Gun control

Marissa Alexander will get a new trial

Marissa Alexander, the African-American woman who was sentenced to 20 years for discharging a firearm in Florida despite pleading Stand Your Ground against her husband, will get a new trial. Alexander, 32, said she fired a bullet at the ceiling because she was afraid...

Conn. town residents urge stricter gun control

BY SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press NEWTOWN, CONN. — One after another, Newtown residents stepped to the microphone and urged Connecticut lawmakers to stop another tragedy like the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and take action, such as banning...