There have been emotional tributes to two teenagers who died following a car crash in central NSW.
Military-inspired semi-automatic rifles have been used in at least 10 mass shootings in the US since 2011.
A teenage boy is fighting for his life after a gas bottle exploded in a car in Sydney's southwest.
US Democratic Senator Robert Casey says he will announce a bill banning anyone convicted of a misdemeanour hate crime from owning a firearm.
A man has allegedly been caught driving almost 60km/h over the speed limit while under the influence of methamphetamine in Adelaide's western suburbs.
Police are on the hunt for a man who indecently assaulted a woman in a park in Sydney's northwest.
Blood donation centres have been overwhelmed with volunteers offering to donate blood for the victims of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida.
Police are appealing for information into the disappearance of Elizabeth Herfort, who was last seen hitchhiking home from a Canberra bar in 1980.
South African Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius is facing a minimum 15-year jail term when he is sentenced for murder this week.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has activated the Safety Check allowing Facebook users to spread the word that they are safe in wake of a crisis.