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Kansas City, Illinois sue ATF over arms manufacturer license

Jan. 15, 2021 5:52 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City and the state of Illinois filed a lawsuit Friday against a federal agency that awarded a license to an arms manufacturer that was sued last year for illegally selling guns and went bankrupt. The lawsuit alleges the Bureau of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...

FILE - In this June 21, 2019 file photo, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania William McSwain speaks with members of the media at a news conference in Philadelphia.  McSwain, the top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia announced Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 that he will step down next week when President Trump leaves office.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Federal prosecutor in Philadelphia resigns as Trump departs

Jan. 14, 2021 12:43 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia said Thursday he will step down next week when President Donald Trump leaves office. U.S. Attorney William McSwain, a Trump appointee, plans to return to private practice. McSwain sparred frequently during his tenure with Philadelphia District...

Congressional staff passes through a metal detector and security screening as they enter the House chamber, new measures put into place after a mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Democrats are set to pass a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke constitutional authority under the 25th Amendment to oust Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Latest: House urges Pence to remove Trump from power

Jan. 12, 2021 11:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 11:28 p.m. The House has voted to urge Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution and hold a Cabinet vote to remove President Donald Trump from...

Seller of gun used in 2019 Texas mass shooting gets 2 years

Jan. 7, 2021 3:22 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The man who sold an AR-15-style rifle used in a 2019 mass shooting that killed seven people in West Texas was sentenced Thursday to two years in federal prison, prosecutors said. Marcus Anthony Braziel, 45, of Lubbock pleaded guilty in October to unlicensed firearms dealing and...

FILE - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine pauses while speaking about the people of Dayton following the Dayton Mass Shooting on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. DeWine has signed into law a gun rights bill eliminating an individual's duty to retreat before using force. The measure expands the so-called “stand your ground” right from an individual’s house and car to any place a person lawfully has the right to be. The Republican governor's decision followed months of saying any new gun legislation should include his proposals for  for toughening background checks and boosting penalties for felons committing new crimes with guns. (Joshua A. Bickel /The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)

Ohio governor signs gun bill eliminating duty to retreat

Jan. 4, 2021 5:41 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An individual’s duty to retreat before using force has been eliminated in Ohio under a gun rights bill signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday despite the governor's vocal concerns that GOP lawmakers were ignoring his own legislation proposed following the 2019 mass...

FILE - In this May 31, 2020 file photo, several street bridges over the Chicago River remain closed in Chicago, after a night of unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. The year 2020 ended in Chicago with more homicides than in all but one year in more than two decades.  As in other cities, Chicago police attribute much of the increase in gun violence to the global coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest that erupted after Floyd died after being forcibly detained by Minneapolis police.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago ends 2020 with 769 homicides as gun violence surges

Jan. 1, 2021 1:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The number of homicides and shootings in Chicago spiked dramatically in 2020, ending with more bloodshed than in all but one year in more than two decades, statistics released by police on Friday revealed. After three years of falling homicide totals, 2020 ended with 769 homicides —...

Bayle Gelle, of Eden Prairie, holds a phone with a photo of his 22-year-old son, Dolal Idd, in south Minneapolis on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Police in Minneapolis said they would release body camera video on Thursday, from a traffic stop that ended with Idd's death, the city's first police-involved death since George Floyd died while being restrained by officers in May. (Chao Xiong/Star Tribune via AP)

Minneapolis police release officer video in fatal shooting

Dec. 31, 2020 6:30 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police in Minneapolis on Thursday released body-camera video from a traffic stop one night earlier that ended with a man shot dead, an extraordinarily quick move aimed at stemming public anger over the city's first police-involved death since George Floyd died while being restrained by...

The scene at 36th St. and Cedar Ave. S. after a man was shot and killed by Minneapolis Police Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Police in Minneapolis shot and killed a man during a traffic stop on the city’s south side Wednesday night. Department spokesman John Elder said the incident happened about 6:15 p.m. while officers were carrying out a traffic stop with a man suspected of a felony.  (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

Minneapolis police shoot, kill man during traffic stop

Dec. 31, 2020 5:08 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police in Minneapolis shot and killed a man during a traffic stop on the city's south side Wednesday night, stirring anxiety about renewed protests following the first police-involved death in the city since George Floyd's death while being arrested in May. Police said the man died in an...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, a neighbor watches New York City Police Department officers work a crime scene where several young men were shot and wounded at the Ravenswood Houses in the Queens borough of New York. Heralded as the safest big city in America in recent years, New York City is closing out its bloodiest year in nearly a decade, grappling with a surge in homicides and a pandemic authorities say has helped fuel violence. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

'Dark period': Killings spike in NYC amid pandemic, unrest

Dec. 29, 2020 4:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Heralded as the safest big city in America in recent years, New York City is closing out its bloodiest year in nearly a decade, grappling with a surge in homicides and a pandemic authorities say has helped fuel violence. The city had recorded 447 killings as of Tuesday, a 41% increase over...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, the Molson Coors facility is seen in Milwaukee. An employee at the historic Molson Coors facility shot and killed five co-workers Wednesday afternoon and then turned the gun on himself. Six people, including the shooter, were killed on Feb. 26, 2020 at the facility. If there's one silver lining in a year marred by a deadly pandemic, civil unrest, and economic and political turmoil, it's this: The number of mass shootings that happened in public was the lowest in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

In a year of pain, one silver lining: fewer mass shootings

Dec. 29, 2020 4:06 PM EST

If there's one silver lining in a year marred by a deadly pandemic, civil unrest, and economic and political turmoil, it's this: The number of mass shootings that happened in public was the lowest in more than a decade. Experts who research mass killings say there are two key reasons for the sharp drop-off. For...