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Gun makers ask court to dismiss Mexican government lawsuit

Nov. 22, 2021 20:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gun manufacturers asked a federal court in Massachusetts on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Mexico’s government in August arguing that U.S. gun manufacturers and distributors fueled violence in Mexico through their negligent and illegal commercial practices. ...

Official: Woman killed, suspect fatally shot by police

Nov. 20, 2021 13:26 PM EST

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — One woman was killed and another injured in southern West Virginia before police fatally shot a suspect, authorities said. Police were called to a domestic disturbance Friday afternoon at a residence in the Montcalm community, Mercer County...

Louisiana bars banking giant from bond deal over gun policy

Nov. 18, 2021 16:48 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials Thursday blocked banking giant JP Morgan Chase from participating in a bond refinancing deal, in Republicans' escalating effort to keep some large investment firms sidelined from state work because they limit business with firearm manufacturers. ...

Vegas police: Officers fatally shoot man sought in robberies

Nov. 18, 2021 11:05 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say officers fatally shot an armed suspect sought in several robberies. The incident occurred Wednesday when officers located the suspect and attempted to stop his vehicle, a police statement said. According the...

Vegas police: Officers shoot, wound man after he points gun

Nov. 17, 2021 10:57 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two Las Vegas police officers shot and wounded a man who allegedly pointed at gun at them after a short foot chase, a police official said. Capt. Carlos Hank said in a video statement the incident occurred a little after 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at a...

In gun debate, Rittenhouse verdict unlikely to be last word

Nov. 14, 2021 17:25 PM EST

Kyle Rittenhouse walked the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, a rifle slung around his chest and shoulder. The weapon was supposed to be for hunting on a friend's property up north, the friend says. But on that night in August 2020, Rittenhouse says he took the Smith &...

McDowell town home to first memorial honoring Black WWI vets

Nov. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The roots of America’s Veterans Day observance can be traced to the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when a cease-fire went into effect, ending hostilities in World War I. More than 4 million U.S. military personnel took...

Gun maker Remington moves to Georgia in $100M, 856-job deal

Nov. 08, 2021 15:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gun maker Remington Firearms will move its headquarters from Ilion, New York, to Georgia, with plans to open a factory and research operation there. The company announced Monday that it would invest $100 million in the operation in LaGrange, Georgia,...

Baldwin shooting highlights risks of rushed film production

Oct. 29, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on a movie set has put a microscope on an often-unseen corner of the film industry where critics say the pursuit of profit can lead to unsafe working conditions. With a budget around $7 million, the Western “Rust”...

California prosecutor joins suit against 'ghost gun' sellers

Oct. 13, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Attorney General Rob Bonta is joining a lawsuit targeting three online sellers of “ghost guns,” the untraceable firearms made from build-it-yourself kits that he said can be assembled in minutes and are increasingly being used in violent crimes. ...