Governors order flags to fly half-mast in victims' honour

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy tweeted:


Gov: I join with my fellow NYers in mourning the loss of innocent lives that were taken in today’s shooting | #NYS flags @ half-staff tom


In recognition & mourning of the victims in NewtownCT today, I am ordering flags to be flown half-staff on Tuesday Dec18 2012#PrayForNewtown


Gov. Malloy has ordered US and #CT flags to half-staff in honor of today's victims in #Newtown


Obama makes gun law a priority

President Barack Obama hopes to get new US gun control measures passed during the first year of his second term after saying the country is 'failing' to protect its children.