AYLESBURY, England (AP) — She is called the most wanted woman in the world, a suspected terrorist charged with plotting to blow up resort hotels in Kenya packed with Christmas tourists, a Westerner who wrote an ode praising Osama bin Laden, a jihadist who has eluded the law even as she has traveled through Africa with four young children in tow.
Hundreds are expected at Washington's National Cathedral on Thursday to mark the first anniversary of the Newtown school massacre and demand tough gun legislation in the United States. Pop icon Carole King was lined up to perform at the late-afternoon vigil, which organizers hope will pull the media spotlight away from the New England town where 20 first-graders and six educators died. Several Newtown residents, including relatives of the dead, were expected at the vigil spearheaded by the Newtown Foundation, a non-profit group that calls for tougher gun laws. "Make us instruments of your peace, and strengthen our hearts and hands and minds -- not only to care for the victims and survivors of gun violence, but also to bring about the change that will end the violence caused by guns in the hands of the criminal, the sick, and the cruel.”