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FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School walkout to the football field for 17 minutes of silence in honor of the 17 victims killed at the school.  The Florida Supreme Court is blocking an assault weapons ban from going to voters in 2022, saying in a Thursday, June 4 2020 ruling that the ballot summary is deceptive because it doesn't clearly state that a grandfathering clause applies to the owner, not the gun itself.(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Florida Supreme Court blocks assault weapon ban from ballot

Jun. 4, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is blocking an assault weapons ban from going to voters in 2022, saying in a Thursday ruling that the ballot summary is deceptive because it doesn't clearly state that a grandfathering clause applies to the owner, not the gun itself. A group called Ban...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear says protesters who hung an effigy of him were trying to use “fear and terror

Beshear condemns rally where he was hung in effigy

May. 26, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Vowing not to back down after armed protesters gathered near his home and hung him in effigy, the governor of Kentucky on Tuesday condemned their use of “fear and terror” in a demonstration fueled by coronavirus restrictions. Gov. Andy Beshear referred to the protesters...

FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. If Trump doesn't extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, only remaining U.S.-Russia arms control pact, or succeed in negotiating a replacement treaty,  it will expire on Feb. 5, 2021.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Time running out on the last US-Russia nuclear arms treaty

May. 23, 2020 8:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time is running out on an arms control treaty that, if it's allowed to expire, will leave the world with no legal restrictions on U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons for the first time in nearly half a century. If President Donald Trump doesn't extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, state Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, listens to testimony on the House floor at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Shea, whose actions surrounding an armed standoff with federal agents were dubbed

Lawmaker called 'domestic terrorist' won't seek reelection

May. 15, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker whose actions surrounding an armed standoff with federal agents were dubbed “domestic terrorism” will not seek reelection. The Spokesman-Review reports that Matt Shea did not file a petition of candidacy for his state House seat on Friday, the...

Advocates seek investigation of State Police surveillance

May. 15, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine called Friday for an investigation into allegations of illegal surveillance made in a federal whistleblower lawsuit, while the state's public safety commissioner and police chief went on the defense. A trooper claims in his federal lawsuit...

A protester wears a gas mask and carries an American flag during a rally in response to Michigan’s coronavirus stay-at-home order at the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Hundreds protest stay-at-home order outside Michigan Capitol

May. 14, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Hundreds of people angry or frustrated over Michigan's coronavirus stay-at-home order protested again outside the state Capitol on Thursday, standing in the rain to call for a loosening of restrictions and for business owners to reopen in defiance of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The...

FILE - This October 2017 file photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Force Investigation Team Report shows the interior of Stephen Paddock's 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas after a mass shooting. A federal judge wants Nevada's highest court to tell him whether gun manufacturers and sellers can be held liable under state law for negligence and wrongful death in the case of a Seattle woman killed in the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting in 2017. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

US judge asks Nevada high court if gun makers can be liable

May. 12, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. judge is asking Nevada’s highest court to decide whether state law allows gun manufacturers and sellers to be held liable for deaths as he considers a lawsuit from the parents of a victim of the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history. Federal law generally...

In this April 26, 2017, photo, John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, poses for a photo in Washington. The leading gun control advocacy group has enlisted more than a dozen religious leaders to boost voter turnout this fall in support of candidates who support measures to prevent gun violence. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Gun control group starts faith-driven push ahead of election

May. 12, 2020 7:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading gun control advocacy group has enlisted more than a dozen religious leaders to boost voter turnout this fall in support of candidates who support measures to prevent gun violence. Everytown for Gun Safety, which expects to spend $60 million on this year's elections, is forging its...

FILE - In this April 15, 2020 file photo, protesters carry guns outside the Capitol Building in Lansing, Mich. A commission that oversees the Michigan Capitol has formed a committee to study whether to ban or restrict guns inside the building. The State Capitol Commission voted Monday, May 11, 2020 to seek input from the Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)

Commission delays decision on gun ban at Michigan Capitol

May. 11, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A commission that oversees Michigan's Capitol delayed a decision Monday on banning guns from the building before a planned protest against the governor's coronavirus restrictions, in a meeting that later ended abruptly due to racist and threatening messages posted in Zoom. The State...

Dilon Moore disinfects shopping carts and controls the number of customers allowed to shop at one time at a Trader Joe's supermarket in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, May 7, 2020. Store workers across the country are suddenly being asked to enforce the rules that govern shopping during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Store workers become enforcers of social distancing rules

May. 8, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Jensen's customer-service job at a Sam's Club in Fullerton, California, normally involves checking member ID cards at the door and answering questions. But the coronavirus has turned her into a kind of store sheriff. Now she must confront shoppers who aren't wearing masks and enforce...