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FILE - A lone traveler heads to the north security checkpoint in the main terminal of Denver International Airport Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Denver.  Air travel is down sharply during the pandemic, but airport screeners are finding guns at a much higher rate. And about 80% of those guns are loaded. The Transportation Security Administration appealed Monday, Aug. 10,  for travelers to pay attention the restrictions on traveling with guns.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Air traffic is down, gun seizures up at US airports

Aug. 10, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — With air traffic nearing a five-month high, airport security is finding guns in passenger carry-on bags at three times the rate recorded before the pandemic. And 80% of the guns are loaded. The discoveries at airports comes at a time when U.S. gun sales are surging, and analysts believe many...

FILE- In this Feb. 7, 2020 file photo,  Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh holds a model of a light machine gun during DefExpo20 in Lucknow, India. India will ban the imports of 101 items of military equipment in an effort to boost indigenous production and improve self-reliance in weapons manufacturing, Singh said Sunday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh, File)

India to ban imports of 101 items of military equipment

Aug. 9, 2020 4:26 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India said Sunday that it will ban the imports of 101 items of military equipment in an effort to boost local production and improve self-reliance in weapons manufacturing. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said the government is planning to progressively implement the embargo on select...

Arizona officials seek info about sheriff's 'citizen posse'

Aug. 7, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The Pinal County Board of Supervisors is seeking clarification about a county sheriff's new “citizens posse.” County Sheriff Mark Lamb said the group will be used to educate the public on police, firearms, the law and how to protect themselves and their families. But,...

Wyoming Supreme Court won't rehear university firearms case

Aug. 6, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The state Supreme Court won't rehear a case in which a man said he purposefully brought a gun onto the University of Wyoming's campus in order to challenge the school's policy on prohibiting firearms. Lyle Williams was cited in 2018 with open-carrying a gun on the university's campus...

Virginia's new handgun law leads to more than 1,000 denials

Aug. 5, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 1,000 people have been denied the purchase of a firearm under a new law in Virginia that limits purchases to one handgun a month. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Tuesday that 1,102 people were denied under the law last month. There were more 1,800 denials overall in the...

A person drops off a ballot for Washington state's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at a collection box at the King County Administration Building in Seattle. Voters in the state have the option of voting by mail, depositing ballots in boxes, or seeking help in person for a missing ballot or other issues. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Inslee advances in Washington gubernatorial primary

Aug. 5, 2020 1:47 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee advanced Tuesday in Washington's primary election as he seeks to become the first incumbent elected to a third term in the state in more than 40 years. Inslee was leading decisively in early returns. He’ll face a small-town police chief in the fall....

A person drops off a ballot for Washington state's primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at a collection box at the King County Administration Building in Seattle. Voters in the state have the option of voting by mail, depositing ballots in boxes, or seeking help in person for a missing ballot or other issues. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Latest: Culp advances to face Inslee in November

Aug. 5, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on Washington state's primary election (all times local): 10:05 p.m. Republican police chief Loren Culp edged out other Republicans to advance to the November ballot along with Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee. Culp is police chief of the town of Republic and author of the book...

Appeals court revives challenge to Maryland gun laws

Aug. 3, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit challenging Maryland's rules for obtaining a handgun as unconstitutionally restrictive. The unanimous ruling from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond reinstates the lawsuit, which was first filed in 2016 and tossed...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Dec. 9 2019, a Ukrainian soldier takes position on the front line at the town of Novoluhanske in the Donetsk region, Ukraine.   Ukrainian and rebel forces in war-torn eastern Ukraine have started preparing for a “full and comprehensive” ceasefire scheduled to begin at midnight on Monday July 27, 2020. Rebel officials said Sunday they have instructed their troops about the ceasefire and issued a decree banning weapon use, while Ukraine's president said that if upheld, it would “pave the way for implementing other clauses” of the Minsk peace deal. (AP Photo/Vitali Komar, FILE)

Cease-fire in war-torn eastern Ukraine to begin at midnight

Jul. 26, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian and rebel forces in war-torn eastern Ukraine have started preparing for a “full and comprehensive” cease-fire scheduled to begin at midnight, a move that officials hope can lead to more steps to resolve the 6-year-old conflict. Rebel officials said Sunday they...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House seeks advice of 'torture memos' author on powers

Jul. 24, 2020 5:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is relying on an outlier interpretation of a recent Supreme Court decision to assert broad new powers as he prepares to sign a series of executive orders in the coming weeks. The expansive view of presidential authority has been promoted by John Yoo, a Berkeley Law...