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Editorial Roundup: US

Sep. 30, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 30 The San Francisco Chronicle on the presidential debate: Americans should be saddened, if not angered, by the distressingly unhinged debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night. Some of the blame...

Virginia committee opposes ban on some rally control tactics

Sep. 30, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A city council committee in Virginia's capital has voted against a proposal that would ban police from using crowd control tactics such as rubber bullets, flash-bang grenades and tear gas on demonstrators, as law enforcement has during recent protests against racial injustice. The...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, an ATF agent poses with homemade rifles, or

California sues US regulator in bid to deter 'ghost guns'

Sep. 29, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Backed by the fathers of two slain children, California's attorney general sued the Trump administration on Tuesday in an effort to crack down on “ghost guns” that can be built from parts and make it difficult to track or regulate owners. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol,...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, Brandon McCormick watches during a demonstration in Salt Lake City. The Utah man with a lengthy criminal history pleaded guilty to pointing a bow and arrow at a group protesting against racial injustice in Salt Lake City in May. McCormick made the pleas Monday, Sept. 28 to charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and aggravated assault. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah man who pointed bow, arrow at protesters pleads guilty

Sep. 29, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man with a lengthy criminal history has pleaded guilty to pointing a bow and arrow at a group in Salt Lake City that was protesting against racial injustice in May. Brandon McCormick, 58, on Monday admitted to possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and...

People rally for gun rights on the rainy steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa. The annual Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms provided an update on the gun lobby's legislative efforts and opposition, and gave attendees an opportunity to target Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and other political opponents. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo)

Rally brings gun rights advocates to Pennsylvania Capitol

Sep. 29, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A smaller than usual crowd of a few hundred people rallied for gun rights on the steps of Pennsylvania's Capitol on Tuesday, an annual event that also was attended by a few dozen state lawmakers. The Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms constituted a pep rally, provided...

Man shot by deputy during raid settles suit for $6 million

Sep. 29, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

MOOSE LAKE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who was shot by a sheriff's deputy during a raid last year has settled a federal lawsuit for about $6 million. Shawn Olthoff, 35, was left paralyzed and uses a wheelchair after a Carlton County deputy shot him during the raid at a Moose Lake home he shared with his...

Gov. Steve Bullock, back left, and U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., back right, prepare for their televised debate on Montana PBS at the KUFM-TV studio at the University of Montana on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Missoula, Mont. (Ben Allan Smith/The Missoulian via AP)

Health care, high court battle dominate Montana Senate race

Sep. 29, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock sought to keep the focus on health care and the pandemic in the race for a Montana U.S. Senate seat, while Republican incumbent Steve Daines put the spotlight on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy during a heated Monday night debate. With mail ballots going...

Man charged with trying to kill an FBI task force member

Sep. 29, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A New Rochelle man was charged Monday with trying to kill an FBI task force officer after firing a handgun toward a public square in Yonkers. Darren Smith, 24, agreed to remain detained Monday after an initial appearance in White Plains federal court. A message seeking comment was...

Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced her as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Barrett could be Ginsburg's polar opposite on Supreme Court

Sep. 27, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett paid homage to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her White House speech Saturday as a shatterer of glass ceilings. She said she would be mindful of the woman whose place she would take on the Supreme Court. She even commented that her children think their father is the...

FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo the columns of the Supreme Court are seen with the Capitol at right, in Washington. The Senate is ready to move quickly on a Supreme Court nominee. President Donald Trump is expected Saturday, Sept. 26, to announce his replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

On guns, abortion, high court could become more conservative

Sep. 27, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Congress confirms President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court would become more conservative, and also perhaps more ready to tackle certain hot-button issues like abortion and guns. Chief Justice John Roberts would also likely become less...