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Gun debate a side note in hearings on Uvalde shooting

Jun. 22, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first public hearings in Texas looking into the Uvalde school massacre have focused on a cascade of law enforcement blunders, school building safety and mental health care with only scant mentions of the shooter’s AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and gun reform. ...

Report: Police in Uvalde had rifles earlier than known

Jun. 21, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Multiple police officers armed with rifles and at least one ballistic shield stood and waited in a school hallway for nearly an hour while a gunman carried out a massacre of 19 elementary students and two teachers, according to a Monday news report that marks the latest...

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Jun. 19, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19%. The cost of a ton of asphalt in a small Massachusetts town: up 37%. The estimate to build a new airport terminal in Des Moines, Iowa: 69% higher, with a several year delay. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure...

Paddleboarders rescue pilot who crashed plane in Austin lake

Jun. 17, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A pilot crashed a small airplane into Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin and was helped to shore by paddleboarders, officials said. The pilot, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden, was on a test flight Thursday afternoon when the crash occurred,...

Ferreira scores 4 goals, US beats Grenada 5-0 in Cup sendoff

Jun. 11, 2022 02:00 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jesús Ferreira had a night to remember against an overwhelmed opponent in the United States' World Cup sendoff. The 21-year-old forward tied the U.S. international record with four goals that included a hat trick in a 13-minute span Friday night during a 5-0...

Hines-Allen scores season-high 17, Mystics beat Lynx 76-59

Jun. 10, 2022 22:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Myisha Hines-Allen scored a season-high 17 points, Ariel Atkins added 12 points and the Washington Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 76-59 on Friday night. Elizabeth Williams added 11 points and Shakira Austin grabbed 13 rebounds for Washington (9-5). Elena Delle...

Uvalde school where shooting happened has deep roots in city

Jun. 10, 2022 06:33 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — As the small Texas city of Uvalde struggles to heal after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school, thoughts have also turned to ensuring its legacy as the centerpiece of the fight for equal education for Mexican Americans over half a century ago...

Search in Texas murder case finds missing child, now age 42

Jun. 09, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A decades-long search by a Florida woman and her extended family linked to an unsolved murder case has resulted in the woman finally finding her missing granddaughter, now grown with no previous knowledge of her tragic history, officials said Thursday. ...

Texas routs Air Force 10-1, advances to Super Regionals

Jun. 06, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dylan Campbell hit two solo home runs, Ivan Melendez added a two-run shot and No. 9 overall seed Texas rolled to a 10-1 victory over Air Force Academy on Sunday to win the Austin Regional and earn a berth in the Super Regionals. Melendez, who is batting .404...

Greiving HR lifts Air Force over La Tech 9-7 in Austin

Jun. 05, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jake Greiving hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to give Air Force a 9-7 win over Louisiana Tech in an elimination game of the Austin Region on Sunday. The Falcons (32-28) face host Texas, the No. 10 overall seed, later Sunday and need two wins to...