Sandy Hook school shooting: President Obama prepares to address Newtown at emotional memorial service

'These tragedies MUST end': Obama signals tougher gun laws just moments after comforting devastated families of Sandy Hook massacre victimsPresident led interfaith service in Newtown, Connecticut Sunday night'We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them we must change,' Mr Obama said at memorialPresident questioned if we are 'prepared to say that such violence visited on our children is somehow the price of our freedom' Mourners waited in drizzling rain for hours to access eventA number of families whose children attend Sandy Hook Elementary School were frustrated after being denied seats even though visitors were waved into auditorium | UPDATED: 19:11 GMT, 17 December 2012 In the wake of Friday's unspeakable tragedy, it is hard to imagine that anyone would be smiling in Newtown, Connecticut.

Obama"s tears won"t

Obama's tears won't stop the slaughter | UPDATED: 22:40 GMT, 16 December 2012 The latest firearm atrocity in America — 20 small children and six adults shot to death by a suicidal 20-year-old ‘loner’, Adam Lanza — is attended by the usual hand-wringing debate about gun control. Those who seek new restraints — particularly on automatic, rapid-firing weapons — say: ‘If not now, when’ But those against gun control quote the 2nd Amendment of the U.S.

Shannon Gallagher: Teenager, 15, kills herself two months after "suicide" of her younger sister

Teenager, 15, kills herself two months after 'suicide' of her younger sister, 13, who was targeted by cyberbullies | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 15 December 2012 A teenager took her own life less than two months after her 13-year-old sister killed herself. Shannon Gallagher, 15, from Co Donegal was found on Thursday by foster carers she had been placed with, hours after telling them that she was going to bed.