• Gun-rights backers vow to ‘go on offense’ during Trump years

    In this May 20, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Louisville, Ky. Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly controlled by Republicans. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump’s campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican hands.

  • Guns at zoos? Texas says no while struggling to tame rules

    In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, a supporter of open carry gun laws, wears a pistol as he prepares for a rally in support of open carry gun laws at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas. Texas is still sorting out where firearms are allowed, and where they're not, more than a year after Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a suite of laws that vastly expanded gun rights. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than a year after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made firearms, including openly holstered weapons, legal in more places in the state, disputes remain over where guns are allowed — much to the frustration of advocates on both sides of the debate.

  • Ordinary people trained to save lives in shootings, attacks

    Two staffers from the Three Village Central School District in Stony Brook, N.Y., practice applying a tourniquet to one another during a first aid training session at Stony Brook University, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in New York. A new federal initiative seeks to prevent deaths in terror attacks and school shootings by training ordinary people from custodians to administrators on how to treat gunshots, gashes and other injuries. Stony Brook doctors have reached out to local schools to offer the training, but are looking to expand the program as part of a federal Department of Homeland Security initiative to other schools, colleges and police departments across the country.  (AP Photo/Michael Balsamo)

    STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — It’s become a hallmark of terror attacks and school shootings: the fateful minutes or hours when the wounded are hunkered down, waiting for the violence to play out and for help to arrive.

  • Welton scores 27, St Peter’s beats Boston University 80-67

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Quadir Welton scored a career-high 27 points on 10-of-12 shooting, Trevis Wyche added 16 points and Saint Peter’s beat Boston University 80-67 on Monday night.

  • Fire officials: Ohio State shooting sends 7 to hospital

    CORRECTS CITY TO COLUMBUS, INSTEAD OF CINCINNATI - Students leave buildings surrounding Watts Hall as police respond to reports of a shooting on campus at Ohio State University, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man plowed his car into a group of pedestrians at Ohio State University and began stabbing people with a butcher knife Monday before he was shot to death by a police officer. Police said they are investigating whether it was a terrorist attack.