Posted: Jan 26, 2013 10:50 PM
Updated: Jan 26, 2013 10:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) Education Secretary Arne Duncan says President Barack Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence are not about taking away Second Amendment rights, but about gun safety and saving lives. Duncan spoke Saturday to thousands of gun control advocates who rallied in Washington in support of a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer and critically wounding two sheriff's deputies in southern Louisiana is being questioned by investigators. Authorities say the 48-year-old man is also accused of setting a deadly fire at a mobile home near a casino. The suspect was treated for a gunshot wound. Charges are pending.
CAIRO (AP) The troubles continue for Egypt's Islamist leader. President Mohammed Morsi met Saturday for the first time with top generals of the newly formed National Defense Council to discuss the deployment of troops to two cities: Security officials say 27 people were killed and some 400 wounded Saturday in rioting in Port Said (sy-EED') after a judge sentenced 21 people to death in connection with a soccer melee. In Suez, protesters attacked the main security compound after eight people were killed late Friday.
SEVARE, Mali (AP) The United States will provide additional support to the French military in its war against Islamic militants in Mali by conducting aerial refueling missions. The U.S. is already helping the French by transporting their troops and equipment to the West African nation. On Saturday, French forces took control of the airport and a key bridge in an important city in northern Mali.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) The dramatic film "Fruitvale" and the documentary "Blood Brother" have won over audiences and Sundance Film Festival judges. Both American films won audience awards and grand jury prizes Saturday at the Sundance Awards. "Fruitvale" tells the true story of a man who was shot and killed in a public transit station in Oakland, Calif. "Blood Brother" follows a young American who moved to India to work with orphans infected with HIV.