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Gunman kills 19 children in Texas school rampage

May. 25, 2022 00:27 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...

Families mourn, worry in wake of elementary school shooting

May. 25, 2022 01:34 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...

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...

Trump rebuked with stinging losses in Georgia GOP contests

May. 25, 2022 01:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia easily dispatched Donald Trump's hand-picked challenger on Tuesday in a Republican primary that demonstrated the limits of the former president and his conspiracy-fueled politics in a critical swing state. Kemp will face Democrat Stacey...

Takeaways: Trump's big primary defeat; scandals for the win

May. 25, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

Former President Donald Trump's crusade for vengeance suffered two devastating blows after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won their primaries Tuesday despite rejecting Trump's entreaties to reverse his 2020 election loss. It's a huge warning sign...

Ukraine: 200 bodies found in basement in Mariupol's ruins

May. 25, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Workers digging through the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol found 200 bodies in the basement, Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday, as more horrors come to light in the ruined city that has seen some of the worst suffering of the 3-month-old war. The...

Seoul: N Korea fires suspected ICBM and 2 other missiles

May. 24, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea test-launched a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile and two shorter-range weapons into the sea Wednesday, South Korea said, hours after President Joe Biden ended a trip to Asia where he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to defend its allies in the face...

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...

Vigil, rally planned for 2nd anniversary of Floyd killing

May. 25, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A candlelight vigil to honor George Floyd's memory at the intersection where he died was among the remembrances scheduled for Wednesday's second anniversary of the Black man's killing at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Activists planned the vigil, along...

Osaka's mental health discussion resonates at French Open

May. 24, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka’s 2022 French Open is over following a first-round loss. The players remaining in the tournament see and hear products of her frank discussion about anxiety and depression a year ago — from new “quiet rooms” and three on-call psychiatrists at Roland Garros to a...

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Pakistan blocks roads to capital to stop ex-premier's rally

May. 25, 2022 02:01 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities blocked off all major roads into the capital Islamabad on Wednesday, after a defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan said he would march with demonstrators to the city center for a rally he hopes will bring down the government and force early elections. ...

Sen. John Boozman clinches Republican nomination in Arkansas

May. 25, 2022 01:59 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Sen. John Boozman won the Republican primary in Arkansas on Tuesday, fending off challengers on the right after relying heavily on his endorsement from Donald Trump, conservative groups and the state’s top GOP figures. Boozman's race was a test of the...

Asian stock markets higher after Wall St sinks further

May. 25, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets gained Wednesday after Wall Street sank on weak U.S. housing sales and a profit warning by a prominent social media brand. Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced while Tokyo declined. Oil prices rose more than $1 per barrel to stay above $110. ...

Families mourn, worry in wake of elementary school shooting

May. 25, 2022 01:34 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...

Zeigler, Allen in GOP runoff for secretary of state

May. 25, 2022 01:29 AM EDT

The Republican nominations for four statewide races were on the ballot Tuesday, along with a constitutional amendment to fund improvements at state parks and historical sites. Here is a rundown on key races: SECRETARY OF STATE Outgoing State Auditor Jim...

Katie Britt, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in Alabama Senate runoff

May. 25, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate is going to a June runoff between Katie Britt and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who overcame losing former President Donald Trump's endorsement to remain a contender for the GOP nomination. The candidates are seeking...

Ukraine: 200 bodies found in basement in Mariupol's ruins

May. 25, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Workers digging through the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol found 200 bodies in the basement, Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday, as more horrors come to light in the ruined city that has seen some of the worst suffering of the 3-month-old war. The...

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger beats Trump-backed challenger who pushed false claims about 2020 election

May. 25, 2022 01:14 AM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger beats Trump-backed challenger who pushed false claims about 2020 election.

Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger beats Trump ally

May. 25, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who was a top target of former President Donald Trump, has won the Republican primary as he seeks reelection. Raffensperger beat three challengers, including Trump-endorsed U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, who had criticized his...

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. ...