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Iran disperses crowd angry over building collapse killing 29

May. 28, 2022 08:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian riot police fired tear gas and shot into the air to disperse an angry crowd of hundreds of people near the site of a building collapse in the southwestern city of Abadan, online video analyzed Saturday showed. One report by Iran's...

Officials: Texas shooter talked about guns in private chats

May. 27, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

Texas authorities said Friday that the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers inside an elementary school discussed his interest in buying a gun in private online conversations, but backed away from earlier descriptions that he made public threats less than an hour before the attack. ...

14-year-old Athens boy arrested for shooting 2 other boys

May. 27, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A 14-year-old Athens boy was arrested Friday for shooting two other teens over a social media post earlier this week, police said. Athens-Clarke County police charged the boy as a juvenile with four counts of aggravated assault. His name was not released because...

Texas elementary school shooting: What do we know so far?

May. 27, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A gunman stormed into an elementary school Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers in the United States' deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade. Law enforcement officers killed the shooter, identified as a local 18-year-old who had shot and...

'Precious individuals' taken in Texas school shooting

May. 27, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — One student was an avid runner, so fast she swept the races at field day. Another was learning football plays from his grandfather. One girl sensed something was wrong and wanted to skip school. On Wednesday, stories began to emerge about the lives of the 19...

Delaware lawmaker suggests mask opponents kill themselves

May. 27, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — House leaders in Delaware on Friday chastised a fellow Democrat who suggested in an online discussion that those who don’t support mask wearing amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases but do support gun rights should kill themselves with their guns. House leaders gave...

Hacked Brazil airport screens show porn to travelers

May. 27, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s airport authority Infraero said Friday it has notified the Federal Police over an apparent hack into electronic displays at an airport in Rio de Janeiro. Instead of advertisements and flight information, travelers were shown pornographic movies. Video...

Surfer helps families honor loved ones with 'one last wave'

May. 27, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Surfing is no longer a solitary pursuit for Dan Fischer. When he catches a wave along the shores of Rhode Island, he looks down at a surfboard covered with the names of people who have died, and who shared his love of the ocean. His father's name is the guiding...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 27, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts misidentify photos of trans...

Shooter warning signs get lost in sea of social media posts

May. 27, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The warning signs were there for anyone to stumble upon, days before the 18-year-old gunman entered a Texas elementary school and slaughtered 19 children and two teachers. There was the Instagram photo of a hand holding a gun magazine, a TikTok profile that...