Students from North Park Elementary School enter Cajon High School to be reunited with their parents after a shooting  in San Bernardino, California on Monday. Photograph: Andrew Cullen/The New York Times

A special education teacher and one of her students were fatally shot by her estranged husband when he opened fire with a high-caliber revolver before(...)

Apple has refused to unlock the iPhone. Photograph: Bloomberg

For weeks, the US government has said that the only way to open an iPhone used by a gunman in a mass shooting was to get Apple’s help, a position that(...)

Apple’s general counsel, Bruce Sewell, will argue Tuesday that creating a tool to unlock the phone would weaken the security of hundreds of millions of Apple devices

Apple and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation will make their cases before a congressional panel on Tuesday regarding a court order to force the te(...)

 Apple chief executive Tim Cook: Argues that  a move to create a backdoor to iOS would undermine encryption. Photograph: AP Photo/Richard Drew, File

The confrontation between the technology industry and the FBI over encryption has deepened after Apple pledged to fight a court order that it help unb(...)

A minute’s silence in Paris for the victims of the November terror attacks which claimed the lives of 130 people. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

It was as if the nightmares of New York on 9/11, Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005 had returned with a vengeance. Jihadist attacks opened and closed 2(...)

 Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook.

A former neighbour suspected of supplying guns to the married couple who massacred 14 people in San Bernardino, California, was charged on Thursday wi(...)

US president Barack Obama said it is ‘insane’ people on a no-fly list can walking into a store and buy a gun.    File photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

President Barack Obama edged closer Saturday to declaring the shooting in San Bernardino, California, that killed 14 people a terrorist attack, but st(...)

An indoor shooting range in Riverside, California, where the suspects in this week’s mass shooting reportedly trained with firearms. Photograph: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

The New York Times, in its first front-page editorial in nearly a century, on Saturday called for outlawing the kinds of rifles used in the California(...)

Another day, another slaughter

When Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik gunned down 31 people, killing 14 of them, in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday they took t(...)

FBI and police investigate the area around an SUV in which  two suspects were shot by police following a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, December 3rd, 2015. Authorities  were working to determine why Syed Rizwan Farook (28), and Tashfeen Malik (27),  opened fire at a  party of his co-workers, killing 14 people and wounding 17. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

At age 28, Syed Rizwan Farook inspected restaurants and public pools. A Muslim, he was from a self-described religious but modern California family. (...)

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