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Shooting instructor Frankie McRae aims an AR-15 rifle fitted with a "bump stock" at his 37 PSR Gun Club in Bunnlevel, N.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The stock uses the recoil of the semiautomatic rifle to let the finger "bump" the trigger, making it different from a fully automatic machine gun, which are illegal for most civilians to own. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
October 06, 2017 - 5:21 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When the National Rifle Association urged the government to revisit whether "bump stocks" should be restricted, it immediately raised eyebrows. Why would the nation's leading gun-rights organization, not known for compromise, be willing to bend even just a bit when it wields perhaps...
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This combination photo shows actors, Rose McGowan at a premiere in Los Angeles on April 15, 2015, left, and Ashley Judd in Beverly Hilla, Calif. on July 25, 2017. Producer Harvey Weinstein is taking a leave of absence from his company after The New York Times released a report alleging decades of sexual harassment against women, including employees and actress Ashley Judd. The Times reports two company officials say at least eight women have received settlements, including actress Rose McGowan. (AP Photo/File)
October 05, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. WHO'S TAKING SURPRISING STANCE ON GUN CONTROL The NRA voices support for the regulation of "bump stocks," the devices the Las Vegas shooter apparently used to effectively automate his weapons...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 05, 2017 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the idea in Congress of banning "bump stocks" like the device used by the Las Vegas shooter (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says his administration is considering whether "bump stock" devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to perform more like...
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August 25, 2017 - 10:41 am
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Friday that it evaluates any potential industrial deals that come its way, but that it had nothing to add to a previous statement that it had not been approached by the Chinese SUV maker Great Wall with an offer for its Jeep brand. In response to a...
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FILE -- In this Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, parole agents Andrew Correa, left, and Clint Cooley, right, talk with a sex-offender parolee they located by tracking the global positioning device he wears, in Sacramento, There are as many homeless sex offenders in California now as 2½ years ago when a state Supreme Court ruling that overturned restrictions on where they can live was seen as a way to increase housing options and allow law enforcement to better track them. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
July 29, 2017 - 10:57 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has as many homeless sex offenders now as it did 2½ years ago, when a state Supreme Court ruling that overturned restrictions on where they could live was seen as a way to increase housing options and allow law enforcement to better track them. Sex offenders...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, June 23, 2017. Asian shares are ending the week on a subdued note with most indexes little changed Friday as the price of oil halted its decline, while still hovering near its lowest level in almost a year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 23, 2017 - 2:00 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares are ending the week on a subdued note with most indexes little changed Friday, as the price of oil halted its decline to hover near its lowest level in almost a year. Chinese stocks dropped as regulators tightened up scrutiny of some companies. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's...
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FILE - In this June 24, 2016 file photo, a Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Global stock benchmark provider MSCI has made a long-awaited decision to add mainland China-listed shares to its widely followed stock indexes, saying Tuesday, June 20, 2017, that it's including yuan-denominated "A-shares" of 222 large Chinese companies to its Emerging Markets index. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
June 21, 2017 - 1:23 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Global stock benchmark provider MSCI has made a long-awaited decision to add mainland China-listed shares to its widely followed stock indexes. MSCI said Tuesday that it's including yuan-denominated "A-shares" of 222 large cap Chinese companies to its Emerging Markets Index. The...
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Gov. Kate Brown, seated, signs House Bill 2673 in Salem, Ore., Wednesday, May 31, 2017, making the process more private for transgender individuals to change their birth certificate records. The new law makes Oregon the second state with an alternative option for transgender people to update their birth records. (AP Photo/Kristena Hansen)
May 31, 2017 - 9:40 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to shield any updates they make to their birth certificates, a process typically conducted through the court system without privacy from public view. The measure, which takes effect next...
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May 02, 2017 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Jay Clayton, the Wall Street attorney chosen by President Donald Trump to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission. The vote was 61-37 to give Clayton the job of running the independent agency that oversees Wall Street and the financial markets...
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April 12, 2017 - 6:45 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company is selling a chunk of its Wells Fargo stock to avoid some federal regulations. The sale isn't tied to the scandal over the bank's sales practices that led to its CEO's departure last year, Berkshire Hathaway said Wednesday. Instead, Berkshire said it's...
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