Jan 24, 2015

Record number of guns intercepted at U.S. airports

Inspectors at U.S. airports found a record 2,212 guns, most of them loaded, in travelers’ carry-on baggage in 2014, the Transportation Security Administration said Friday. That’s a 22 percent increase from the year before, and represents an average of more than six firearms intercepted ...

Jan 14, 2015

Shooting reported at residence of Sega Sammy chairman

Three bullets were found near the residence of Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. Chairman Hajime Satomi in Tokyo’s Itabashi Ward, Tokyo police said Wednesday. A security guard called police at around 8:35 a.m. and reported hearing an explosion and then discovering bullets nearby. Police are ...

U.S. military clinic shooting leaves gunman, victim dead

Jan 7, 2015

U.S. military clinic shooting leaves gunman, victim dead

Two people were killed Tuesday including an alleged shooter at a military medical center in Texas, the facility’s commanding officer said. The Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic at Fort Bliss, in El Paso, went into lockdown after an “active shooting” situation was reported around mid-afternoon, ...

Jan 6, 2015

Two New York City police officers shot, wounded in the Bronx

Two New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded Monday night, and a manhunt was underway for at least two suspects, authorities said. The officers were taken to a Bronx hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. One ...

2-year-old boy shoots mother to death in Wal-Mart

Dec 31, 2014

2-year-old boy shoots mother to death in Wal-Mart

A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun discharged, authorities said Tuesday. The 29-year-old woman was shopping with her son and three other children, according to Kootenai County ...

Dec 31, 2014

Man tries to run down police; officers shoot and kill him

A man who had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents tried to use his car to run down officers seeking to arrest him on Tuesday so, fearing for their lives, they shot and killed him, authorities said. Police did ...

LA police shot unarmed black man in back, autopsy shows

Dec 30, 2014

LA police shot unarmed black man in back, autopsy shows

An unarmed black man killed by Los Angeles police officers was shot three times, including once in the back at close range, according to a newly released autopsy report. The Aug. 11 death of Ezell Ford is among a string of cases in the ...

Campaign seeks gun permits for Colorado pot users

Dec 24, 2014

Campaign seeks gun permits for Colorado pot users

Using marijuana in Colorado is legal. But the drug remains illegal federally and therefore is a disqualifier for obtaining a permit to carry a concealed firearm. The so-called “Colorado Campaign for Equal Gun Rights” wants to put a question on the November 2016 ballot ...

Dec 18, 2014

How Sydney hostage planned daring escape

The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours on Monday, and 82-year-old John O’Brien had become convinced the gunman was insane and they would likely all end up dead. And so he made a decision, one he ...

Security system failed to track Sydney siege gunman, Abbott says

Dec 17, 2014

Security system failed to track Sydney siege gunman, Abbott says

Australia’s prime minister acknowledged Wednesday that the nation’s security system failed to keep track of a gunman responsible for a deadly siege at a Sydney cafe, and promised a transparent investigation into why the man was not on any terrorist watch list despite having ...