By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/19 — President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers,Read more »
DALLAS (AP) 03/16 — A Texas appeals court has ruled in favor of a gun-rights activist who had complained that county officials were illegally barring firearms from a public building.Read more »
By ALLEN G. BREED and SHARON COHEN, AP National Writers CHICAGO (AP) 03/15 — It was 1934. Mobsters armed with fully automatic “Tommy guns” had left a trail of bloodstained sidewalks and pockmarked walls across the country,
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) 03/09 — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected Friday to meet with families of the 17 people who were killed in a school shooting,
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 03/08 — The Latest on a shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 7:15 p.m.
The FBI has detailed to Congress a series of mistakes and missed opportunities to intervene before a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school last month.
By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) 03/03 — Before Jesse Matthew killed 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities say he left a trail of DNA evidence linking him to a 2005 rape and the 2009 slaying of another female student.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) 03/06 — The Latest on the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead (all times local): 7:05 a.m.Read more »
By ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) 03/04 — David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer credible.
By ALICE YIN, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) 03/03 — Michigan legislators and the governor’s office are considering two gun-control proposals: arming trained teachers and removing guns from individuals with mental health symptoms.
By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/03— In his quest to tackle gun violence, President Donald Trump has ricocheted between calling for tougher laws and declaring his fealty to the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms,
By LISA MASCARO, MATTHEW DALY and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/01 — Putting fellow Republicans in the hot seat, President Donald Trump is calling for quick and substantial changes to the nation’s gun laws even as he criticizes lawmakers for being too fearful of the National Rifle Association to act.
By CATHERINE LUCEY and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 02/21 — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) 02/21 — The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local): 6:55 a.m.
The day before 17 people were gunned down at a Florida school,
By CATHERINE LUCEY and MARIA DANILOVA , Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) 02/20 — From the confines of his golf club, President Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating debate about controls on weapons.
By SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) 02/13 — Missouri lawmakers on Monday voted down a bill that would have increased the penalties for killing or injuring police dogs after a bipartisan group of mainly black legislators spoke out against it.
By WILSON RING, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 01/23 — Gov. Phil Scott on Monday privately signed Vermont’s marijuana bill into law, making the state the first in the country to authorize the recreational use of the substance by an act of a state legislature.Read more »
By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) 01/06 — The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico,
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 01/03 — Drivers heading to California saw fake signs decrying a new immigration policy on at least two highways, welcoming them to an “official sanctuary state”Read more »
LOS ANGELES (AP) 01/02 — The Latest on recreational marijuana sales in California (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The wait to buy newly legal recreational weed has stretched to 40 minutes at the Mankind Cooperative cannabis retailer in San Diego.Read more »
By BRIAN MELLEY and KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 01/02 — From a pot shop in Santa Cruz that hung a banner proclaiming “Prohibition is Over!”