• Follow us


Why the loophole the West Texas shooter used to buy a gun is unlikely to be closed any time soon | CBC News

A loophole used by a Texas gunman to obtain an assault-style rifle, after failing a background check in 2014, seems unlikely to be closed any time soon despite new measures introduced by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott aimed at preventing more mass shootings in the state.

On Sept. 5, Abbott, an avid gun-rights supporter, released a series of eight executive orders that focus on closing "information gaps" and strengthening reporting channels used by citizens or police agencies who are concerned a person could commit a mass shooting.

The orders came days after Seth Ator, 36, opened fire during a routine traffic stop in Midland on Aug. 31 and took off on a 16-kilometre rampage, killing seven people and injuring 22 others, before police shot and killed him outside a movie theatre in Odessa.

Critics, including Texas-based Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, were quick to point out that Abbott's executive action plan failed to address key issues with the state's gun laws.

Not one of these orders mentions guns... <a href="https://t.co/mv1M2QZ1Yl">https://t.co/mv1M2QZ1Yl</a>


Ator reportedly purchased his AR-style rifle in a private sale.

Under federal law, licensed gun dealers are required to conduct criminal background checks to identify prospective buyers who are legally prohibited from owning guns. In Ator's case, he was prohibited from purchasing a firearm because of a mental illness diagnosis, media reported. But in states like Texas, individuals can avoid these checks by purchasing firearms through private sales, online or at gun shows.

None of the governor's executive orders mentions the loophole. 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at the annual National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, Texas, on May 4, 2018. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

As Gyl Switzer, executive director of the firearm-safety group Texas Gun Sense, put it: In Texas, she could "sell you a gun right across [her] dining room table."

Lawmakers in both the U.S. federal government and Texas state legislature have the authority to close the loophole. But James Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas in Austin, says it is "very unlikely" that either body will do so any time soon.

Mixed message

U.S. President Donald Trump weighed in on the tragedy on Sept. 1, saying he wanted to move quickly on gun violence legislation. But only one day after making those comments, several ads appeared on the president's official Facebook page defending the Second Amendment and warning Americans that Democrats are trying to take away their firearms. 

"Democrats have finally admitted what they truly want: a repeal of the Second Amendment," reads one version of the ad, the Washington Post reported. 

This is not the first time Trump has been vocal about wanting to strengthen gun laws. He said he was in favour of "very, very strong background checks" following the back-to-back shootings last month in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. But it wasn't long before he shifted his focus from gun control to the role of mental health.

U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he will only bring gun-control legislation to the floor for a vote if he knows President Donald Trump will support it. (Eric Thayer/Reuters)

Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said last Tuesday he won't put forward any kind of gun-control bill on the Senate floor unless Trump first says he would sign it into law.

"If the president is in favour of a number of things that he has discussed openly and publicly, and I know that if we pass it, it will become law, I'll put it on the floor," McConnell said.

McConnell has been a major obstacle​​​ for the Democratic-led House of Representatives, blocking almost every piece of legislation passed by Democrats, including gun regulations with bipartisan support.

Watch: The National on 'Trump promises background checks, but has history of waffling on gun control'

The mother of a Parkland shooting victim has renewed her criticism of Trump’s position on gun control, saying he promises action but takes none, as the U.S. president promises background checks. 2:01

Henson said Trump's contradictory actions are similar to those of many lawmakers in Texas's Senate and House of Representatives, which are both controlled by Republicans. 

"There's not a lot of appetite to take measures which will rile up people for whom gun ownership is a primary issue." 

Following the mass shooting in West Texas, 63 of the 66 Texas House Democrats signed a letter calling for a special legislative session to address gun violence in the state. 

The Texas House &amp; Senate are getting to work on laws to keep communities safe from gun violence.<br><br>I will announce legislative considerations next week &amp; executive action this week.<br><br>Legislators can be part of the process or part of the problem.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/txlege?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#txlege</a><a href="https://t.co/GLMbG2rOrj">https://t.co/GLMbG2rOrj</a>


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said during a news conference on Sept. 1 that "words must be followed by meaningful action" to prevent more mass shootings. However, he has yet to call lawmakers back to the legislature.

The state's legislature, which convenes for a 140-day regular legislative session every two years, won't meet again until 2021. This means any new gun-control legislation would be at least two years away, unless the governor were to take the rare step of ordering an emergency legislative session.

Although Abbott did not explicitly rule out calling a special session, his office criticized the idea of rushing ahead with votes.

"Governor Abbott made it clear in Odessa that all strategies are on the table that will lead to laws that make Texans safer. But that doesn't include a helter-skelter approach that hastily calls for perfunctory votes that divide legislators along party lines," said Abbott's spokesperson, John Wittman.

However, Lt.-Gov. Dan Patrick, a Republican, told the Dallas Morning News on Sept. 7 that he will press the state's lawmakers to close the loophole in gun-buyer background checks. 

Patrick said he would protect check-free gun transfers between family members and friends, but acknowledged this could be abused. 

"People don't understand why we allow strangers to sell guns to total strangers when they have no idea if the person they're selling the gun to could be a felon ... or someone who has serious mental issues."

Patrick does not have the authority to call the state's legislature back before 2021 and avoided questions about whether Abbott will do so.

'God-given right'

While one Republican lawmaker was voicing support for closing the loophole, another was dismissing all attempts to tighten any gun laws.

Matt Schaefer, who is a member of the Texas House of Representatives, said he was not going to let the "evil acts of a handful of people" diminish the "God-given right" of his fellow Texans to own a gun.

YES to supporting our public schools. YES to giving every law-abiding single mom the right to carry a handgun to protect her and her kids without permission from the state, and the same for all other law-abiding Texans of age. 5/6


The District 6 representative said in a series of tweets that he opposes any type of gun control, despite elected officials often hearing demands to "Do something!"

"I say NO to 'red flag' pre-crime laws. NO to universal background checks. NO to bans on AR-15s, or high capacity magazines. NO to mandatory gun buybacks," he tweeted.

Gyl Switzer said Schaefer needs to be held accountable for his "obstructionist babble."

"This latest highly public mass shooting reinforces the urgent need for our state leaders to take comprehensive action. Now," Texas Gun Sense says on its website. 

However, it's even more important that the federal government pass legislation requiring universal background checks on all firearm purchases to plug the private sales loophole, Switzer said.

State-specific checks aren't strong enough, she said, because a person can simply buy a gun in a neighbouring state that has less-stringent controls.

Bordering states Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas all have similar gun controls to Texas and do not require background checks on private sales, according to national advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety.  

Texas also lacks legal penalties if a person lies on their background check form when trying to purchase a gun, Switzer said.

Read More

Leave A Comment

More News


Pompeo: Resist China's demands to repatriate fleeing Uighurs 2019-09-22 12:36:26UNITED NATIONS (AP) - America's top diplomat says Central Asian nations should reject Chinese demands to repatriate ethnic minorities to China, where

Donald Trump: Joe Biden discussed in Ukraine call 2019-09-22 11:39:39President Trump on Sunday appeared to confirm reports he spoke about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden during a July 25 call with Ukrainian Presid

Lindsey Graham calls for Biden-Ukraine Justice Department probe 2019-09-22 11:00:53Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Sunday called for a Justice Department investigation of the Biden-Ukraine connection. The South

Chris Murphy: Ukraine whistleblower 'has to come forward' 2019-09-22 10:55:01Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut said the whistleblower who raised concerns about President Trump's conversation with Ukraine's new president should

Trump's Sunday: Modi rally in Texas, Morrison event 2019-09-22 10:22:12WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is joining a Texas welcome party for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who's visiting the United States a

Boris Johnson heads to UN, urging world to 2019-09-22 10:18:36LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson headed for the United Nations in New York on Sunday to argue that post-Brexit Britain will be a dynamic wor

Adam Schiff: Donald Trump withholding Ukraine aid for 2019-09-22 09:49:25House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Sunday said if President Trump withheld military aid to compel Ukraine to dig up dirt on former V

Mike Pompeo: 'World's responsibility' to confront Iran 2019-09-22 09:34:14Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said it's the "world's responsibility" to work together and rein in an increasingly hostile Iran, again s

Donald Trump: Ukraine call 'largely congratulatory' 2019-09-22 09:12:24President Trump said Sunday his July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was "absolutely perfect," pushing back at reports he used it t

Justin Trudeau 'brownface' scandal damage limited 2019-09-22 07:58:50TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that he let down his supporters - and all Canadians of color - by appearing years

WHO raises fears of Tanzania Ebola cover-up 2019-09-22 07:42:23JOHANNESBURG — The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible ca

Hassan Rouhani, Iran president, vows to lead Persian 2019-09-22 06:55:03TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's president said Sunday his country should lead regional security in the strategic Persian Gulf and warned against the pres

CBC | World News

Following protests, Egypt warns media it's monitoring press 2019-09-22 17:33:57Following rare anti-government protests over the weekend in Egypt, the country's media authority warned journalists Sunday that it was monitoring cov

Family of multi-millionaire who died mysteriously in Ethiopia 2019-09-22 17:24:04Friends, family and members of the Ethiopian community gathered at a packed church on Saturday to grieve and remember Michael Gebru — a man

Iran calls for West to pull out of 2019-09-22 16:43:48Iran's president called Sunday on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran, criticizing a new U.S.-

Arab bloc in Israel endorses Benny Gantz for 2019-09-22 14:40:04The Arab-led Joint List confirmed their support of centrist party Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz as Israel's prime minister. It is the first tim

WHO says Tanzania not sharing details on Ebola-like 2019-09-22 10:20:14The World Health Organization has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebo

A 'complicated transition': How Kate is stepping up 2019-09-22 09:00:00The freshness Kate Middleton brought to the Royal Family seemed to fade, but recently there's been an uptick in the Duchess of Cambridge's public ro

Albania inspects quake damages, sees over 100 aftershocks 2019-09-22 08:31:51Many residents in Albania's capital of Tirana and the port city of Durres have not gone back to their homes after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake injured

Bus crash kills 25 in northwest Pakistan, after 2019-09-22 07:15:12A bus crash on a mountainous road in northwest Pakistan has killed 25 passengers and injured 20 others.

Earthling visitors dwindling at Area 51 events in 2019-09-22 06:42:14A satirical internet event dubbed "Storm Area 51" had a couple of small Nevada towns preparing for a flood of visitors this weekend, but o

California's chronic water overuse leads to sinking towns, 2019-09-22 04:00:00For more than a century farmers in California's Central Valley have been pumping water out of the ground — so much so that the land is slowly s

The talking cure: How France's Macron reversed his 2019-09-22 04:00:00After his approval rating cratered in early 2019, French President Emmanuel Macron embarked on a talking tour with French citizens, including 16 telev

Canadian special forces armoured truck stolen in Iraq 2019-09-22 04:00:00Newly released documents show Canadian military police were called to hunt for a missing, broken-down armoured pickup truck belonging to special force

L.A. Times - World News

Canada's Justin Trudeau says he's evolved since wearing 2019-09-21 08:00:06The scandal over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's brownface photos raises questions about the authenticity of his commitment to identity politics and

Mired in post-election deadlock, Israelis face the prospect 2019-09-21 06:00:08Publication of the official results of Israel's Tuesday election, three days after balloting ended, did little to challenge the conventional wisdom t

History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 2019-09-21 03:46:03A diver and maritime history buff has found two schooners that collided and sank into the cold depths of northern Lake Michigan more than 140 years ag

Pentagon to boost air defenses in Saudi Arabia 2019-09-20 20:46:02The modest response, announced after the White House added new sanctions to Iran's Central Bank, reflects an attempt to keep mounting tensions from e

California sues Trump over revoking state's authority to 2019-09-20 16:06:18California's unique authority to set its own tailpipe emissions standards has made the state an environmental leader and irked the Trump administrati

Global climate strikes: Protesters rally around the world 2019-09-20 15:20:11Walkouts are taking place worldwide Friday calling for action on climate change in a youth-led movement for renewable energy and carbon-neutral goals.

Saudi Arabia says it's 'willing and able' to 2019-09-20 14:19:49Is Saudi Arabia 'willing and able' to respond to Iran? Yes, it says.

'Fridays for Future' | Global call to action 2019-09-20 09:49:49

Newsletter: Young and driven to save the planet 2019-09-20 08:00:10The kids are not all right with global warming, as protests today call for action.

The global climate strike could make history. Here's 2019-09-20 07:00:21On Friday, 5,000 youth-led demonstrations in 156 countries — 100-plus in California — will demand government action to end reliance on

Q&A: What is the U.N. climate change summit? 2019-09-20 06:00:25The U.N. Climate Change Summit will kick off next week in New York. What is it, and what do its organizers hope to accomplish?

China: FedEx pilot suspected of 'smuggling weapons' 2019-09-20 02:59:14FedEx says one of its pilots was detained in China after an item was found in his luggage before he boarded a commercial flight.

Reuters: World News

Indonesia finds design flaw, oversight lapses in 737 2019-09-22 19:46:44Indonesian investigators have found that design and oversight lapses played a key role in the October crash of Boeing Co's 737 MAX jet that killed a

Nicaragua opposition group takes responsibility for 'military actions' 2019-09-22 19:15:15A Nicaraguan opposition group claimed responsibility on Sunday for "military actions," after a series of small explosions struck the country, includ

Biden urges investigation into Trump Ukraine call 2019-09-22 19:11:09Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into repo

U.S. Democrat Schiff says Trump's Ukraine call could 2019-09-22 19:11:09If an investigation shows that President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, the U.S. Congress may have no

The party will decide our Brexit position, says 2019-09-22 18:29:05British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday his party would guide him on how to campaign in a second Brexit referendum, pledging to

UK opposition Labour to vote on Brexit stance 2019-09-22 18:28:49Britain's Labour Party will on Monday decide between two possible Brexit policies: to campaign to remain in the European Union at a second referendum

Five Western countries, Turkey and UAE back Libyan 2019-09-22 18:18:44Five Western countries including the United States, as well as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, support Libyan state oil firm NOC as the sole legi

Billions of euros, millions of jobs: Europe's carmakers 2019-09-22 18:15:40A month before Britain is due to quit the European Union, the bloc's car-makers have joined forces to warn of billions of euros in losses in the even

Pompeo says U.S. mission is to avoid war 2019-09-22 18:09:51The United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for "deterrence and defense,"

France says main priority is to de-escalate U.S.-Iran 2019-09-22 18:09:51France's foreign minister said on Sunday his country's main aim at this week's U.N. General Assembly meeting is to de-escalate tensions between the

Eyeing elections, Britain's Labour plan care spending boost 2019-09-22 18:06:11Britain's opposition Labour Party will on Monday set out a 6 billion pound per year plan to help look after elderly people, as it pitches its economi

Iranian maritime official says UK tanker Stena Impero 2019-09-22 17:26:47Stena Impero, the British-flagged tanker detained by Iran on July 19, will be released soon, an Iranian maritime official said on Sunday, according to

Top stories – France 24 -

Paris Tutankhamun show sets new record for visitor 2019-09-22 13:04:07A blockbuster Tutankhamun show set a new all-time French record Sunday, with 1.42 million visitors flocking to see the exhibition in Paris, the organi

Tens of thousands march for ban on abortions 2019-09-22 12:54:46Tens of thousands marched in Slovakia's capital on Sunday calling for a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Catholic central European country

Sudan's new PM launches investigation into protesters' deaths 2019-09-22 12:42:10Sudan's newly appointed prime minister launched an independent investigation into a deadly crackdown on protesters in June, which killed dozens of pe

Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola, WHO says 2019-09-22 12:32:12Tanzania is refusing to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a rare public rebuke as the

Burundi govt accuses Catholic bishops of spreading 'hatred' 2019-09-22 12:14:45Catholic bishops in Burundi came under fire from authorities for "spitting venomous hatred" over a damning message read out in churches Sunday denou

Decisive Rugby World Cup wins for Ireland and 2019-09-22 11:47:08Ireland and England pulled off decisive wins in their Rugby World Cup openers on Sunday, while Italy struggled somewhat against minnows Namibia.

Iranians fatalistic as Trump threatens 'most severe sanctions' 2019-09-22 10:47:12US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he wanted to adopt "the most severe sanctions ever imposed" against Iran. His threats come as no surpr

Split by Brexit, Labour kicks off conference showdown 2019-09-22 10:33:34Britain's main opposition Labour Party will begin the daunting task of forming a coherent Brexit plan at its annual conference on Sunday, with polls

Travel firm Thomas Cook teeters on edge as 2019-09-22 10:09:45More than 600,000 travelers with Thomas Cook were on edge Sunday wondering if they will be able to get home as one of the world's oldest and largest

Swiss hold high-altitude wake for lost Alpine glacier 2019-09-22 08:10:43Dozens of people dressed in black went on a “funeral march” up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine

Israel's potential kingmaker says not backing Netanyahu or 2019-09-22 06:11:12Potential kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday he will not back either Benjamin Netanyahu or Benny Gantz for Israeli prime minister, just hours aft

Hong Kong protesters smash subway station as unrest 2019-09-22 06:08:44Protesters in Hong Kong vandalized a subway station Sunday, smashing surveillance cameras and electronic ticket sensors, as pro-democracy demonstratio

RT - Daily news

US may attempt to sabotage Venezuela’s parliamentary vote New! 2019-09-23 04:59:55 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro warned that Washington is looking to derail the nation’s parliamentary election because “they can&rsq

Manchester Airport railway station evacuated after ‘suspicious package’ New! 2019-09-23 04:38:00 Bomb disposal officers have been deployed to Manchester Airport transport interchange after a “suspicious package” was found on Monday mo

Oil markets are one outage away from crisis New! 2019-09-23 04:17:51 The supply disruptions in the oil market may not be over, despite volatility and prices easing in the days after the Abqaiq attack. Read Full Article

7 children killed, 57 injured in Kenyan classroom New! 2019-09-23 04:06:18 A classroom collapse in Nairobi, Kenya early on Monday has killed seven children and injured scores more. A government spokesperson confirmed the cas

Lawsuit against film about Japan’s wartime enslavement of New! 2019-09-23 03:39:36 A director who is being sued after making a film about the sexual slavery of Korean women by the Japanese Army during WWII told RT that these attacks

‘All flights & tours cancelled, expect SIGNIFICANT disruptions’: New! 2019-09-22 23:55:00 The UK Civil Aviation Authority has set up a dedicated helpline in an effort to mitigate travel chaos and panic among the customers of travel giant T

British travel giant Thomas Cook goes bankrupt, leaving New! 2019-09-22 21:39:00 One of the world’s oldest travel firms, Thomas Cook Group, has entered compulsory liquidation effective immediately. With all flights and tours

Cloudy with a chance of APCs: WATCH 2 New! 2019-09-22 20:24:00 Two armored personnel carriers dramatically crashed to their doom during the Russian Airborne Forces training conducted as part of the international

Yemeni children considered covering themselves in oil? Lee 2019-09-22 19:03:00 Washington and Riyadh were quick to blame Tehran for attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Despite the lack of proof and history of lies told by the accus

‘The One Where They Commit War Crimes’: IDF 2019-09-22 18:57:00 The Israel Defense Forces tweeted out a video recreating the title sequence of Friends on the sitcom’s 25th anniversary. Judging from social me

Didn’t he learn what deterrence is? Cruz insists 2019-09-22 16:00:00 Ted Cruz insists Tehran’s grand dream is to nuke American cities and that Iran nuclear deal is to blame for the attack on Saudi oil facilities.

Howdy, Modi! Tens of thousands, including Trump, meet 2019-09-22 15:06:00 Over 50,000 people showed up for the ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston, Texas, giving India’s PM a rock star-level welcome. President

World News Headlines, Latest

UK says Iran responsible for attack on Saudi New! 2019-09-23 04:19:24

At UN, Trump to face questions about Iran, New! 2019-09-23 01:47:27Trump's latest UN trip comes after nearly three years of an "America First" foreign policy that has unsettled allies and shredded multinational pac

UK believes Iran was behind Saudi oil attacks: New! 2019-09-23 01:13:02Britain believes Iran was responsible for an attack on Saudi oil facilities and will work with the United States and European allies on a joint respon

Collapse of US-Taliban talks an awkward blow for New! 2019-09-23 01:09:55Prime Minister Imran Khan has promised to issue a rallying cry at the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week over India's moves in the

Trump acknowledges discussing rival Biden in call with New! 2019-09-22 22:14:47

Mike Pompeo says US mission is to avoid New! 2019-09-22 22:01:57

Medics needn’t take TOEFL and IELTS for UK 2019-09-22 20:19:03Doctors, nurses, dentists and midwives who wish to practice in the UK will no longer have to appear for English language tests like TOEFL and IELTS as

Israeli Arab parties back Benny Gantz for PM 2019-09-22 13:37:18

Israeli president says 'stable' govt should include Likud, 2019-09-22 11:54:00Rivlin made the comments during meetings with representatives from political parties to hear their recommendations on who should be prime minister fol

Israel's Lieberman says not backing Netanyahu or Gantz 2019-09-22 11:32:10Lieberman, who could potentially play a kingmaker role, spoke to journalists as President Reuven Rivlin began consulting political parties on who they

Boris Johnson heads to UN, urging world to 2019-09-22 10:29:25

World leaders feel the heat in upcoming climate 2019-09-22 10:18:40Only those with new, specific and bold plans can command the podium and the ever-warming world's attention, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

: World

Democrats denonuce Trump allegations, but Pelosi stops short 2019-09-22 13:17:24Trump said the latest allegations from a government whistleblower are “just as ridiculous as the others,” branding it “the Ukraine W

Calgary program that combats radicalization evolves to help 2019-09-22 13:10:30ReDirect was set up to deal with people leaving for overseas to fight for ISIS. It now helps those with violent ideologies, socially awkward youth or

‘We’ve got open doors’: Texas lures Western Canadian 2019-09-22 13:04:54Texas realtor Robert Graham says 15,000 brochures have been delivered in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia so far, enticing businesses with a

Stena Impero, U.K. tanker seized by Iran, to 2019-09-22 12:41:28The British-flagged tanker was detained by Iran on July 19.

Trump to join India’s PM at ‘Howdy Modi’ 2019-09-22 12:21:50Tens of thousands of Indian Americans were expected at a Houston rally — “Howdy Modi!” — on Sunday.

Canadian businesses review safety policies abroad in midst 2019-09-22 12:16:24The disruptions forced employers to examine who should travel, when they should go and even consider if travel is required at all.

Airdrie man fears for family’s safety amid Egypt 2019-09-22 11:46:01Hassan Ismail came to Canada from Egypt six years ago but almost all his family still lives in that country.

Boris Johnson urges world leaders to see beyond 2019-09-22 11:23:10Johnson is likely to be dogged by Brexit throughout his three-day trip to the General Assembly, the U.N.’s annual gathering of world leaders.

Albania inspects damage after earthquake, sees more than 2019-09-22 08:32:56Many people fled their homes when the quake hit at 4:04 p.m., with at least 500 spending the night in temporary shelters.

Irish border controls needed in no-deal Brexit: European 2019-09-22 08:17:01Juncker told Sky News on Sunday the EU has to “make sure that the interests of the European Union and of the internal market will be preserved.&

Cory Booker could end 2020 U.S. presidential bid 2019-09-21 13:30:02In a memo made public Saturday, Demissie said the New Jersey senator needed to raise an additional $1.7 million by Sept. 30 to remain competitive in t

Florida man becomes fifth death linked to Tropical 2019-09-21 13:29:45Jefferson County spokeswoman Allison Getz said Saturday that 52-year-old Mark Dukaj, of Florida, was found dead Thursday in his stranded pickup truck.

Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not responsible of these news or any information published on this website.