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Texas prosecutor resigns amid 2019 Walmart attack criticism

Nov. 28, 2022 21:53 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Texas prosecutor facing mounting criticism over the handling of the 2019 Walmart mass shooting in El Paso that killed 23 people resigned Monday after the county took the extraordinary step of seeking to remove her from elected office. El Paso County...

'Bodies drop' as Walmart manager kills 6 in Virginia attack

Nov. 23, 2022 20:21 PM EST

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Walmart manager pulled out a handgun before a routine employee meeting and began firing wildly around the break room of a Virginia store, killing six people in the nation’s second high-profile mass shooting in four days, police and witnesses said Wednesday. ...

Suspect in killing of 5 at Colorado club held without bail

Nov. 23, 2022 19:51 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub was ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance Wednesday as the suspect sat slumped over in a chair. Anderson...

Defense: Colorado gay club shooting suspect is nonbinary

Nov. 23, 2022 00:30 AM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The alleged gunman facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is nonbinary, the suspect's defense team says in court filings. In several standard motions filed on behalf of Anderson Lee...

Police: Gunman kills 5 at gay club, is subdued by patrons

Nov. 20, 2022 21:55 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 22-year-old gunman opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle inside a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing five people and leaving 25 injured before he was subdued by “heroic” patrons and arrested by police who arrived within minutes, authorities said...

GOP’s Abbott wins 3rd term as Texas governor, beats O’Rourke

Nov. 09, 2022 01:56 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott decisively won a third term Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Beto O’Rourke in a midterm race that tested the direction of America’s supersized red state following the Uvalde school massacre and a strict new abortion ban. ...

GOP’s Ken Paxton wins 3rd term as Texas attorney general

Nov. 09, 2022 01:08 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton won reelection Tuesday, adding to Republicans' decades of dominance in the state’s top offices despite a slew of legal problems and dysfunction in his agency. Paxton secured a third term as Texas’ top lawyer, setting up...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 07, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Austin American Statesman. November 6, 2022. Editorial: On Election Day, vote for candidates who respect democracy Texas has more election deniers on the ballot than any other state, according to the FiveThirtyEight website As you cast your ballot for...

Biden nominates 7 for US attorney, judge and marshal slots

Oct. 14, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is putting forth seven new Justice Department and judicial nominations covering three U.S. attorney's offices in Texas and other senior posts. One is a prosecutor who vowed to seek the death penalty for a man who killed nearly two dozen people in a...

Parkland school shooter spared from execution for killing 17

Oct. 13, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A divided jury spared Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz the death penalty Thursday for killing 17 people at a Parkland high school in 2018, sending him to prison for the rest of his life in a decision that left many families of the victims angered, baffled and in...