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  • Another sorrowful trip for Obama to grieving town

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it was another sorrowful visit to another grieving community full of broken hearts from unimaginable violence. The spot, this time, was Newtown, …


  • Senators want commission to look at mass shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators called Sunday for a national commission to examine mass shootings in the United States, while a third vowed to ban the sale of military-style assault …


  • Obama to speak at Newtown, Conn., vigil

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Making a sadly familiar journey, President Barack Obama will attend an evening vigil in Newtown, Conn., to mourn with a town still seeking to comprehend the unimaginable …


  • Obama to speak at Newton, Conn., vigil for victims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Making a sadly familiar journey, President Barack Obama will attend an evening vigil in Newtown, Conn., to mourn with a town still seeking to comprehend the unimaginable …


  • Police, world wonder about Conn. shooting motive

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


  • Police, world wonder about Conn. shooting motive

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions …


  • Gunman kills 26 at Conn. school, commits suicide

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday inside an elementary school, massacring 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered …


  • Family of slain Border Patrol agent sues officials

    PHOENIX (AP) — The family of a slain Border Patrol agent has sued federal officials over the botched “Fast and Furious” gun operation. Agent Brian Terry was mortally wounded on …


  • Connecticut school shooting revives gun debate

    LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A lone police cruiser outside Columbine High School was the only outward reaction Friday to an even deadlier attack at a Connecticut elementary school. But in …


  • Tearful Obama calls for action after shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A tearful President Barack Obama said Friday he grieved first as a father about the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, declaring, “Our hearts are broken today.” …


  • APNewsBreak: Colo gov says time to talk gun laws

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Gov. John Hickenlooper said “the time is right” for state lawmakers to consider gun control measures, offering his firmest stance in the aftermath of several high-profile …


  • Chicago vows to fight concealed carry ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — With parts of the city in the grip of gang warfare and spiking homicide rates, Chicago aldermen are urging state officials to appeal an appellate court’s decision …


  • Court ruling on Ill. gun ban sets stage for fight

    CHICAGO (AP) — Backers of Illinois’ ban on concealed weapons vowed Wednesday to fight for continued controls on gun possession, a day after a federal appeals court struck down the …


  • Parents fight for release of son jailed in Mexico

    MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida family is fighting to get their son, a Marine veteran, released from a prison in a dangerous area in Mexico while facing charges that …


  • Court strikes down Illinois’ concealed carry ban

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois — the only …


  • Court strikes down Illinois concealed carry law

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a big victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois — the only …


  • Fatal shooting over music compared to Martin case

    ATLANTA (AP) — The fatal shooting of a Florida teenager who was listening to loud music in a car a week ago has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case, …


  • Movie attack suspect got guns despite psych issues

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man accused of plotting attacks at a movie theater and Walmart was able to legally buy the guns he allegedly planned to …


  • Wisconsin shooting brings call for new law on guns

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Wisconsin lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten the enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases, prompted by a fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee …


  • Wis. shooting brings call for new law on guns

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prompted by the fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee spa, two local lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases. …


  • Official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet …


  • Justice seeks dismissal of Fast & Furious suit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says federal courts should stay out of a political dispute between the Obama administration and Congress over documents in a botched law enforcement probe …


  • Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues: OBAMA:


  • GOP calls for broader gun rights, unlimited clips

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republicans have strengthened the pro-gun-rights portion of their party platform, including a new call for unlimited bullet capacities in guns, in a defiant response to criticism …

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