Congressional Republicans eye 'bump stocks' after Las Vegas massacre

Republican lawmakers on Thursday said they would look into “bump stock” gun accessories after a retiree used rifles equipped with them to rain gunfire onto a Las Vegas concert, killing 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The influential National Rifle Association, which has opposed efforts to pass federal gun legislation following past mass shootings, said it would not oppose the move. It said the devices …

Facing legal limbo, 'Dreamers' line up for last chance to renew status

Melissa Garcia was just three years old when she crossed the US border from Mexico in her mother’s arms. “Under DACA I can go out in the street without worrying that I’ll be deported,” said Melissa, who is 23 and works in a shop. The administration of President Donald Trump said on September 5 that it was winding down DACA in six months, and Thursday is the last chance that …

Jose upgraded to Category 4 hurricane as it heads to islands already destroyed by Irma

Hurricane Jose has been upgraded as it pushes towards Caribbean islands already destroyed by Irma. The National Hurricane Centre said that its planes had found Jose is now a Category 4 hurricane, with speeds of up to 150 miles per hour. Hurricane categories go up to 5, but it is possible that Jose will be further upgraded before it makes landfall.

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Israel strikes deep in Syria, said to hit military facility

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck a military position near the Mediterranean coast in western Syria Thursday, killing two soldiers, the Syrian army said, in a stronghold of President Bashar Assad that is also heavily protected by the Russians and Iranians.

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Rescue mission underway for rare wine collections menaced by Irma

Swooping in ahead of Hurricane Irma’s feared weekend arrival, an emergency response team is rescuing rare treasures – some of them survivors of world wars and all of them liquid – from harm’s way in Florida and Louisiana. Wine collections worth millions of dollars are being stashed out of reach of the Category 5 hurricane, moved from homes to local bunker-like storage units or shuttled to temperature-controlled warehouses as far …

Hamburg supermarket attacker was 'known Islamist'

The suspect who killed a man with a knife in a Hamburg supermarket was a known Islamist with psychological problems but his motives remain unclear, German officials said Saturday. Identified as a 26-year-old Palestinian, he arrived in Germany in 2015 from Norway but was due to be deported as his application for asylum was rejected. Friday’s assault risks reopening a bitter debate over refugees two months before general elections, putting …