By Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mark Barden liked to call his son Daniel the "custodian of all living creatures," the sort of 7-year-old who would comfort someone sitting alone or looking sad or who would help another child with a stuck jacket zipper. Daniel was shot to death last December 14 along with 19 of his classmates and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. He just was wired for compassion and empathy," said Mark Barden. Organized efforts like that will be part of a campaign unveiled on Thursday called "Parent Together" that seeks to increase communication between parents nationwide and implement strategies to identify mental illness early, promote gun safety and combat social isolation in communities and schools.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” A prized 1963 Andy Warhol painting that captures the immediate aftermath of a car crash has sold for $105 million at a New York auction, shattering the record for the famed pop artist amid a spending frenzy in the art world.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) â€” Ohio's governor delayed the execution of a condemned child killer to consider the inmate's unprecedented organ donation request, acknowledging that it's "uncharted territory" but expressing hope that the man might help save a life before losing his own.
SEATTLE (AP) â€” Despite warnings that production of Boeing's next generation 777 plane could go to another state, machinists in the Northwest voted late Wednesday to reject a contract proposal that would have exchanged concessions for decades of secure jobs.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Alec Baldwin says a Canadian actress stalked him after he took her to dinner to give her career advice. She says they had a fling that soured, and all she wanted afterward was an explanation.
Faced with heartbreaking images of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines â€” the sea of corpses, communities reduced to rubble, mothers clutching their hungry children â€” the world is watching an epic tragedy unfold and looking for ways to help. The big question is how.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) â€” Dozens of federal investigators specializing in bomb attacks from around the Northwest gathered to help sift the evidence left when an improvised explosive device partially detonated in front of an Oregon district attorney's office, blowing out windows, but doing no serious damage.