Latest Gabrielle Giffords News

Suburban voters are pressuring Republicans to act on guns

Aug. 18, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Following the news has grown stressful for Angela Tetschner, a 39-year-old nurse raising four children in this sprawling Phoenix suburb of tile roofs, desert yards, young families and voters who are increasingly up for grabs. "Sometimes I do think about the school shootings," said...

Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

Aug. 17, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed in a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left. Antonio Basco had told reporters he felt alone in planning the funeral for Margie Reckard, one of 22 people killed when...

The Latest: Stranger says goodbye to El Paso shooting victim

Aug. 17, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a funeral of an El Paso shooting victim whose companion had few family (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A crowd of strangers has said goodbye to an El Paso, Texas, shooting victim after her longtime companion said he felt alone and invited the public to her funeral....

Aug. 22 town hall in El Paso to condemn white supremacy

Aug. 16, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Latino Victory Project Executive Director Mayra Macias and former Arizona lawmaker Gabby Giffords will kick-off a Texas tour with an Aug. 22 town hall in El Paso to condemn white supremacy and gun violence against Latinos. Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas will be among the...

The Latest: Progressive group backs candidate in Senate race

Aug. 13, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico (all times local): 11:30 a.m. An advocacy group for progressive policies and candidates known as the Working Families Party is endorsing New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver in the Democratic primary...

Court reinstates Sarah Palin suit against New York Times

Aug. 6, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin brought against The New York Times was restored by a federal appeals court Tuesday, giving the onetime Republican vice presidential nominee an opportunity to prove her claims that the newspaper falsely accused her of inciting a mass shooting that severely...

Presidential hopefuls invited to gun control forum in Vegas

Aug. 1, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two prominent gun control organizations said Thursday that they will host a forum for Democratic presidential candidates in Las Vegas on Oct. 2, the day after the city marks the second anniversary of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The Giffords group and March For Our...

Kid reporter now lives in Arizona town where she made news

Jul. 31, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A tenacious 12-year-old reporter who made national headlines for her confrontation with a marshal in an Arizona border town will now be able to report there permanently. Hilde Kate Lysiak's family moved from their Pennsylvania home earlier this week to Patagonia. But the young journalist...

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

Jul. 16, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Collins had the spotlight to himself this time — Armstrong has been gone for seven years and Aldrin canceled. Collins said he...