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Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probe

May. 28, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

The actions — or more notably, the inaction — of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers moved swiftly to the center of the investigation into this week's shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The attack that left 19 children and two teachers dead...

Iran disperses crowd angry over building collapse killing 29

May. 28, 2022 08:11 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...

VP Harris expected at last Buffalo shooting victim's funeral

May. 28, 2022 07:46 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The last of the victims of a gunman's racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket will be laid to rest Saturday. Ruth Whitfield, at 86, is the oldest of the 10 people killed. Whitfield is expected to be eulogized by civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton at a...

Police: 3 wounded in shooting in Chicago neighborhood

May. 28, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded on Friday in a neighborhood west of Chicago, authorities said. The Chicago Police Department said a man was sitting in a parked car with a woman standing by his driver side window when both were struck with gunfire at about 10:15...

AP FACT CHECK: NRA speakers distort gun and crime statistics

May. 28, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speakers at the National Rifle Association annual meeting assailed a Chicago gun ban that doesn't exist, ignored security upgrades at the Texas school where children were slaughtered and roundly distorted national gun and crime statistics as they pushed back against any...

NRA speakers unshaken on gun rights after school massacre

May. 27, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — One by one, they took the stage at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston and denounced the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school across the state. And one by one, they insisted that further restricting access to firearms was not...

As US mourns shootings, NRA in turmoil but influence remains

May. 28, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — For a brief moment in 2012, it seemed like a national stalemate over guns was breaking. Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old gunman, had forced his way into a Connecticut elementary school and massacred 26 people, mostly children, with an AR-15-style rifle. Flags flew at...

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

May. 27, 2022 23:01 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 more than an hour to breach the classroom after following the...

Uvalde school police chief faulted in shooting response

May. 27, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

The police official blamed for not sending officers in more quickly to stop the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting is the chief of the school system's small police force, a unit dedicated ordinarily to building relationships with students and responding to the occasional fight. Preparing...

San Francisco police say officers shot, killed 2 men

May. 27, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police shot and killed two men in a confrontation last week after being called to help a man who was being attacked, police said Friday. Police Chief Bill Scott provided information about the shooting at a virtual town hall Friday after facing...