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Trump: Again open to strengthening gun background checks

Aug. 21, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he calls "loopholes" doesn't clear the way for more gun control. Speaking to reporters as he departed the White House for Kentucky, the...

Ohio mayor receives threats after comments by Trump

Aug. 17, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of Dayton where nine people were slain in a mass shooting says a round-the-clock security detail was assigned to her because of hate-filled messages she received following verbal sparring with President Donald Trump after his visit to a Dayton hospital earlier this month. The...

Ohio officials say more crocodiles unlikely after 1 found

Aug. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WEST ALEXANDRIA, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it's unlikely there are any other crocodiles in a western Ohio creek where one was captured this week. The Dayton Daily News reports more than a dozen kids were with a church group at a creek in a town west of Dayton when they...

Sealed records on Dayton gunman pit safety against privacy

Aug. 16, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Disturbing behavior that the Dayton gunman reportedly exhibited in his youth may be detailed in law enforcement and school files so far off limits to the public, records that could shed light on whether authorities properly handled early warning signs. The measures used to shield...

Churches arm, train congregants in wake of mass shootings

Aug. 16, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

HASLET, Texas (AP) — Acrid gun smoke clouded the sunny entrance of a Texas church on a recent Sunday. Seven men wearing heavy vests and carrying pistols loaded with blanks ran toward the sound of the shots, stopping at the end of a long hallway. As one peeked into the foyer, the "bad guy" raised the muzzle...

The Latest: Dayton shooter's friend will stay in jail

Aug. 15, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the Aug. 4 mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A friend of the Dayton gunman who investigators say bought body armor and an ammunition magazine used in the shooting will not be released from jail. A U.S. magistrate judge Thursday ordered that Ethan...

Coroner: Gunman had drugs in system during firefight

Aug. 15, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The gunman in Dayton who killed nine people had cocaine, an antidepressant and alcohol in his system during the mass shooting, and was cut down by a barrage of at least two dozen police bullets that penetrated gaps in his body armor, a coroner said Thursday. Montgomery County coroner Dr....

Shooter's friend who bought body armor to remain in jail

Aug. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A longtime friend of the Dayton shooter who authorities say bought him body armor and helped assemble the weapon used in the massacre will remain in jail on a charge unrelated to the shooting. Authorities said there's no indication Ethan Kollie knew his friend was planning a mass...

Did the Dayton gunman target his sister? Police can't agree

Aug. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

One of the first victims struck by the Dayton shooter during his 32-second rampage that left nine people dead was his younger sister, but whether he intentionally killed her remains unknown more than a week later, the Ohio city's police chief said Tuesday. Investigators have "radically different views" on whether...

A timeline of the shooting that killed 9 in Dayton, Ohio

Aug. 13, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

Police say the gunman who opened fire in Dayton, Ohio, around 1 a.m. Aug. 4 went to a nightlife area with his sister and another companion, then parted from them and carried out a half-minute rampage that killed nine, including the sister. Police haven't confirmed a motive but said Tuesday that surveillance video...