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Biden steps out of the room and finds legacy-defining wins

Aug. 07, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over five decades in Washington, Joe Biden knew that the way to influence was to be in the room where it happens. But in the second year of his presidency, some of Biden’s most striking, legacy-defining legislative victories came about by staying out of it. A...

Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2M more over Sandy Hook lies

Aug. 05, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury on Friday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he must pay for the suffering he put them through by...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 05, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts mislead on signatures,...

Canada to use regulation to ban handgun imports in 2 weeks

Aug. 05, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada plans to temporarily ban the import of handguns into the country without the approval of Parliament, using a regulatory measure that comes into effect in two weeks. Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said Friday the change will last until a...

After Supreme Court ruling, it's open season on US gun laws

Aug. 04, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruling expanding gun rights threatens to upend firearms restrictions across the country as activists wage court battles over everything from bans on AR-15-style guns to age limits. The decision handed down in June already has led one judge to...

Trump-aligned challengers ousting GOP legislative incumbents

Aug. 04, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin's longest-serving Assembly speaker, Republican Robin Vos has presided over efforts to restrict abortions, weaken unions, expand gun rights and push back against COVID-19 mandates. Despite that, he's facing a primary challenger who claims he's not conservative...

Jill Biden carries out new mission in 2nd year as first lady

Aug. 04, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden barnstormed the country during her debut year as first lady as if on a one-woman mission to help her husband's administration tackle the problem of the moment: getting people vaccinated and boosted against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. New headwinds...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 03, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. August X, 2022,. Editorial: Assess state recycling performance Pennsylvania led the nation in 1988 when it adopted a progressive new law that vastly accelerated waste recycling, and there is little doubt that the law has kept millions of...

House panel subpoenas gunmaker for data on rifle sales

Aug. 02, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House oversight panel on Tuesday subpoenaed gunmaker Smith & Wesson for documents on the manufacture and sale of AR-15-style semi-automatic rifles after its CEO refused to appear for a hearing on the firearms frequently used in mass shootings. The House...

Family of California shooting victims sue gun distributor

Aug. 01, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

Family members of some of the people killed or wounded during a 2019 shooting at a California garlic festival are suing the companies that distributed the rifle used in the attack, saying they did not take sufficient care to prevent misuse of the firearm. Two similar lawsuits filed...