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Judge tosses signatures on Washington gun initiative

Aug. 17, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge in Washington has thrown out more than 300,000 signatures to put a gun-control initiative on the November ballot, saying the petition format did not follow election law. Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon said Friday the signature petitions for Initiative 1639 did not...

Professors challenge to Texas 'Campus Carry' law rejected

Aug. 16, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three University of Texas professors have lost another legal round in their challenge to a Texas law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public university campuses. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to revive their...

Ugandan pop star, a government critic, faces military court

Aug. 16, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda's government was charged with unlawful possession of firearms in a military court on Thursday for his alleged role in clashes in which the longtime president's motorcade was attacked by people throwing stones. The arrest of lawmaker...

Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

Aug. 15, 2018 4:57 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor, and she'll face the Republican incumbent, who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun restrictions he supported. GOP Gov. Phil...

The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary

Aug. 14, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich has won a crowded Democratic primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in a northeastern Minnesota swing district. Radinovich defeated Rep. Jason...

The Latest: New Mexico defendant in immigration custody

Aug. 14, 2018 9:35 PM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A sheriff in New Mexico says a woman arrested in a raid on a compound and charged with child abuse has been turned over to federal immigration authorities. Taos County Sheriff...

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who angered base by supporting gun restrictions, wins nomination to run for 2nd term

Aug. 14, 2018 9:09 PM EDT
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who angered base by supporting gun restrictions, wins nomination to run for 2nd term.

Gun safety advocates set their sights on elected office

Aug. 10, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A gun safety advocacy group that began in 2012 after 20 young children were shot down in their classrooms has grown since then and is increasingly focusing on getting its members into elected office. More than a thousand volunteer leaders from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America...

US to impose sanctions on Russia over nerve agent attack

Aug. 8, 2018 5:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Wednesday it will impose new sanctions on Russia for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempt to kill a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year. The new sanctions, to be imposed later this month, come despite President Donald Trump's...

Father blames 'stand your ground' in son's parking-lot death

Aug. 8, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

Michael McGlockton is convinced that two things killed his son in a Florida parking lot last month: The man who pulled the trigger and the state's polarizing "stand your ground" self-defense law. Markeis McGlockton, 28, died a few yards from his children and girlfriend at a store in Clearwater after a...