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U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham greet each other prior to a televised debate at WNCN-TV in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Supreme Court vacancy looms large in 2nd NC Senate debate

Sep. 22, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Questions about the potential successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg hung heavy over Tuesday night’s second debate in a U.S. Senate race in North Carolina whose outcome could decide the chamber’s control. While Republican incumbent Thom Tillis embraced a swift process toward...

FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Amy Coney Barrett, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit judge, speaks during the University of Notre Dame's Law School commencement ceremony at the university, in South Bend, Ind. Barrett, a front-runner to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has established herself as a reliable conservative on hot-button legal issues from abortion to gun control. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)

High court front-runner Amy Coney Barrett hailed by right

Sep. 22, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A front-runner to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a federal appellate judge who has established herself as a reliable conservative on hot-button legal issues from abortion to gun control. Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic, is hailed by...

Albuquerque police: Overall crime down 5% in all categories

Sep. 22, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Overall crime in Albuquerque is down 5% across all categories in the first six months of 2020, compared with the first half of last year and 15% since 2018, according to police. The Albuquerque Journal obtained a copy of the police report and reported Tuesday that violent crime has...

Gun control group launches ad blitz in key Iowa House races

Sep. 21, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national gun control advocacy group said Monday it is targeting eight key races with digital ads and mailers seeking to help Democrats win back control of the Iowa House. Everytown for Gun Safety, the group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will spend...

3 dozen orders issued with Virginia's new "red flag" gun law

Sep. 20, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — At least three dozen Virginia residents have been prohibited temporarily or permanently from having firearms or purchasing them based on a new state law allowing authorities to convince a judge that a person would be a danger to themselves or others. The “red flag” law...

Feds charge man accused of holding gun to officer's face

Sep. 17, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man accused of holding a loaded gun to the face of Fargo police officer has been charged in federal court, U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley announced Thursday. Authorities say Shawn Larkin, 38, of Fargo, was pulled over on an outstanding warrant shortly after 1 a.m. on Sept. 9. Larkin told...

Salt Lake City mulls limiting police access to military gear

Sep. 17, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake City Council said it is considering an ordinance that would limit its police department's access to decommissioned military equipment. A provision in the 1997 National Defense Authorization Act makes it easy for police departments nationwide to ask for surplus military...

Open carry gun activist stand on the steps of the Michigan Hall of Justice on Thursday Sep. 17, 2020 in Lansing, Mich. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)

Dozens rally for gun rights outside Michigan Capitol

Sep. 17, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Dozens gathered on the lawn of the Michigan Capitol on Thursday to rally in support of gun rights well as to decry efforts undertaken by the state to rein in the coronavirus pandemic – efforts they say infringe upon their freedom. “Today is about standing up, taking back...

Ex-San Diego sheriff’s captain pleads guilty to gun sales

Sep. 17, 2020 12:59 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former San Diego County sheriff’s captain has pleaded guilty to selling “off roster” guns available only to law enforcement, according to a newspaper report. As part of a plea agreement, Marco Garmo admitted to one count of engaging in the business of dealing...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2020, file photo Republican congressman Roger Marshall of Kansas' 1st congressional district, speaks to the media at his election night party at Rosewood Winery near Pawnee Rock, Kan. Marshall is running for Kansas' open Senate seat. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)

Kansas Republican's Senate ad relies on out-of-context clips

Sep. 16, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Roger Marshall is using out-of-context clips from Democrat Barbara Bollier's ads in a television spot in which his campaign argues that she's trying to hide liberal views from voters, suggesting the GOP doesn't have the race for an open U.S. Senate seat locked down yet in...