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Bullock tries to find middle ground on guns

Aug. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

As a Democratic politician in deep-red Montana, Steve Bullock has long searched for a middle ground on guns. Now a presidential candidate in a party pushing hard for new gun-control laws, he still is. While many of his Democratic opponents go all-in on new proposals for restricting guns, responding to the latest...

Florida leaders move to condemn white nationalism

Aug. 15, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislators are moving to officially condemn white nationalism, with Democrats and Republicans alike drafting resolutions against hate-spurred violence, but the unity could be short-lived as elected officials plunge into debates over how the government should intervene to...

School leader criticized over campus security after massacre

Aug. 15, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Members of the commission investigating last year's Florida high school massacre ripped into the district's superintendent Thursday, saying he's not doing enough to assure campus security, particularly at charter schools. Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public...

Court: Expert jail visits in school shooting are public

Aug. 14, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An appeals court has ruled that the names of medical experts who visit the Florida school shooting defendant in jail are public record. The 4th District Court of Appeal decision Wednesday concluded that attorneys for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz could not show why the experts'...

New surveillance center in county that had school massacre

Aug. 13, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says a new state-of-the-art surveillance center will play a pivotal role in rapid crime response in his county, where 17 people were killed in a school shooting last year. Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony announced the opening Tuesday of a new...

AP: Women accuse opera legend Domingo of sexual harassment

Aug. 13, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women professionally when they refused his advances, numerous accusers told The Associated Press. Regarded as one of the...

Walmart pulls violent game displays but will still sell guns

Aug. 9, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart has ordered workers to remove video game signs and displays that depict violence from stores nationwide after 22 people died in a shooting at one of its Texas stores, but the big box retailer will continue to sell guns. In an internal memo, the retailer told employees to remove any...

With every new tragedy, another 'strong' campaign

Aug. 8, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In Ohio, a heart-shaped mural with the phrase "Dayton Strong" hangs in front of the bar where a gunman killed nine people. In Texas, "El Paso Strong," written in red, white and blue, adorns homemade banners after a shooter killed 22 at a Walmart. In California, where a gunman killed three...

Bipartisan 'red flag' gun laws plan has support in Congress

Aug. 7, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite frequent mass shootings, Congress has proved to be unable to pass substantial gun violence legislation, largely because of resistance from Republicans. But a bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is gaining momentum following weekend...

Plan to boost 'red flag' gun laws gains momentum in Congress

Aug. 6, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite frequent mass shootings, Congress has proven unable to pass substantial gun violence legislation, in large part because of resistance from Republicans. But a bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is gaining momentum following weekend...