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Today in History

Aug. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2019. There are 133 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 20, 1986, postal employee Patrick Henry Sherrill went on a deadly rampage at a post office in Edmond, Okla., shooting 14 fellow workers to death before killing himself....

Florida leaders move to condemn white nationalism

Aug. 15, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislators are moving to officially condemn white nationalism, with Democrats and Republicans alike drafting resolutions against hate-spurred violence, but the unity could be short-lived as elected officials plunge into debates over how the government should intervene to...

AP Interview: New shooting hits home hard for survivor

Aug. 14, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Whitney Austin knew what a flurry of text messages asking how she was doing meant. A mass shooting. Nearly one year ago, Austin, 38, survived 12 close-range gunshots in an attack in Cincinnati that left three people dead. Now, each time a similar attack takes place, the messages roll in....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's made-up claims on shootings, tariffs

Aug. 12, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Playing defense, President Donald Trump made up facts in the aftermath of two mass shootings and as U.S. businesses braced for a potentially devastating trade war with China. Trump distorted science in seeking to assign blame on video games for the deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio,...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fiction on gun violence, economy

Aug. 10, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of exaggeration and outright fiction for President Donald Trump as he confronted the aftermath of two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Trump twisted science in seeking to assign blame on video games for the shootings, rather than on his own words that critics say...

Scandal-ridden NRA head LaPierre digs in against gun control

Aug. 9, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

In the aftermath of the back-to-back shooting massacres in Texas and Ohio, the debate over gun control has returned to the National Rifle Association and its immense power to stymie any significant legislation on the issue. The man largely responsible for the NRA's uncompromising stance is its decades-long CEO,...

Lawyer: Family never heard suspect express racist views

Aug. 8, 2019 10:05 PM EDT

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico (AP) — As funerals were held Thursday in Mexico for some of the country's citizens who died in the El Paso shooting, a lawyer for the suspected gunman's family said they never heard him express racist views. Authorities believe Patrick Crusius, 21, wrote a racist, rambling screed...

With every new tragedy, another 'strong' campaign

Aug. 8, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In Ohio, a heart-shaped mural with the phrase "Dayton Strong" hangs in front of the bar where a gunman killed nine people. In Texas, "El Paso Strong," written in red, white and blue, adorns homemade banners after a shooter killed 22 at a Walmart. In California, where a gunman killed three...

Protesters chant against Trump as he visits Dayton, El Paso

Aug. 8, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Aiming to play the traditional role of healer during national tragedy, President Donald Trump paid visits to cities reeling from mass shootings that left 31 dead and dozens more wounded. But his divisive words preceded him, large protests greeted him and biting political attacks soon...

Mass shootings so far this year almost reach 2018 levels

Aug. 8, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Just seven months into 2019, the U.S. has experienced almost as many mass killings as occurred in all of 2018. Back-to-back mass shootings in Texas and Ohio brought the total number of mass killings so far this year to 23, leaving 131 people dead. There were 25 mass killings in 2018,...