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Official: Kids to 911 during siege: 'Please send the police'

May. 27, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Nearly 20 officers were in a hallway outside of the classrooms at a Texas elementary school for more than 45 minutes before agents used a master key to open a door and confront a gunman, authorities said Friday. The on-site commander believed the gunman was...

Students who survived Texas school attack describe scene

May. 27, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A young survivor of the massacre at a Texas elementary school said she covered herself with a friend's blood and pretended to be dead while she waited for help to arrive. Miah Cerrillo, 11, told CNN that she and a friend called 911 from her dead teacher's phone...

'Relentless': Russia squeezes Ukrainian strongholds in east

May. 27, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia-backed separatists claimed they captured a railway hub city in eastern Ukraine as Moscow's forces pushed to gain more ground Friday by pounding another Ukrainian-held area where authorities say 1,500 people have died since the war's start. With...

Governor saw deadly arrest video months before prosecutors

May. 27, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With racial tensions still simmering over the killing of George Floyd, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and his top lawyers gathered in a state police conference room in October 2020 to prepare for the fallout from a troubling case closer to home: troopers’ deadly arrest...

NRA opens gun convention in Texas after school massacre

May. 27, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association began its annual convention in Houston on Friday, three days after a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school on the other side of the state, renewing the national debate over gun violence. Former President...

Baby formula shortage highlights racial disparities

May. 27, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Capri Isidoro broke down in tears in the office of a lactation consultant. The mother of two had been struggling to breastfeed her 1-month-old daughter ever since she was born, when the hospital gave the baby formula first without consulting her on her desire...

Iran confirms seizure of 2 Greek oil tankers in Persian Gulf

May. 27, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says it has seized two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. The Guard’s statement on Friday night said the ships were seized over unspecified violations. It did not elaborate. The U.S....

New law puts NHL great Konstantinov's 24/7 care in jeopardy

May. 27, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Vladimir Konstantinov has traded hockey sticks for an Uno deck. Many, in fact. The onetime Soviet and Detroit Red Wings star plays so often that he goes through a pack per week, wearing out cards with the hands that once made him one of the world's best defensemen. ...

AP PHOTOS: The glamour of Cannes in black & white

May. 27, 2022 03:42 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most colorful spectacles in the world — all Cote d’Azur sunshine, palm trees and glittering ballgowns. But the soul of Cannes will always exist in black and white. The images that first made Cannes synonymous with...

More Memorial Day travel expected, despite high gas prices

May. 26, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To drive, or not to drive? This Memorial Day weekend, with surging gas prices that are redefining pain at the pump, that is the question for many Americans as a new COVID-19 surge also spreads across the country. For Marvin Harper, of Phoenix, his family’s...

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Upstate New York teachers put on leave after offensive texts

May. 27, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Several public school teachers in Rochester were put on leave after exchanging text messages that made "racist and demeaning” references to students, officials said Friday. The Democrat and Chronicle reported the teachers worked at Enrico Fermi School 17,...

Indiana man convicted in neighbor's slaying faces civil suit

May. 27, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana man convicted of fatally shooting a neighbor while the property line between their homes was being surveyed faces a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim’s mother. The lawsuit filed last week in Wayne County against Billy Wilson Sr.,...

'Relentless': Russia squeezes Ukrainian strongholds in east

May. 27, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia-backed separatists claimed they captured a railway hub city in eastern Ukraine as Moscow's forces pushed to gain more ground Friday by pounding another Ukrainian-held area where authorities say 1,500 people have died since the war's start. With...

Correction: Philanthropy-Darren Walker story

May. 27, 2022 12:35 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story published May 25, 2022, about France honoring Darren Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation, The Associated Press incorrectly referred to the National Gallery of the Arts where Walker is on the board. It is the National Gallery of Art.

Official: Kids to 911 during siege: 'Please send the police'

May. 27, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Nearly 20 officers were in a hallway outside of the classrooms at a Texas elementary school for more than 45 minutes before agents used a master key to open a door and confront a gunman, authorities said Friday. The on-site commander believed the gunman was...

Texas official: Commander made `wrong decision' not to breach classroom sooner because they thought no children at risk

May. 27, 2022 12:34 PM EDT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Texas official: Commander made `wrong decision' not to breach classroom sooner because they thought no children at risk.

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says its navy has seized 2 Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf

May. 27, 2022 12:34 PM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says its navy has seized 2 Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf.

Man pleads guilty to starting St. Paul warehouse fire

May. 27, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Golden Valley man has pleaded guilty to starting a fire that consumed four vacant warehouses in St. Paul last year. The Pioneer Press reported Thursday that 19-year-old Luis Adrian Rodriguez was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation after entering...

Iran confirms seizure of 2 Greek oil tankers in Persian Gulf

May. 27, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says it has seized two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. The Guard’s statement on Friday night said the ships were seized over unspecified violations. It did not elaborate. The U.S....

AP PHOTOS: In Ukraine, living in fear of death from above

May. 27, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

A black-and-white wedding photo lay among wood scraps and other debris in the aftermath of an airstrike in Kramatorsk, testament to happier times. A woman in Kharkiv knelt next to her husband’s body, surrounded by a pool of blood after he was killed by shelling. ...