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Today in History: Aug. 3, deadly Walmart shooting in Texas

Aug. 03, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2022. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 3, 2019, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, leaving 22 people dead; prosecutors...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 01, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. July 25, 2022. Editorial: Texas abortion law has made miscarriages more dangerous and more devastating Our state’s misguided rules show why we need a federal standard that limits but does not prohibit abortions. Some of us have...

Jurors see Florida school shooter's violent internet posts

Jul. 27, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jurors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz saw evidence Wednesday of his growing obsession to commit a massacre, seeing internet posts and searches about mass killings in the months before he murdered 17 people at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman...

New Mexico expands gun safety efforts

Jul. 26, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gun-safety advocates in New Mexico say police, prosecutors and even judges are still learning how to harness a 2020 red-flag law that can be used to seize guns from people who pose a danger to others or themselves. Shiela Lewis offers training to police,...

Florida school shooter's AR-15 rifle shown to his jurors

Jul. 25, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jurors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz got their first view Monday of the AR-15-style rifle he used to murder 17 students and staff members four years ago at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, staring intently as it was...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 25, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. July 20, 2022. Editorial: Uvalde report downplays the obvious: It’s the guns. A damning state legislative report released Sunday describes pervasive failures to prevent or effectively respond to the Uvalde school massacre, but it fails to...

Parkland mass shooting jurors shown graphic victims' photos

Jul. 22, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday showed jurors photos of the horrific damage the bullets fired by Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz's AR-15 rifle did to some of his 17 victims, causing extensive wounds to their heads, bodies and limbs. The jury also saw gruesome...

New California gun control law mimics Texas abortion measure

Jul. 22, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California punched back Friday against two recent landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions as Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a controversial, first-in-the-nation gun control law patterned after a Texas anti-abortion law and urged other states to follow suit. He...

Parkland school shooter acted casually after fleeing

Jul. 21, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz walked casually into a sandwich shop minutes after he murdered 14 students and three staff members at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School four years ago, showing no signs of stress or nervousness, video played at his...

Teachers weep recalling students killed in Parkland shooting

Jul. 20, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Teachers gave heart-wrenching testimony Wednesday in the penalty trial of Nikolas Cruz, with one recalling how a boy in her Holocaust studies class correctly answered a question seconds before he became one of 17 people murdered during the school shooter's rampage...