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Catholic bishops' agenda: immigrants, gun deaths, sex abuse

Nov. 11, 2019 5:19 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — US Catholic bishops received a challenging to-do list Monday as they opened their national assembly — notably to support immigrants and refugees, extend the campaign to curtail clergy sex abuse and work harder to combat gun violence. They also were urged by Pope Francis' envoy to be...

New York City wrestles with surge of violent police clashes

Nov. 10, 2019 11:56 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A surge in violent police clashes has left a trail of bodies across New York City, stoking tensions between officers and critics who say they have been too quick to use deadly force. Since mid-October, New York Police Department officers have shot five people, killing four of them —...

Virginia GOPers cancel gun violence meeting after election

Nov. 8, 2019 4:52 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans have canceled a meeting where they were to present GOP-backed proposals to curb gun violence. State Sen. Mark Obenshain said Friday that he had canceled next week's planned meeting of the state's Crime Commission because of the results of Tuesday's legislative...

NRA drops lawsuit over San Francisco's 'terrorist' label

Nov. 7, 2019 8:37 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Rifle Association has withdrawn its lawsuit against San Francisco over the city's resolution labeling the gun-rights group a "terrorist organization." The notice filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court of Northern California was heralded by City Attorney Dennis Herrera,...

Chicago's top cop retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

Nov. 7, 2019 6:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Thursday that he's retiring after more than three years as the city's top cop, a post he took over during one of the most violent chapters in the city's history and amid public outcry over the release of a video showing an officer...

The Latest: Democrats win control of Virginia statehouse

Nov. 5, 2019 10:23 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia's legislative elections (all times local): 10 p.m. Virginia Democrats are taking full control of the statehouse for the first time in more than two decades. Democrats won majorities in both the state House and Senate in Tuesday's legislative election. This is the...

Juvenile charged with shooting Chicago trick-or-treater, 7

Nov. 1, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was charged Friday night with attempted murder in the suspected gang-related shooting of two people on Chicago's West Side, including a 7-year-old girl out trick-or-treating in a bumblebee costume when she was shot in the neck and critically injured. The shooting Thursday...

The Latest: Juvenile charged in trick-or-treater's shooting

Nov. 1, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a 7-year-old girl while she was trick-or-treating in Chicago (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Chicago police have filed attempted murder charges against a 15-year-old boy suspected of shooting two people on Halloween night, including a 7-year-old girl who was out...

St. Louis, KC seek tougher gun laws amid violence uptick

Nov. 1, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A bill requiring St. Louis gun dealers to alert police when a firearms purchase is denied because of a criminal background check is the latest step in addressing violence in a city beset by gun crimes. St. Louis aldermen unanimously gave final approval to the bill Friday. Supporters say...

Judge tosses Pittsburgh gun laws passed after massacre

Oct. 29, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

A judge on Tuesday struck down gun restrictions that the Pittsburgh City Council imposed after last year's synagogue massacre, noting that Pennsylvania state law forbids municipalities from regulating firearms. Pittsburgh's trio of gun ordinances violate state law and are therefore "void and unenforceable,"...