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German woman charged over years in IS-controlled Syria

Jan. 16, 2019 6:28 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against a German woman arrested after allegedly spending several years in a part of Syria controlled by the Islamic State group. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 32-year-old Sabine Ulrike Sch., whose full name wasn't disclosed in line...

Washington lieutenant governor skips speech over gun fears

Jan. 15, 2019 6:51 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's lieutenant governor declined to preside at Gov. Jay Inslee's State of the State speech Tuesday, saying he was concerned people might bring concealed weapons to the joint session of the Legislature. Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib, a Democrat, noted that the state House of...

Murphy takes aim at tax credits in speech on his 1st year

Jan. 15, 2019 5:12 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said the state's tax incentive programs amounted in some cases to "crony capitalism" and called for the expiring credits to be overhauled during his first state of the state speech Tuesday. Murphy, who is entering his second year in office after...

New Maryland gun law used in 5 cases involving schools

Jan. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new Maryland law that allows courts to temporarily restrict firearms access for people at risk to themselves or others resulted in more than 300 protective orders, five of which were related to schools, the sheriff of the state's most populous county told lawmakers Tuesday....

Bolsonaro loosens gun laws in Brazil, world murder capital

Jan. 15, 2019 4:27 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a decree making it easier for many Brazilians to own firearms, the first of many expected changes by the nascent administration to overhaul gun laws in the nation that leads the world in total homicides. Bolsonaro signed the decree in a...

Man who took 2 women hostage at UPS facility is dead

Jan. 14, 2019 11:46 PM EST

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An armed man who entered a UPS processing facility Monday morning and held two women hostage for several hours was shot and killed by police as he left the building with the women, authorities said. Several officers fired at William Owens, 39, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, the...

Official's 'oversight' derails key Iowa gun rights amendment

Jan. 14, 2019 2:03 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's top elections official acknowledged Monday that his office mistakenly derailed a long-sought plan to grant residents more expansive gun rights by forgetting to notify the public of the proposed constitutional amendment, as required. Secretary of State Paul Pate cited a...

Supreme Court stays out of dispute over Whitaker appointment

Jan. 14, 2019 9:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to be drawn into a dispute over the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the acting U.S. attorney general. The justices on Monday rejected an appeal in a case dealing with gun rights that also included a challenge to President Donald Trump's appointment of...

NJ mayor reports 'good progress' in probe of mall shooting

Jan. 12, 2019 1:53 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — An official reports progress in the investigation of a shooting at the food court of a New Jersey mall that wounded two people, one of whom was wanted in an earlier shooting. The Newport Centre mall reopened at 1 p.m. Saturday, three hours later than scheduled, after authorities...

Kemp prepares to lead Georgia after rough, partisan campaign

Jan. 12, 2019 8:49 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's new governor campaigned as a self-described "politically incorrect conservative" who sealed support among fellow Republicans with an endorsement from President Donald Trump and eked out a close November victory after lobbing a last-minute accusation that the state Democratic Party...