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Cancellation of Atlanta festival sparks new fight over guns

Aug. 11, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tens of thousands of Music Midtown festivalgoers are no longer going to descend on Atlanta’s massive Piedmont Park next month to cheer on hip-hop star Future or watch beloved rock band My Chemical Romance take the stage. In fact, some people are convinced Atlanta...

Alex Jones concedes Sandy Hook attack was '100% real'

Aug. 03, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For years, bombastic far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ranted to his millions of followers that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, that children weren’t killed and that parents were crisis actors in an elaborate ruse to force gun control. ...

Today in History: Aug. 3, deadly Walmart shooting in Texas

Aug. 03, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2022. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 3, 2019, a gunman opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, leaving 22 people dead; prosecutors...

Parkland trial a rare, curtailed look at mass shooting gore

Jul. 31, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Few Americans outside law enforcement and government ever see the most graphic videos or photos from the nation's worst mass shootings — in most states, such evidence is only displayed at trial and most such killers die during or immediately after their attacks....

Jurors see Florida school shooter's violent internet posts

Jul. 27, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jurors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz saw evidence Wednesday of his growing obsession to commit a massacre, seeing internet posts and searches about mass killings in the months before he murdered 17 people at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 25, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. July 20, 2022. Editorial: Uvalde report downplays the obvious: It’s the guns. A damning state legislative report released Sunday describes pervasive failures to prevent or effectively respond to the Uvalde school massacre, but it fails to...

Today in History: July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon

Jul. 20, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 20, the 201st day of 2022. There are 164 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon...

Gunfire, shootings and panic mar American weekend

Jul. 18, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

A man firing a rifle killed shoppers at an Indiana mall’s food court. A gunfight at a Houston home killed four people. A stand-up act by the comedian Craig Robinson in North Carolina didn't even begin before club-goers fled from a man with a gun. In Las Vegas, the...

Vegas Strip shooting survivors send ‘Comfort Cubs’ to Uvalde

Jul. 17, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, a campaign to deliver huggable bears is bringing comfort and connecting survivors more than a thousand miles apart. Beverly King, a survivor of a shooting that killed...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jul. 11, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. July 10, 2022. Editorial: Smoke-free casinos not a bad bet for Iowa It’s been 14 years since Iowa restaurants and bars went smoke-free. It’s getting hard to remember the days of restaurant smoking sections and smoke-filled bars, and there...