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Brown, Renacci spar again in 2nd Ohio US Senate debate

Oct. 20, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Candidates in Ohio's U.S. Senate campaign on Saturday argued in a second debate over different positions on taxes, immigration, gun control, climate change, the influence of money on politics and health care. In opening remarks, Sherrod Brown, the two-term incumbent Democrat, said he...

Judge tosses NRA lawsuit over Seattle's gun-storage law

Oct. 19, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association against Seattle's new gun-storage law. King County Superior Court Judge Barbara Linde ruled Friday, tossing the lawsuit on technical grounds after the city contended the plaintiffs lacked standing and noted the law had...

Where Pennsylvania's candidates for governor stand on issues

Oct. 19, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A look at where the two candidates for Pennsylvania governor — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican nominee Scott Wagner — stand on some key issues, from abortion rights to taxes. Wolf is seeking a second 4-year term. Wagner, who runs a waste-hauling company, served...

Tulsa police not required to enforce park's gun ban

Oct. 19, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police won't be required to enforce a local riverfront park's firearm ban because of concerns that such action would be legally challenged, city officials said. Gerry Bender, Tulsa's Litigation Division manager, told The Tulsa World that officers won't arrest those who violate the...

Lieutenant governor candidates differ on Medicaid, wages

Oct. 18, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's candidates for lieutenant governor staked out far different positions on Medicaid expansion, minimum wage and abortion during a televised debate. Former state Rep. Janice McGeachin and Army veteran and software engineer Kristin Collum are vying to succeed Lt. Gov. Brad Little,...

Crimean city turns to mourning 20 victims of school attack

Oct. 18, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — While Crimean authorities searched for clues that might help explain why a teenager gunned down 20 people at his vocational school before killing himself, the stunned city of Kerch prepared to say farewell to the victims. Thousands of residents were expected to attend the funerals of most of...

Officer sues online market where gun used on him was sold

Oct. 18, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston police officer on Thursday sued the online marketplace where the gun used to shoot him was sold, alleging it lacks necessary safeguards to prevent weapons from getting into the wrong hands. The lawsuit filed by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence on behalf of 39-year-old Kurt...

Ruling: Kansas gun law no defense to federal firearm charges

Oct. 16, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the firearms convictions against two Kansas men who mistakenly believed that a Kansas law can shield from federal prosecution anyone owning firearms made, sold and kept in the state. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Shane Cox and Jeremy...

Maryland's Jealous would broaden gun-control, oppose Trump

Oct. 16, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Ben Jealous said Tuesday that if he were elected governor over a popular Republican incumbent he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others. The former NAACP president also said he would...

Missoula passes amended emergency gun ban in public places

Oct. 16, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Missoula City Council passed two ordinances banning firearms in public places. Both ordinances, passed Monday, ban firearms at all polling places, schools, parks, museums, libraries and the city council chambers. The first was an emergency ordinance that went into effect...