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US narcotics agent admits role in drug trafficking scheme

Sep. 17, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal narcotics agent scheduled to stand trial this month has pleaded guilty to participating in a decadelong drug conspiracy that involved the smuggling of thousands of kilograms of cocaine from Puerto Rico to New York. Prosecutors said Fernando Gomez, a former U.S. Marine, infiltrated...

10 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 16, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO TRUMP, POMPEO BLAME FOR ATTACK ON SAUDI OIL PLANTS The president, secretary of state and other U.S. officials say Iran carried out the drone strikes that damaged a key petroleum facility. Iran,...

Gun control must include background checks, Dems tell Trump

Sep. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democratic leaders warned President Donald Trump on Sunday that any proposal on gun control must include a House-passed bill to expand background checks for gun purchases — or else risk no legislation at all. In a joint statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate...

NY schools first to have 'red flag' petition power on guns

Sep. 15, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Schools across New York began the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides and violence: the ability to ask a court to remove a troubled person's access to firearms. About a third of U.S. states have so-called "red flag" laws, which allow courts to temporarily...

Coming for your AR-15? O'Rourke scrambles Dems' gun message

Sep. 14, 2019 6:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke's "hell yes" moment at the Democrats' presidential debate is scrambling his party's message on guns. The Democrats have long contended their support of gun control laws does not mean they want to take away law-abiding citizens' firearms. But on Friday, they struggled to...

NRA board gathers for meeting at crucial time for gun debate

Sep. 13, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

With the country at a critical juncture in the gun debate, a normally routine meeting of the National Rifle Association has taken on greater significance as its board of directors gathers near the nation's capital this week. President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are weighing stricter gun measures in...

Guns claim lives of 2 more children in St. Louis

Sep. 13, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Guns have claimed the lives of two more children in the St. Louis area amid growing frustration about violence in the state's largest cities. St. Louis County police say 3-year-old Rodney March III was killed Thursday in what appears to be an accidental shooting, while 13-year-old Clifford...

Trump mocks Democrats, vows new tax cut on Baltimore visit

Sep. 13, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a "rat and rodent infested mess." Trump spoke on Thursday to House Republicans attending an annual retreat...

New Zealand plans further restrictions to gun ownership

Sep. 13, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand's government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership. A bill introduced to Parliament on Friday would create a register to track all the guns in the country and require gun owners to...

Vow to ban assault weapons gives O'Rourke debate breakout

Sep. 12, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called "Beto-mania." Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke delivered a debate performance on Thursday in Houston that at times reminded a national audience why he became a Democratic star last year — even as he lost a...