(Reuters) - Schools in Newtown, Connecticut, will employ extra security on Monday as the state releases its long-awaited report on the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six adults. The state prosecutor's office has said the report will be published on the website of Connecticut's Division of Criminal Justice, www.ct.gov/csao, on Monday at about 3 p.m. local time (8 p.m. GMT) Mark Dupuis, a spokesman for State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III, declined to say whether the report has been shared with the families of those who died in the shooting, but he said his office is aware of families' concerns about privacy and has taken steps to address those concerns. In an email to Newtown parents, John Reed, the town's interim schools superintendent, said there will be increased police presence at schools and that police from neighboring towns will be on hand to bolster the town's force. Last year, on the morning of December 14, Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, in her bed in their Newtown home, and then went to Sandy Hook Elementary School - a school he once attended - and forced his way inside.
A storm blamed for at least eight deaths in the West was expected to bring freezing rain and sleet to parts of Texas as it continued making its way through the Southwest before moving east ahead of Thanksgiving.
BOSTON (AP) — Dirk Thompson III doesn't hold out much hope that he and the 750 other victims in a nationwide meningitis outbreak will ever see much, if any, compensation for the deaths and illnesses caused by tainted steroids.
By Jana J. Pruet FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - On a frigid, rainy Texas Sunday, a small but steady trickle of curious visitors made their way to the grave of Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald on the 50th anniversary of his murder. At the grave site Sunday morning, a simple stone marker laid flat in the ground reads "OSWALD." There was no first name, no birth date or date of death at his grave in Fort Worth, just west of Dallas. Only a few came to see the grave on the anniversary. Coming two days after the global media blitz to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, gunned down by Oswald during a trip to Dallas on November 22, 1963, the anniversary of Oswald's killing has remained an afterthought.
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A Chicago-born man, who went missing three decades ago as a toddler after his father took him to Mexico, has been reunited with his U.S. mother in California after a harrowing trek back to the United States. David Amaya Barrick, now 37, was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents last month but freed after convincing authorities of his U.S. citizenship - only to vanish again for several days before turning up at a San Diego church. "We have some catching up to do," Kathy Amaya, 60, told Reuters on Sunday through tears a day after the pair finally met face to face at the San Diego International Airport after she flew in from Wisconsin. "We're going to do that." The Border Patrol said Barrick was taken from Chicago by his father in 1979 and brought to Mexico, where he was left with his paternal grandparents, speaking only Spanish.
A large storm already blamed for at least eight deaths in the West slogged through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and other parts of the Southwest on Sunday, leading to hundreds of flight cancellations as it slowly churned east ahead of Thanksgiving.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties said Sunday they are skeptical that Iran will stick to a new nuclear deal and want Congress to prepare beefed-up economic penalties to hit Tehran if the accord falls apart.