U.S. man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser

May 30, 2015

U.S. man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser

A Nevada man who confronted two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of murder in the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws. A jury in Reno found ...

May 23, 2015

Russian woman accidentally shoots herself while taking selfie

A young Russian woman accidentally shot herself in the head with a pistol while posing for a selfie, Russian news agencies reported Friday, citing police. The 21-year-old found a 9-mm handgun left behind by a security guard at her Moscow office and decided to ...

Obama moves to demilitarize U.S. police after string of 'abuses'

May 19, 2015

Obama moves to demilitarize U.S. police after string of 'abuses'

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ban police from using tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers and large-caliber firearms, in response to accusations that U.S. law enforcement has become too militarized. After controversy over the policing of high-profile protests in Baltimore, Maryland and Ferguson, ...

May 13, 2015

South Korean soldier's shooting spree leaves two dead

A soldier in South Korea’s reserves went on a shooting spree Wednesday, killing a fellow soldier and injuring three comrades before shooting himself dead, a military official said. The incident will spur questions over the country’s rules on compulsory military service at a time ...

U.S. woman jailed after McDonald's shooting over bacon-less burger

Apr 23, 2015

U.S. woman jailed after McDonald's shooting over bacon-less burger

A Michigan woman was sentenced to three to seven years in prison after firing her gun at a McDonald’s drive-thru when her hamburger was delivered twice without bacon, local media reported Wednesday. Shaneka Monique Torres, 30, was convicted in March of carrying a concealed ...

Mar 22, 2015

'India's first gun for women' proves a hit — among men

A lightweight revolver launched in the wake of a deadly 2012 gang rape in Delhi and billed as India’s first gun designed for women has proved a hit — but only among men. Sales figures for the “nirbheek,” which means “fearless” in Hindi, show ...

Major survey shows U.S. gun ownership in decline

Mar 10, 2015

Major survey shows U.S. gun ownership in decline

The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it’s ever been, according to a major American trend survey that finds the decline in gun ownership is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans ...

Two Chechens charged in slaying of Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Mar 9, 2015

Two Chechens charged in slaying of Kremlin critic Nemtsov

Russian authorities said Sunday they had charged two men over the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov and said one of them was a former senior policeman from the mainly Muslim region of Chechnya who had confessed to involvement in what they described as ...

Police release video made by gunman before Ottawa attack

Mar 7, 2015

Police release video made by gunman before Ottawa attack

In a video recorded just before his death, the gunman who killed a Canadian soldier and then stormed Parliament last October said he did it because of Canada’s military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, said in a cellphone video that he ...