NRA sues San Francisco for declaring group a ‘domestic terrorist organization’

Lawsuit accuses city officials of violating the gun lobbys free speech rights for political reasons The National Rifle Association sued San Francisco on Monday over the citys recent declaration that the gun-rights lobby is a domestic terrorist organization. The lawsuit, filed in US district court for the northern district of California, accuses city officials of violating the gun lobbys free speech rights for political reasons and says the city is seeking to blacklist anyone associated with the NRA. It asks the court to step in to instruct elected officials that freedom of speech means you cannot silence or punish those with whom you disagree. Last week, the San Francisco board of supervisors passed a resolution calling the NRA a domestic …

4 People Dead, 29 Missing in California Boat Fire

Source: Ventura County Fire Department via AP Los Angeles (AP) — The Latest on a dive boat on fire off the coast of California (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The boat with 33 passengers aboard that burned while anchored close to shore of one of Southern California's Channel Islands had no recent safety violations. The Santa Barbara-based Conception was carrying recreational scuba divers and caught fire early Monday. Five crew members jumped to safety but all 33 passengers were missing. Four bodies were later recovered and the search for others continued Monday afternoon. Coast Guard records show inspections conducted last February and in August 2018 found no deficiencies. Earlier inspections found some safety violations related to fire safety. A 2016 …