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Families mourn, worry in wake of elementary school shooting

May. 25, 2022 02:38 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Distraught families gathered at a local civic center and turned to social media to mourn and to make desperate pleas for help finding missing children as the death toll in a gruesome school shooting at a Texas elementary school rose to at least 19 students. Authorities said...

School massacre continues Texas' grim run of mass shootings

May. 25, 2022 02:37 AM 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 in...

Gunman kills 19 children in Texas school rampage

May. 25, 2022 02:29 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade and the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of...

Live updates | 19 kids, 2 adults slain in school shooting

May. 25, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — UVALDE — Authorities say the victim death toll from the Texas school shooting now stands at 19 children and two adults. The latest figures come from Travis Considine, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The gunman also died. ...

Sports world reacts to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

May. 25, 2022 00:58 AM EDT

In Dallas, Steve Kerr and Jason Kidd did not want to talk about basketball. LeBron James made no effort to hide his anger. Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, a young father, called the news “devastating." The sports world reacted swiftly Tuesday to the news of an 18-year-old...

'FBI' season finale pulled after Texas deadly shooting

May. 25, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS pulled the season finale of “FBI” after a deadly elementary school shooting in Texas. The network said Tuesday that it will not air the show’s season four finale titled “Prodigal Son.” The decision was made by CBS after a gunman killed at least 19...

Biden says 'we have to act' after Texas school shooting

May. 24, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lamenting a uniquely American tragedy, an anguished and angry President Joe Biden delivered an urgent call for new restrictions on firearms Tuesday night after a gunman shot and killed at least 19 children at a Texas elementary school. Biden spoke from the White...

Biden to sign policing order on anniversary of Floyd's death

May. 25, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress deadlocked over how to address racism and excessive use of force, President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order on policing Wednesday, the second anniversary of George Floyd's death. The decision reflects Biden's struggle to use the limited...

A look at some of the deadliest US school shootings

May. 24, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

There have been dozens of shootings and other attacks in U.S. schools and colleges over the years, but until the massacre at Colorado's Columbine High School in 1999, the number of dead tended to be in the single digits. Since then, the number of shootings that included schools and killed 10 or...

After Texas shooting, Conn. senator begs for gun compromise

May. 24, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A U.S. senator who came to Congress representing the Connecticut community where 26 elementary school students and educators were killed nearly a decade ago begged his colleagues Tuesday, as the latest school shooting unfolded, to pass legislation addressing the nation's...