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Biden's appeals for action on guns, policing face reality

Apr. 17, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation struggles with yet another mass shooting and faces a reckoning over the deaths of Black men at the hands of police, President Joe Biden is calling for action. Going beyond that, however, is proving a lot more difficult. Three months into...

FBI says it interviewed FedEx mass shooter last year

Apr. 16, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was interviewed by FBI agents last year, after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop,” the bureau said Friday. Coroners...

Chicago police critics call for charges in shooting of boy

Apr. 16, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released video that shows a Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 13-year-old will be key evidence when prosecutors consider a case against the officer and are confronted with both the emotions surrounding the chilling footage and legal precedent that makes it...

Biden's appeals for action on guns, policing face reality

Apr. 16, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation struggles with yet another mass shooting and faces a reckoning over the deaths of Black men at the hands of police, President Joe Biden is calling for action. Going beyond that, however, is proving a lot more difficult. Three months into...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 16, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. April 16, 2021. Editorial: The University of Hartford’s job is educating a diverse student body, not staying in NCAA Division 1 Somewhere in all the hand-wringing about the University of Hartford weighing the possibility of...

US has been wracked with several mass shootings in 2021

Apr. 16, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

After a significant drop in mass shootings in the United States during a pandemic-hit 2020, this year has already seen several deadly cases. Police in Indianapolis say eight people were shot and killed in a shooting late Thursday at a FedEx facility. The shooter also...

Video: Chicago boy wasn't holding gun when shot by officer

Apr. 15, 2021 22:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Disturbing bodycam video released Thursday after public outcry over the Chicago police shooting of a 13-year-old boy shows the youth appearing to drop a handgun and begin raising his hands less than a second before an officer fires his gun and kills him. ...

Texas House OKs dropping permit to carry handgun in public

Apr. 15, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas handgun owners would no longer need a license or training to carry their weapon in public under a bill that cleared a major vote Thursday over Democrats who railed against loosening gun laws after the 2019 mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart. ...

Bill would ban state enforcement of federal gun laws

Apr. 15, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate on Thursday backed legislation to make it a crime for local police officers to enforce any new federal gun restrictions, part of a wave of GOP nullification proposals to try to resist any new gun control measures. Senators...

Murphy proposes new ambitious gun control, safety measures

Apr. 15, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey would mandate safety courses in order to get a gun permit, require lockboxes for out-of-use firearms and change state law to hold firearm makers liable for harm stemming from gun use, among other changes proposed in the dozen new gun control measures...