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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Sen. Charles Schumer says if the federal government won't prohibit gun sales to people on the terror watch list, they should at least give states access to it so they can. Schumer and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo say New York should be able to do criminal background checks on those people but Washington won't give states access to classified background information.
LYNWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the man fatally shot by Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies was holding a gun as he lay dying on the ground. A video shows Nicholas Robertson stretched on the ground with a gun in his hand. Authorities say two deputies fired 33 bullets at him after he refused to drop the gun and walked across a street to a gas station where a family was pumping gas.
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Officials say a University of North Texas campus police officer fatally shot a student who allegedly threatened the officer with an ax. University officials tell The Dallas Morning News the shooting happened near the Denton campus early today. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as Ryan McMillan, whose 21st birthday was Saturday.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Five people are dead after a fire broke out at an abandoned home in California. The Fresno Fire Department says fire crews brought six people out of the boarded-up home and that four were pronounced dead at the scene. The Fresno Bee reports one more died at a hospital. The condition of the sixth person isn't known.
WASHINGTON (AP) — CNN says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has made the cut. He will join eight other candidates on the primetime Republican presidential debate stage on Tuesday. He had been dropped from the main-stage lineup in the last debate. The network says GOP hopefuls Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham and George Pataki will debate earlier on Tuesday.