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Thousands of Iowa companies get federal virus-related loans

Jul. 6, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

About 6,000 Iowa businesses received loans of $150,000 or more from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to a government list released Monday. The list released by the Treasury Department included churches, manufacturers, car dealerships, farm-related organizations and hospitals. The largest loans,...

In this Thursday, June. 18, 2020, photo, West Quincy Pawn Shop owner Lionel Hammond poses for a photo in the gun section of the store which Hammond pointed out has a noticeably low stock in West Quincy, Mo. At West Quincy Pawn Shop, Hammond said sales have been off the charts and that he can't keep merchandise on the shelves as buyers are using their governmental stimulus money to buy firearms, jewelry, televisions and other electronics. (Jake Shane/Quincy Herald-Whig via AP)

Background checks, a metric for gun sales, hit all-time high

Jul. 1, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm were done in June, a trend in a year marked by uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, a subsequent economic recession, protests over racial injustice and calls to reduce police funding. FBI numbers released Wednesday show that 3.9 million...

17 guns stolen from Alabama pawn shop, reward offered

Jun. 27, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A search is underway for suspects in the burglary of an Alabama pawn shop where more than a dozen weapons were stolen. The break-in happened June 2 at Quick Pawn in Montgomery. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 17 firearms were taken in the...

Family member Noe Abarca lights candles, for nephew, victim Andres Guardado, 18, who was fatally shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in Gardena, Calif., Friday, June 19, 2020. Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives on Friday were investigating a deputy's fatal shooting of a young man who reportedly was working as a security guard at a local auto body shop. The shooting occurred just before 6 p.m. Thursday. Sheriff's Lt. Charles Calderaro told reporters the man was not wearing a security guard uniform when deputies saw him and they did not have information regarding his occupation. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Officials: Los Angeles County deputy kills man carrying gun

Jun. 20, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives on Friday were investigating the fatal shooting of a young man after deputies spotted him with a gun and he ran, officials said. There were no immediate details on what led a deputy to fire Thursday. The killing in an alley among...

FILE - In this July 29, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Carl Crawford runs to first base after hitting a RBI single during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Los Angeles. Former Dodgers star Crawford has been arrested after his former girlfriend accused him of assaulting her during an argument over a man she had begun dating. An arrest affidavit filed Wednesday, June 3, 2020, by Houston police states that the ballplayer-turned-record producer went to the home of Gabriele Washington on May 8, produced a handgun from which he unloaded the ammunition in her presence, then demanded information on her latest dating relationship. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Ex-Dodgers star Carl Crawford arrested on assault charge

Jun. 5, 2020 12:31 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Former Los Angeles Dodgers star Carl Crawford has been arrested after his former girlfriend accused him of assaulting her during an argument over a man she had begun dating. An arrest affidavit filed Wednesday by Houston police states that the ballplayer-turned-record producer went to the...

FILE - This October 2017 file photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Force Investigation Team Report shows the interior of Stephen Paddock's 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas after a mass shooting. A federal judge wants Nevada's highest court to tell him whether gun manufacturers and sellers can be held liable under state law for negligence and wrongful death in the case of a Seattle woman killed in the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting in 2017. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

US judge asks Nevada high court if gun makers can be liable

May. 12, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. judge is asking Nevada’s highest court to decide whether state law allows gun manufacturers and sellers to be held liable for deaths as he considers a lawsuit from the parents of a victim of the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history. Federal law generally...