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Supreme Court upholds Virginia man's gun conviction

Jun. 22, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding a Virginia man's conviction on a gun charge. The Supreme Court issued its decision Friday. The case the court ruled on involves Michael Currier, who was charged with breaking into a home in 2012 and helping steal a safe with cash and guns. He was also...

University of Wyoming defending its campus gun ban

Jun. 22, 2018 10:02 AM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A criminal case involving the University of Wyoming's campus gun ban has been put on hold, pending a separate civil action against the university seeking to challenge the legality of the ban. The Laramie Boomerang reports Uinta County delegate Lyle Williams was cited during the Wyoming...

Parkland high school students coming to Wisconsin

Jun. 22, 2018 9:36 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — High school students from Parkland, Fla., are in Wisconsin to advocate for stricter gun control laws and to register young people to vote. The students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are making three stops in Wisconsin as part of a nationwide March for Our Lives: Road to...

Lincoln doctor indicted on federal drug charge

Jun. 22, 2018 9:07 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln doctor has been accused of using patients and employees to obtain prescription drugs for his own use. Federal court records say Dr. Jeffrey Fraser has been indicted on a weapons charge and a charge of obtaining controlled substances by fraud. He's due in U.S. District Court...

Russia says evidence of Syria chemical attacks was faked

Jun. 22, 2018 7:19 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday that the U.S. and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians. Russia's foreign and defense ministries also charged the international chemical weapons watchdog with failing to objectively...

NRA endorses Black in Tennessee governor's race GOP primary

Jun. 21, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Diane Black has landed the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in a crowded Republican primary field for Tennessee governor. In a news release Thursday, the influential gun rights group's Political Victory Fund said Black is the only Tennessee gubernatorial...

APNewsBreak: Kobach sought pardon for VP of corporate donor

Jun. 20, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach unsuccessfully sought a governor's pardon for a corporate campaign donor's vice president whose crime, police said, involved threatening a cab driver by putting a gun to his head. Kobach, a Republican and leading candidate for Kansas governor,...

Utah lawmakers planning new effort on gun control bill

Jun. 20, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of Utah lawmakers said Wednesday they were working on legislation that would allow police to temporarily confiscate guns from people deemed to be a threat to the public and penalize parents if their child has easy access to their gun and uses it in a crime. The gun control...

Oregon gun-storage proposal won't make November ballot

Jun. 20, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians will not be voting this fall on a proposal to require safe gun storage. Supporters of the initiative petition said Wednesday there isn't enough time to obtain the more than 88,000 valid signatures necessary to get the item on the November ballot. They had until July 6 but...

ACLU asks Vermont Gov. Scott to stop blocking online critics

Jun. 20, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union asked Republic Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday to stop deleting critical posts and blocking constituents on Facebook. Scott's office said it is simply trying to maintain a civil dialogue on social media. In a letter addressed to...