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6 victims at hospital following shooting in Philadelphia

Oct. 13, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say six people ranging in ages from 14 to 27 have been hit by gunfire in a shooting in north Philadelphia. A Philadelphia police news release says six victims were taken to Temple University Hospital after 911 calls of a shooting came in at about 5:24 p.m. Sunday. Police say four...

President orders army onto streets of Ecuadorian capital

Oct. 13, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's army took to the streets after President Lenín Moreno ordered the first 24-hour curfew in decades in response to a day of attacks on government buildings and media offices. By Saturday night, soldiers had retaken control of the park and streets leading to the National...

4 dead in shooting at illegal gambling site in Brooklyn

Oct. 12, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gunfire broke out inside an illegal gambling club in Brooklyn early Saturday, police said, leaving four people dead, three wounded, and investigators trying to piece together what prompted the bloodshed. The shooting inside the small, nondescript club started just before 7 a.m. as around 15...

Suspect in shooting of Washburn players gets new attorney

Oct. 12, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of current New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has a new attorney. The Capital-Journal reports that KiAnn Caprice was appointed this week to defend 18-year-old Francisco Mendez,...

Nevada cities plan votes on misdemeanor jury trials issue

Oct. 12, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two southern Nevada cities are considering adopting laws to sidestep a requirement to provide jury trials in misdemeanor domestic abuse cases where gun ownership rights could be affected. The proposed ordinances due for votes in coming days in Henderson and North Las Vegas virtually mirror...

GOP House leader still concerned about Ohio gun proposals

Oct. 12, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican who leads the Ohio House remains hesitant about GOP Gov. Mike DeWine's proposed changes to address gun violence, even after the governor backed off pushing for a so-called "red flag law" and background checks on nearly all gun sales. The Columbus Dispatch reports House...

UVU students win records fight over campus police reports

Oct. 11, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — A state records committee has ruled that Utah Valley University Police can no longer charge student reporters for incident reports. The Daily Herald report s the committee unanimously voted Thursday in favor of making the incident reports free to UVU student journalists. Police used to...

Anchorage police officer charged with misdemeanor assault

Oct. 11, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — State prosecutors have charged a 32-year-old Anchorage police officer with two counts of misdemeanor assault in the arrest of a man for bicycle violations. Anchorage police say Officer Cornelius Aaron Pettus is on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal...

Iowa teacher out after Facebook post about climate activist

Oct. 11, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa high school science teacher has resigned after an investigation into a social media post that appeared to threaten Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Waterloo Community Schools spokeswoman Tara Thomas said Friday that teacher Matt Baish resigned effective Thursday. The...

California adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns

Oct. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. The bill was vetoed twice by former governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and goes beyond a...