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Kanye West brings 'Sunday Service' to Georgia

Sep. 16, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West brought his collection of choir singers and musicians to an Atlanta-area megachurch for his religious popup performance called "Sunday Service." News outlets report West visited New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday drawing a large group of parishioners and...

WVU basketball exhibition to benefit Ohio shooting victims

Sep. 13, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will play an exhibition men's basketball game to benefit the victims and families affected by a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. The Mountaineers will host Duquesne in Morgantown on Nov. 1. Proceeds will benefit the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund. The nonprofit...

Bengals receiver A.J. Green running again after ankle injury

Sep. 11, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green stood at his locker with his left foot free of the black, protective boot that finally rested behind him, taking up space instead of limiting his stride. The Bengals' top receiver took a noteworthy step Wednesday in his recovery from ankle surgery . He abandoned the protective...

Car crashes into health club's indoor pool, injures swimmer

Sep. 9, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a car smashed through the window of a health club in Ohio and landed in its swimming pool, injuring one person who was in the water. Authorities in the Dayton suburb of Centerville say the person in the pool and the driver were taken to a hospital Monday, but police say...

Trump presents medal to Ohio mass shootings responders

Sep. 9, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump presented the nation's highest award for public safety Monday to six Ohio police officers who responded swiftly to reports of gunfire last month in Dayton, confronted the shooter in under a minute and prevented more deaths. Trump also recognized five civilians who...

Survivors' advice for others touched by shootings: Seek help

Sep. 6, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — It haunts him. The face, its expression blank. No sign of anger, no flicker of excitement or worry. A numbness. The right arm is extended toward him, lining up a target for the gun in hand. "I see him every day," Jim Meyers said, calmly but emphatically. "Every day. I saw him when I was...

Walmart introduces new gun restrictions but will they help?

Sep. 4, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart has won praise from gun control advocates for its decision to discontinue sales of certain gun ammunition and request that customers no longer openly carry firearms in its stores. But whether the moves will translate into fewer guns on the street remains an open question. The...

Walmart to stop some ammo sales, ask to not open carry guns

Sep. 3, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it will stop selling handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition, while requesting that customers not openly carry firearms in its stores, even where state laws allow it. The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed seven lives in Odessa, Texas, and follows...

High-capacity magazines get new scrutiny as Congress returns

Sep. 2, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawmakers around the country are making a renewed push to ban high-capacity magazines that gunmen have used in many recent massacres, allowing them to inflict mass casualties at a startling rate before police can stop the carnage. Nine states have passed laws restricting magazine capacity to...

Trump eyes mental institutions as answer to gun violence

Aug. 30, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When shots rang out last year at a high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 people dead, President Donald Trump quickly turned his thoughts to creating more mental institutions. When back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, jolted the nation earlier this month,...