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Pritzker, Bailey accuse each other of lies in debate

Oct. 06, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his Republican challenger Darren Bailey used an hourlong debate Thursday finding different ways to call each other “liar” with Election Day fewer than five weeks away. The Democratic incumbent and the southern Illinois state...

Federal judge halts key parts of New York's new gun law

Oct. 06, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's latest attempt to restrict who can carry a handgun in public and where firearms can be brought was picked apart Thursday by a federal judge, who ruled that multiple provisions in a state law passed this year are unconstitutional. In a ruling that...

Minnesota AG sues Fleet Farm over gun sales to straw buyers

Oct. 05, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorney General Keith Ellison sued Fleet Farm on Wednesday, alleging the retailer negligently sold firearms to two straw buyers, including one gun that was used in a shootout in a St. Paul bar that left one person dead and 14 bystanders injured. The lawsuit,...

Judge bars enforcement of ban on guns at city parks, pools

Oct. 04, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has barred enforcement of an executive order signed by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney last week banning guns and deadly weapons from the city’s indoor and outdoor recreation spaces, including parks, basketball courts and pools. Common Pleas Judge...

76ers' Doc Rivers merges Black history lessons into camp

Oct. 03, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Doc Rivers is at ease using his platform as an NBA coach to fight bigotry and racial injustice, campaign for politicians he believes in and advocate for social change on themes ranging from poverty to police brutality. Sometimes, his speeches sound like they...

US judge dismisses Mexico lawsuit against gun manufacturers

Sep. 30, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Mexican government against U.S. gun manufacturers arguing their commercial practices has led to bloodshed in Mexico. Judge F. Dennis Saylor in Boston ruled Mexico’s claims did not overcome the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 30, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 23, 2022. Editorial: On Banned Books Week, imagine the world without libraries If you need proof that the pen remains more threatening than the sword, consider that many Americans are more passionate about banning books than they...

Gun owners, rights groups challenge Connecticut firearms ban

Sep. 30, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year, gun rights groups and firearms owners have launched another attempt to overturn Connecticut's ban on certain semiautomatic rifles that was enacted in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. ...

Judge hears arguments challenging New York's new gun law

Sep. 29, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

A lawyer challenging provisions of New York's new gun law argued that the state restricts people from carrying weapons in too many places, telling a federal judge Thursday the rules affect not only people on busy Manhattan streets but an upstate pastor on his church's property. The...

Hold fire: Re-enactors fear being targeted by NY gun law

Sep. 28, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some historical battle re-enactors in New York are holding their musket fire because of worries over the state's new gun rules — an unplanned side effect of a law designed to protect the public's safety. The law that went into effect this month declares parks,...