Protesters call for tighter gun laws in New Orleans rally

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Protesters in New Orleans are calling for stricter gun laws as part of the March for Our Lives demonstrations taking place across the country.

Demonstrators Saturday took to the streets to draw attention to gun violence and demand change.

The March for Our Lives rallies taking ...

Thousands in Illinois join US anti-gun violence marches

CHICAGO (AP) - Thousands of students and activists protested across Illinois to press for gun control in the wake of a shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school last month.

Chicago's March for Our Lives rally saw protesters fill Union Park west of downtown, holding signs that ...

The D.C. swamp is alive, well and flush with $1.3 trillion

Congress, led by Republicans, passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill to keep the government operational through the end of the fiscal year, September 30.

The message to voters? Democrats and Republicans are one and the same.

The only clear winners with this omnibus are the swamp creatures slinking about Capitol ...

The Latest: Dueling protests held in Helena over guns

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on student gun protests in Montana and Wyoming (all times local):

2 p.m.

Dueling rallies are being held in Montana's capital city by gun-control and gun-rights advocates.

At Helena's gun-control rally, two teen sisters who helped organize the protest said they felt hope for ...

Students lead the way in marches against gun violence

DETROIT (AP) - With provocative signs and loud chants, thousands of people have marched in Michigan in support of gun restrictions.

Students from across southeastern Michigan led the way along the Detroit River and through downtown streets Saturday. They held signs that said, "Books Not Bullets" and "Am I Next?"

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The Latest: Protesters pass site of Feb. 14 school massacre

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on student gun protests in Parkland, Florida, the site of the Feb. 14 school massacre (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

Thousands of protesters in Parkland, Florida, chanted in support of stronger gun laws as they neared Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students ...

The Latest: Thousands march in Ohio in support of gun laws

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Latest on March For Our Lives rallies and events in Ohio. (all times local):

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Thousands of people gathered Saturday in communities across Ohio at March For Our Lives rallies in a movement led by students from a Florida high school where 17 people ...

Thousands rally, march in Utah for gun control

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Thousands of people marched to the Utah state Capitol on Saturday in separate events that were both aimed at sparking changes to improve school safety but by different methods.

Utah Highway Patrol officials say around 500 pro-gun marchers went first as they peacefully walked in ...

Trump’s motorcade changes route amid Florida protests

President Trump's motorcade was diverted in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday, suggesting that the White House could be seeking to avoid protesters gathered along a route typically taken by the president.The route...

Rubio Commends Marchers; Calls for Finding ‘Common Ground’

Sen. Marco Rubio has come under fire by protesters at Saturday's "March For Our Lives" rally for accepting donations from the National Rifle Association, but he said he commends the marchers in Washington and across the nation for exercising their First Amendment rights.

Thousands take to Las Vegas streets to call for gun control

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Thousands of anti-gun protesters have flooded the streets of downtown Las Vegas, not far from the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history last year.

Demonstrators started the March for Our Lives rally Saturday morning at the Smith Center concert hall and then ...

Anti-gun violence protesters flood the streets of Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Tens of thousands of protesters have flooded the streets of Atlanta seeking stronger gun-control measures in response to last month's school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Led by students including survivors of the Parkland shooting, protesters waved signs reading "Protect Kids Not Guns" and "Vote Them Out" as ...

Wyoming immigration detention center faces opposition

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Some residents are fighting a proposal to build an immigration detention center in southwestern Wyoming.

Utah-based Management and Training Corporation wants to build the detention center near Evanston but some fear it could hurt the city's Hispanic population and harm efforts to build their trust in ...

Joe Biden lauds ‘American hero’ John McCain at Naval Academy awards ceremony

Former Vice President Joe Biden lauded longtime political rival Sen. John McCain as an American hero and friend at an award ceremony Friday at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Mr. Biden made the remarks while accepting the Naval Academy Alumni Association's Distinguished Graduate Award on behalf of Mr. ...

The Latest: Thousands march through LA for gun protest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence in California (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

Tens of thousands of people are marching through the streets of Los Angeles as part of the "March for Our Lives" rally to demand stricter gun laws in America.

The group ...

Sen. Klobuchar: Second Amendment Allows For Gun Control Laws

Change to the nation's gun laws can take place while still respecting the Second Amendment, Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Saturday from the sidelines of the March for Our Lives unfolding in Washington, D.C."In fact, when you read Justice [Antonin] Scalia's opinion from...

Sen. Klobuchar: Second Amendment Allows For Gun Control Laws

Change to the nation's gun laws can take place while still respecting the Second Amendment, Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Saturday from the sidelines of the March for Our Lives unfolding in Washington, D.C."In fact, when you read Justice [Antonin] Scalia's opinion from...

Pharmaceutical, casino groups around top lobbyists

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Pharmaceutical companies, marijuana and casino groups and the state's largest utility are among the top spenders on lobbying as Maine's legislative session wraps up.

Maine lawmakers still have to make decisions on bills to allow recreational marijuana sales, address solar rules, increase transparency of prescription costs ...

D.C. activists host local gun-control rally before March for Our Lives

Students in the District took center stage in the gun debate on Saturday morning by holding their own rally to a crowd of hundreds.

D.C. students, parents, politicians and activists met on the chilly Saturday morning in Folger Park in Southeast to rally against gun violence in the District of ...