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Topeka chief: Man killed by officer after struggle over gun

Dec. 01, 2022 13:30 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka police officer shot and killed a man early Thursday during a struggle over a handgun, Police Chief Bryan Wheedles said. The shooting occurred as the officer was investigating a report of a car, which was later determined to be stolen, blocking an alley...

Uvalde mom sues police, gunmaker in school massacre

Nov. 28, 2022 17:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last conversation Sandra Torres had with her 10-year-old daughter was about her nervous excitement over whether she’d make the all-star softball team. Hours later, Eliahna Torres was one of 19 children and two teachers massacred at their elementary school in Uvalde, Texas....

Robber, clerk fatally shoot each other in Chicago grocery

Nov. 13, 2022 11:56 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A robbery suspect and a grocery clerk fatally shot each other during an attempted holdup in the store, authorities said. The shootings Friday evening inside the El Barakah Supermarket in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood killed would-be robber Nicholas Williams, 24,...

Ammunition maker to invest $60M in Georgia plant, hiring 600

Nov. 10, 2022 17:46 PM EST

ELLABELL, Ga. (AP) — An Italian-owned company will invest $60 million in coastal Georgia to build a plant to make and distribute ammunition, with plans to hire 600 people. Norma Precision will build its facility near the site of the new Hyundai electric vehicle plant in Bryan...

Shot fired at family home of N. Carolina US House candidate

Nov. 03, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A recent shooting at the Hickory, North Carolina, residence of GOP congressional candidate Pat Harrigan's parents and young children caused no injuries but placed “tremendous stress” on the family in the final weeks of his campaign, Harrigan's mother said Thursday. ...

Political spat over climate risks in investments gets hotter

Nov. 01, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The political fight is only getting fiercer over whether it’s financially wise or “woke” folly to consider a company’s impact on climate change, workers’ rights and other issues when making investments. Republicans from North Dakota to Texas are...

Police: Suspect in serial killer slayings used ghost gun

Oct. 21, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A suspect in the killing of three men who police have said were among six victims of a serial killer in Northern California may have used a firearm without a serial number, also known as a ghost gun, police said. Wesley Brownlee, 43, was arrested on Oct....

Mexico files 2nd lawsuit against arms dealers in US

Oct. 10, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government filed another U.S. gun lawsuit Monday, this time against five U.S. gun shops and distributors it claims are responsible for the flow of illegal weapons into Mexico. Mexico's first lawsuit, which was recently dismissed, targeted U.S. gun...

Police: Homicide suspect with gun killed by Ohio officers

Oct. 09, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Ohio say police shot and killed a man who pulled out a handgun when confronted by officers, about an hour after he allegedly fled the scene of a fatal shooting. Police in Hamilton, a city north of Cincinnati, said a car crash at a...

Mexico pledges to bring 2nd lawsuit against gun dealers

Oct. 05, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government plans to bring another lawsuit against U.S. companies it claims are responsible for the flow of illegal weapons into Mexico, Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said Wednesday. Ebrard suggested the new lawsuit could target gun shops or...