Across the Nation

What now for gun control? A look at the issue

At a news conference with the president, Mark Barden, who lost his 7-year-old son, Daniel, in the Newtown shooting, said the families would return home “disappointed but not defeated.”

Contemplating chaos in a nation of 'soft targets'

Contemplating chaos in a nation of ‘soft targets’

“There will always be evil, and we can’t get rid of it. We can try like hell to lessen it, but there are limits to what we can do and what we should do,” said Paul LaRuffa.

Denver Post wins Pulitzer for coverage of massacre

“We are part of this community. The tragedy touches us, but we have a job to do,” said Kevin Dale, the Post’s news director. He added: “It’s great to win the prize, but we’d rather win for a different story.”

Newtown mom pleads at White House for gun control

Newtown mom pleads at White House for gun control

“Thousands of other families across the United States are also drowning in our grief,” said Francine Wheeler, choking back tears in the address broadcast Saturday. “Please help us do something before our tragedy becomes your tragedy.”

Police: Aurora theater victims' families harassed by Oregon man

Police: Aurora theater victims’ families harassed by Oregon man

“It starts out that the shootings didn’t really happen,” Fania said. “It goes into things such as that at the funeral your relative’s body wasn’t in the casket.”

Police: Aurora theater victims' families harassed by Ore. man

Police: Aurora theater victims’ families harassed by Ore. man

PORTLAND, Ore. | An Oregon man has been accused of harassing at least a dozen families of the victims of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., telling them the killings didn’t happen or the caskets of victims were empty. Kevin …

Police: Colo. theater victims’ families harassed

PORTLAND, Ore. | Police say they have arrested a Portland man for harassing the families of victims of the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., last July. Kevin Purfield is accused of emailing, calling and using social media to contact the …

Senate ready to launch gun control debate

Senate ready to launch gun control debate

In an opening showdown Thursday, senators were scheduled to vote on an attempt by conservatives to scuttle the Democratic bill before debate even started

Bipartisan deal on background checks is close

Bipartisan deal on background checks is close

WASHINGTON | A bipartisan deal seems imminent on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, an agreement that could build support for President Barack Obama’s drive to curb firearms violence. Meanwhile, the Senate is ready for an opening vote on …

Obama, in Colorado, to press for gun measures

Obama, in Colorado, to press for gun measures

In selecting Colorado, Obama is showcasing a state with a long centrist tradition that prizes its Western frontier heritage