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White Fort Worth officer resigns after killing black woman

Oct. 14, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman in her home while responding to a call about an open front door acted without justification and resigned Monday before he could be fired, the police chief said. Police bodycam video showed that Aaron Dean did not...

Another Philadelphia shooting wounds 2, 1 critically

Oct. 14, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two more people were wounded, one critically, in the same section of Philadelphia on Monday where six people ranging in age from 14 to 27 were wounded the evening before by gunfire during another violent weekend in the city. Police said the latest shots reported shortly after 1030 a.m....

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...

Editorials from around Ohio

Oct. 14, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Red flag to pink slip The Toledo Blade Oct. 13 Gov. Mike DeWine has been clear about what is necessary to improve gun laws in Ohio and make the public safer. He was clear as a candidate, even though it meant contradicting the National...

Nevada cities plan votes on misdemeanor jury trials issue

Oct. 12, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two southern Nevada cities are considering adopting laws to sidestep a requirement to provide jury trials in misdemeanor domestic abuse cases where gun ownership rights could be affected. The proposed ordinances due for votes in coming days in Henderson and North Las Vegas virtually mirror...

GOP House leader still concerned about Ohio gun proposals

Oct. 12, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican who leads the Ohio House remains hesitant about GOP Gov. Mike DeWine's proposed changes to address gun violence, even after the governor backed off pushing for a so-called "red flag law" and background checks on nearly all gun sales. The Columbus Dispatch reports House...

The Latest: Trump calls Little Leaguers to stage at rally

Oct. 11, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's rally in Louisiana (all times local): 8:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is incorporating the winners of the 2019 Little League World Series into his political campaign rally as he tries to make inroads with Louisiana voters before a gubernatorial primary...

California adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns

Oct. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. The bill was vetoed twice by former governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and goes beyond a...

5 charged in Klamath drug-trafficking organization

Oct. 11, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Five people have been charged for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin manufactured in Mexico in the Klamath Falls area. U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon Billy J. Williams said Thursday that Rogelio Gomez-Arias, Irving Beas...

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Oct. 10, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers: The Dallas Morning News, Oct. 10, 2019 What the killing of Guyger witness Joshua Brown has to teach us now When a witness in a murder case is himself murdered just days after a high-profile trial, it is both right and appropriate for a community to...