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Stolen Army assault rifles keep showing up in California

Jun. 15, 2021 01:21 AM EDT

Authorities in California’s agricultural heartland weren’t looking for a military assault rifle when they went to investigate the domestic assault case, but they found one. It was in the garage of a Spanish-tiled home in Fresno that police stumbled upon the AK-74. Its...

Echoes of Breonna Taylor in shooting of Black man in Georgia

Jun. 15, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Johnny Lorenzo Bolton was lying with his eyes closed on a couch in his apartment near Atlanta when police serving a narcotics search warrant burst through the front door with guns drawn and no warning. Bolton stood up and at least one of the officers...

US military guns keep vanishing, some used in street crimes

Jun. 15, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes. And that's certainly an undercount. Government...

US military guns keep vanishing, some used in street crimes

Jun. 15, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

Pulling a pistol from his waistband, the young man spun his human shield toward police. “Don’t do it!” a pursuing officer pleaded. The young man complied, releasing the bystander and tossing the gun, which skittered across the city street and then into the hands of...

AP: US military guns lost, stolen from North Carolina bases

Jun. 15, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Military weapons including assault rifles and a light machine gun have been lost or stolen from bases in North Carolina. An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services shows at least 56 guns disappeared or...

AP: Pistol stolen from Army armory tied to Boston robbery

Jun. 15, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services has tied a stolen Army pistol to a Boston armed robbery. Police recovered a Sig Sauer M11 semi-automatic after the street mugging in January 2016. It’s the same kind of...

AP: Pistol stolen from Army base tied to 4 Albany shootings

Jun. 15, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services has linked a stolen Army service pistol to four shootings in Albany. The Army couldn’t say how its 9mm Beretta got to New York’s capital, where authorities tied...

Critical entities targeted in suspected Chinese cyber spying

Jun. 15, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A cyberespionage campaign blamed on China was more sweeping than previously known, with suspected state-backed hackers exploiting a device meant to boost internet security to penetrate the computers of critical U.S. entities. The hack of Pulse...

Takeaways: AP's investigation into missing US military guns

Jun. 15, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

In the first public accounting of its kind in decades, an Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes. The armed services and the Pentagon are not eager...

With Massachusetts armory theft, military guns went public

Jun. 15, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

The young barber was walking to the car after the first Saturday night party of the new year when a robber put a pistol to his head and demanded everything. Wallet, gold watch and jewelry in hand, the robber was hanging out on a dark Boston avenue when a police patrol car...