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A majority of Americans, including Republicans, Democrats and gun owners want stricter laws on gun ownership and armed guards in schools, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national poll taken in early March.
Vermont, a mostly rural New England state with a passion for hunting, has a reputation as a pro-gun stronghold, but the rising specter of school gun violence has shaken that longstanding political tradition.
As hundreds of thousands of young people protest for stricter gun laws at "March For Our Lives" demonstrations across the United States on Saturday, the Democratic Party and nonpartisan groups plan to register first-time voters.
A grieving father whose child was killed in Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, frustrated by five years of inaction by U.S. lawmakers on gun control, said survivors of a Florida high school shooting are powering a "sea change" in public sentiment.
Federal investigators on Thursday combed through the home of the 23-year-old man they say was behind this month's deadly Texas bombing spree, seeking clues about what motivated his attacks, the day after he killed himself in a confrontation with police.
A New York City regulator is investigating 13 buildings controlled by a company formerly run by Jared Kushner, a top aide to U.S. President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, over possible "illegal activity" related to work permits, according to public filings.
Police in Arizona on Wednesday released a short video of a fatal collision between an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian, as investigators probe the accident that has put new focus on the safety of autonomous vehicles.
The serial bomber whose deadly attacks terrorized Austin, Texas, for weeks left a 25-minute video "confession" on a cell phone found after he blew himself up on Wednesday as officers closed in to make an arrest, police said.
Michaels Companies Inc will shut down its 94 Aaron Brothers framing and art supplies stores, the largest U.S. crafts retailer said on Thursday, as it grapples with the popularity of online shopping.
The threat of dangerous mudslides will grow on Thursday as a storm rolls through coastal California, where thousands have fled from homes near hillsides that were stripped of vegetation by massive wildfires.
A 17-year-old Maryland high school student used his father's legally purchased handgun to shoot a female student with whom he had been in a recently ended relationship, police said on Wednesday.
A driver has died after going through the main gate at Travis Air Force Base in northern California without authorization and crashing his car, the base said early on Thursday.
Three U.S. Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday they wanted China's Confucius Institute cultural centers in the United States to register as foreign agents, and to require all U.S. universities to disclose major gifts from foreign sources.
The U.S. East's fourth major snowstorm this month brought heavy snow on Wednesday, snarling flights and commuter travel, closing schools and triggering emergency declarations in several states.
The head of United Airlines <UAL.N> acknowledged on Wednesday that the carrier had made a mistake last week when a French bulldog puppy died on a United flight after a cabin attendant forced the dog's owner to stow it in an overhead bin.
Prosecutors argued on Wednesday that the former Minnesota police officer charged with murdering an unarmed Australian woman in July represents a flight risk and should face high bail.
Airlines canceled thousands of flights in the U.S. Northeast on Wednesday as a swirl of strong winds, snow, sleet and ice from the fourth major storm this month crippled the region.
The FBI has reminded parcel delivery companies in the United States to follow "established protocols" for handling suspicious packages following a bomb blast at a FedEx Corp <FDX.N> sorting facility in Texas, an agency spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
A female executive at Steven A. Cohen's Point72 Asset Management LP on Wednesday urged a federal judge to reject the billionaire's effort to move her claims of "pervasive" sexism at the hedge fund firm into arbitration.
The Republican candidate in a close U.S. House of Representatives special election on March 13 in Pennsylvania conceded to his Democratic opponent on Wednesday, cementing a Democratic upset in a long-time Republican area that President Donald Trump handily won in 2016.