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Shooting at Russian university leaves 6 dead, 28 hurt

Sep. 20, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A student opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving six people dead and 28 hurt, before being shot by police and detained, officials said. Beyond saying that he was a student, authorities offered no further information on his identity or...

Columbia bans open carry of guns at festivals and parades

Sep. 19, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's capital city will not allow people to carry guns in the open during protests, festivals or other events that need a city permit. The resolution passed unanimously earlier this month by the Columbia City Council also bans the open...

Biden slammed for challenging nuclear workplace health law

Sep. 16, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials in Washington state are upset the Biden administration is challenging a law making it easier for workers who become ill at a former nuclear weapons production site to be compensated. The Supreme Court will likely decide in the next few...

Fugitive kills self, woman fatally shot by Arizona officers

Sep. 15, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A fugitive killed himself and a woman was fatally shot after pointing a gun at law enforcement officers Wednesday afternoon, police said. They said a man wanted for a felony was spotted outside a Phoenix hotel and he fatally shot himself in the head while...

Could Texas abortion ban strategy be double-edged sword?

Sep. 11, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The unusual legal strategy used to ban most abortions in Texas is already increasingly being employed in Republican-led states to target pornography, LGBT rights and other hot-button cultural issues. While private residents filing lawsuits is a...

Americans less positive about civil liberties: AP-NORC poll

Sep. 10, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans were reasonably positive about the state of their rights and liberties. Today, after 20 years, not as much. That’s according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that builds on work...

Senate opposition leads White House to withdraw ATF nominee

Sep. 09, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday it would withdraw the nomination of a gun-control advocate to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after nominee David Chipman ran into bipartisan opposition in the Senate. Chipman’s nomination...

Democrats, NAACP sue over Ohio stand-your-ground gun bill

Sep. 09, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lawmakers in Ohio's Republican-dominated Legislature violated the state constitution when they added and approved a last-minute provision that eliminated gun owners' duty to retreat when facing threats, according to two Democratic lawmakers, the Ohio branch of the NAACP and...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 08, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

(Columbia) The State. Sept. 3, 2021. Editorial: COVID wins big in SC Supreme Court, ball is in Legislature’s court to revisit mask ban COVID-19 was the big winner in today’s South Carolina Supreme Court. In a 5-0 decision, the...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 08, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept. 2, 2021. Editorial: The school shooting Just a moment, please, while we cry. ... It was just a matter of time until senseless school gun violence found its way to Winston-Salem. It finally arrived on...