Latest Media News

Live updates | Biden says Second Amendment 'not absolute'

May. 25, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Wednesday that “the Second Amendment is not absolute” as he called for new limitations on guns in the wake of this week’s massacre at a Texas elementary school. When the amendment was approved, he said, “You...

'Precious individuals' taken in Texas school shooting

May. 25, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — One student was an avid runner, so fast she swept the races at field day. Another was learning football plays from his grandfather. One girl sensed something was wrong and wanted to skip school. On Wednesday, stories began to emerge about the lives of the 19...

Arizona Democratic congressman Gallego rips Ted Cruz, NRA

May. 25, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democratic U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego lashed out at the National Rifle Association and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in a series of profane tweets in response to the massacre at a Texas elementary school. Gallego responded Tuesday to Cruz's comments predicting...

Governor: Texas gunman said he was going to shoot up school

May. 25, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The gunman who massacred 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas warned in online messages sent minutes before the attack that he had shot his grandmother and was going to shoot up a school, the governor said Wednesday. Salvador Ramos, 18,...

Texas elementary school shooting: What do we know so far?

May. 25, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

A gunman stormed into an elementary school Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers in the United States' deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade. Law enforcement officers killed the shooter, identified as a local 18-year-old who had shot and wounded his grandmother and...

Twitter shareholders meet amid Elon Musk's takeover drama

May. 25, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

Twitter's regularly scheduled shareholder meeting Wednesday didn't include a vote on Tesla billionaire Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid for the social platform. But the prospects of the buyout and the drama that's surrounded it seemed to be on participants' minds anyway. CEO Parag...

US has not been asked to help in probe of reporter's killing

May. 25, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Neither Israel nor the Palestinian Authority has formally requested U.S. assistance in the investigation into the killing of a Palestinian-American reporter during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank, the State Department said Wednesday. An AP reconstruction...

California man sentenced for kidnapping Idaho girl

May. 25, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A California man convicted of kidnapping an 11-year-old Idaho girl could be released from prison after five to seven months if he successfully completes a treatment program. Third District Judge Randall Grove on Tuesday sentenced Brian Sangjoon Lee to up to 10...

Gainbridge extends deal as presenting sponsor of Indy 500

May. 25, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 will be presented by Gainbridge for the next several years in a multi-year contract extension announced Wednesday with the online investment platform. Gainbridge is an Indianapolis company that in 2019 became presenting sponsor of the most...

Francis Quinn, longtime State House reporter, dies at 70

May. 25, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Francis X. Quinn, a former Associated Press reporter who covered Maine government and politics with fairness and integrity for more than a quarter century, has died. He was 70. From 1981 to 2009, Quinn was a fixture in Maine where lawmakers and others...