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Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

Feb. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate. If he wins the Democratic...

Parkland anniversary highlights Democratic shift on guns

Feb. 12, 2019 4:26 PM EST

In the final weeks before the 2008 election, Barack Obama's campaign sent mailers to Florida voters reassuring them that he supported the Second Amendment. In the opening days of the 2020 Democratic primary, it's hard to imagine any candidate feeling the need to make a similar gesture. "Guns are no longer the...

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, to run for John McCain's Senate seat

Feb. 12, 2019 8:08 AM EST
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, to run for John McCain's Senate seat.

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty

Feb. 11, 2019 1:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre pleaded not guilty to hate crimes and dozens of other counts Monday, but his new lawyer — a prominent death penalty litigator who represented one of the Boston Marathon bombers — signaled he might be open to a plea deal....

Grant Woods won't seek Arizona Senate seat

Feb. 8, 2019 7:49 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods said Friday he won't run against Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally in what's likely to be one of the most hotly contested Senate races of the 2020 election. Woods was a Republican who worked for John McCain before being elected Arizona's top law...

Parkland attack fueled big shift in America's gun politics

Feb. 7, 2019 8:39 PM EST

Last year's shooting at a Florida high school sparked a movement among a younger generation angered by gun violence and set the stage for a significant shift in America's gun politics. Thousands of student protesters took to the streets and inspired hashtags such as #NeverAgain and #Enough. They also mobilized to...

New Mexico bills, governor test appetite for gun control

Jan. 24, 2019 7:44 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democrat-led Legislature and governor pushed Thursday to increase oversight of firearms sales and place new limits on gun possession and ownership. During its 60-day annual legislative session, lawmakers could make New Mexico the first state to enact major gun control reforms in...

Today in History

Jan. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2019. There are 357 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 8, 2011, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot and critically wounded when a gunman opened fire as the congresswoman met with constituents in Tucson; six people...

Dems to push gun control on anniversary of Giffords shooting

Jan. 4, 2019 6:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after reclaiming the House majority, Democrats are introducing gun control legislation timed for the anniversary of the shooting of former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats will introduce a bill to expand background checks for sales and...

Today in Arizona History

Jan. 2, 2019 11:41 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, Jan. 6 On this date in 1880, Tom Mix, famous early Western movie star who at one time lived in Arizona, was born. On this date in 1881, a post office was established in Galeyville, a town that became a notorious outlaw hangout. Its leading citizen was Curly Bill Brocius. On this date...