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Obama, critics connect at CNN’s town hall on guns

FAIRFAX, Virginia — A president who has vowed to politicize gun control and critics who believe he’s determined to confiscate their weapons came face-to-face Thursday in a rare respectful and reasoned interlude in one of America’s most poisoned political debates. For once, the nation’s bitter, polarized politics failed to swamp a conversation on gun violence. […]

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Visa program questioned in wake of San Bernardino shooting

LOS ANGELES — Investigators worked today to determine if Wednesday’s San Bernardino shooting rampage was a case of terrorism or workplace violence, and an obscure visa program that apparently benefited one of the attackers was coming under scrutiny amid indications of an international terrorism connection. The attack, which killed 17 and wounded 21, was blamed […]