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Uvalde mom sues police, gunmaker in school massacre

Nov. 28, 2022 17:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last conversation Sandra Torres had with her 10-year-old daughter was about her nervous excitement over whether she’d make the all-star softball team. Hours later, Eliahna Torres was one of 19 children and two teachers massacred at their elementary school in Uvalde, Texas....

Emboldened Biden, Dems push ban on so-called assault weapons

Nov. 25, 2022 14:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden speaks about the “scourge” of gun violence, his go-to answer is to zero in on so-called assault weapons. America has heard it hundreds of times, including this week after shootings in Colorado and Virginia: The president wants to sign...

Israel deploys remote-controlled robotic guns in West Bank

Nov. 16, 2022 02:21 AM EST

AL-AROUB REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — In two volatile spots in the occupied West Bank, Israel has installed robotic weapons that can fire tear gas, stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets at Palestinian protesters. The weapons, perched over a crowded Palestinian refugee camp and...

Robber, clerk fatally shoot each other in Chicago grocery

Nov. 13, 2022 11:56 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A robbery suspect and a grocery clerk fatally shot each other during an attempted holdup in the store, authorities said. The shootings Friday evening inside the El Barakah Supermarket in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood killed would-be robber Nicholas Williams, 24,...

US to buy South Korean howitzer rounds to send to Ukraine

Nov. 11, 2022 00:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will buy 100,000 rounds of howitzer artillery from South Korean manufacturers to provide to Ukraine, a U.S. official said Thursday, in a deal the two governments have been working on for some time. The agreement comes as Ukrainian leaders press for more...

Ammunition maker to invest $60M in Georgia plant, hiring 600

Nov. 10, 2022 17:46 PM EST

ELLABELL, Ga. (AP) — An Italian-owned company will invest $60 million in coastal Georgia to build a plant to make and distribute ammunition, with plans to hire 600 people. Norma Precision will build its facility near the site of the new Hyundai electric vehicle plant in Bryan...

EXPLAINER: How impoverished N. Korea finances testing spree

Nov. 04, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s recent barrage of missile tests, including Wednesday’s record of at least 23 launches, is raising an important question about its weapons program: How does the impoverished country pay for the seemingly endless tests? While some experts...

Shot fired at family home of N. Carolina US House candidate

Nov. 03, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A recent shooting at the Hickory, North Carolina, residence of GOP congressional candidate Pat Harrigan's parents and young children caused no injuries but placed “tremendous stress” on the family in the final weeks of his campaign, Harrigan's mother said Thursday. ...

Bulgaria's parliament approves military aid for Ukraine

Nov. 03, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A majority of Bulgaria's lawmakers on Thursday approved sending the country's first military aid to Ukraine. The National Assembly voted 175-49 with one abstention in favor of a proposal submitted by four pro-European Union parties. The government has now one...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 01, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

Chicago Sun-Times. October 31, 2022. Editorial: High-capacity magazines for guns can quickly spread death and terror. Ban them. Chicago, Cook County and some suburbs already ban high-capacity magazines, but a statewide ban would make it harder for criminals to get...