Violence in the media

FILE - This file screen shot taken from YouTube shows a still frame from the video game "Active Shooter." Acid Software, the developer of the school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children, has lost the ability to sell the game online after being dumped by PayPal. The developer said Tuesday, June 19, 2018, that purchases of the game were temporarily suspended as its representatives tried to resolve the issues with PayPal. (YouTube via AP, File)
June 20, 2018 - 11:57 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of slain children has lost the ability to sell its products online after being dumped by PayPal. Acid Software said Tuesday that purchases of "Active Shooter" were "temporarily disabled" as its representatives...
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Rapper Meek Mill speaks outside the Philadelphia Criminal Justice in Center City, Pa., on Monday, June 18, 2018, as he attends a hearing to determine whether he should get a new trial in his decade-old gun and drug convictions. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 4:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge says she'll rule in "due time" after a hearing Monday to determine whether rapper Meek Mill should get a new trial in his decade-old gun and drug convictions. Mill's attorneys have asked for a new trial based on credibility issues with an officer who...
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May 30, 2018 - 1:18 pm
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — A Seattle-area company has removed a school shooting video game from its online platform following widespread backlash. The "Active Shooter" video game was pulled days before it was to be released on the video game marketplace Steam. Valve Corp. as Steam's parent company said...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo, attendees walk by a display of AR-15's and AR-10's at the National Rifle Association convention in Dallas. Gun-control advocates push for tougher laws, including universal background checks to prohibiting the sale and possession of AR-style long guns. NRA and many Republican leaders insist the root of the problem is not guns but a range of issues such as mental health, school security, video games and excessive prescriptions of attention-deficit disorder drugs such as Ritalin. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
May 23, 2018 - 6:55 pm
In the aftermath of recent school shootings, a familiar pattern has played out in the debate over guns. Gun-control advocates push for tougher laws, including universal background checks to prohibiting the sale and possession of AR-style long guns. The National Rifle Association and many Republican...
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May 11, 2018 - 10:01 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate in New Mexico used an expletive in a television ad Friday to condemn the National Rifle Association and inaction by U.S. lawmakers on gun control, beginning a 15-second spot with the words "F--- the NRA." In the ad, Albuquerque City Council...
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April 29, 2018 - 6:42 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 1:40 a.m. Syrian TV is reporting a "new aggression," with missiles targeting military outposts in northern Syria. The state-run television reported early Monday that the missiles targeted military outposts in the Hama and Aleppo...
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Rapper Meek Mill, right, leaves the State Correctional Institution in Chester, Pa., Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The rapper walked out of prison Tuesday after Pennsylvania's highest court ordered him freed while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court directed a Philadelphia judge who had jailed him to immediately issue an order releasing him on unsecured bail. (David Swanson /The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 9:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill walked out of prison Tuesday after Pennsylvania's highest court ordered him freed while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court directed a Philadelphia judge who...
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April 21, 2018 - 1:16 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's president has criticized the morality police's use of violence against woman failing to observe the national Islamic dress code. Hassan Rouhani's condemnation came after such an incident in Tehran was caught on video and went viral...
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People stand in front of damaged buildings, in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. Faisal Mekdad, Syria’s deputy foreign minister, said on Monday that his country is "fully ready" to cooperate with the fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that's in Syria to investigate the alleged chemical attack that triggered U.S.-led airstrikes. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 16, 2018 - 7:05 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 2:05 a.m. Syrian state-run television says Syria's air defenses have confronted a new "aggression," shooting down missiles over the area of Homs in the country's center. It did not elaborate or say who carried out the airstrikes...
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In this March 2, 2017 photo, Moderator Jamie Allman, host of Allman in the Morning, sits at a City of St. Louis Mayoral Debate filmed at Vue 17, in Richmond Heights, Mo. The conservative commentator who tweeted that he would use "a hot poker" to sexually assault a survivor of a Florida high school shooting resigned from KDNL-TV, a St. Louis TV station. (Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 10, 2018 - 7:18 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A conservative commentator who sent a tweet saying he would use "a hot poker" to sexually assault an outspoken 17-year-old survivor of the Florida high school shooting has resigned from a St. Louis TV station and been taken off the radio after several advertisers withdrew from his...
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