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Wisconsin governor calls GOP concerns over gun bills 'BS'

Aug. 22, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The argument from Republicans and gun-rights advocates that universal background checks and "red flag" laws will lead to the repeal of the Second Amendment right to bear arms is "frankly BS," Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday. Evers called Republican arguments against the bills...

Trump: Again open to strengthening gun background checks

Aug. 21, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls "loopholes" doesn't clear the way for more gun control. Speaking to reporters as he departed the White House for Kentucky, the...

Editorials from around Oregon

Aug. 21, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ The Oregonian/OregonLive, Aug. 21, on Malheur County counsel calling for investigation into reporters' actions: Usually, when public officials don't want to answer a reporter's questions, they respond with "no comment." In Malheur County, however, they're trying...

Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currency

Aug. 21, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. By sending the bill to lawmakers, President Hassan Rouhani's government...

Iran's president sends bill to parliament that would cut four zeroes from value of nation's sanctions-battered currency

Aug. 21, 2019 5:36 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president sends bill to parliament that would cut four zeroes from value of nation's sanctions-battered currency.

Public weighs in on gun bills after Virginia mass shooting

Aug. 20, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Members of the public and special interest groups made their case Tuesday to a Virginia commission studying a broad range of gun safety proposals after a deadly mass shooting in Virginia Beach earlier this year. The bipartisan Virginia State Crime Commission heard hours of testimony...

California governor signs law to limit shootings by police

Aug. 19, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by the fatal police shooting of a young unarmed black man that roiled California's capital city, state lawmakers approved changes to the nation's oldest law governing when officers can use deadly force and it was signed by the governor Monday, though even supporters aren't...

Pelosi: Gun action needed to ensure 'domestic tranquility'

Aug. 16, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the country's elected officials have a responsibility to "ensure domestic tranquility" and called on the Senate to return to work to vote on the House's bill bolstering background checks for gun purchases. In an interview with The Associated...

Critics blast Oregon repeal of tsunami-zone building ban

Aug. 16, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. Experts say it's only a matter of time before a shift in a major fault line off the Oregon coast causes a...

The Latest: Philly police: Gunman had AR-15, handgun

Aug. 15, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the standoff in Philadelphia that injured six police officers (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Philadelphia's police commissioner says a gunman who barricaded himself in a rowhouse and exchanged gunfire with police for hours had a military-style AR-15 and a handgun. Richard...