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States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns....

Q&A on state laws meant to keep guns from domestic abusers
During the last two years, 13 states have passed laws meant to help keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers....

Recent state laws on domestic abuse, gun rights
Specifics of the state laws passed during the last two years that are intended to make it harder for people convicted or suspected of domestic violence to access firearms:...

Tampa police: 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at club
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A shooting at a strip club early Saturday morning in Tampa, Florida, left one person dead, seven injured and police searching for answers....

Cause of deadly NYC crane collapse is under investigation
NEW YORK (AP) -- Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars. Three other people were hurt by debris, two of them seriously....

Police believe 6 found dead in Chicago home were targeted
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police said they believe six family members found dead in their southwest side home were killed in a "targeted incident," though they're still trying to determine a possible motive....

Search for possible survivors of midair crash suspended
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities on Saturday called off the search for survivors of a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles and instead turned to hunting bodies and wreckage....

As fix nears for gas leak, residents worry about return home
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With a possible end in sight to a massive 15-week gas leak, anxious residents displaced from a Los Angeles neighborhood are skeptical a fix is near and worry they may be forced to return too soon to unhealthy homes....

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week
Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....

Woman convicted in ex-quarterback fraud scheme rebuilds life
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Wealthy widow Anita Barney lost nearly her entire fortune to an ex-Ohio State quarterback who defrauded her of hundreds of thousands of dollars to feed a gambling addiction that left him banished from the NFL....

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Q&A on state laws meant to keep guns from domestic abusers

States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands