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House passes 'unthinkable' NRA-backed bill lifting local gun restrictions
House passes 'unthinkable' NRA-backed bill lifting local gun restrictions

On the day of an annual vigil in Washington DC that honors the victims of American gun violence, congressional Republicans passed a Trump-endorsed bill that would eviscerate local gun restrictions, removing states' power to control who is allowed to carry a concealed, loaded handgun in their streets. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a margin of 231-197. Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who survived being shot in the head in a 2011 mass shooting, called the vote "unthinkable".

Mexican acquitted of murder faces gun, immigration charges
Mexican acquitted of murder faces gun, immigration charges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - U.S. authorities on Tuesday charged a Mexican man with new immigration and gun violations less than a week after a San Francisco jury acquitted him of murder for the shooting death of Kate Steinle, a case that helped fuel a fierce national debate on immigration.

The Latest: California wildfires continue to grow
The Latest: California wildfires continue to grow

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in Southern California (all times local):

Spokeswoman Defends Roy Moore By Touting 'Non-Accusers'
Spokeswoman Defends Roy Moore By Touting 'Non-Accusers'

Roy Moore Spox: "Poppy, we need to make it clear there's a group of non-accusers."

Ex-RNC Chair Says 'Sanctimonious' GOP Needs To Find A 'Backbone' On Roy Moore
Ex-RNC Chair Says 'Sanctimonious' GOP Needs To Find A 'Backbone' On Roy Moore

The "sanctimonious" party that loves to tell people how to live needs to find a "backbone" and take a moral stand on Roy Moore and his Alabama race for the U.S. Senate, declared Michael Steele, former chair of the Republican National Committee.

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