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Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

Dec. 11, 2019 6:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the...

Sandy Hook lawsuit against gun-maker set for trial in 2021

Dec. 11, 2019 5:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge said Wednesday a lawsuit by families of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims against Remington Arms will go to trial in September of 2021. A survivor and relatives of nine victims of the 2012 massacre filed the wrongful death lawsuit against Remington in...

Hogan unveils funding and initiatives to fight violent crime

Dec. 11, 2019 1:59 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland would invest millions of dollars to fight violent crime and would strengthen penalties for repeat gun-violence offenders and witness intimidation, under a package of initiatives announced Wednesday by Gov. Larry Hogan. Hogan's proposed state budget would pay for 25 new prosecutors...

As Newtown students grow up, some turn to activism

Dec. 11, 2019 9:27 AM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — They were children themselves when they lost siblings, friends, and schoolmates in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Too young to comprehend the massacre, they spent years in shock and denial. Seven years later, some young people in Newtown, still struggling with the...

Group seeks to block enactment of Nevada red flag gun law

Dec. 10, 2019 5:27 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A conservative advocacy group wants quick action from a Nevada judge to block a statewide red flag gun law allowing firearms to be taken from people deemed to be a threat to themselves or others. The group NevadansCAN is seeking an injunction against the law that is set to go into effect...

Gun in deadly Navy station attack bought legally in July

Dec. 10, 2019 1:58 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The handgun used by a Saudi aviation student to kill three American sailors and injure eight other people at a Pensacola naval base was legally purchased in July from a Florida dealer, federal authorities confirmed Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the FBI said the 9mm Glock pistol was...

Virginia gun rights activists vow to fight new restrictions

Dec. 9, 2019 6:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 200 gun rights activists wearing “Guns SAVE Lives” stickers rallied Monday in Virginia, vowing to fight any attempt by the new Democratic majority in the state legislature to pass new restrictions on gun ownership. The “God. Family. Guns” rally was...

Pensacola gunman got around a ban on foreigners buying guns

Dec. 9, 2019 5:17 PM EST

Generally, foreigners are not allowed to buy guns in the United States. But there are exceptions written into federal law, which may explain how the Saudi flight student who shot three servicemen to death at the Pensacola naval base was able to purchase a weapon. For example, a foreigner who manages to obtain a...

US Catholic priests describe turmoil amid sex abuse crisis

Dec. 9, 2019 2:46 PM EST

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are under siege due...

US Catholic priests describe turmoil amid sex abuse crisis

Dec. 9, 2019 1:14 PM EST

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are under siege due...