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ATF still looking to determine what caused deadly dive boat fire

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has not yet determined the cause of deadly fire aboard a dive boat earlier this month along the California coast, spokeswoman Ginger Colbrun said Friday as the agency announced one phase of the investigation has come to a close.

West Texas shooter bought gun in private sale

The West Texas man who killed seven people and wounded 25 in a shooting rampage bought his gun in a private sale, which doesn't require a background check, a law enforcement official told CNN.

Trump nominates top police official for ATF director

President Donald Trump nominated a top police official on Friday to serve as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, elevating a key supporter of a White House-backed sentencing measure to the federal agency.

ATF hunts for illegal machine gun conversion devices

Federal authorities suspect that thousands of machine gun conversion devices have been illegally imported into the United States from China, in some cases ending up in the hands of convicted felons, CNN has learned.

ATF research: Gun form liars may go on to commit gun crimes

Last year, thousands of people trying to buy guns from dealers made false statements about their past on the required federal form, then went on to fail the background check due to a serious criminal record or other disqualifier. Lying to a licensed gun dealer is a felony punishable by a fine or up to 10 years in prison.

How social media hyped nicotine for new generation

Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs has tried to distance itself from a vast social media presence that experts say drives its popularity among teens. But a CNN investigation sheds new light on how the company was encouraging -- and at times paying for -- social media users to promote its nicotine-filled product to thousands of their followers.