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Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 13, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 8 The Los Angeles Times on the danger of turning the debt limit into political theater: Congratulations to Congress for avoiding economic catastrophe for...

Alex Jones loses lawsuits over Sandy Hook 'hoax' conspiracy

Oct. 01, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

A Texas judge has found Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones liable for damages in three defamation lawsuits brought by the parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre over his claims that the shooting was a hoax. Judge Maya...

Mexico sues US gun manufacturers over arms trafficking toll

Aug. 04, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government sued United States gun manufacturers and distributors Wednesday in U.S. federal court, arguing that their negligent and illegal commercial practices have unleashed tremendous bloodshed in Mexico. The unusual lawsuit was filed in...

Gun maker offers $33M to settle suit by Sandy Hook families

Jul. 28, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has offered some of the victims' families nearly $33 million to settle their lawsuit over how the company marketed the firearm to the public. Lawyers for now-bankrupt...

Bond Commission approves $1.1 billion, Lamont hints at more

Jul. 23, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Funding for renovations to state parks, highway and bridge improvements, clean water projects and a memorial to the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School were among the $1.1 billion in projects approved by the Connecticut State Bond Commission on Friday. It marked...

Memorial for Sandy Hook massacre victims nears construction

Jul. 22, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — After nearly eight years of discussion and planning, a memorial to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is nearing construction with the goal of offering a peaceful place for reflection. A groundbreaking ceremony is planned next...