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Prosecutor: Former Atlanta CFO stole money, had machine guns

Sep. 16, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The former chief financial officer for the city of Atlanta has been charged in a federal indictment with crimes stemming from his time in office, including allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the city for personal expenses, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. A grand...

FILE - In this July 21, 2019 file photo, trainees Chris Graves, left, and Bryan Hetherington, right, participate in a security training session at Fellowship of the Parks campus in Haslet, Texas. An industry has sprung up following mass shootings at houses of worship around the country to train civilians to protect their churches with the techniques and equipment of law enforcement. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Does God want Christians to be a ‘good guy with a gun’?

Sep. 16, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

(RNS) — Does Jesus want you to own a gun? It’s a question Richard Berry said he wrestled with for years, unsure of how to match his Christian faith with his appreciation for firearms and self-defense. A native of Olathe, Kansas, he told Religion News Service he began grappling with the issue of God...

Lauren Witzke celebrates after winning Delaware's Republican U.S. Senate primary, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Dover, Del. Witzke, a political newcomer, defeated attorney James DeMartino to become the GOP nominee for the seat currently held by Democrat Chris Coons. (Andre Lamar/The News Journal via AP)

Newcomer Witzke wins GOP US Senate primary in Delaware

Sep. 16, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Political newcomer and firebrand Lauren Witzke, who campaigned on halting U.S. immigration for 10 years and has tried to distance herself from accusations that she supports a far-right conspiracy theory, won the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Delaware on Tuesday, defeating the...

Board delays final decision on gun ban at Michigan Capitol

Sep. 14, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A board that oversees Michigan's Capitol building on Monday put off making a final decision about whether to ban guns there, more than four months after armed protesters opposed to the governor's coronavirus shutdowns entered the building. The Michigan State Capitol Commission voted...

Germany: 250 guns seized from suspected far-right supporter

Sep. 12, 2020 4:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police said Saturday they have seized about 250 firearms and a few thousand rounds of ammunition from a man who is believed to be a far-right sympathizer. Police in the northwestern state of Lower Saxony said the weapons were found in the Seevetal area, just south of Hamburg, during a...

Researchers find racial disparities across court system

Sep. 9, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Black and Latino defendants in Massachusetts are more likely than white defendants to be locked up for drug and weapons offenses and get longer sentences than white people sent to prison for similar crimes, researchers at Harvard Law School said in a report released Wednesday. In a yearslong...

Richmond bans guns on public property during protests

Sep. 9, 2020 9:17 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's capital city has adopted a law banning guns on public property during protests and other events. The Richmond City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt the ordinance, which is aimed at preventing violent confrontations during demonstrations against racial inequality...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 file photo Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks during a rally to support political prisoners in Moscow, Russia. The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has been taking out of an induced coma and is responsive. Berlin's Charite hospital said Monday that Navalny's condition has further improved, allowing doctors to end the medically induced coma and gradually ease him off mechanical ventilation. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)

House lawmakers ask for probe into Russian poisoning case

Sep. 8, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat and the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are together calling on President Donald Trump to investigate whether chemical weapons were used by Russia in the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Rep....

FILE- In this Aug. 12, 2019 file photo, Whitney Austin, a survivor of a Sept. 6, 2018 Cincinnati bank shooting that claimed three other lives and wounded another person, demonstrates the newly required ability to give a

Pandemic slows 2nd year of bank shooting survivor's crusade

Sep. 5, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — While Whitney Austin has made impressive gains in her recovery from 12 close-range gunshots, progress in the former bank executive’s new life’s mission has been slowed by the pandemic. Frustrated over increases in gun violence in recent months and lack of movement on gun...

Editorial Roundup: US

Sep. 2, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 30 The Washington Post on Washington NFL team owner Daniel Snyder: Just when you think there is nothing more Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder can do to debase what was once a winning, well-run and, yes, cherished sports...