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4 suspects shot dead in Southern California incidents

May. 28, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California police have shot and killed four people, including two who attacked police dogs and one armed with a sword, in separate confrontations, authorities said. On Thursday, Fontana police went to a home after a report that a disabled person had been attacked. Officers...

Bills to loosen Louisiana gun limits nearing final passage

May. 28, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana would ban municipalities from enacting gun restrictions beyond those in state law and loosen restrictions on carrying guns in church, under two measures that moved closer to final legislative passage Thursday. A Senate judiciary committee voted 4-1 to send those proposals...

Tennessee House advances bills to loosen gun restrictions

May. 27, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The GOP-led Tennessee House on Wednesday continued committee work to advance several proposals that would allow public college students with permits to carry concealed handguns on campus and eliminate the requirement that residents obtain any permits to carry handguns generally,...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear says protesters who hung an effigy of him were trying to use “fear and terror

Beshear condemns rally where he was hung in effigy

May. 26, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Vowing not to back down after armed protesters gathered near his home and hung him in effigy, the governor of Kentucky on Tuesday condemned their use of “fear and terror” in a demonstration fueled by coronavirus restrictions. Gov. Andy Beshear referred to the protesters...

Knife-wielding man shot, stunned by Tennessee deputies

May. 26, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man accused of charging at sheriff's deputies with a knife died Monday after being both shot and stunned during the encounter, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a Jonesborough home around...

Rally: Effigy of Kentucky governor displayed near Capitol

May. 24, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An effigy of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was hung in a tree near the State Capitol on Sunday during what was billed as a protest rally in defense of constitutional rights, drawing sharp political rebukes, according to local news reports. Video recordings and photographs show the...

FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. If Trump doesn't extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, only remaining U.S.-Russia arms control pact, or succeed in negotiating a replacement treaty,  it will expire on Feb. 5, 2021.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Time running out on the last US-Russia nuclear arms treaty

May. 23, 2020 8:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time is running out on an arms control treaty that, if it's allowed to expire, will leave the world with no legal restrictions on U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons for the first time in nearly half a century. If President Donald Trump doesn't extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty...

Deputy kills armed man at assisted living facility

May. 20, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

VIERA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy fatally shot an armed man at an assisted living facility Wednesday morning, authorities said. Deputies responded to reports of an armed resident at The Brennity at Melbourne Senior Living in Viera, Florida Today reported. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said during a...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

May. 20, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ May 19 The Houma Courier on supporting the shrimping industry: For years, the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has used a humorous promotional campaign featuring cows who want you to eat more chicken, out of a sense of self-preservation. Since last couple of weeks has...

Oklahoma governor signs bill to prevent firearm confiscation

May. 19, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed into law on Tuesday legislation to prevent local municipalities from implementing so-called red flag laws. Such laws allow judges to order the confiscation of firearms when a person may be a danger to themselves or others. The bill was among 37 measures...