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Landslides and floods kill at least 31 in northeast Brazil

May. 28, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Landslides caused by heavy rains killed at least 29 people in the state of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil on Saturday, authorities said. In Alagoas, another state in the region, two people died when they were swept away in river flooding on Friday. More than...

California school probe yields no suspect in racist messages

May. 28, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California school district has been unable to identify who subjected a Black assistant principal to racist graffiti and messages on social media even after a six-month investigation in which 45 witnesses were interviewed. Elysse Versher, assistant...

Frayed trust frustrates some rural Nevada election officials

May. 28, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In deep-red Republican rural Nevada, longtime election officials are fighting back against a right-wing conspiracy-fueled push to turn back the clock on elections and return to hand counting paper ballots. For some, the fight is paying off. For...

Iran disperses crowd angry over building collapse killing 29

May. 28, 2022 11:23 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...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 27, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake; Tony Monalto, president of Stand with Parkland. ...

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...

Oregon measure aims to limit legislative walkouts

May. 27, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's public sector unions are pushing a ballot measure that would limit the ability of the minority party in the Legislature to use walkouts to block legislation. Republicans have used the tactic frequently at the Capitol in recent years to try to thwart the...