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Chechen leader's Instagram back on, then gets blocked again

Nov. 15, 2018 3:48 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has regained access to his popular Instagram account — only to lose it a day later. Kadyrov on Wednesday posted a selfie with a handgun and a long-winded text about his love for firearms after his Instagram account which has over 3 million followers went...

Church visited by accused shooter allows armed parishioners

Nov. 13, 2018 7:27 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Some parishioners will now carry weapons into a historically black Kentucky church visited by a white gunman before police said he killed two black people at a grocery store. The First Baptist Church of Jeffersontown has asked church members with law enforcement or security...

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

Nov. 11, 2018 3:13 PM EST

From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on public policy. While...

Russia rejects US accusations on chemical weapons

Nov. 9, 2018 8:16 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has rejected the U.S. claim that it has flouted an international ban on chemical weapons. The Russian Industry and Trade Ministry that oversaw the dismantling of Soviet-era chemical arsenals denounced what it called "blackmail and unlawful pressure" by Washington. It emphasized Friday...

Democrats promise congressional action on gun control

Nov. 9, 2018 12:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach the...

The Latest: Calif. shooting survivor was at Vegas massacre

Nov. 8, 2018 11:17 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California bar that left 13 dead including the gunman (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A survivor of the mass shooting at a Southern California bar was also at the Las Vegas music festival that ended in a massacre last year. Dani Merrill...

Democrats vow action on gun control after Calif. shooting

Nov. 8, 2018 6:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach the...

Mother on a mission: Gun control advocate wins US House race

Nov. 8, 2018 3:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a campaign ad pierced by the sound of gunfire, Lucy McBath earlier this year laid out the story of her 17-year-old son's shooting death and how his loss propelled her to activism. The story resonated with voters, who elected her Tuesday to fill a long-red House seat that Georgia...

The Latest: Gun-control Democrat McBath beats US Rep. Handel

Nov. 8, 2018 10:01 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Georgia's pending congressional races (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Democratic gun-control activist Lucy McBath has defeated Republican Rep. Karen Handel of Georgia in a suburban congressional district long considered safe for the GOP. Handel had to seek re-election after...

Law enforcement official says authorities have identified gunman and the weapon he used to kill 12 at bar in California

Nov. 8, 2018 8:22 AM EST
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Law enforcement official says authorities have identified gunman and the weapon he used to kill 12 at bar in California.