Father of boy killed in school massacre wins defamation suit

FILE–In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Alex Jones speaks to reporters in Washington. Lawyers in Connecticut, on Monday, June 17, 2019, allege conspiracy theorist Alex Jones sent them electronic files containing child pornography as part of a defamation lawsuit against the Infowars host by relatives of some victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The families of eight victims of the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conn. and an FBI agent who responded to the massacre are suing Jones, Infowars and others for promoting a theory that the shooting was a hoax. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Jose Luis Magana

HARTFORD, Conn. — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims’ relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.

The book, “Nobody Died at Sandy Hook,” has also been pulled to settle claims against its publisher filed by Lenny Pozner, whose 6-year-old son Noah was killed in the shooting.

“My face-to-face interactions with Mr. Pozner have led me to believe that Mr. Pozner is telling the truth about …read more

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Iranian president: Iran isn’t seeking war against any nation

FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, released by the Iranian President’s Office, President Hassan Rouhani visits the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside of Bushehr, Iran. On Monday, June 17, 2019, Iran said it will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days. (AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno, File)
Mohammad Berno
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Friday, June 14, 2019. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a security alliance that brings together Russia, China, India, Pakistan along with ex-Soviet Central Asia nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)
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Report: Childhood poverty persists in fast-growing Southwest

In this photo taken Friday, June 14, 2019, volunteers including retired accountant Ralph Nava, right, 69, pick up food packages to deliver to homebound families and dependent children in Santa Fe, N.M., at the headquarters for Kitchen Angels. An annual report on childhood well-being from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks New Mexico last among 50 states that includes measures of poverty, health care, education and family support. The number of children living in poverty has swelled over the past three decades in fast-growing, ethnically diverse states such as Texas, Arizona and Nevada as the nation’s population center shifts south and west. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
Morgan Lee
In this photo taken Friday, June 14, 2019, volunteers including 67-year-old consultant John Miller pick up food packages to deliver to homebound families and dependent children in Santa Fe, N.M., at the headquarters for Kitchen Angels. An annual report on childhood well-being from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks New Mexico last among 50 states that includes measures of poverty, health care, education and family support. The number of children living in poverty has swelled over the past three decades in fast-growing, ethnically diverse states such as Texas, Arizona and Nevada as the nation’s population center shifts south and west. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
Morgan Lee
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