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US lab looks to boost power supply ahead of nuclear mission

Apr. 20, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government plans to build a new transmission line and make other upgrades costing hundreds of million dollars to ensure its laboratory in northern New Mexico has enough electricity for ongoing operations and future missions that include manufacturing key...

California mass shooting suspect was barred from buying gun

Apr. 17, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The man accused of going on a shooting rampage at a Southern California business, killing four people, should not have been allowed to buy or own guns because of a California law that prohibits people from purchasing weapons for 10 years after being convicted of a...

Police: Man with gun shot, wounded by Pierce County deputy

Apr. 16, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy shot a man in Buckley Thursday after the Tacoma Police Department said the man produced a handgun during a domestic violence call. Deputies were called at about 1:45 p.m. Thursday to a residence southeast of Tacoma...

Murphy proposes new ambitious gun control, safety measures

Apr. 15, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey would mandate safety courses in order to get a gun permit, require lockboxes for out-of-use firearms and change state law to hold firearm makers liable for harm stemming from gun use, among other changes proposed in the dozen new gun control measures...

Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

Apr. 09, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment” of gun violence in America. But he said much more is needed. And...

Inside secret Syria talks aimed at freeing American hostages

Apr. 08, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last summer, two U.S. officials ventured into hostile territory for a secret high-stakes meeting with American adversaries. The Syrian government officials they were scheduled to meet in Damascus seemed ready to discuss the fate of U.S. hostages...

Man who claims he had bomb outside nuclear plant arrested

Apr. 08, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

NORTH PERRY, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man who drove to a nuclear power plant outside Cleveland and claimed he had a bomb has been arrested. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement released Thursday that a 33-year-old man from Adrian, Michigan, drove to the...

Biden to unveil actions on guns, including new ATF boss

Apr. 07, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence on Thursday, delivering his first major action on gun control since taking office. He'll also nominate David Chipman, a former federal agent and adviser at...

Russia and West spar over vote to punish Syria over weapons

Apr. 06, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia sparred with the United States and its allies Tuesday over a vote later this month that could strip Syria of voting rights in the international chemical weapons watchdog, with Moscow accusing the West of trying to “demonize Damascus” and the U.S. demanding a...

Motorcycle gang leader gets prison on gun possession charge

Apr. 01, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The man described by authorities as the regional leader of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club has been sentenced to more than 2 years in prison for being in possession of an unregistered gun, prosecutors said. Bruce “Monster” Sartwell, 48, of East...