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AG opinion: New Tennessee law lets felons have antique guns

Oct. 14, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's attorney general says a new state law allows felons to have antique guns. An opinion last week by Attorney General Herbert Slatery's office says the law removed a ban on guns manufactured before 1899, certain replicas and black powder-using muzzleloaders for people...

The Latest: Attorneys say MGM deal settles most lawsuits

Oct. 3, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a legal settlement over the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Three attorneys for 4,400 people with claims against MGM Resorts International over the Las Vegas shooting acknowledge a few other lawsuits are out there. But a chief...

NRA and San Francisco mayor spar over 'terrorist' resolution

Oct. 1, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's mayor has told department heads they cannot investigate the possible ties of city contractors to the National Rifle Association, prompting the gun-rights group to declare victory in its ongoing fight with the liberal city. Mayor London Breed issued the advisory on Sept....

Second man arrested in probe of Mac Miller's overdose death

Sep. 25, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Arizona man has become the second person arrested on drug charges as authorities investigate the overdose death of rapper Mac Miller. Police gave no details on the connection between him and 26-year-old Miller, who died a year ago in his Los Angeles home of an accidental overdose of...

Police still searching for motive for Virginia mass shooting

Sep. 24, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police still have not determined why a Virginia Beach city worker opened fire on his co-workers, killing 12 people in a mass shooting on May 31, investigators said Tuesday. After submitting his resignation letter that morning, civil engineer DeWayne Craddock spent the hours...

Aurora survivors urge 'Joker' studio to support gun control

Sep. 24, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Alarmed by violence depicted in a trailer for the upcoming movie "Joker," some relatives of victims of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting asked distributor Warner Bros. on Tuesday to commit to gun control causes. Sandy Phillips' daughter, Jessica Ghawi, was one of 12 people killed in the...

Groups threaten to sue over nuclear weapons work at US labs

Sep. 19, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Nuclear watchdog groups say they will sue if the U.S. government doesn't conduct a nationwide programmatic environmental review of its plans to expand production of key components for the nation's nuclear arsenal. Federal officials have set a deadline of 2030 for ramped-up...

Colt suspends production of AR-15 for civilian market

Sep. 19, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun-maker Colt is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15, the company said Thursday in a shift it attributed to changes in consumer demand and a market already saturated with similar weapons. The company said it will focus instead...

Sackler money complicates donation policies for museums

Sep. 18, 2019 1:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ask the CEO and president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art whether he's accepting money from the Sacklers, the billionaire dynasty notorious for its ties to the drug company Purdue Pharma, and the answer is somewhat complicated. For one thing, it depends on which Sackler. "There are people...

Hong Kong activists appeal to US lawmakers to help movement

Sep. 17, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists involved in the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong appealed to U.S. lawmakers Tuesday to support their fight by banning the export of American police equipment that is used against demonstrators and by more closely monitoring Chinese efforts to undermine civil liberties in the...