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Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 02, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Hearst Connecticut Media. November 30, 2022. Editorial: CT transportation has a new driver When it comes to public transportation, it’s all about speed. Everyone is looking for a shortcut. Can the GPS find a way around traffic? Will trains ever get...

Tough Oregon gun law faces legal challenge, could be delayed

Dec. 01, 2022 18:59 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Midterm voters in Oregon narrowly passed one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation, buoying the hopes of gun control supporters, but the new permit-to-purchase mandate and ban on high-capacity magazines now faces a lawsuit that could put it on ice just days before...

Charges: Wisconsin boy, 10, killed mom over VR headset

Nov. 30, 2022 18:34 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 10-year-old Milwaukee boy intentionally aimed a gun at his mother, then shot and killed her, because she would not buy him a virtual reality headset, prosecutors said. The boy initially told police that the Nov. 21 shooting was an accident, according to criminal...

Pennsylvania Senate to put progressive prosecutor on trial

Nov. 30, 2022 14:43 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania state Senate on Wednesday began what could be a long and partisan process of considering whether to force Philadelphia's Democratic district attorney, Larry Krasner, from office. Members of the Republican-controlled Senate formally received...

AG: Deadly force by police, neighbor justified in shooting

Nov. 30, 2022 11:22 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Three police officers and a neighbor were legally justified in using deadly force against a man who had fired his gun at them, and he ultimately died of a single gunshot wound from one of the officers, the New Hampshire Attorney General's office said in a report. ...

Dutch court shoots down plan using paintball guns on wolves

Nov. 30, 2022 07:35 AM EST

THE HAGUE (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a plan to control the country’s growing wolf population by shooting at the animals with paintball guns to scare them away from people. A local court ruled that officials had not justified their decision to use the novel...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 30, 2022 07:14 AM EST

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. November 27, 2022. Editorial: Don’t gamble with kids? The state should heed its own advice. Running public service announcements will not stop the social ills spurred by Pennsylvania’s reckless policy on gambling. ...

Study: U.S. gun death rates hit highest levels in decades

Nov. 29, 2022 17:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. gun death rate last year hit its highest mark in nearly three decades, and the rate among women has been growing faster than that of men, according to study published Tuesday. The increase among women — most dramatically, in Black women — is playing a...

Man indicted in fatal shooting of girl in Phoenix road rage

Nov. 29, 2022 16:11 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Maricopa County grand jury has indicted a man accused of fatally shooting a young girl during in a road rage incident in north Phoenix last month, authorities said Tuesday. Prosecutors said court documents show 48-year-old Sidney Garfield Garrand is facing one...

Safety policy not enforced before Michigan school shooting

Nov. 28, 2022 18:30 PM EST

OXFORD, Mich. (AP) — Policies and procedures that could have prevented a mass shooting that left four students dead at a Michigan high school last year were approved earlier but never implemented, two former school board officials said Monday. Tom Donnelly and Korey Bailey, who...