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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,...

COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

May. 25, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As the nation marked 1 million deaths from COVID-19 last week, the milestone was bookended by mass shootings that killed people simply living their lives: grocery shopping, going to church, or attending the fourth grade. The number, once unthinkable, is now an irreversible...

'Trump is in the past': Mounting losses show limits of power

May. 25, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Donald Trump opened May by lifting a trailing Senate candidate in Ohio to the Republican nomination, seemingly cementing the former president's kingmaker status before another possible White House run. He's ending the month, however, stinging from a string of defeats that...

Biden signs policing order on anniversary of Floyd's death

May. 25, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to improve accountability in policing —a meaningful but limited action on the second anniversary of George Floyd's death that reflected the challenges in addressing racism, excessive use of force and public safety when...

Scars of war seem to be everywhere in Ukraine after 3 months

May. 25, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — Piano music wafted from an apartment block on a recent spring evening in Kramatorsk, blending with distant artillery fire for a surreal soundtrack to a bomb-scarred neighborhood in the eastern Ukrainian city. Everywhere in Ukraine, the 3-month-old war...

'Precious individuals' taken in Texas school shooting

May. 25, 2022 19:19 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...

Officer in Buffalo supermarket attack honored at funeral

May. 25, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

GETZVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The retired police officer who was shot and killed while trying to stop the gunman in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket May 14 was awarded the department's medal of honor at his funeral Wednesday, as the country grapples with another massacre at a Texas school that...

Oz, McCormick race heads into recount in Pa. Senate primary

May. 25, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top election official said Wednesday that the margin between the top two candidates in last week's Republican primary for U.S. Senate is tight enough to trigger a statewide recount, dragging the outcome into June as the candidates fight in court. ...

Reality TV’s Josh Duggar gets 12 years in child porn case

May. 25, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar was sentenced Wednesday to about 12 1/2 years in prison after he was convicted of receiving child pornography. Duggar was also convicted of possessing child pornography in December, but U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks...

AP sources: Colin Kaepernick to work out for Raiders

May. 25, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

Colin Kaepernick is getting his first chance to work out for an NFL team since last playing in the league in 2016 when he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. Two people familiar with the situation said Kaepernick will work...

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EXPLAINER: Social media and the Texas shooter's messages

May. 25, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

Could Facebook have known about ominous direct-message threats made by a gunman who Texas authorities say massacred 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school? Could it have warned the authorities? Texas Gov. Greg Abbott revealed the online messages sent minutes before the...

Boeing capsule lands back on Earth after space shakedown

May. 25, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing’s crew taxi returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, completing a repeat test flight before NASA astronauts climb aboard. It was a quick trip back: The Starliner capsule parachuted into the New Mexico desert just four...

Live updates | Ukraine president rebuffs calls to cede land

May. 25, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday strongly rebuffed those in the West who have suggested Ukraine cede control of areas occupied by Russian forces for the sake of reaching a peace agreement. Those “great geopoliticians” who suggest this are...

Alaska Senate president says he won't seek reelection

May. 25, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Senate President Peter Micciche said Wednesday he will not seek re-election this year, citing a desire to spend more time with family. His announcement comes after the Legislature last week ended its four-month regular session and a week before a...

Biden signs policing order on anniversary of Floyd's death

May. 25, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to improve accountability in policing —a meaningful but limited action on the second anniversary of George Floyd's death that reflected the challenges in addressing racism, excessive use of force and public safety when...

Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?

May. 25, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer swiftly set in motion a pair of background-check bills for gun buyers Wednesday in response to the school massacre in Texas. But the Democrat acknowledged Congress' unyielding rejection of previous legislation to curb the national epidemic of...

'Precious individuals' taken in Texas school shooting

May. 25, 2022 19:19 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...

'How to Murder Your Husband' writer found guilty of murder

May. 25, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury in Portland has convicted a self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband” — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago. The jury of seven women and five men found Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71,...

Abortion rights graffiti on tiny, rural Mississippi church

May. 25, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in a rural Mississippi county are stunned and perplexed after finding a tiny, isolated church vandalized with abortion rights slogans. “It’s mystifying, you know?” said St. Elmore Armistad, a deacon at Mt. Avery Missionary Baptist Church in...

NC Attorney General Stein out of hospital following stroke

May. 25, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein left a Raleigh hospital on Wednesday after being treated earlier this week for what he called a “minor stroke.” Stein's office confirmed his release the day after the two-term Democrat announced he was...