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Armed man at Missouri Walmart pleads guilty to lesser charge

Nov. 1, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who caused panic at a Missouri Walmart when he walked inside wearing body armor and carrying loaded weapons in what he described as an effort to test his right to bear arms pleaded guilty to making a false report Friday after initially being charged with a more serious...

Texas officials testify to lawmakers about mass violence

Oct. 30, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State officials and experts testified Wednesday before a Texas legislative committee evaluating issues related to mass violence in the wake of two August shootings that left nearly 30 people dead in the state. The Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety...

El Paso mass shooting suspect pleads not guilty in 22 deaths

Oct. 10, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The 21-year-old man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, pleaded not guilty Thursday during a brief initial hearing. Police have said Patrick Crusius of Dallas confessed to the Aug. 3 mass shooting and that he targeted...

The Latest: Crusius defense team appeals for open minds

Oct. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the prosecution of a man accused of fatally shooting 22 people in an attack at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Attorneys for the man charged with capital murder in the mass shootings at an El Paso Walmart store appealed to the public to keep an...

ICE, sheriff say immigration ruling threatens public safety

Oct. 10, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday criticized a judge's ruling barring his agency from relying solely on databases that have at times led to the wrongful detention of American citizens. Speaking Thursday at the White House, Matthew Albence called...

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Oct. 10, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers: The Dallas Morning News, Oct. 10, 2019 What the killing of Guyger witness Joshua Brown has to teach us now When a witness in a murder case is himself murdered just days after a high-profile trial, it is both right and appropriate for a community to...

2 wounded in El Paso Walmart attack remain hospitalized

Oct. 5, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two adults who were wounded in an Aug. 3 shooting at an El Paso Walmart that killed 22 people remain hospitalized. The El Paso Times reports that Mario De Alba, from Chihuahua, Mexico, is receiving treatment at University Medical Center of El Paso and that an unknown patient remains...

Sen. Harris pickets with union, rallies Reno students

Oct. 3, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, told supporters in the early caucus state of Nevada Thursday she expects impeachment proceedings to move quickly in the House because of growing evidence President Donald Trump has committed crimes against the United States. “I don’t think...

Gun control risks losing momentum as impeachment fever rises

Oct. 2, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After back-to-back mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this summer, gun control burst back on the scene as a major political issue for Democrats. Now it risks taking a back seat as impeachment fever overtakes Washington. Gun control advocates are determined to prevent that from happening. Ten...

AP-NORC poll: Most disapprove of Trump on race relations

Sep. 30, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Large majorities of black and Latino Americans think Donald Trump's actions as president have made things worse for people like them, and about two-thirds of Americans overall disapprove of how he's handling race relations, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC...