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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...

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...

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...

Man sentenced to life in deaths of Missouri mother, daughter

May. 24, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — A Camdenton man has been sentenced to two life terms in prison without parole for shooting a woman and her daughter after a long dispute over the daughter's sexual orientation. Steven Endsley, 59, was sentenced Monday in the deaths of Danielle M. Smith, 27,...

Suspect under arrest in deadly New York City subway shooting

May. 24, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man wanted in an apparently unprovoked fatal shooting aboard a New York City subway train was under arrest Tuesday, hours after authorities posted his name and photo on social media and implored the public to help find him. Andrew Abdullah, 25, was expected to...

Elko man gets 20 to life in killing of Spring Creek teen

May. 24, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 20-year-old Elko County man convicted of sexually assaulting and killing a Spring Creek teenager two years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years. A jury deliberated for two hours Monday before settling on Bryce...

Defendant's DNA not on tested items in beheading case

May. 24, 2022 16:53 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Investigators didn't find a DNA profile for the man accused of killing his wife's co-worker on items recovered in the case, including a gun, a hacksaw and a knife, a state criminalist testified Tuesday. Armando Barron's profile didn't turn up, but testing did...

Scientists will set 1,000 traps for murder hornets this year

May. 24, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists will set about 1,000 traps this year in their quest to wipe out the Asian giant hornet in Washington, the state Department of Agriculture said Tuesday. Scientists believe the hornets, first detected in the Pacific Northwest state in 2019, are...

Ohio woman sentenced to life in 1993 death of newborn

May. 24, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who dumped the body of her newborn son in woods after giving birth in 1993 was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 15 years. A jury convicted Gail Eastwood Ritchey, 51, of murder in early April in northeast...

Celestine Chaney, Buffalo supermarket victim, mourned

May. 24, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Images of Celestine Chaney's shooting death in a hate-fueled attack inside a Buffalo supermarket made their way across the internet in the days that followed. At her funeral Tuesday, images from a treasured life filled the space, showing her smiling and holding her family...