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Rabbis urge teaching of empathy to counteract religious hate

Nov. 25, 2019 5:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when anti-Semitic incidents are on the rise worldwide, schools should take steps to teach empathy as an antidote to racism and religious hatred, several rabbis attending an international conference said. The religious leaders praised a pilot project in El Paso, Texas, that...

Memorial unveiled to victims of Texas Walmart mass shooting

Nov. 23, 2019 2:30 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A memorial was unveiled Saturday honoring the 22 people who were killed in a recent mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The 30-foot tall golden obelisk, called the “Grand Candela,” or “Big Candle,” was revealed to the public during a morning...

Mexican El Paso mass shooting victims, families sue Walmart

Nov. 20, 2019 5:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Representatives of families and victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, have filed a lawsuit against the store chain. Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said Wednesday it is assisting the 10 Mexican plaintiffs in the suit, filed in El Paso. The...

New Mexico may form hate-crimes unit after Texas massacre

Nov. 19, 2019 7:23 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top prosecutor urged lawmakers Tuesday to fund a new investigative unit to guard against hate crimes and bolster cybersecurity in response to the August mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and other emerging threats that might qualify as terrorism....

Migrants stuck in lawless limbo within sight of America

Nov. 17, 2019 5:19 PM EST

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces. Those are migrants who made it to the United States to ask for asylum, only to be taken into custody and stripped of their laces — to keep them from...

Walmart where man killed 22 reopens amid increased security

Nov. 14, 2019 7:32 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — About 50 shoppers lined up early Thursday ahead of the reopening of a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that had been closed since August, when a gunman police say was targeting Mexicans opened fire in the store and killed 22 people. On the day of the attack, Walmart didn’t have a...

The Latest: Walmart where mass shooting occurred reopens

Nov. 14, 2019 12:56 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the reopening of a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 22 people (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Customers have returned to a Walmart in Texas that had been closed since a gunman fatally shot 22 people there in August. About 50 shoppers lined up early Thursday...

Walmart hires off-duty officers ahead of El Paso reopening

Nov. 14, 2019 12:03 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire in a store in August and killed 22 people. Walmart plans Thursday to reopen the store where the attack happened and amid ongoing lawsuits over safety....

LA's Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishops

Nov. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I'm humbled by your support," said Gómez, whose...

Armed man at Missouri Walmart pleads guilty to lesser charge

Nov. 1, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who caused panic at a Missouri Walmart when he walked inside wearing body armor and carrying loaded weapons in what he described as an effort to test his right to bear arms pleaded guilty to making a false report Friday after initially being charged with a more serious...