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Gun rights supporters sue Connecticut after governor signs bill with open carry ban

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has signed the most wide-ranging state gun control bill since a 2013 law passed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday signed the most wide-ranging state gun control bill since a 2013 law passed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, sparking an immediate lawsuit by gun rights supporters seeking to block a ban on open carrying and other parts of the new law. It's the latest legal fight over Connecticut's gun laws, which are some of the strictest in the country, since the U.S. Supreme Court last year expanded gun rights and opened several states' laws to challenges. The landmark 2013 gun law and others also are being contested in court. “This bill that I just signed takes smart and strategic steps to strengthen the laws in Connecticut to prevent tragedy from happening,” the Democratic governor said in a statement. ”The inaction of Congress

Bodies of 2 remaining missing men found at collapsed Iowa building: Officials

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The bodies of the two remaining men who were missing amid the Davenport, Iowa, apartment collapse have been recovered. The bodies of the two remaining men who were missing amid the Davenport, Iowa, apartment collapse have been recovered, officials announced Monday. The body of building resident Ryan Hitchcock, 51, was found at about 12:25 p.m. Sunday and the remains of Daniel Prien, 60, were recovered at about 2:30 a.m. Monday, officials said at a news conference. MORE: Body of Branden Colvin found inside collapsed Iowa building; 2 remain missing The body of Branden Colvin, 42, was found on Saturday, officials said over the weekend. All three men lived in apartments in the collapse zone. Autopsies will be conducted, officials said. Branden Colvin, Ryan Hutchcock and Daniel Prien. Davenport Police Department No one else is believed to be missing, officials said. More than a dozen people evacuated the six-story building at the time of the May 28 collapse, and an additional eight people

Missing man's body recovered at Iowa apartment collapse site; two others still missing

The body of one of three men who had been missing after the partial collapse of an apartment building in Davenport, Iowa, has been found DAVENPORT, Iowa -- The body of one of three men who had been missing after the partial collapse of an apartment building in Davenport, Iowa, has been found, a city official confirmed Sunday. Branden Colvin Sr.'s body was recovered Saturday, city spokeswoman Sarah Ott said. Two other men — 51-year-old Ryan Hitchcock and 60-year-old Daniel Prien — are still unaccounted for. Colvin, 42, is the first person confirmed to have died in the collapse . No other details were immediately released. Prien's daughter, Nancy Prien Frezza, told The Associated Press that she has not received any updates on the search for her father. The Quad-City Times reported that Colvin's son, Branden Colvin Jr., graduated from high school Saturday. He and other family members had been at the collapse site almost constantly, hoping for a miracle. The discovery of Colvi

India's deadly train crash renews questions over safety as government pushes railway upgrade

India’s prime minister had been scheduled to inaugurate an electrical semi-high-speed train equipped with a safety feature _ another step in the modernization of an antiquated railway that is the lifeline of the world’s most populous nation NEW DELHI -- India’s prime minister had been scheduled to inaugurate an electrical semi-high-speed train equipped with a safety feature — another step in the modernization of an antiquated railway that is the lifeline of the world's most populous nation. Instead on Saturday, Narendra Modi traveled to eastern Odisha state to deal with one of the country's worst train disasters that left over 280 dead and hundreds injured. The massive derailment on Friday night involving two passenger trains is a stark reminder of safety issues that continue to challenge the vast railway system that transports nearly 22 million passengers each day. India, a country of 1.42 billion people, has one of the world’s most extensive and complicated railways built

Jurgen Klopp gives emotional tribute to Roberto Firmino following Liverpool exit

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted he will miss Roberto Firmino 'as a human' as much as a player. Firmino has confirmed he will officially leave the Reds when his contract expires later this month, ending his eight-year stay at Anfield. The Brazilian signs off having scored a late equaliser in his final home Game , a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa, before grabbing Liverpool's second in their 4-4 draw at Southampton on the last day of the season. Liverpool are planning to send Firmino off with a farewell documentary entitled Bobby , and they have released an extract in which Klopp discusses how much he will miss the 31-year-old. READ THE LATEST LIVERPOOL NEWS, TRANSFER RUMOURS & GOSSIP feed "He is so integral for everything what happened here in my time. I think he is still the player who started most Game s even when recently he didn’t start that often," Klopp said. "It's just that I couldn't imagine for a long, long time how our Game would l

Federal Reserve likely to skip interest rate hike at next meeting in June, officials signal

Leading Federal Reserve officials are sending out stronger signals that they will forego an interest rate increase at the central bank’s next meeting in June WASHINGTON -- Leading Federal Reserve officials are sending out stronger signals that they will forego an interest rate increase at the central bank's next meeting in June, though they indicate hikes could resume later this year. “Skipping a rate hike at a coming meeting would allow (Fed policymakers) to see more data before making decisions” about whether to further increase rates, said Fed Governor Philip Jefferson in a speech Wednesday. Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker made similar comments Wednesday. Jefferson has been nominated by President Joe Biden to be the Fed's vice chair, though he has yet to be confirmed by the Senate. But his nomination places him close to the center of Fed policymaking. Including Jefferson, three top Fed officials have been united in support of the idea of skipping a rate hike in

South Carolina teen falsely accused of shoplifting fatally shot by store owner: Police

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A South Carolina gas station owner was charged with murder on Monday after allegedly shooting and killing a 14-year-old boy he believed was shoplifting bottles of water. A South Carolina gas station owner was charged with murder on Monday after allegedly shooting and killing a 14-year-old boy he falsely believed was shoplift ing bottles of water, according to police. Rick Chow, 58, was arrested and charged in connection to the fatal shooting of Cyrus Carmack-Belton in Columbia, South Carolina, the Richland County Sheriff's Office said. In a news conference on Monday, Sheriff Leon Lott said the teenager did not shoplift from the Shell gas station, despite Chow's belief that he did. MORE: Teen dies, another injured in shooting outside Atlanta high school following graduation party: Police "He did not shoplift anything. We have no evidence that he stole anything whatsoever," Lott said. Police said there was a verbal confrontation inside the store before Cyrus left and

Biden: Debt meeting 'productive,' default 'not an option'

President Joe Biden says he and congressional leaders had a “productive” meeting Tuesday on trying to raise the nation’s debt limit WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden and congressional leaders confronted each other on the debt limit impasse Tuesday, ending their meeting with no breakthrough but agreeing to meet again this week to try to avert the looming risk of an unprecedented government default. Speaking at the White House, Biden described the talks as “productive” even though House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said after the high-stakes Oval Office meeting that he “didn’t see any new movement” toward resolving the stalemate. Lawmakers and their staffs were to continue discussions on the annual federal budget at Biden’s encouragement. Biden and the congressional leaders are to meet again Friday. After the hourlong discussion in the Oval Office, Biden said he was “absolutely certain” that the country could avert a default, declaring that failure to meet America's obligations “is not an

Roberto De Zerbi confirms Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo transfer decision

Brighton and Hove Albion manager Roberto De Zerbi has confirmed that Alexis Mac Allister and Moises Caicedo have played their 'last Game ' for the club. The pair both featured in Brighton's 2-1 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa on the final day of the season, with Mac Allister playing the full 90 minutes while Caicedo was a half-time substitute. Despite the defeat, Brighton have secured UEFA Europa League Football for the 2023/24 season, finishing in sixth place at the end of what's been a stunning campaign for the club. Unfortunately for the Seagulls fans however, they will have to play in the Europa League without their two star midfielders after De Zerbi confirmed both were set to leave the club: “Yes, I think it can be the last Game for Alexis and Moises Caicedo. I am really sorry because they are two great people and two great players but the policy of Brighton is like this. “It is right that they can leave, they can play at a higher level. People believe Alexis

Video: Here Is How The Police Responded To A Transgender Pedophile Who Allegedly Exposed Himself To Schoolkids And Made A Deadly Threat

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This week’s edition of police “brutalizing” an innocent minority was the left’s latest example of why Western culture is irredeemably biased against “protected” classes of people – until it wasn’t. Reports and videos began circulating of a “transgender woman” who was roughed up pretty good by police in Milan, Italy, for being guilty of being different, or at least, that’s what some on Twitter and social media were told. A video of a beating at the hands of cops understandably went viral. If you don’t speak Italian, I regret to inform you that this man (and many others) are upset at the POLICE: WATCH (warning: graphic video) Video below: ** (Disclaimer: This video content is intended for Education al and informational purposes only) ** Plenty of people on Twitter were quick to defend the alleged predator! Here’s what happened, per Reduxx: Four police officers subdued a trans-identified male this week after he allegedly