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76ers' Doc Rivers merges Black history lessons into camp

Oct. 03, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Doc Rivers is at ease using his platform as an NBA coach to fight bigotry and racial injustice, campaign for politicians he believes in and advocate for social change on themes ranging from poverty to police brutality. Sometimes, his speeches sound like they...

US judge dismisses Mexico lawsuit against gun manufacturers

Sep. 30, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Mexican government against U.S. gun manufacturers arguing their commercial practices has led to bloodshed in Mexico. Judge F. Dennis Saylor in Boston ruled Mexico’s claims did not overcome the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 30, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 23, 2022. Editorial: On Banned Books Week, imagine the world without libraries If you need proof that the pen remains more threatening than the sword, consider that many Americans are more passionate about banning books than they...

Gun owners, rights groups challenge Connecticut firearms ban

Sep. 30, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year, gun rights groups and firearms owners have launched another attempt to overturn Connecticut's ban on certain semiautomatic rifles that was enacted in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. ...

Judge hears arguments challenging New York's new gun law

Sep. 29, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

A lawyer challenging provisions of New York's new gun law argued that the state restricts people from carrying weapons in too many places, telling a federal judge Thursday the rules affect not only people on busy Manhattan streets but an upstate pastor on his church's property. The...

Hold fire: Re-enactors fear being targeted by NY gun law

Sep. 28, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some historical battle re-enactors in New York are holding their musket fire because of worries over the state's new gun rules — an unplanned side effect of a law designed to protect the public's safety. The law that went into effect this month declares parks,...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 26, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. September 25, 2022. Editorial: Iowa gun amendment has no upside and hard-to-measure risks. Vote no. If this passes, policymakers could find themselves unable to act meaningfully to keep their constituents safe. Time to talk about...

Japan bans export of chemical weapons goods to Russia

Sep. 26, 2022 02:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan expressed grave concern about Russia’s possible use of nuclear weapons against Ukraine as the top government spokesman on Monday announced an additional ban on exports of chemical weapons-related goods to Russia. “As the world’s only country to have...

Judge bars enforcement of Delaware 'ghost gun' restrictions

Sep. 24, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has issued an injunction barring Delaware from enforcing provisions of a new law outlawing the manufacture and possession of homemade “ghost guns,” which can’t be traced by law enforcement officials because they don’t have serial numbers. ...

Judge holds gun ban for felony defendants unconstitutional

Sep. 19, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

PECOS, Texas (AP) — A U.S. law banning those under felony indictments from buying guns is unconstitutional, a federal judge in West Texas ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge David Counts, whom then-President Donald Trump appointed to the federal bench, dismissed a federal indictment...