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Official: Girl told 911 'send the police now' as cops waited

May. 27, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, “Please send the police now,” as officers waited in the hallway for more than 45 minutes, authorities said Friday....

Giants' Kapler refusing to take field for anthem in protest

May. 27, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Friday he will refuse to take the field for the national anthem in a protest over the nation’s political direction following this week’s school shooting in Texas. “I don’t plan on coming out for the anthem...

NRA meets in Texas after school massacre, protest roils

May. 27, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — One by one, they took the stage at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention and denounced the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school across the state. And one by one, they insisted that changing U.S. gun laws or further restricting access to...

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...

Wisconsin's Evers prays GOP investigator not named to panel

May. 27, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said Friday he can't think of anyone worse to fill a vacancy on Wisconsin's bipartisan elections commission than a Republican-hired election investigator and he prays that the former state Supreme Court justice isn't named to the panel. ...

22 mass shootings. 374 dead. Here's where the guns came from

May. 27, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

The suspects in the shootings at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and a Buffalo, New York, supermarket were both just 18, authorities say, when they bought the weapons used in the attacks — too young to legally purchase alcohol or cigarettes, but old enough to arm themselves with assault-style...

3 more funerals for Buffalo victims in week of goodbyes

May. 27, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A mother and sister known for baking decadent pastries. A restaurant worker buying his 3-year-old's birthday cake. A father and die-hard Buffalo Bills fan who worked as a school bus aide. Those three victims of the racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket were...

Exception added to New Hampshire's 24-week abortion ban

May. 27, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's ban on late-term abortion no longer applies in cases in which the fetus has been diagnosed with “abnormalities incompatible with life.” Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill Friday adding an exception to the ban on abortions after 24 weeks...

Steelers GM Khan embracing expectations of new role

May. 27, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It did not take Omar Khan long to figure out he wanted to be around football. Growing up in New Orleans as an ardent Saints fan in the 1980s and 90s, he knew right away his life's mission was to be involved in the NFL. Even as he matured, even as he realized —...

3 shot and injured during Honolulu fight; suspect arrested

May. 27, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Police have arrested a 21-year-old man after a shooting in Honolulu injured three people, officials said. Police said the man fired multiple shots at a 15-year-old, 17-year-old and a 20-year-old during a fight Thursday night, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported. ...