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3 more funerals for Buffalo victims in week of goodbyes

May. 27, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A mother and sister known for baking decadent pastries. A restaurant worker buying his 3-year-old's birthday cake. A father of six who worked as a school bus aide. These three victims of the racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket will be laid to rest Friday, in...

NRA opens gun convention in Texas after school massacre

May. 27, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention in Houston on Friday, and leaders of the powerful gun-rights lobbying group are gearing up to “reflect on” — and deflect any blame for — the deadly shooting earlier this week of 19 children and two teachers at an...

Shooter warning signs get lost in sea of social media posts

May. 27, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

Washington (AP) — The warning signs were there for anyone to stumble upon, days before the 18-year-old gunman entered a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, slaughtering 19 children and two teachers. There was the Instagram photo of a hand holding a gun magazine, a TikTok profile...

Senators talk expanded gun background checks, red flag laws

May. 27, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is considering how Congress should respond to the horrific shooting of 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, restarting gun control talks that have broken down many times before. Aware of the difficulty of their task, the...

Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

May. 27, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, failed in the Senate as Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on difficult questions surrounding hate crimes and gun safety. ...

Grieving husband dies after wife is slain in Texas rampage

May. 26, 2022 23:15 PM EDT

Irma Garcia's family was already reeling from her death in the Texas school shooting that targeted her fourth grade classroom and killed her co-teacher and 19 students. Then, a mere two days after the attack, her grieving husband collapsed and died at home from a heart attack, a...

Deputy shoots, kills man saying he "engaged" deputy

May. 26, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — A Douglas County Sheriff's Office deputy shot and killed a man south of Roseburg on Wednesday, Oregon State Police said. Deputies went to a residence in Myrtle Creek at about 8 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a domestic violence complaint, The World...

Biden to console families in Uvalde, press for action

May. 26, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Uvalde, Texas, on Sunday to console families and honor victims of Tuesday’s mass school shooting in which 19 children and two teachers were killed. The White House said the Bidens would “grieve with...

NRA stages big gun show in Texas days after school massacre

May. 26, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention in Houston on Friday, and leaders of the powerful gun-rights lobbying group are gearing up to “reflect on” — and deflect any blame for — the deadly shooting earlier this week of 19 children and two teachers at an...

Texas shooter sent warning signs, messages, mostly too late

May. 26, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Monday morning at Robb Elementary School, a line of graduating high school seniors in maroon caps and gowns paid a visit to the children to offer smiles, high fives and encouragement that one day, if they studied hard enough, they could graduate too. Notably...