• In this photo taken on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, a French police officers watches the festivities through binoculars on the roof of the town hall, during the opening night of the Bayonne festival, or "Fetes de Bayonne", in Bayonne, southwestern France.  Bayonne, the cultural capital of the French Basque country, hosts the yearly traditional Bayonne festival from July 27-31, and is expected to attract about one million people this year from all over France, Spain, and other European countries. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

    Big bags banned from Cannes beaches as attacks precaution

    PARIS (AP) — Vacationers in the French Riviera city of Cannes have been banned from bringing big bags to the beach for security reasons in hopes of deterring a terrorist attack.

  • UN secretary-general calls for truce during Rio Olympics

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an Olympic truce and urging all warring parties to lay down their weapons and put aside difference during the upcoming summer games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, a woman looks at a handgun at the Glock booth at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents oppose banning handguns. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    AP-GfK poll finds clear divisions in views on gun limits

    A new poll shows that Americans generally support some of the most often-proposed limits on gun ownership, including universal background checks and banning semi-automatic weapons such as the AR-15.

  • In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, Nolan Hammer looks at a gun at the Heckler & Koch booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents favor a nationwide ban on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons such as the AR-15. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.