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.

  • Written by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press

Police give all-clear in Munich shooting; say suspect dead

MUNICH (AP) — An 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald's Friday night, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, the chief of police in the Bavarian capital said.

  • Written by GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press DAVID RISING, Associated Press

Police say Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

MUNICH (AP) — The 18-year-old gunman who opened fire at a crowded Munich shopping mall and fast-food restaurant, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, was obsessed with mass shootings, police said Saturday.

  • Written by PAUL WHEATLEY, Associated Press FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

Toxic algae bloom swarms Utah Lake, seeps into farm supply

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A huge toxic algae bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River, sickening more than 100 people and leaving farmers scrambling for clean water for days during the hottest part of the year.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS