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

May. 28, 2022 18:31 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...

Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle

May. 28, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

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

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...

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...

Real Madrid beats Liverpool 1-0 for 14th European Cup title

May. 28, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Real Madrid became European champion for a record-extending 14th time after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final that started 37 minutes late because of disturbing crowd issues outside the Stade de France on Saturday. Brazil winger Vinícius Júnior...

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Tempe police: Body found after wanted man jumps into lake

May. 28, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The body of a man sought on outstanding warrants was recovered from a Tempe lake Saturday following a search after he jumped in the water while being chased by officers, police said. The incident began at about 5 a.m. when officers responded to a report of a...

US state legislators praise abortion access in Mexico

May. 28, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of U.S. state legislators from Texas, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and North Carolina toured Mexico and said this week they are impressed by efforts to expand abortion access south of the border. The legislators visited the country's three largest...

Fellow managers offer Gabe Kapler support for protest

May. 28, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several of Gabe Kapler’s fellow managers are offering their support for his decision to avoid the field during the national anthem as a protest following the school shootings in southwestern Texas. Kapler, manager of the San Francisco Giants, said Friday he...

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

May. 28, 2022 18:31 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...

Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle

May. 28, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

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

Small plane, 1 aboard, crashes at North Myrtle Beach airport

May. 28, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A small plane crashed Saturday at the Grand Strand Regional Airport in North Myrtle Beach. It was not immediately clear whether the pilot, the only person aboard, suffered any injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration said the...

California school probe yields no suspect in racist messages

May. 28, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California school district has been unable to identify who subjected a Black assistant principal to racist graffiti and messages on social media even after a six-month investigation in which 45 witnesses were interviewed. Elysse Versher, assistant...

Tear gas fired at Liverpool fans amid CL final stadium chaos

May. 28, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Riot police fired tear gas and pepper spray at supporters waiting in long lines to get into the Champions League final which was delayed for 37 minutes as security struggled with desperate fans at the Stade de France on Saturday. Angry Liverpool fans held in the lines...

Real Madrid beats Liverpool 1-0 for 14th European Cup title

May. 28, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Real Madrid became European champion for a record-extending 14th time after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final that started 37 minutes late because of disturbing crowd issues outside the Stade de France on Saturday. Brazil winger Vinícius Júnior...

Landslides and floods kill at least 31 in northeast Brazil

May. 28, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Landslides caused by heavy rains killed at least 29 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...