Law enforcement officials are unofficially saying that the gunman was a 24-year-old man, whose mother was a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. It was reported that the gunman went to the principal's office first, then to his mother's kindergarten classroom.
Some metropolitan areas have a booming jobs market, thanks to energy, manufacturing, or sometimes just the right mix of highly diversified industries. Here's a look at the 10 metros that have seen the largest percentage increase in jobs over the past 12 months:
In Virginia, Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine each want to show he's the one who can work across the aisle to get things done. Target suburban voters want a candidate who can help make a dysfunctional US Senate work.
Senate race in Virginia between Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) is one of the marquee contests in the US. But Virginians, perhaps swamped by presidential politicking, seem to be barely paying attention.