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Tennessee officer indicted for killing black man

Jan. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury in Tennessee indicted a white police officer on a charge of first-degree murder for killing an armed black man who ran when he saw police, according to a Friday news release from the Nashville district attorney's office. An arrest affidavit said Nashville officer Andrew...

Man injured in police shooting in Jackson County

Jan. 18, 2019 10:23 AM EST

SWIFTON, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas State Police trooper shot and wounded a man who reportedly pointed a handgun at law enforcement officers. State police say the shooting happened Thursday afternoon at a home east of Swifton, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northeast of Little Rock. State...

State Senate panel advances permitless concealed carry law

Jan. 17, 2019 5:07 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Senate panel on Thursday approved a measure that would allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit in South Dakota, advancing a conservative priority that supporters hope will be achieved under new Gov. Kristi Noem's administration. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted...

Brazil's Bolsonaro makes stumbling start as president

Jan. 17, 2019 4:56 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — A few days after being inaugurated, new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced a tax increase, only to have his chief-of-staff say hours later that the boss "had been wrong." The former army captain also said he would be open to putting a U.S. base in his country, but military...

Pritzker signs bill allowing Illinois to license gun dealers

Jan. 17, 2019 2:07 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker authorized state regulation of firearms dealers Thursday in a reversal of his predecessor's policy and prompting a gun owners group to threaten legal action against Illinois. Pritzker, sworn in on Monday, chose an elementary school in Chicago to sign legislation...

Missouri sued over rules for foster parents who have guns

Jan. 17, 2019 12:38 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City couple claims in a federal lawsuit that state requirements for foster parents who own guns violate their constitutional rights. Foster parents in Missouri are not prohibited from possessing firearms if they are otherwise legally allowed to do so. But the Missouri...

Lee: Capitol gun ban to remain in place

Jan. 17, 2019 5:04 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov.-elect Bill Lee says he'll continue to keep guns banned in the Tennessee Capitol when he takes over the top office later this week. Lee tells The Daily Memphian he won't change the current policy put into place by outgoing Republican Gov. Bill Haslam. However, Lee declined to...

Sisolak calls for pay raises, gun control measures in speech

Jan. 17, 2019 1:06 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Steve Sisolak, Nevada's first Democratic governor in two decades, proposed a sweeping list of progressive initiatives Wednesday as he called for the state to welcome immigrants and find a way to enforce a gun background check law that was never enacted. Sisolak laid out his...

The Latest: GOP applauds Sisolak for no tax increase call

Jan. 16, 2019 10:24 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak's State of the State address (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Nevada Republicans are applauding Gov. Steve Sisolak's pledge not to increase taxes. The Senate Republican Caucus released a statement Wednesday night after the Democratic governor's...

German woman charged over years in IS-controlled Syria

Jan. 16, 2019 6:28 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a German woman arrested after allegedly spending several years in a part of Syria controlled by the Islamic State group. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 32-year-old Sabine Ulrike Sch., whose full name wasn't disclosed in line...