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Families struggling to cope after mass shootings

Aug. 9, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

Some of the victims were old, some were young. They included teachers, immigrants, a retired iron worker, a business owner, and longtime spouses. Now, their relatives and friends are struggling to go on after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Some funerals already have been held, and more...

Loved ones mourn shooting victims as policy debate rages

Aug. 7, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

Tearful mourners hugged at a service to remember a student gunned down in Ohio. In Mexico, relatives and friends gathered for the wake of a teacher slain at a store in Texas. With a policy debate raging over what to do after the United States' latest mass shootings — at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas,...

Couples, parents, friends among the dead in shootings

Aug. 6, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

Couples died together. A man was killed during an outing with his beloved son. Another protected his wife and granddaughter before he was fatally shot. A shooter on Saturday opened fire at a Walmart store in the Texas border city of El Paso , leaving 22 people dead and some two dozen injured. Hours later, at an...

Indianapolis children's museum plans building demolitions

Aug. 5, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is planning the demolition of a nearby 1920s apartment building and a former office building that it owns. Museum officials say they looked to save the eight-story apartment building along Meridian Street but that it would need several million...

Salvation Army closes shelter in Yuma due to fewer migrants

Jul. 20, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A drop in the number of Central American migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the Yuma area has prompted the Salvation Army to use hotel rooms instead of operating a shelter. Capt. Jeff Breazeale told the Yuma Sun that the Salvation Army continues to provide services but is saving...