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Board delays final decision on gun ban at Michigan Capitol

Sep. 14, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A board that oversees Michigan's Capitol building on Monday put off making a final decision about whether to ban guns there, more than four months after armed protesters opposed to the governor's coronavirus shutdowns entered the building. The Michigan State Capitol Commission voted...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 file photo Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny stands during a break in the hearing on his appeal in a court in Moscow, Russia. The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has been taking out of an induced coma and is responsive. Berlin's Charite hospital said Monday that Navalny's condition has further improved, allowing doctors to end the medically induced coma and gradually ease him off mechanical ventilation. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

Russia clashes with Germany and West over Navalny poisoning

Sep. 10, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia clashed with Germany and five of its Western allies Thursday over the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, with Moscow’s ambassador demanding evidence that a Soviet-era nerve agent was responsible and Germany’s envoy countering that his country's findings...

Richmond bans guns on public property during protests

Sep. 9, 2020 9:17 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's capital city has adopted a law banning guns on public property during protests and other events. The Richmond City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt the ordinance, which is aimed at preventing violent confrontations during demonstrations against racial inequality...

In this image made from video released by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Office, Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes a public speech on the need for big tech companies to police their public platforms, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Canberra, Australia. Australian regulators have ruled out prosecuting TikTok over an apparent suicide video under tough new laws prohibiting some forms of violent online images, but the prime minister urged social media companies on Wednesday to take more responsibility for offensive content. (Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Office via AP)

Australian prime minister criticizes TikTok suicide video

Sep. 9, 2020 6:37 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian regulators have ruled out prosecuting TikTok over an apparent suicide video under tough new laws prohibiting some forms of violent online images, but the prime minister urged social media companies on Wednesday to take more responsibility for offensive content. The...

US reaches milestone in destroying mustard agent in Colorado

Sep. 8, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The Army says it has reached a milestone at a Colorado chemical weapons depot by destroying nearly 300,000 decades-old artillery shells containing mustard agent. Walton Levi, site project manager of the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot, made the announcement in a depot publication on...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 file photo Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks during a rally to support political prisoners in Moscow, Russia. The German hospital treating Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has been taking out of an induced coma and is responsive. Berlin's Charite hospital said Monday that Navalny's condition has further improved, allowing doctors to end the medically induced coma and gradually ease him off mechanical ventilation. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)

House lawmakers ask for probe into Russian poisoning case

Sep. 8, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat and the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are together calling on President Donald Trump to investigate whether chemical weapons were used by Russia in the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Rep....

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Chicago and 3 other cities sue to stop spread of ghost guns

Aug. 26, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago and three other cities sued the federal government Wednesday to stop the proliferation of what are advertised as easy-to-assemble guns that require no serial numbers or background checks. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court asked a judge to stop the government from letting gun...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, with Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., raise their arms up as fireworks go off in the background during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. Looking on are Jill Biden, far left, and Harris' husband Doug Emhoff, far right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden vows to defeat Trump, end US 'season of darkness'

Aug. 21, 2020 1:32 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night with a vow to be a unifying “ally of the light” who would move an America in crisis past the chaos of President Donald Trump’s tenure. In his strongest remarks of the campaign, Biden spoke...

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Democrats pound their message: To oust Trump, you must vote

Aug. 20, 2020 1:09 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned that American democracy could falter if President Donald Trump is reelected, a stunning rebuke of his successor that was echoed by Kamala Harris at the Democratic Convention Wednesday night as she embraced her historic role as the first Black...

FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, a semi-automatic rifle is displayed with a 25 shot magazine, left, and a 10 shot magazine, right, at a gun store in Elk Grove, Calif. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. The panel's majority ruled Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, that the law banning magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the constitutional right to bear firearms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

Aug. 14, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution's protection of the right to bear firearms. “Even well-intentioned laws must pass...