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Texas lieutenant governor calls for 'hardening' of schools

May. 20, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Sunday for a "hardening" of the nation's school buildings in the wake of the attack by a 17-year-old student who killed 10 people at a high school near Houston. Patrick, a Republican, blamed a "culture of violence" and said more needs to be done to...

The Latest: 1st funeral set for Texas school shooting victim

May. 20, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Texas (all times local): 9:20 a.m. The first funeral for one of the 10 people fatally shot at a high school outside Houston is set for Sunday afternoon. The Islamic Society for Greater Houston says services for 17-year-old Pakistani exchange...

Appeals court reverses part of judge's order in slaying case

May. 20, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An appeals court has reversed part of a judge's order barring western Pennsylvania prosecutors from presenting some evidence of prior incidents in the trial of a woman charged in the stabbing death of her boyfriend. A Fayette County judge earlier barred prosecutors from presenting...

Family, friends recall shooting victims' optimism, humor

May. 20, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Hardworking. Funny. Loving. Grieving family and friends recalled the endearing qualities of some of the victims of Friday's mass shooting at a Texas high school, as authorities on Saturday released the names of the 10 killed. Eight of the 10 were students: Kimberly Vaughan, Shana...

Chile bishop apologizes for not investigating abuse promptly

May. 20, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean bishop apologized Saturday for not promptly investigating a reported case of sexual abuse in his diocese, a day after every bishop in the South American country offered to resign over what Pope Francis said was their negligence in protecting children. "I want to apologize...

Police search for motive in Texas school shooting

May. 19, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the romantic advances of the 17-year-old charged in the shootings, a possible motive for the violent tragedy. Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter, Shana Fisher, had made clear that she...

Gunman blasted through door, lingered for about 30 minutes

May. 19, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The suspect in the Texas school shooting began his attack by firing a shotgun through an art classroom door, shattering a glass pane and sending panicked students to the entryway to block him from getting inside, witnesses said. Dmitrios Pagourtzis fired again through the wooden part...

The Latest: Man's condition in fatal cougar attack upgraded

May. 19, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal cougar attack in Washington state (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Officials say the condition of one of two men attacked by a cougar while mountain biking outside Seattle has been upgraded to satisfactory. The second man involved in the attack was killed at the...

In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive

May. 19, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the romantic advances of the 17-year-old charged in the shootings, a possible motive for the violent tragedy. Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter, Shana Fisher, had made clear that she...

The Latest: Wounded student attends school baseball game

May. 19, 2018 8:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a Texas high school (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A Santa Fe high school baseball team member who was wounded in the shooting attended the school's playoff game Saturday. Team member Rome Shubert had a bandage on his neck and was still wearing his...