Weathered Winchester rifle found in Nevada park has new home

BAKER, Nev. (AP) — A 137-year-old rifle found five years ago leaning against a juniper tree in Great Basin National Park in Nevada is now part of an exhibit dedicated to the "Forgotten Winchester" at ...

75 years later, D-Day veteran still feels the pull of duty

LONDON (AP) — George Skipper was in a hurry. Having overslept, the D-Day veteran gunned his mobility scooter across the quad at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the tail of his scarlet co...

Is it a Cricket World Cup if much of the world is missing?

LONDON (AP) — All the usual suspects have gathered for the World Cup at the home of cricket, and yet something is missing. The rest of the world. When the first bal...

Ex-Minnesota cop convicted of murder sued over traffic stop

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man is suing a former police officer recently convicted of murder for allegedly pointing a gun at him during a traffic stop. Brian Oman contends form...

Kansas police kill man who fired shots in standoff with them

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas say a man who was firing gunshots inside an apartment has been shot and killed by officers after they tried to get him to surrender. Wichita Pol...

As D-Day anniversary approaches, veterans remember, go back

As the wave of troops sailed toward Omaha Beach in the early morning of June 6, 1944, Frank DeVita could hear the German machine gun fire striking the outside of his landing craft . His job was to low...

Revisiting France, and recalling D-Day's horror and triumph

Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper's bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier's hand, so he knew he was not alone. Across three quarte...

Brazil: Man who killed 3 at Baptist church was 'incoherent'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man was disoriented and speaking "incoherent phrases" when he shot three people to death at a Baptist church before being seriously wounded by Brazilian military police, author...

Brazil's Bolsonaro backtracks on decree to ease gun control

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is drawing back on a decree to ease gun control that he signed earlier this month. The government has published a new decree ...

Hickenlooper proposes gun licensing and safety tests

DENVER (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper says gun owners should have to be licensed and pass a safety test to own firearms. The former Colorado governor on W...

Plea deal for serial online harasser fits lenient pattern

DENVER (AP) — Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill "as many girls as I see" i...

California man accused of illegal overseas weapons dealing

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a California man has been arrested on suspicion of illegally dealing military-grade weapons to the Nigerian government. The U.S. attorney's offi...

Sister of ex-NBA player charged with threatening witness

NEW YORK (AP) — The sister of former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was accused on Monday of threatening a woman who testified against him at his New York City gun-possession trial. Oc...

Pittsburgh won't enforce gun controls until suits resolved

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh has agreed not to enforce recently passed gun restrictions until lawsuits filed by gun owners are resolved. An Allegheny County judge issued the order Mo...

US aircraft carrier seen as barometer of tensions with Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ordered by the White House to the Persian Gulf, the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has become a 100,000-ton barometer of the tensions between Iran and the U.S....