Police began investigating the murderous rampage at the American Civic Association in the New York town of Binghamton. The suspect, who killed at least 13 people, is reportedly a 41-year-old Vietnamese immigrant.
A gunman killed up to 14 people and took dozens hostage at an immigration centre in Binghamton, New York, before reportedly shooting himself, according to local television. The remaining hostages have been freed.
US President Barack Obama, currently in Strasbourg for a NATO conference, said he was horrified by the "senseless violence" of the shooting at an immigration centre in Binghamton, New York, in which 14 died, including the gunman.
A gunman has killed up to 13 people and taken dozens captive at an immigration centre in Binghamton, New York state, according to local media reports, which said two men had been led from the building in restraints.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average nosedived by 250.89 points, or 3.4%, to close at 7,114.78, its lowest point since 1997. Wall Street failed to rally on Monday despite the US government's efforts to revive the economy.
Tapes released of the moments before US Airways Flight 1549 splashed down in New York's Hudson River reveal that the pilot remained calm before his unexpected Jan. 15 landing. All 150 passengers and five crew managed to evacuate safely.
Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of assassinated former president John F. Kennedy, said she would not be running for the US Senate seat vacated by newly-appointed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, citing personal reasons.
The debt-laden New York Times received a much-needed lifeline in the form of a $250m loan from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. Forbes' second richest man in the world will have a chance to increase his stake in the company to 17%.
Investigators have established that both engines came off when a plane crashed into New York's Hudson River Friday. But the absence of the engines - which sank - may complicate attempts to understand the reasons behind the crash.