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US mass shooters exploited gaps, errors in background checks

Sep. 7, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

Most mass shooters in the U.S. acquired the weapons they used legally because there was nothing in their backgrounds to disqualify them, according to James Alan Fox, a criminologist with Northeastern University who has studied mass shootings for decades. But in several attacks in recent years gunmen acquired...

Justice Dept. charges Texas man under US bump stock ban

Sep. 5, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas man is the first person to be charged under a federal ban on bump stocks, devices that allow a semi-automatic firearm to fire rapidly like a machine gun, the Justice Department said Thursday. Ajay Dhingra, 43, of Houston, came on the radar of the U.S. Secret Service in August...

MGM to use Vegas shooting site as community center

Sep. 3, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts plans to convert the shuttered Las Vegas Strip festival grounds that were the site of a 2017 mass shooting into a community and athletic center and parking for the new stadium being built for the NFL's Oakland Raiders, the company announced Tuesday. It will also create a space...

7th West Texas death identified; 'truck driver in heaven'

Sep. 3, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

A 35-year-old trucker who was among the seven people killed by a gunman in West Texas was returning home to his family when he was shot, relatives said. Raul Garcia, a father of four from El Paso, Texas, was identified by authorities in Odessa, Texas. "Just like my son said, 'Mom, now he'll be a truck driver in...

High-capacity magazines get new scrutiny as Congress returns

Sep. 2, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawmakers around the country are making a renewed push to ban high-capacity magazines that gunmen have used in many recent massacres, allowing them to inflict mass casualties at a startling rate before police can stop the carnage. Nine states have passed laws restricting magazine capacity to...

Trucker, mail carrier at work, teen among Texas victims

Sep. 2, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

The owner of a trucking company who was killed in West Texas had moved from Las Vegas after a 2017 mass shooting at a music festival because he thought it would be safer, a sister said. Rodolfo "Rudy" Arco, a native of Cuba, "felt that Odessa was the place to go. He sold everything in Vegas and moved there, in...

Some of the most recent deadly US mass shootings

Sep. 1, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the last two years: — Aug. 31, 2019: Seven people were killed in West Texas in shootings in the area of Midland and Odessa. The gunman also died after being shot by police. — Aug. 4, 2019: A gunman wearing body armor shot and...

Some of the most recent deadly US mass shootings

Aug. 31, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the last two years: — Aug. 31, 2019: Five people were killed in West Texas in shootings in the area of Midland and Odessa. — Aug. 4, 2019: A gunman wearing body armor shot and killed nine people at a popular nightlife area in...

Today in History

Aug. 26, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2019. There are 127 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women's right to vote, was certified in effect by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. On this...

Today in History

Aug. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2019. There are 133 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 20, 1986, postal employee Patrick Henry Sherrill went on a deadly rampage at a post office in Edmond, Okla., shooting 14 fellow workers to death before killing himself....