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Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?

May. 25, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer swiftly set in motion a pair of background-check bills for gun buyers Wednesday in response to the school massacre in Texas. But the Democrat acknowledged Congress' unyielding rejection of previous legislation to curb the national epidemic of...

Texas massacre casts shadow over hearing for ATF pick

May. 25, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

Less than a day after a gunman massacred 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas, a Wednesday Senate hearing for President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reflected the deep political divisions over guns. Steve...

Biden signs policing order on anniversary of Floyd's death

May. 25, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to improve accountability in policing —a meaningful but limited action on the second anniversary of George Floyd's death that reflected the challenges in addressing racism, excessive use of force and public safety when...

NC Medicaid expansion stakes rise with Senate leader support

May. 25, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government's most powerful Republican elected official threw his weight fully behind Medicaid expansion Wednesday, raising the stakes for an issue lingering in state politics for a decade that could result in hundreds of thousands of low-income adults getting...

Infrastructure plan: $33M to clean up hundreds of oil wells

May. 25, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About $33 million of the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan recently signed into law by President Joe Biden will go toward cleanning up 277 of an estimated 15,000 abandoned oil and gas wells on federal land, the nation's interior secretary said Wednesday. ...

US calls for vote soon on new UN sanctions on North Korea

May. 25, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Wednesday called for a vote “in the coming days” on a U.N. resolution that would impose tougher sanctions on North Korea for its recent launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles that can be used to deliver nuclear weapons. The...

Live updates | Rifle used in Texas shooting modeled after M4

May. 25, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

The rifle used in the Texas elementary school shooting is known as a “DDM4 Rifle.” It's modeled after the M4 carbine, the U.S. military’s go-to rifle, according to a blog post by the gun’s maker, Daniel Defense. The Daniel Defense rifle can be classified as an AR-15 type. A...

Jill Biden, Murthy welcome 2nd mass delivery of baby formula

May. 25, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Jill Biden and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy welcomed the delivery Wednesday of a second shipment of tens of thousands of pounds of baby formula that the Biden administration is importing from Europe to ease critical supply shortages in the U.S. The first lady...

Texas bar seeks to punish AG Ken Paxton for election lawsuit

May. 25, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The State Bar of Texas sued Wednesday to punish state Attorney General Ken Paxton for his failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud, raising a new legal danger for the Republican the day after he secured his party's nomination for a...

Governor: Texas gunman said he was going to shoot up school

May. 25, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The gunman who massacred 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas warned in online messages sent minutes before the attack that he had shot his grandmother and was going to shoot up a school, the governor said Wednesday. Salvador Ramos, 18,...