigno S. Aquino III looks at the Mactan Newtown scale model presented by Megaworld chairman and chief executive officer Andrew Tan during the Mactan Newtown grand launch

Megaworld hikes investment in Cebu township to P30B

Apr 07, 2014 - 3:52 PM

The company is building residential condominiums office towers and hotels in the township called The Mactan Newtown

MACTAN NEWTOWN. President Benigno S. Aquino III looks at the Mactan Newtown scale model presented by Megaworld chairman and chief executive officer Andrew Tan during the Mactan Newtown grand launch

Megaworld to expand Cebu township project

Jan 15, 2014 - 4:19 PM

The expansion hopes to provide enhanced features for resort styled living at its Mactan Newtown project in Cebu

MACTAN NEWTOWN. President Benigno S. Aquino III looks at the Mactan Newtown scale model presented by Megaworld Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Andrew Tan during the Mactan Newtown Grand Launch.

Obama proposes new gun rules for mentally ill

Jan 04, 2014 - 8:42 AM

The US president proposes two new federal gun control rules after a series of high profile shootings

LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION. US President Barack Obama wants more information about the mentally ill to reach databases as part of a gun control measure that hopes to save lives. Photo from the White House

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

New US school shooting on eve of Newtown anniversary

Dec 14, 2013 - 11:26 AM

The schoolboy gunman wounds two fellow students before killing himself

SCHOOL SHOOTING. Family and friends comfort each other outside Shepherd of the Hills Church after a school shooting at Arapahoe High School on December 13, 2013 in Centennial, Colorado. Photo by Chris Schneider/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

Newtown shooter owned large arsenal

Mar 28, 2013 - 10:49 PM

Detectives searching the Newtown school shooter s house found that he and his mother kept a startlingly large arsenal of rifles pistols and other weapons including swords

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

NYC mayor planning gun control ad blitz

Mar 24, 2013 - 7:39 AM

The campaign will focus on demands such as universal background checks on those seeking to purchase firearms

ANTI-GUN DRIVE. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a file photo from his official Flickr feed

Megaworld invests P20-B in Mactan Newtown

Feb 20, 2013 - 5:57 PM

President Aquino compliments tycoon Andrew Tan for helping make the Philippines the next Asian Tiger

President Benigno S. Aquino III looks at the Mactan Newtown scale model presented by Megaworld Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Andrew Tan during the Mactan Newtown Grand Launch.

Sandy Hook arcade fosters fun, healing

Feb 18, 2013 - 2:54 PM

To foster healing in the community 2 Newtown residents have put up an arcade in their town after the shootings

SANDY HOOK ARCADE. Two residents of Newtown have set up an arcade to provide family-friendly fun after the Sandy Hook shooting. Photo from SHAC Facebook page.

US lawmakers invite gun victims to Obama speech

Feb 12, 2013 - 7:36 PM

First Lady Michelle Obama will help lead the way with aides confirming that the parents of Chicago shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton will join her for the speech

US President Barack Obama delivering the 2012 State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington DC, January 24, 2012. Photo courtesy of the White House.

Obama unveils sweeping gun violence proposals

Jan 17, 2013 - 1:43 AM

UPDATED Congress must act Congress must act soon Obama said

US President Barack Obama speaks on proposals to reduce gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden watches on January 16, 2013 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel Ngan

NRA releases iOS shooting app

Jan 15, 2013 - 11:15 AM

A month after the Newtown shooting the NRA comes out with an app that s bound to cause some controversy

PRACTICE RANGE. The NRA releases an app that's bound to cause some controversy. Screen shot from Apple Store.

Tarantino: Linking Hollywood films to Newtown disrespectful

Jan 05, 2013 - 1:51 PM

Tarantino lashes back at critics who dragged his movie into the debate on gun control in the US

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

Obama says Newtown shooting worst day as president

Dec 31, 2012 - 12:01 AM

The question becomes whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here that it does not just become another one of these routine episodes where it gets a lot of attention and then it drifts away

US President Barack Obama speaks during an interview with NBC News' David Gregory aired December 30, 2012. Frame grab courtesy NBC News

Social Media wRap: #RHBill, Newtown shooting, and Justin Bieber

Dec 22, 2012 - 9:10 PM

From the passage of the RH bill to the Newtown shooting the past week has been filled with ups and downs With the Mood Meter as our guide here s this week s Social Media wRap

US gun lobby urges armed police in every school

Dec 22, 2012 - 9:33 AM

The National Rifle Association insists that gun ownership is not the problem

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

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

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

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

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

OVERWHELMING GRIEF. AFP photo