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Police: Texas gunman was inside the school for over an hour

May. 26, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The gunman who massacred 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school was inside for more than an hour before he was killed in a shootout, law enforcement authorities said Thursday amid mounting public anger and scrutiny over their response to the rampage. ...

Daughter and her best friends 'are all gone now,' dad says

May. 26, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Jacklyn Cazares hadn’t yet reached her 10th birthday, but she was already a tough-minded “firecracker” always looking to help people in need, her father said. Jacklyn and her second cousin, Annabelle Rodriguez, were especially tight with three other classmates at Robb...

Texas shooter sent warning signs, messages, mostly too late

May. 26, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Monday morning at Robb Elementary School, a line of graduating high school seniors in maroon caps and gowns paid a visit to the children to offer smiles, high fives and encouragement that one day, if they studied hard enough, they could graduate too. Notably...

Russia slams sanctions, seeks to blame West for food crisis

May. 26, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Moscow pressed the West on Thursday to lift sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine, seeking to shift the blame for a growing food crisis that has been worsened by Kyiv’s inability to ship millions of tons of grain and other agricultural products due to the...

Trump loses appeal, must testify in New York civil probe

May. 26, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump must answer questions under oath in the New York attorney general’s civil investigation into his business practices, a state appeals court ruled Thursday, rejecting his argument that he be excused from testifying because his answers could be used in...

CEO pay rose 17% in 2021 as profits soared; workers trailed

May. 26, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even when regular workers win their biggest raises in decades, they look minuscule compared with what CEOs are getting. The typical compensation package for chief executives who run S&P 500 companies soared 17.1% last year, to a median $14.5 million, according...

Dominant coronavirus mutant contains ghost of pandemic past

May. 26, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

The coronavirus mutant that is now dominant in the United States is a member of the omicron family but scientists say it spreads faster than its omicron predecessors, is adept at escaping immunity and might possibly cause more serious disease. Why? Because it combines properties of...

NRA stages marketing event as Texas mourns school shooting

May. 26, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention in Houston on Friday, and leaders of the powerful gun-rights lobbying group are gearing up to “reflect on” -- and deflect any blame for -- the deadly shooting earlier this week of 19 children and two teachers at an...

'No future for babies:' 842 US-bound Haitians end up in Cuba

May. 26, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

VILLA CLARA, Cuba (AP) — Some of the more than 840 Haitians who tried to reach the United States in a boat but ended up in Cuba said Thursday that they fled violence in their country and were charged thousands of dollars by smugglers who ushered them onto a dilapidated boat and later abandoned...

Ray Liotta, 'Goodfellas' and 'Field of Dreams' star, dies

May. 26, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

Ray Liotta, the blue-eyed actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. Liotta's publicist, Jen Allen, said he was in the Dominican Republic shooting a new movie and didn't...

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McDaniels mum on Kaepernick workout for Raiders

May. 26, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders concluded organized team practices Thursday with all four quarterbacks on the roster participating but the buzz surrounding the franchise was about Colin Kaepernick, who has gotten a workout with the club. First-year coach Josh McDaniels...

Alan White, longtime drummer for prog rock's Yes, dead at 72

May. 26, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Alan White, the longtime drummer for progressive rock pioneers Yes who also played on projects with John Lennon and George Harrison, has died. He was 72. White’s death was announced on his Facebook page by his family. The post said he died at his Seattle-area home...

Video of Black man dying in Brazil police custody draws fury

May. 26, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The asphhyxiation death of a Black man shown in a video being held by two officers of Brazil's Federal Highway Police inside an SUV's smoke-filled trunk is sparking outrage among Brazilians. Images of the police stop Tuesday in Umbauba, in the northeastern...

Daughter and her best friends 'are all gone now,' dad says

May. 26, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Jacklyn Cazares hadn’t yet reached her 10th birthday, but she was already a tough-minded “firecracker” always looking to help people in need, her father said. Jacklyn and her second cousin, Annabelle Rodriguez, were especially tight with three other classmates at Robb...

Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in beheading case

May. 26, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a New Hampshire man of first-degree murder for killing his wife’s coworker after he discovered they were texting, and then forcing her to behead him. Armando Barron, 32, faces a life sentence without parole. He also was convicted...

Russia slams sanctions, seeks to blame West for food crisis

May. 26, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Moscow pressed the West on Thursday to lift sanctions against Russia over the war in Ukraine, seeking to shift the blame for a growing food crisis that has been worsened by Kyiv’s inability to ship millions of tons of grain and other agricultural products due to the...

Wichita woman admits defrauding employer of $3.1 million

May. 26, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding her former employer of about $3.1 million, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Nancy Martin, 77, pleaded guilty to bank fraud and filing a false tax document. Martin was bookkeeper, business...

President: 11 babies killed in fire at Senegalese hospital

May. 26, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

TIVAOUANE, Senegal (AP) — Police were on guard and nearby residents and parents stood mourning outside a hospital in Senegal where a fire in the neonatal unit killed 11 newborns. Only three infants could be saved, President Macky Sall said before calling on Thursday for three days of mourning for...

China and Russia veto new UN sanctions on North Korea

May. 26, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution sponsored by the United States on Thursday that would have imposed tough new sanctions on North Korea for its spate of intercontinental ballistic missile launches that can be used to deliver nuclear weapons. The vote...

US education chief seeks action to prevent school shootings

May. 26, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Thursday he is ashamed the United States is "becoming desensitized to the murder of children” and that action is needed now to prevent more lives from being lost in school shootings like the one in Uvalde, Texas. Cardona...