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How gun accessories called bump stocks ended up before the U.S. Supreme Court

Feb. 28, 2024 12:58 PM EST

When gun accessories known as bump stocks first hit the market more than a decade ago, the U.S. government initially concluded the devices did not violate federal law despite enabling semi-automatic weapons to spray bullets at the rapid-fire rate of a machine gun. That changed after...

Officials describe how gunman killed 5 relatives and set Pennsylvania house on fire

Feb. 28, 2024 12:42 PM EST

EAST LANSDOWNE, Pa. (AP) — Four of the five family members found dead in a house fire near Philadelphia were fatally shot by an adult male relative who also killed himself after setting fire to the home, authorities said Wednesday. The youngest victim, a 10-year-old boy, was not...

Police in suburban Chicago are sued over a fatal shooting of a man in his home

Feb. 28, 2024 09:43 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The sisters of a man fatally shot in his home this month by suburban Chicago police filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the officers and their department, alleging wrongful death and other counts. Kyenna McConico and Kennetha Barnes, sisters of Isaac Goodlow...

The Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to a Trump-era ban on a gun accessory known as bump stocks

Feb. 28, 2024 09:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a challenge to a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory used in a Las Vegas massacre that was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. A Texas gun shop owner argues the Trump administration didn’t follow...

Amsterdam police say a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Dutch rapper has been arrested in Paris

Feb. 28, 2024 09:21 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A suspect in the fatal shooting of a Dutch rapper was arrested on a European warrant at an airport in Paris early Wednesday, Amsterdam police said. The 20-year-old man, whose identity wasn't released, was detained at Charles de Gaulle airport as he was...

Texas inmate facing execution for 2000 fatal shooting says new evidence points to his innocence

Feb. 28, 2024 02:10 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas inmate who has long said he’s innocent and claims that his conviction more than 20 years ago was based on false testimony and questionable evidence faces execution Wednesday for fatally shooting two people, including his cousin. Ivan Cantu was condemned for...

2 men convicted of killing Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay nearly 22 years after rap star's death

Feb. 27, 2024 22:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 20 years after Run-D.M.C. star Jam Master Jay was brazenly gunned down in his recording studio, two men close to him were convicted Tuesday of murder, marking a moment authorities had long awaited in one of the hip-hop world’s most elusive cases. An...

Expert in Old West firearms says gun wouldn't malfunction in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

Feb. 27, 2024 21:57 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Courtroom testimony by an independent gun expert Tuesday cast new doubt on Alec Baldwin's account that his gun went off without pulling the trigger in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer during a 2021 rehearsal on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” ...

Army personnel file shows Maine reservist who killed 18 people received glowing reviews

Feb. 27, 2024 20:54 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An Army reservist responsible for the deadliest shooting in Maine history received a glowing review from his superiors even as some of his family members were growing increasingly worried about his mental health. The annual evaluation from April 2023...

Shooting stuns indigenous whaling village on Alaska's desolate North Slope

Feb. 27, 2024 20:50 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A shooting that killed two adults and severely wounded two others has stunned a tiny Alaska Native whaling village above the Arctic Circle, where parents were told they could keep their children home from school Tuesday to hug them. A 16-year-old boy has...