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Uvalde a mix of pride and anger as it grieves school attack

May. 28, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Days after a local man burst into an elementary school and killed 19 children and two teachers before officers managed to kill him, the signs of grief, solidarity and local pride are everywhere in Uvalde. Many are wearing maroon, the color for Uvalde's school...

Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probe

May. 28, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

The actions — or more notably, the inaction — of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers have become the center of the investigation into this week's shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The delay in confronting the shooter — who was inside the...

TIMELINE: Texas elementary school shooting, minute by minute

May. 28, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

In the hours and days following the fatal shooting of 19 children and their two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, authorities gave shifting and at times contradictory information of what happened and how they responded. The investigation of the massacre...

FBI records on search for fabled gold raise more questions

May. 28, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

A scientific analysis commissioned by the FBI shortly before agents went digging for buried treasure suggested that a huge quantity of gold could be below the surface, according to newly released government documents and photos that deepen the mystery of the 2018 excavation in remote western...

Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle

May. 29, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia claimed to have overrun a key rail hub while its troops fought Ukrainian defenders in the streets of another city in eastern Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry said the railroad center Lyman had been “completely liberated’’ by a joint...

Ex-Proud Boys leader to stay jailed until Capitol riot trial

May. 28, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

The former top leader of the Proud Boys will remain jailed while awaiting trial on charges that he conspired with other members of the far-right extremist group to attack the U.S. Capitol and stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden's presidential victory, a federal judge has ruled. ...

Children among 31 killed at church fair stampede in Nigeria

May. 28, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A stampede Saturday at a church charity event in southern Nigeria left 31 people dead and seven injured, police told The Associated Press, a shocking development at a program that aimed to offer hope to the needy. One witness said the dead included a pregnant woman and many...

As US mourns shootings, NRA in turmoil but influence remains

May. 28, 2022 12:53 PM 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...

'Triangle of Sadness' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Fest

May. 28, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s class warfare comedy “Triangle of Sadness” won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, giving Ostlund one of cinema’s most prestigious prizes for the second time. Ostlund, whose art-world send-up...

Madrid wins Champions League final marred by crowd chaos

May. 28, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Yet another Champions League title for Real Madrid, the undisputed king of Europe. Yet another showpiece European soccer game tarnished by chaotic crowd issues and disorder. Madrid became European champion for a record-extending 14th time — double the...

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Plane with 22 people on board missing in Nepal's mountains

May. 29, 2022 02:24 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A small airplane with 22 people on board flying on a popular tourist route was missing in Nepal’s mountains on Sunday, an official said. The plane, which was on a 15-minute scheduled flight to the mountain town of Jomsom, lost contact with the airport...

Severe water shortages strain wheat harvest in Iraq

May. 29, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Salah Chelab crushed a husk of wheat plucked from his sprawling farmland south of Baghdad and inspected its seeds in the palm of one hand. They were several grams lighter than he hoped. “It’s because of the water shortages,” he said, the farm machine roaring...

25 missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia

May. 28, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers in Indonesia were searching for 25 people who were missing after a ferry sank in the Makassar Strait in Central Sulawesi province, officials said Sunday. A total of 42 people were on the boat when it sank in bad weather on Thursday morning while...

Police say airplane with 22 people on board is missing in Nepal's mountains

May. 29, 2022 01:52 AM EDT
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police say airplane with 22 people on board is missing in Nepal's mountains.

Chinatowns more vibrant after pandemic, anti-Asian violence

May. 29, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

The last week of April was a whirlwind for San Francisco's Chinatown. The storied neighborhood debuted the “AAPI Community Heroes Mural," a mostly black and white depiction of 12 mostly unsung Asian American and Pacific Islander figures on the wall of a bank. Three days later...

Artist blends Polish paper cutting with Cajun culture

May. 29, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

ELTON, La. (AP) — Sam Wróbel has gone from a kid in Chicago cutting paper to an adult in southwest Louisiana cutting paper — professionally. Wróbel, whose last name is Polish for sparrow, studied art in college and worked for years as a sign artist, making mostly...

Alabama officer recounts shootout, anxious to return to work

May. 29, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — On the morning of Oct. 20, 2021, Lee County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyron Ponds made a traffic stop in Beauregard that turned into a shootout. Ponds, a 34-year-old Army veteran, had graduated from the police academy in Selma two months earlier, and it was only his sixth day of...

Mississippi State University, home to out-of-this-world tree

May. 29, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — On Mississippi State University’s campus stands an out-of-this-world tree — a sycamore grown from a seed that ventured further into space than most Mississippians ever will. All the way to the moon. The tree, known as the “moon sycamore,” was...

First all-female rideshare business in Mississippi launched

May. 29, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Troublesome incidents involving women rideshare passengers and drivers have increased enough to prompt an entrepreneur in Mississippi's capital to come up with a new business. It’s a ride share service literally just for ladies that she hopes will mean safer...

Kids grow veg, gain skills in sustainable school garden

May. 29, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Just like reading, writing and arithmetic, Rapides Academy for Advanced Academics' sixth graders are learning how beneficial sustainable gardening is with the help of the Good Food Project. The Good Food Project is a program of the Food Bank of Central...