Stories tagged: weapons
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
Once an obscure device, ‘bump stocks’ are in the spotlight
The man who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas had two accessories that could have allowed his semi-automatic rifles to fire rapidly …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Senate bill would block U.S. weapons sales to Turkish security
A measure approved Thursday by a Senate committee would block the U.S. government from supporting the sale of weapons to security forces protecting Turkey’s president.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 3 p.m.
‘Easy money’ made selling Army weapons stolen by US soldiers
More than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, some of it to foreign …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Russia hoping to boost arms sales after Syrian usage
Russia is hopeful that the new weapons it tested for the first time in Syria will lead to a spike in arms sales abroad, officials said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Covert sonic devices in Cuba damaged hearing of at least 16 Americans, U.S. says
The United States says at least 16 Americans working for the U.S. government in Cuba suffered symptoms as a result of activity attributed to a covert sonic device. The diplomats …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Romanian defense minister confirms $3.9 billion U.S. missile deal
Romania’s defense minister has confirmed that the country intends to buy Patriot missiles worth $3.9 billion dollars from the United States.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
Americans and guns: It’s really complicated, survey shows
Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Senate heads toward showdown vote on Saudi weapons sale
The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump’s plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Turkey leader calls on U.S. to reverse decision to arm Kurds
Turkey slammed the Trump administration’s decision to supply Syrian Kurdish fighters with weapons against the Islamic State group and demanded Wednesday that it be reversed, heightening tensions between the NATO …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Sheriff: Guns used to kill West Side couple possibly dumped near Mexican border
A sheriff in Washington says two guns used to kill a couple last year may have been dumped in western Arizona or eastern California near the U.S.-Mexico border, and authorities …
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 2:48 p.m.
Trump administration to arm Syrian Kurds against Islamic State
President Donald Trump has approved a plan to directly arm Kurdish forces fighting in Syria as part of a U.S. military plan to capture Raqqa, the Syrian city that is …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 9 p.m.
North Korean missile failure follows day of military fanfare
North Korea on Saturday flaunted missiles in a parade that can theoretically reach the United States and defiantly stated that it was prepared to counter any U.S. attack with “a …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Bomb squad destroys explosives in southeastern Idaho
Southeast Idaho officials say explosives likely left behind by a road construction crew in Pocatello have been destroyed with an explosion.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
Japan said to renew push for first offensive weapons since WWII
A policy research group in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party will propose that Japan arm itself with offensive weapons for the first time since World War II, according …
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
UN report shows North Korea using Africa to slip sanctions
North Korean weapons barred by U.N. sanctions ended up in the hands of U.N. peacekeepers in Africa, a confidential report says. That incident and others in more than a half-dozen …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
U.S. appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban
A federal appeals court has upheld Maryland’s ban on 45 assault weapons and a 10-round limit on gun magazines. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, issued …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Senate votes to block rule on guns and mentally impaired
The Republican-led Senate has voted to block an Obama-era regulation that would prevent an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from being able to purchase a firearm.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
German police find 100s of firearms in wanted man’s home
German police have uncovered hundreds of guns and rifles after searching the home of a man who was being investigated for breaking arms control laws.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
European police arrest 245 for arms trafficking
Spanish police say a pan-European crackdown on illegal arms trafficking has resulted in 664 guns being seized and 245 people arrested in 11 countries.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Oregon bans weapons in state workplaces
Oregon officials banned state employees from carrying weapons in the workplace unless they’re needed for their jobs, causing consternation Thursday among Republican leaders in the Legislature.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
Idahoans still apply for weapons permits despite new rules
Though adults over the age of 21 in Idaho have been able to carry concealed weapons in most places without a county-issued permit since July, many residents are still seeking …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 1:19 p.m.
China deploying weapons on artificial reefs, think tank says
China appears to be deploying weapons systems on all seven of the reefs it has reclaimed in the South China Sea, according to photographs released by a Washington-based think tank.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 8:38 a.m.
Russia rejects US concern about IS seizing arms in Syria
The Russian military has scoffed at a top U.S. general’s suggestion that military equipment seized by the Islamic State group in the Syrian city of Palmyra could pose a threat …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
Army sergeant in Texas admits funneling weapons to cartel
An Army sergeant who worked as a military recruiter has admitted he funneled dozens of assault weapons to a Mexican cartel last year with the help of other soldiers.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Goodbye Smith & Wesson: Gunmaker dropping 19th-century founders from name
Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., maker of handguns carried by Civil War soldiers and Clint Eastwood’s 1970s police character Dirty Harry, is looking to change its name.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
Washington’s gun background check system needs fix, report says
Washington state’s system for conducting background checks on someone trying to buy a firearm is fragmented and “specific improvements” are needed.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Senate backs $1 billion weapons sale to Saudi Arabia
The Senate on Wednesday backed the Obama administration’s plan to sell more than $1 billion worth of American-made tanks and other weapons to Saudi Arabia, soundly defeating a bid to …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 7:22 a.m.
Chris Brown freed after police stand-off, arrest
Chris Brown can’t avoid trouble. Following a bizarre, hourslong stand-off with police, the “No Air” and “Kiss Kiss” singer was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of assault with a deadly …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
UN chief calls for renewed focus on mass destruction weapons
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on the international community to renew its commitment to eliminate weapons of mass destruction as technological advances make it cheaper and easier for …
Tue., April 19, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
Hanford officials prepare to pump nuke waste back into tank
Hanford Nuclear Reservation officials are preparing to pump thousands of gallons of leaked radioactive waste back into a 46-year-old storage tank that contains toxic leftovers from the production of plutonium …