James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path....
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Protests disband after IS group carries out 2nd Iraq bombing
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the Islamic State group carried out its second major attack in Iraq in as many days - a pair of car bombs that killed more than 30 people....
US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria
GENEVA (AP) -- Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome....
Labour Party denies anti-Semitism in its ranks as vote nears
LONDON (AP) -- Senior Labour Party figures including leader Jeremy Corbyn are fighting back against charges there is anti-Semitism in the party's ranks before Thursday's vote for a new mayor of London and other posts....
TV attack ads start fast in Pennsylvania Senate race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democrat Katie McGinty had barely finished her victory speech celebrating a 10-point Pennsylvania primary win for the nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey before TV attack ads began flying in a general election contest that could tilt political control of the U.S. Senate....
Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago....
Man to go on trial in slaying of sisters of Iowa lawmaker
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Trial is scheduled to open Monday in the western Pennsylvania robbery and murder of two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker two years ago....
2 killed in ATV crash in northeastern Pennsylvania
BENTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say an all-terrain vehicle went down an embankment and flipped over in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing two men....
Pipelines drained; feds investigating cause of explosion
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Natural gas pipelines were being drained Saturday as authorities try to determine the cause of an explosion in western Pennsylvania that destroyed one home, damaged at least three others and burned a fleeing homeowner....
Closing arguments slated in trial in college dorm death
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Closing arguments are expected Monday in the trial of a man accused of beating and strangling his college freshman girlfriend in her central Pennsylvania dormitory...
Jury resumes deliberations Monday in 1989 slayings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Deliberations resume Monday in the trial of a New Jersey man accused of having killed two women in north Philadelphia more than a quarter-century ago....
The Latest: Firm says pipeline in fire was fine in 2012
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on a natural gas fire and explosion in western Pennsylvania (all times local):...
Man gets prison sentence for 'repeat' robberies of 2 banks
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- A man who admitted he robbed two banks months after he was released from prison for robberies at the same banks five years earlier is headed back to prison....
Ex-sergeant jailed over locked computer in child-porn probe
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former Philadelphia police sergeant has spent seven months in solitary confinement after being held in contempt for failing to unlock his computers in a child-porn investigation....
The American Family Association, a Christian non-profit group launched April 20th a pledge to boycott Target after the retailer said it would welcome transgender customers and employees to use any bathroom or fitting room that matches their gender identity, offering an inclusive place to shop and to work. AFA argues that this store policy will allow sexual predators' access to potential victims and wanted to take a stand before Target's decision started a trend in retail.
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