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"Remastered" finds stories behind Tennessee's iconic brands

Jul. 2, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A miniseries that airs beginning this month highlights the personal stories behind six iconic Tennessee brands. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development says the companies featured in the series include Jack Daniel's, Lodge Cast Iron, St. Blues Guitars, United...

Corporate America increasingly avoids gun-industry business

Jun. 24, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn't sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another...

Gun industry sees banks as new threat to 2nd Amendment

Jun. 24, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — With Gary Ramey's fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn't sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another...

Police chief: DC officers shoot, kill man with gun

Jun. 12, 2018 10:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say police in Washington shot and killed a man who produced a handgun in an alley. Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham tells news outlets that three officers on routine patrol in southeast Washington encountered a group of men Tuesday night. Newsham says multiple shots...

The Latest: Governor lauds letter targeting untraceable guns

Jun. 12, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on New Jersey's attorney general asking firearms companies to stop selling untraceable weapons, called ghost guns (all times local): 7:45 p.m. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has praised a decision by his attorney general to demand firearms companies stop marketing and selling...

Attorney general asks makers of ghost guns to stop selling

Jun. 12, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general on Tuesday demanded that firearms companies stop marketing and selling untraceable weapons, or ghost guns. The weapons are illegal in New Jersey, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a letter to the unidentified companies, and the state will sue the...

Tom Cruise tweets as production starts on 'Top Gun' sequel

May. 31, 2018 9:45 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Cruise is back on the flight line for a sequel to the 1986 film "Top Gun." The actor on Thursday tweeted a photo of himself as Navy pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in a flight suit, looking at a fighter jet. The photo includes the phrase "feel the need." In the original movie,...

Families of 2 students killed in Parkland sue gun maker

May. 24, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The families of two students killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting are suing the maker and seller of the weapon used in the attack. The families of Jaime Guttenberg and Alex Schachter say American Outdoor Brands and the Tactical Supply store are complicit in the use...

Man says artillery fire caused hearing damage, sues for $10M

May. 18, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Los Angeles man who says he suffered permanent hearing damage when he stumbled upon a ceremonial artillery-firing exercise on Boston Common has filed a lawsuit seeking $10 million. The Boston Globe reports that A. Michael Davallou sued the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of...