• 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.

    Updated: 6:41 am

  • 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.

    Updated: 7:02 am

  • NFL to review domestic violence allegations against Elliott

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NFL says it is reviewing domestic violence allegations against Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott.

  • Supporters watch Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speak on a outdoor screen in downtown on Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Cleveland, during the final day of the Republican convention. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    GOP convention ends quietly with few arrests after protests

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Tensions gave way to relief in Cleveland as the Republican convention concluded quietly with two dozen arrests over four days thanks to a massive police presence and protesters’ own concerns for their safety.

  • Polarizing defensive end Greg Hardy works out for Jaguars

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars worked out polarizing defensive end Greg Hardy on Thursday.

  • In this June 29, 2016 photo, 3-year-old, Devon Quinn, rests in his hospital bed after being shot while sitting in a car with his father on Father's Day after visiting relatives in Chicago. With a spike in killings and shootings this year in Chicago, statistics show more bullets are hitting children as they do normal kid things like play with sparklers, draw on the sidewalk or hold a mother’s hand. (Brian Jackson/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

    Gunfire often connected to gangs hitting Chicago children

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago mother thought she knew when it was safe to take her children outside, that her ability to size up and avoid people trouble seemed to follow would protect them.

  • In this Nov. 22, 2015 FILE photo, Yale's Jack Montague, right, passes the ball around SMU's Markus Kennedy during an NCAA college basketball game in Dallas. Montague's attorney said he was expelled from Yale in Feb. 2016, because of a sexual assault allegation. Montague filed a federal lawsuit over the expulsion, alleging the school mishandled information that originated with someone other than the alleged victim. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

    Should schools punish in sex cases when there’s no accuser?

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The expulsion of two college athletes on sexual misconduct grounds highlights a little-known facet of the latitude schools are given when investigating such cases: They can mete out punishment even in the absence of a complaint from the alleged victim.

  • CORRECTS THE COACHES NAME TO BOB STOOPS, AND NOT MIKE GUNDY AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops takes a seat to speak to reporters during the Big 12 college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Stoops: RB Mixon has met all conditions since ’14 suspension

    DALLAS (AP) — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says running back Joe Mixon keeps meeting the standards demanded of him since his season-long suspension two years ago after being charged with punching a women in the face.

  • This Sunday, July 17, 2016, frame from security video provided by the Louisiana State Police shows Gavin Eugene Long carrying a weapon in Baton Rouge, La. Authorities said Long ambushed law enforcement officers fatally shooting multiple officers and injuring several others before he was killed. (Louisiana State Police via AP)

    ‘Sheer brutality’: Police detail Baton Rouge shooting scene

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The horrific scene unfolded in a matter of minutes, a black-clad man with military training stalking law enforcement officers and ignoring horrified onlookers as he shot anyone he could find wearing a badge.

  • 2 Florida players arrested, face charges for shooting BB gun

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida freshmen football players face felony charges for firing BB guns into a residential hall on the Gainesville campus.