50 Arrested, Guns Seized in Central California Gang Takedown

STOCKTON — Authorities say 50 people were arrested and dozens of guns seized in a law enforcement operation targeting the Norteno street gang in central California. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday that the gang members are suspected of...
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Israel Blamed for Hit on Iran-Backed Militia Depot in Iraq

BAGHDAD — An Israeli airstrike on an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq, confirmed by U.S. officials, is threatening to destabilize security in the volatile country that has struggled to remain neutral in the conflict between Washington and Tehran. It would be t...
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Modesto City Council Bans Weapons, Masks at Rallies

 Modesto has banned firearms, glass bottles, baseball bats, and other items that can be used as weapons at rallies and protests. The Modesto City Council approved the ordinance Tuesday that also prohibits part...
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New Zealand Bans ‘Military-Style’ Guns After Mosque Attacks

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The government of New Zealand announced a ban on "military-style" semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines Thursday, just a week after such weapons were used in attacks on two mosques in the city of Christchurch that kill...