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Families mourn, worry in wake of elementary school shooting

May. 25, 2022 01:34 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Distraught families gathered at a local civic center and turned to social media to mourn and to make desperate pleas for help finding missing children as the death toll in a gruesome school shooting at a Texas elementary school rose to at least 19 students. Authorities said...

Zeigler, Allen in GOP runoff for secretary of state

May. 25, 2022 01:29 AM EDT

The Republican nominations for four statewide races were on the ballot Tuesday, along with a constitutional amendment to fund improvements at state parks and historical sites. Here is a rundown on key races: SECRETARY OF STATE Outgoing State Auditor Jim...

Live updates | 19 kids, 2 adults slain in school shooting

May. 25, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — UVALDE — Authorities say the victim death toll from the Texas school shooting now stands at 19 children and two adults. The latest figures come from Travis Considine, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The gunman also died. ...

Midterm updates | Jones, Collins in Georgia GOP House runoff

May. 25, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA — Businessman Mike Collins and Vernon Jones, a former Democrat endorsed by Donald Trump, will compete in a runoff election to decide the Republican nominee for an open congressional seat in Georgia. Collins and Jones were the top finishers out of eight Republican primary...

Sports world reacts to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

May. 25, 2022 00:58 AM EDT

In Dallas, Steve Kerr and Jason Kidd did not want to talk about basketball. LeBron James made no effort to hide his anger. Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, a young father, called the news “devastating." The sports world reacted swiftly Tuesday to the news of an 18-year-old...

Gunman kills 19 children in Texas school rampage

May. 25, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade and the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of...

'FBI' season finale pulled after Texas deadly shooting

May. 25, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS pulled the season finale of “FBI” after a deadly elementary school shooting in Texas. The network said Tuesday that it will not air the show’s season four finale titled “Prodigal Son.” The decision was made by CBS after a gunman killed at least 19...

Incumbents in Georgia face primary opponents down the ballot

May. 25, 2022 00:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, several statewide officials battled to keep their offices in primary elections being decided Tuesday in Georgia. Georgia's incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner both defeated fellow Republicans...

Biden says 'we have to act' after Texas school shooting

May. 24, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lamenting a uniquely American tragedy, an anguished and angry President Joe Biden delivered an urgent call for new restrictions on firearms Tuesday night after a gunman shot and killed at least 19 children at a Texas elementary school. Biden spoke from the White...

Iran building collapse kills 14 as mayor and others detained

May. 25, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug through debris Tuesday of a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 14 people, fearful that many more could still be trapped beneath the rubble as authorities arrested the city's mayor in a widening probe of the disaster. The...