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  • GOP senator's changed vote puts ATF nominee on verge of confirmation

    GOP senator's changed vote puts ATF nominee on verge of confirmation
    WASHINGTON – B. Todd Jones is on the cusp of becoming the first Senate-confirmed director of the ATF on Thursday, after a fierce lobbying effort successfully swayed a single Republican lawmaker to change her vote. Democrats had expected a close...
  • U.S. gun laws blamed for worsening Latin American violence

    U.S. gun laws blamed for worsening Latin American violence
    Lax U.S. gun regulations are enabling the international trafficking of high-powered weapons and fueling the spread of gun violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Council on Foreign Relations argues in a report urging President Obama to take...
  • Lisa Murkowski, buffeted on all sides, explains key Senate vote

    WASHINGTON -- It wasn’t long after Lisa Murkowski voted to continue a filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to lead the ATF that the Alaska Republican found herself surrounded in the well of the Senate, as colleagues from both parties made a...
  • Feds indict dozens in alleged Mexican Mafia, drug cartel scheme

    Feds indict dozens in alleged Mexican Mafia, drug cartel scheme
    More than 30 members of a powerful Los Angeles street gang have been indicted by a federal grand jury as part of two investigations involving the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and L.A. County authorities that officials said...
  • Kirk attempts to move beyond gang member arrest flap

    Kirk attempts to move beyond gang member arrest flap
    Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Monday sought to move past a controversy that flared over his call for mass arrests of gang members by pushing for new federal gang-apprehension initiatives to assist local law enforcement. Earlier this year, Kirk had...
  • Three Seattle-area motels seized in probe of drugs, prostitution

    SEATTLE -- Three motels in nearby Tukwila served as dens of prostitution and drug dealing where police often had to respond to calls of robbery, drug dealing, theft and rape, authorities say.  On Tuesday, U.S. Atty. Jenny A. Durkan announced that...
  • White House targets gun loopholes, overseas purchases

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Thursday that it would close loopholes in the rules on acquiring machine guns and other dangerous weapons and ban U.S. military-style firearms sent overseas from returning to this country. The...
  • Detroit convict's bloody escape ends with pile of new charges

    Abraham Pearson made it out of jail, but he never made it out of Detroit. Pearson, 25, who was awaiting sentencing for carjacking, robbery and weapons convictions, is facing a new stack of felony charges after his jail escape spurred a 14-hour search...
  • No device located after explosion reported near courthouse

    No device located after explosion reported near courthouse
    Authorities were trying to determine the cause of a loud sound that emanated from a trash can outside the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse in downtown Baltimore on Thursday afternoon, leading authorities to evacuate the building and shut down city...
  • Bomb scare at city courthouse likely prompted by firecracker

    Bomb scare at city courthouse likely prompted by firecracker
    Authorities say that they believe that a firecracker caused the loud bang outside of Baltimore's Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse on Thursday afternoon, prompting a bomb scare that closed downtown streets during rush hour. Maj. Sam Cogen of the city...
  • Officials vote to fire foul-mouthed Pennsylvania police chief

    Leaders of a Pennsylvania borough voted this week to fire their foul-mouthed police chief while the embattled cop’s attorney vowed Friday to seek a public hearing for his client. The Borough Council of Gilberton voted 6 to 1 to “suspend...