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SHANE MCLEOD: In the United States, Newtown, Connecticut is this week preparing to mark one year since a gunman forced his way into the Sandy Hook School, killing 20 Year One students and six of their teachers.
Parents of the 20 children killed in the Newtown shooting announced the formation of a website Monday dedicated to the memory of all the victims, while one family released an emotional video declaring that "evil did not win."
Jimmy Greene, left, kisses his wife Nelba Marquez-Greene as he holds a portrait of their daughter, Sandy Hook School shooting victim Ana Marquez-Greene at a news conference at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.
Residents of Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six adults were murdered at the Sandy Hook Elementary School a year ago Saturday, have asked for privacy and a minimal media presence in the town as the anniversary nears.
In this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, a school bus drives past a lamppost decorated for the holidays, and a sign reading Welcome to Sandy Hook, in Newtown, Conn.
A search is on in the mountains of rural northwestern Nevada for a couple and four children who went to play in the snow Sunday and haven't returned.
Connecticut , where an elementary-school shooting left 20 children and six educators dead last December, now has the nation's second-strongest firearms laws, up from fourth a year ago, according to a scorecard to be released today by two gun-control groups.
The Senate is ready to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms, the kind that can pass through metal detectors and X-ray machines unnoticed.
Newtown public schools are operating on a two-hour delay this morning due to inclement weather.
Toy soldiers, rubber ducks, teddy bears, and ceramic stars grace the gravesite of Jesse Lewis in Newtown, Conn.
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Innocence by Dean Koontz What it's about: A young man, exiled from society because of his What it's about: A young man, exiled from society because of his looks, and a young woman who believes her father was murdered, form an unusual connection.
Here's what's happening this week in Newtown: Newtown Chamber Breakfast: Join the monthly Newtown Chamber of Commerce breakfast, featuring local accounting firm head Peter Giarratano.
On Dec. 14 a group of concerned citizens will gather at Church of the Redeemer in Morristown to commemorate the lives lost to gun violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut one year ago, and to renew their commitment to preventing such acts.
The gun control buzz has quieted and the gun buying frenzy has slowed -- but a year after the Newtown shooting, the Southwest Florida gun industry is still feeling its effects.
Out of the blood-soaked corridors and classrooms of Sandy Hook Elementary School grew a conviction within the White House that the administration must do everything it can to halt mass shootings.
Officers from Newtown and surrounding towns spent Saturday afternoon taking donations for local food pantries in the parking lot outside Big Y in Newtown, filling two police cruisers with donated food.