Archive for December 14th, 2012
Obama statement after US school shooting
Last Updated on Friday, 14 December 2012 11:45 Written by Friday, 14 December 2012 11:45
Text of President Barack Obama’s address to the nation after Friday’s mass shooting at a Connecticut school, as provided by CQ Transcriptions:
“This afternoon, I spoke with Governor Malloy and FBI Director Mueller. I offered Gov. Malloy my condolences on behalf of the nation and made it clear he will have every single resource that he needs to investigate this heinous crime, care for the victims, counsel their families.”
“We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. And each time I learn the news, I react not as a president, but as anybody else would as a parent. And that was especially true today. I know there’s not a parent in America w…Keep on reading: Obama statement after US school shooting
AP critics pick the year’s best movies
Last Updated on Friday, 14 December 2012 11:40 Written by Friday, 14 December 2012 11:40
The top 10 films of 2012, according to AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire:
1. “Argo” — Directing just his third feature, Ben Affleck has come up with a seamless blend of detailed international drama and breathtaking suspense, with just the right amount of dry humor to provide context and levity. He shows a deft handling of tone, especially in making difficult transitions between scenes in Tehran, Washington and Hollywood, but also gives one of his strongest performances yet in front of the camera. The story of a rescue during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis sounds like eat-your-vegetables cinema, and mixing it with an inside-Hollywood comedy sounds impossible, but Affleck …Keep on reading: AP critics pick the year’s best movies
All too common scenes of shock at US massacre school
Last Updated on Friday, 14 December 2012 11:34 Written by Friday, 14 December 2012 11:34
NEWTOWN, Connecticut—The scene was all too familiar. Stunned families clinging to one another for support after yet another massacre in yet another pleasant, leafy suburban American community.
They came for news at the firehouse near the elementary school, just down the road from the Sandy Hook Elementary school, where a young man had burst into a class and gunned down 26 children and staff.
A couple walked a way, shocked and tearful, too stunned to speak. Others nervously allowed their eight-year-olds to give confused accounts of the killings to the gathering army of television news teams.
“It’s a unique community here. This is an unspeakable…Keep on reading: All too common scenes of shock at US massacre school
Some of the deadliest mass shootings around world
Last Updated on Friday, 14 December 2012 11:26 Written by Friday, 14 December 2012 11:26
A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed more than two dozen people, including children, on Friday. It is among the world’s worst mass shootings. Here is a look at some others:
— Aug. 5, 2012: Army veteran Wade Michael Page kills five men and one woman and wounds three other people, including a police officer, before taking his own life at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin outside Milwaukee.
— July 20, 2012: Twelve people are killed when a gunman enters an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater, releases a canister of gas and then opens fire during opening night of the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises.” James Holmes, a 24-year-old former graduate studen…Keep on reading: Some of the deadliest mass shootings around world
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