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Macho assault rifle ads may be silver bullet in U.S. gun-control debate

Jun 14, 2016

Macho assault rifle ads may be silver bullet in U.S. gun-control debate

“Forces of opposition bow down. You are single-handedly outnumbered.” That’s how one advertisement reads for a semi-automatic rifle made by Bushmaster, whose AR-15 is increasingly the gun of choice for America’s mass shooters, including the suspect in Sunday’s massacre at a gay dance club ...

Conflicting reports emerge on motives of Orlando shooter

Jun 13, 2016

Conflicting reports emerge on motives of Orlando shooter

He was a body builder and a security guard, a religious man who attended the local mosque and who at one point expressed interest in becoming a police officer, though he never pursued it. Early Sunday, 29-year-old Omar Mateen gunned down 50 people at ...

Brooklyn may be top pick to try Mexico's 'El Chapo' after extradition

Jun 13, 2016

Brooklyn may be top pick to try Mexico's 'El Chapo' after extradition

In the nationwide sweepstakes among federal jurisdictions to put Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on trial, the place currently leading the pack is far from the border: Brooklyn. Justice Department officials in Washington still aren’t commenting on the closely ...

Jun 13, 2016

Orlando massacre renews call by some in Congress for gun controls

The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history prompted calls on Sunday by some members of Congress for legislation to tighten control of weapons sales, although there are slim hopes for much change after 50 people were killed at a Florida nightclub. Democratic Sen. Robert ...

Jun 11, 2016

Ex-cop sues after being fired over Confederate flag underwear

A former South Carolina police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer, claiming he was unjustifiably fired over a photo of himself posing in Confederate flag underwear during last summer’s swirling debate over the flag and other Confederate symbols. In his ...