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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches

    Gun smuggling to Mexico dented, but hardly slowed, by border searches
    NOGALES, Ariz. — Gun runners once were so nonchalant about driving into Mexico that one smuggler stashed a .50-caliber rifle on the top of the engine block of a sedan, the weapon visible to anyone who bothered to pop the hood. It was 2010 and word...
  • Weapons, explosives found in Riverside home; 1 arrested

     
    A man was in jail Thursday after police and federal agents discovered a cache of explosives and weapons inside a Riverside home....
  • 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...
  • 'Fast and Furious' defendant gets prison for buying guns

     
    The first of 20 individuals indicted in 2011 on charges of buying high-powered firearms in Arizona to be used by Mexican drug gangs was sentenced Monday in San Diego federal court to 57 months in prison. Danny Cruz Morones, 24,......
  • Feds: multimillion-dollar pot shop chain in 2 counties busted

     
    A dozen people who authorities say are linked to an intricate, multimillion-dollar operation involving illegal pot shops in Los Angeles and Orange counties were arrested Thursday. Authorities believe John Melvin Walker, also known as “Pops,”...
  • 14 people charged in West Baltimore heroin conspiracy

    14 people charged in West Baltimore heroin conspiracy
    More than 100 ATF agents and local police officers executed search warrants early Thursday and made arrests in connection with the indictment of 14 people in a West Baltimore drug conspiracy case, authorities said. Baltimore Deputy Police Commissioner...
  • Federal authorities ensnare criminals in 'reverse stings'

    Federal authorities ensnare criminals in 'reverse stings'
    The robbery would be simple, the five men were told: The crew would burst into a Baltimore hotel room and grab $400,000 worth of cocaine stashed there by an out-of-town supplier. They should bring guns, just in case. But as the men headed to the hotel,...