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Smith & Wesson sued over link to July 4 parade mass shooting

Sep. 28, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Survivors of the mass shooting at a suburban Chicago Independence Day parade and family members of those killed filed 11 lawsuits Wednesday against the manufacturer of the rifle used in the attack, accusing gun-maker Smith & Wesson of illegally targeting its ads at young men at...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 28, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 26 The Washington Post on congressional stock-trading It is a long-running scandal that members of Congress are allowed to trade individual stocks. They have access to privileged...

Police: Car theft suspect fatally shot by officers in chase

Sep. 25, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Police officers fatally shot a car theft suspect Saturday after he pulled out a weapon during a chase, police said. The shooting happened at about 3:30 p.m. after one of two people in a suspected stolen vehicle that police were following in the Denver suburb of...

Judge bars enforcement of Delaware 'ghost gun' restrictions

Sep. 24, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has issued an injunction barring Delaware from enforcing provisions of a new law outlawing the manufacture and possession of homemade “ghost guns,” which can’t be traced by law enforcement officials because they don’t have serial numbers. ...

West works to deepen sanctions after Putin heightens threats

Sep. 24, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — How do American leaders and their allies intend to respond if President Vladimir Putin seeks to escalate his way out of a bad situation on Ukraine’s battlefields, and makes good on renewed threats of annexing territory or even using nuclear weapons? At least to...

Milwaukee police sue city over inadvertent gun discharges

Sep. 21, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's police union is suing the city over service weapons that officers say aren't safe because they have inadvertently fired without anyone pulling the trigger. It's the latest legal action involving the P320 model firearm manufactured by SIG Sauer,...

Putin blasts US attempts to preserve global domination

Sep. 20, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday blasted what he described as U.S. efforts to preserve its global domination and ordered officials to boost weapons production amid the fighting in Ukraine. Speaking while receiving credentials from foreign ambassadors to...

For Russia's Putin, military and diplomatic pressures mount

Sep. 17, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on the battlefield and in the halls of global power as Ukrainian troops pushed their counteroffensive Saturday to advance farther into Ukraine's partly recaptured northeast. Western officials and analysts...

Visa, Mastercard, AmEx to start categorizing gun shop sales

Sep. 10, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Payment processor Visa Inc. said Saturday that it plans to start separately categorizing sales at gun shops, a major win for gun control advocates who say it will help better track suspicious surges of gun sales that could be a prelude to a mass shooting. But the...

Allies push for US weaponry after seeing impact in Ukraine

Sep. 09, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As other nations see the impact of U.S. weapons in the Ukraine war, the Pentagon is getting more requests for them, including the high-tech, multiple-launch rocket system that Ukrainian forces have successfully used against Russian ammunition depots and other supplies, Defense...