Encouraged by Biden, Democrats push for ban on so-called assault weapons

Encouraged by Biden, Democrats push for ban on so-called assault weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) – When President Joe Biden talks about the “scourge” of gun violence.his go-to response is to reset so-called assault weapons. America has heard it hundreds of times, including this week after shootings in Colorado and Virginia: The president wants to sign a ban on powerful weapons which has the capacity to kill many … Read more

Biden brings Thanksgiving pies to Nantucket first responders

Biden brings Thanksgiving pies to Nantucket first responders

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday delivered at least half a dozen pumpkin pies to Massachusetts firefighters during a Thanksgiving Day show of appreciation, and his toddler grandson walked away with a red fire hat atop his blonde curls. “Oh wow,” Biden was heard saying as he saw Beau Biden, who is … Read more

US aid to Ukraine puts pressure on the Pentagon’s weapons stockpile

US aid to Ukraine puts pressure on the Pentagon’s weapons stockpile

WASHINGTON (AP) – The intense firefight against Ukraine has the Pentagon reconsidered its weapons stockpiles. If another major war broke out today, would the United States have enough ammunition to fight? It’s a question Pentagon planners face not only as they aim to supply Ukraine for a war with Russia that could span years, but … Read more

Kim’s sister makes insulting threats against Seoul over sanctions

Kim’s sister makes insulting threats against Seoul over sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday made insult-laden threats against South Korea for considering unilateral sanctions against North Korea, calling South Korea’s new president and his government “idiots” and “a running wild dog who gnawing on a bone given by the United States” Kim … Read more

Armed guards guard a fixture outside the potting yard before 4 were killed

Armed guards guard a fixture outside the potting yard before 4 were killed

Armed guards were a fixture outside the marijuana-growing operation in rural Oklahoma where four people were executed. The postman “was met with guns pretty much the whole time,” Jack Quirk, the owner of the local newspaper, All About Hennessey, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “Why are there guards anyway? You know, if it’s legal. … Read more

The court seems skeptical of Trump’s claims in the Mar-a-Lago case

The court seems skeptical of Trump’s claims in the Mar-a-Lago case

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday appeared deeply skeptical that former President Donald Trump had standing to challenge an FBI search of his Florida property or to have an independent judge review documents seized from the home. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, including two … Read more

Supreme Court approves handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

Supreme Court approves handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the impending extradition of former President Donald Trump tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal battle. The court rejected, with no notable dissents, Trump’s plea for an order that would have prevented the Treasury Department from providing six years of … Read more

Consumers can pay the price if railroads, unions can’t agree

Consumers can pay the price if railroads, unions can’t agree

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Consumers could see higher gas prices and shortages of some of their favorite groceries during the winter holiday season if railroads and all of their unions can’t agree on new contracts by an early December deadline that had already been pushed back. The likelihood of a strike that would paralyze the … Read more

Woman convicted of storming Pelosi’s office in Jan. 6 attack

Woman convicted of storming Pelosi’s office in Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman linked to the far-right movement “Groyper” was convicted Monday of several federal charges after prosecutors said she was part of a group that stormed the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the January 6, 2021. attack on the US capital. Riley June Williams was found guilty of six … Read more

Georgia court refuses to stop Saturday’s early voting

Georgia court refuses to stop Saturday’s early voting

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia appeals court ruling Monday means counties can offer early voting next Saturday in the U.S. Senate runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker. The Court of Appeals denied a request by the state to stay a lower court’s ruling that said state law allows early voting that … Read more