Federal judge: Ban on gun sales unconstitutional

A federal judge has potentially opened a new market to gun dealers after ruling as unconstitutional Chicago ordinances that aim to reduce gun violence by banning their sale within the city’s limits.

Federal judge: Ban on gun sales unconstitutional

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang said Monday that while the government has a duty to protect its citizens, it's also obligated to protect constitutional rights, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. However, Chang said he would temporarily stay the effects of his ruling, meaning the ordinances can stand while

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Formerly Secret Immigration Program Blacklisted Muslims, Denied Citizenship

The lawful waiting time for citizenship applications is six months, but for thousands of Muslims, the process was delayed for five years or more.

Formerly Secret Immigration Program Blacklisted Muslims, Denied Citizenship

Zuhair Mahmoud had lived in the U.S. for a quarter of a decade, during which the blind native Jordanian and a Muslim volunteered his time to assist causes relating to awareness and support for those suffering from disabilities. Having gone through the proper immigrations

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Block Where Women Found A Friendly, Careful Place

The block where horror happened has many faces. On one end, magnificent stained-glass windows rise two stories up a handsome brick church. At the other end, truck bays open into a bleak warehouse. In between are about 20 houses, some tidy, some with boards or broken glass instead of windows. Back yards melt into a […]

The block where horror happened has many faces. On one end, magnificent stained-glass windows rise two stories up a handsome brick church. At the other end, truck bays open into a bleak warehouse. In between are about 20 houses, some tidy, some with boards or broken glass instead of windows. Back yards melt into a block-long cemetery filled with

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FDA Wants Cancer Warnings On Tanning Beds

The FDA proposal would not place warnings on the devices themselves, but on related promotional material and websites.

Indoor tanning beds would come with new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to more stringent federal oversight under a proposal unveiled Monday by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has regulated tanning beds and sun lamps for over 30 years, but for the first time ever the agency says those devices should not be used by

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Obama, South Korea To Show United Front On North Korea

President Barack Obama and South Korea’s new leader Park Geun-hye hope to present a strong front against North Korea’s nuclear threats during their high-profile meeting Tuesday at the White House. But they also want to leave the door open to talks with Pyongyang. Park has had something of a baptism of fire since she took […]

President Barack Obama and South Korea's new leader Park Geun-hye hope to present a strong front against North Korea's nuclear threats during their high-profile meeting Tuesday at the White House. But they also want to leave the door open to talks with Pyongyang. Park has had something of a baptism of fire since she took office in February, two

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Four Dead in Ohio: The Search for Kent State Justice Continues (UPDATE)

Forty-three years after the 1970 Kent State massacre that left four students dead and nine injured, survivors of the Vietnam War protest are still searching for justice, maintaining that National Guard troops murdered innocent student protesters. In April of last year, the Justice Department rejected a request to open a new investigation, despite audio recordings […]

Four Dead in Ohio: The Search for Kent State Justice Continues (UPDATE)

Forty-three years after the 1970 Kent State massacre that left four students dead and nine injured, survivors of the Vietnam War protest are still searching for justice, maintaining that National Guard troops murdered innocent student protesters.

In April of last year, the Justice Department rejected a request to open

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Internet Sales Tax Bill Faces Tough Sell In House

Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet. The Senate voted 69 to 27 Monday to pass a bill that empowers states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases. Under the bill, states could require out-of-state retailers to collect sales […]

Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet. The Senate voted 69 to 27 Monday to pass a bill that empowers states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases. Under the bill, states could require out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes

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