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As US mourns shootings, NRA in turmoil but influence remains

May. 28, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — For a brief moment in 2012, it seemed like a national stalemate over guns was breaking. Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old gunman, had forced his way into a Connecticut elementary school and massacred 26 people, mostly children, with an AR-15-style rifle. Flags flew at...

Mariners hammer Verlander for 4 HRs in 6-1 win over Astros

May. 28, 2022 01:30 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After being shut down by Justin Verlander twice already this season, the approach by the Seattle Mariners this time around was to be overly aggressive. “I said it to the club before the game, ‘If it looks like you can hit it hard, swing at it. Take our...

NRA speakers unshaken on gun rights after school massacre

May. 27, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — One by one, they took the stage at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston and denounced the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school across the state. And one by one, they insisted that further restricting access to firearms was not...

Official: Girl told 911 'send the police now' as cops waited

May. 27, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, “Please send the police now,” as officers waited more than an hour to breach the classroom after following the...

NRA stages big gun show in Texas days after school massacre

May. 26, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention in Houston on Friday, and leaders of the powerful gun-rights lobbying group are gearing up to “reflect on” — and deflect any blame for — the deadly shooting earlier this week of 19 children and two teachers at an...

Gurriel helps Astros beat Guardians 2-1 to win series

May. 26, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Another solid pitching performance paired with just enough offense helped the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Guardians on Wednesday night. Yuli Gurriel and José Siri had two hits each, Cristian Javier tied a career high with nine strikeouts and the Astros topped...

School massacre continues Texas' grim run of mass shootings

May. 25, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Once again, one of America's deadliest mass shootings happened in Texas. Past shootings targeted worshippers during a Sunday sermon, shoppers at a Walmart, students on a high school campus and drivers on a highway. Among the latest victims were 19 children and...

Valdez sharp, Tucker homers as Astros down Guardians 7-3

May. 24, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez pitched seven strong innings and Kyle Tucker led the offense with a three-run homer to help the Houston Astros to a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday night. Valdez (4-2) allowed seven hits and three runs in seven innings, collecting his...

Watson accuser felt 'scared' and threatened by Browns QB

May. 24, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the women accusing Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct while she gave him a massage said she felt threatened by a comment he made following a therapy session. Appearing on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” Ashley...

Texas Attorney General Paxton defeats Bush in GOP runoff

May. 24, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton won his Republican runoff election against Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Tuesday despite facing a slew of legal problems, including an FBI investigation and a trial on securities fraud charges. Bush is the only...