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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed six stringent gun-control measures Friday that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and mandate background checks for ammunition sales, as California Democrats seek to strengthen gun laws that are already among...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say four young children in suburban Memphis have been fatally stabbed and their mother has been taken into custody. Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham told reporters deputies were called to an apartment complex in the county shortly before 1 p.m...
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — In what amounts to an innocence project for bears, National Park Service rangers are turning to modern forensic technology, including DNA evidence, to make sure they don't kill the wrong bear when a human is attacked in the mountains. Twice in the last...
BOSTON (AP) — The Battle of Bunker Hill — one of the greatest misnomers in U.S. history — has sparked a social media skirmish. The 1775 battle, a rallying point for American colonists trying to overthrow British rule, mostly was fought a musket shot away on nearby Breed's Hill...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before, a result of an improved economy and lower gas prices, according to preliminary government data released Friday. Fatalities rose 7.7 percent to 35,200 in 2015,...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana man killed by a bear near Glacier National Park was intimately familiar with both the beauty and the danger of the vast, wild forest that spreads from the shadows of the park's rugged peaks. But there was seemingly nothing that former park ranger...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a vaccine for the Zika virus could be developed in "fairly short order" if Congress acts quickly to pass a bill to prevent the spread of the disease. Obama says researchers are beginning to develop and test a vaccine for the mosquito...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The families of some of the nine people killed in a South Carolina church are suing the FBI. Their lawsuit accuses the federal government of errors that enabled Dylann Roof to buy the .45-caliber handgun used in the June 2015 shootings at Emanuel AME Church...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi's religious objections bill (all times local): 9:40 a.m. The primary sponsor of a Mississippi law dealing with religious objections to same-sex marriage says he's disappointed a federal judge blocked it. House Speaker Philip Gunn,...