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Supreme Court upholds Virginia man's gun conviction

Jun. 22, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding a Virginia man's conviction on a gun charge. The Supreme Court issued its decision Friday. The case the court ruled on involves Michael Currier, who was charged with breaking into a home in 2012 and helping steal a safe with cash and guns. He was also...

Russia says evidence of Syria chemical attacks was faked

Jun. 22, 2018 7:19 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday that the U.S. and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians. Russia's foreign and defense ministries also charged the international chemical weapons watchdog with failing to objectively...

APNewsBreak: Kobach sought pardon for VP of corporate donor

Jun. 20, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach unsuccessfully sought a governor's pardon for a corporate campaign donor's vice president whose crime, police said, involved threatening a cab driver by putting a gun to his head. Kobach, a Republican and leading candidate for Kansas governor,...

ACLU asks Vermont Gov. Scott to stop blocking online critics

Jun. 20, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union asked Republic Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday to stop deleting critical posts and blocking constituents on Facebook. Scott's office said it is simply trying to maintain a civil dialogue on social media. In a letter addressed to...

California advances biggest US change to police use of force

Jun. 19, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday after an emotionally charged debate over deadly shootings that have roiled the country. It's time to change a...

Parkland students, activists registering voters in Chicago

Jun. 16, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago anti-violence activists and a group of Florida high school shooting survivors fanned out across the city's South Side on Saturday, knocking on doors and registering people to vote in a bid to build support for changing the nation's gun laws. Ryan Deitsch, 18, from Marjory Stoneman...

Parkland students begin nationwide tour at Chicago rally

Jun. 16, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A group of Florida high school shooting survivors started their nationwide bus tour registering young voters to help accomplish their vision for stricter gun laws at a rally on Chicago's South Side. Kyrah Simon from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 people died on...

Texas governor's plan after school shooting meets pushback

Jun. 15, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday told his party that gun rights are safe on his watch amid worries by some conservatives over his response to last month's mass shooting at a high school near Houston that killed 10 people. Abbott headlined the Texas GOP Convention in San...

The Latest: White House to cheer on congressional players

Jun. 14, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the annual congressional baseball game (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The White House plans to cheer on members of Congress at their annual baseball game Thursday night — a year after some Republican players and others were wounded in a shooting spree at a team practice...

Congressional baseball game comes a year after shooting

Jun. 14, 2018 8:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the year since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot at a congressional baseball practice, mass shootings have occurred at a Texas church, a Las Vegas music festival and high schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a doctor who...