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For school shooting survivors, trauma has no time limit

Apr. 18, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rozenblat can still hear the cries of a wounded boy calling for help as she hid from the gunfire that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year. Talking to therapists at the school in Parkland, Florida, didn't help. Each session had a different counselor,...

Gun control group targets Nevada sheriffs over new law

Apr. 16, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A national gun control lobbying organization on Tuesday made Nevada the latest Western state where it is trying to show that gun rights groups including the National Rifle Association are behind a "Second Amendment sanctuary" drive. The Brady advocacy group said it believes gun rights...

Today in History

Apr. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, April 15, the 105th day of 2019. There are 260 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died nine hours after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington; Andrew Johnson became the...

Skoloff named to lead video across AP's West region

Apr. 10, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Skoloff, an Associated Press video journalist who has covered numerous big stories across the United States while training many text reporters on visual storytelling, has been appointed West deputy news director for video. Skoloff will oversee and drive video coverage across 13...

Federal agency frets about terrorism threats at Burning Man

Apr. 3, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Burning Man organizers say the U.S. government wants to place unreasonable conditions on a proposal to expand the counter-culture festival's capacity to 100,000, including stepped-up security searches and new perimeter barriers that land managers say would reduce vulnerability to acts of...

Bump stocks are turned in or destroyed as ban takes effect

Mar. 28, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The largest supplier of bump stocks turned in its entire remaining inventory to be destroyed — some 60,000 devices. Washington state's buyback program was so popular it ran out of money. One dealer held a "Viking funeral" for his last bump stock, pouring a can of beer on it and...

Supreme Court won't stop enforcement of bump stock ban

Mar. 28, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. The ban took effect Tuesday. Gun rights groups asked the court Monday to keep the government from enforcing...

Texas retailer gives 60,000 bump stocks to feds to destroy

Mar. 27, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas retailer of now-banned bump stocks has transferred about 60,000 of the gun-related items to the federal government to be destroyed. RW Arms of Fort Worth turned over the bump stocks to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The products will be shredded...

Supreme Court so far won't stop bump stock ban

Mar. 26, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is so far declining to stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. The ban took effect Tuesday. The administration is in the unusual position of arguing against gun rights...

Gun rights groups ask Supreme Court to halt bump stock ban

Mar. 25, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gun rights groups are asking the Supreme Court to stop the Trump administration from beginning to enforce its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. The groups asked the court Monday to get involved in the issue and keep the government...