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Film producers defend safety in Alec Baldwin shooting

May. 11, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A film production company is contesting sanctions by New Mexico officials for alleged workplace safety violations on the set of “Rust,” where actor and producer Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer in October, according to filings posted Wednesday by state...

NYC mayor calls on ATF to yank ghost gun kit maker's license

May. 11, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor is calling on the Biden administration to yank the federal firearms license of a Nevada company that sells parts and kits for ghost guns, firearms without serial numbers that have been increasingly turning up at crime scenes around the U.S. ...

New Mexico fines film company over Alec Baldwin shooting

Apr. 20, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico workplace safety regulators on Wednesday issued the maximum possible fine of nearly $137,000 against a film production company for firearms safety failures on the set of “Rust” where actor and producer Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer in October. ...

California lawmakers target gunmakers, ghost guns in bills

Apr. 19, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers advanced a measure Tuesday that would make it easier to skirt a federal law in order to sue gun-makers, legislation that opponents say is ultimately aimed at driving manufacturers out of business. Different committees approved...

Idaho governor gets NRA endorsement ahead of primary

Apr. 18, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The National Rifle Association on Monday endorsed Idaho Gov. Brad Little ahead of the Republican Primary. NRA Idaho State Director Aiobheann Cline in a statement said the endorsement reflects Little’s A-plus rating in the group and his support of Second...

Evers vetoes Republican bills on schools, COVID-19

Apr. 15, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed 28 Republican bills on Friday, including measures to dissolve the Milwaukee school district, make private voucher schools available to everyone regardless of income and prevent certain COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Other measures...

Former Baltimore detective convicted of corruption

Apr. 12, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore detective was found guilty of several federal crimes Monday, including providing a gun that he knew would be planted on a suspect. A federal jury convicted Robert Hankard of corruption and conspiracy charges, including allegations that he...

EXPLAINER: What are ghost guns? Why is Biden taking action?

Apr. 11, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is unveiling a completed rule aimed at reining in the proliferation of ghost guns, firearms without serial numbers that have been turning up at crime scenes across the nation in increasing numbers. The White House and the Justice...

Connecticut treasurer Wooden says he won't seek reelection

Apr. 07, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shawn Wooden, Connecticut's Democratic treasurer, announced Thursday he won't seek a second term in November. The former president of the Hartford City Council said he wants to spend more time with his family. He first took office in January 2018. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Apr. 06, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: April 5 The Washington Post says James Madison's estate is continuing the slave-holding President's legacy: For most of its two decades overseeing the sprawling Virginia estate of James...