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  1. In Dallas remarks, Obama will aim to make sense of shootingsRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2016 | Lethbridge Herald

    For President Barack Obama, the decision to return early from an overseas trip after a series of shocking shootings will prove to be easy compared to his next challenge: Comforting an America that has witnessed a rash of shootings. After arriving from Spain late Sunday, Obama will fly Tuesday to Dallas, the scene of the massacre of police officers that, on the heels of two caught-on-video police shootings, has emerged as a tipping point in the national debate about race and justice.


  2. Assault rifle ban might be wiseRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2016 | Lethbridge Herald

    Last weekend's shooting rampage in Orlando, Fla. that left 49 people dead, not counting the gunman, and 53 injured has reignited the gun control debate in the United States.


  3. In wake of Orlando, Winfrey questions assault-weapon salesRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2016 | Lethbridge Herald

    In this Wednesday, June 15, 2016 file photo, Oprah Winfrey arrives at the season one premiere of "Greenleaf" at The Lot in West Hollywood, Calif. Winfrey reacts to the Orlando mass shooting: "Are we a country that really believes that assault weapons shouldA be made available to anybody?A Are assault weapons necessary?A I just say, 'Enough.'


  4. Public safety minister rejects call to change classification of AR-15 rifleRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2016 | Lethbridge Herald

    Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the federal government rejects the idea of allowing hunters to use the same type of military-style assault rifle involved in a mass shooting in Florida. Last month, Conservative MP Bob Zimmer presented a petition to Parliament on behalf of the Lawful Firearm Owners of Canada that calls for the classification of the AR-15 rifle to be changed from a restricted firearm to a non-restricted one. 1 comment

  5. Obama to go to Orlando to pay respects to victims ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | Lethbridge Herald

    President Barack Obama will travel to Orlando on Thursday to pay respects to the victims of last weekend's nightclub shooting and to stand in solidarity with the community as it embarks on recovery, the White House said Monday night. Press Secretary Josh Earnest did not provide more details about the trip.


  6. Semi-automatic rifle used in Florida mass shooting is restricted in CanadaRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2016 | Lethbridge Herald

    The semi-automatic rifle used in Sunday's deadly mass shooting in Florida is classified as a restricted weapon in Canada and most people can only use it at a gun range. The AR-15 is a civilian model of the M16 rifle used by the U.S. army and has been used to carry out other mass slayings in the past, including the 2012 killing of 20 children in Newtown, Conn.


  7. Obama decries Orlando shooting as an a act of terroraRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2016 | Lethbridge Herald

    President Barack Obama decried the deadliest mass shooting in American history on Sunday as an "act of terror" and an "act of hate" targeting a place of "solidarity and empowerment" for gays and lesbians. He urged Americans to decide whether this is the kind of "country we want to be."


  8. Newtown documentary gets 1st public Connecticut screeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Lethbridge Herald

    In this 2011 photo provided by Mark Barden, his son Daniel Barden runs alongside a school bus in Newtown, Conn. Daniel was among those killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown.


  9. Celebrities honoured for philanthropy at Power of Women eventRead the original story

    Apr 8, 2016 | Lethbridge Herald

    Host Billy Eichner quipped at Variety's Power of Women luncheon Friday that he wasn't being paid nearly enough for the emcee job he was doing - and that's why he knows what it's like to be a woman in Hollywood. But otherwise, the event focused squarely on the serious philanthropic efforts of the celebrity honorees, who included two Oscar-winning actresses , a Fox anchor much in the news this election season , a trailblazing ballerina , a top fashion designer , and a TV star .


  10. Wall says Saskatchewan will reach out to the U.S. on school shootingsRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2016 | Lethbridge Herald

    Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says his province is in touch with officials in the United States for help rebuilding after a school shooting. Wall said the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman, called him Friday after four people were killed at the school and in a nearby home in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche.


  11. a They came prepareda Couple kills 14 in California mass shooting; Motive soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Lethbridge Herald

    Authorities on Thursday were trying to learn why a couple left behind their infant daughter and carried out a shooting rampage that left 14 people dead and seriously wounded more than a dozen others in one of the nation's worst mass shootings. The pair were killed in a shootout with police hours after they carried out their precision assault.


  12. 14 killed in California social services centre shooting; 2 suspects dead, motive unknownRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Lethbridge Herald

    A heavily armed man and woman dressed for battle opened fire on a holiday banquet for his co-workers Wednesday, killing 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen others in a precision assault that looked "as if they were on a mission," authorities said. Hours later, they died in a shootout with police.


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