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Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probe

May. 28, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

The actions — or more notably, the inaction — of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers has 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...

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...

Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle

May. 28, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — As Russia asserted progress in its goal of seizing the entirety of contested eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin tried to shake European resolve Saturday to punish his country with sanctions and to keep supplying weapons that have supported Ukraine's defense. ...

VP Harris tells Buffalo mourners: Stand up for what's right

May. 28, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

Saturday marked the last funeral for victims of a racist attack on Black people at a Buffalo supermarket, with a service that became a call to action and an emotional plea to end the hate and violence that has wracked the nation. The funeral for 86-year-old Ruth Whitfield — the...

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...

Weather's unwanted guest: Nasty La Nina keeps popping up

May. 28, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

Something weird is up with La Nina, the natural but potent weather event linked to more drought and wildfires in the western United States and more Atlantic hurricanes. It’s becoming the nation’s unwanted weather guest and meteorologists said the West’s megadrought won’t go away until La...

Judge gives initial OK to $1B deal in Florida condo collapse

May. 28, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

A Florida judge on Saturday gave initial approval to a settlement of more than $1 billion to families who lost loved ones in the collapse last year of a Florida beachfront condominium building in which 98 people died. The quick settlement of the unprecedented collapse of the 12-story...

Sri Lanka police tear gas protesters opposed to president

May. 28, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in Sri Lanka used tear gas and a water cannons Saturday to disperse demonstrators trying to approach the president's office to demand he resign over the country's ongoing economic crisis. The demonstrators were rallying to mark the 50th day of...

UN human rights chief asks China to rethink Uyghur policies

May. 28, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The top U.N. human rights official said Saturday that she raised concerns with Chinese officials about the impact of the broad application of counterterrorism and deradicalization measures on the rights of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim groups in China's Xinjiang region. ...

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. ...

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Landslides and floods kill at least 30 in northeast Brazil

May. 28, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Landslides caused by heavy rains killed at least 28 people in the state of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil on Saturday, authorities said. In Alagoas, another state in the region, two people died when they were swept away in river flooding on Friday. More than...

VP Harris tells Buffalo mourners: Stand up for what's right

May. 28, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

Saturday marked the last funeral for victims of a racist attack on Black people at a Buffalo supermarket, with a service that became a call to action and an emotional plea to end the hate and violence that has wracked the nation. The funeral for 86-year-old Ruth Whitfield — the...

Swastikas scratched into prominent Los Angeles synagogue

May. 28, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swastikas were scratched into the office windows of a prominent Los Angeles synagogue this week, officials with Ikar said in a statement. The antisemitic incident occurred overnight Thursday or early Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported. ...

Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend

May. 28, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. They're also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,200 flights were canceled as of 2 p.m EST Saturday, according to flight...

Children among 31 killed at church fair stampede in Nigeria

May. 28, 2022 14:21 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...

Yemen's warring sides fail to end rebel blockade of 3rd city

May. 28, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s warring parties failed to reach agreement on Saturday to lift a blockade by Houthi rebels of the country's third largest city, the United Nations said, after three days of talks in the Jordanian capital. The failure virtually shuts down hopes that the...

Hot Ticket: NASCAR hub gets sellout for Memorial Day weekend

May. 28, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR is very much still a hot ticket in its Charlotte hub. Charlotte Motor Speedway announced a sellout for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, meaning approximately 100,000 fans are expected to attend NASCAR’s longest race of the season. Grandstand...

Inslee settles lawsuit over building council appointments

May. 28, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee’s appointments to an obscure regulatory panel have cost Washington state $70,000 in a public records lawsuit settlement — and forced the governor to name new appointees. The dispute centered on Inslee’s handling of appointments to the...

Mississippi Amazon facility to open in July after delay

May. 28, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Amazon's newest fulfillment center in Mississippi is set to open in mid-July, 18 months after the company announced the project. Joey Deason, executive director of the Madison County Economic Development Authority, on Thursday confirmed the July 18 opening of...

Russia test-fires its latest hypersonic Zircon missile

May. 28, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian navy on Saturday conducted another test of a prospective hypersonic missile, a demonstration of the military's long-range strike capability amid the fighting in Ukraine. The Defense Ministry said the Admiral Gorshkov frigate of the Northern Fleet in the...