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California to require background checks for ammo purchases

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 11:11pm

California has among the most stringent gun laws in the country and on Monday a far-reaching new initiative to curb violence will require background checks for every ammunition purchase.

In Oregon, stark rural-urban divide fuels climate dispute

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:39pm

The divide in Oregon between the state's liberal, urban population centers and its conservative and economically depressed rural areas has made it fertile ground for the political crisis unfolding over a push by Democrats to enact sweeping climate legislation.

Utah County passes anti-abortion resolution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:11pm

Utah County has passed a resolution in support of anti-abortion legislation.

House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:48pm

It took last-minute changes and a full-court press by top Democratic leaders, but the House passed with relative ease Tuesday a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Latest: Police say 3 dead in California Ford shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:20pm

The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Northern California Ford dealership (all times local):

2 workers, gunman dead at California Ford dealership

Nic Coury and Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:41pm

A man who had just been fired from a Northern California Ford dealership shot and killed two employees and then killed himself Tuesday evening, police and witnesses said.

The Latest: House approves $4.5 billion bill to aid migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:59pm

The Latest on funding to aid migrant families detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):

Mueller to testify publicly before House committees July 17

Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:56pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two House committees announced Tuesday.

Democrat-led House OKs $4.5 billion bill aiding migrants at southern border, tightening oversight of detained children

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:51pm

Democrat-led House OKs $4.5 billion bill aiding migrants at southern border, tightening oversight of detained children.

Special counsel Robert Mueller will testify publicly before House panels July 17 after being subpoenaed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:10pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller will testify publicly before House panels July 17 after being subpoenaed.

California ends use of out-of-state prisons after 13 years

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:56pm

Thirteen years after California began exporting thousands of felons to private prisons across the nation, the last convict boarded a bus back to California on Tuesday.

The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:47pm

The Latest on a deadly collision between a truck and motorcycles in rural New Hampshire (all times local):

Hawaii skydiving crash victims included young couple, sailor

Caleb Jones and Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:45pm

All 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in the U.S. since 2011.

Massachusetts official says driver in crash that killed 7 should have had license revoked before wreck; RMV head resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:43pm

Massachusetts official says driver in crash that killed 7 should have had license revoked before wreck; RMV head resigns.

Judge allows Democrats' lawsuit against Trump to proceed

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:32pm

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit that accuses President Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause can move forward.

The Latest: Separate probe considered for Virginia shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:21pm

The Latest on a possible independent investigation into the Virginia Beach shooting (all times local):

Mother arrested after 12-year-old fatally shoots twin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:21pm

Authorities in Southern California say a woman has been arrested after her 12-year-old son accidentally shot and killed his twin brother.

Trump protocol chief out ahead of major summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:51pm

President Donald Trump's chief of protocol, Sean Lawler, is leaving the administration ahead of Trump's departure for the Group of 20 summit meeting in Japan.

State auditor general to run for US House, Democrats say

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:32pm

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is telling fellow Democrats that he's going to run for Congress in a Harrisburg-area district that's in Republican hands, two Democratic Party figures told The Associated Press on Tuesday.