| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:00 PM
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans' rejection Thursday of two key nominations by President Obama revived a battle over filibuster rules and opened a new partisan front just as congressional leaders and the White House are searching for a budget...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:58 PM
The partial federal government shutdown is being hotly contested in Washington D.C., but its impacts will be felt locally, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Tuesday — the first day many federal workers were furloughed.
The shutdown came about when...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:25 PM
American Exceptionalism: Which is more characteristically American — that a Texas company could invent an ordinary rifle that mimics a machine gun or that America's incomparable legal minds could find a loophole in existing anti-machine-gun laws...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Gun crimes are too often committed by persons who cannot legally own guns. Virtually all gun sales start with a legal sale. So how do those legally acquired guns get into the hands of prohibited users?
The conventional answer is, "from down south." We...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Cigarette smuggler Mustafa Mohd Shaikh was caught in June 2011 on an undercover recording describing how having the protection of a longtime sheriff's investigator meant his enterprise could operate with impunity.
"Anything happens to you in Chicago,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:57 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- After the school massacres at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine, this has become, perhaps, the inexorable consequence of any threatening phone call.
At Yale University, hours after an anonymous man called and warned a...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:08 PM
WASHINGTON — A firearms dealer convicted during the fallout from the government's failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program may soon be set free after winning a court battle for a new sentencing hearing.
A federal magistrate has ruled that...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:33 PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Carrying a shotgun, a machete, a bandolier of ammunition and a backpack with three incendiary devices, Karl Halverson Pierson entered Arapahoe High School and launched 80 seconds of terror as he hunted his debate coach, who was...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:58 AM
After days of furious searching for Marcus "Chip" Lesane, missing and presumed dead, Baltimore homicide detectives brought his childhood friend -- the last person to see him alive -- into an interrogation room. They spent eight hours questioning him,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:34 PM
WASHINGTON — The firearms dealer caught up in the Justice Department’s Fast and Furious scandal has won an early release from prison after a federal judge ruled that prosecutors overcharged him in alleging he sold high-powered weapons to...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:53 AM
A California Highway Patrol dispatcher and her Hells Angels husband are due to be arraigned in court on suspicion of drug, gun and bribery charges.
Dennis Killough, 42, and his 35-year-old wife, Sarah Barham Killough, were arrested after federal...