Justice Department proposes banning rapid-fire bump stocks


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Saturday it has taken the first step in the regulatory process to ban bump stocks, likely setting the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the trigger devices remain on the market.

  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

Plane carrying 71 people crashes, catches fire in Kathmandu


KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, killing at least 50 people, officials and witnesses said.



Pilot reported engine failure as helicopter crashed

NEW YORK (AP) — A Texas firefighter and an Argentine woman were among five passengers killed when a helicopter plunged into New York City's East River as the pilot said the engine had failed.


  • Written by By JENNIFER PELTZ , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: A look at Dem governor candidates' claims

CHICAGO (AP) — The 2018 campaign for Illinois governor could be one of the most expensive races in the nation with several wealthy candidates spending freely to win votes.

  • Written by By SARA BURNETT , Associated Press