Biden says ‘we have to act’ after Texas school shootingMay 25, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lamenting a uniquely American tragedy, an anguished and angry President Joe Biden delivered an urgent call for new restrictions on firearms after a gunman shot and killed at least 19 children at a Texas elementary school.
Mexican El Paso mass shooting victims, families sue WalmartNovember 20, 2019 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Representatives of families and victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, have filed a lawsuit against the store chain...
Walmart where man killed 22 reopens amid increased securityNovember 15, 2019 GMT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — About 50 shoppers lined up early Thursday ahead of the reopening of a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that had been closed since August, when a
Texas officials testify to lawmakers about mass violenceOctober 30, 2019 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State officials and experts testified Wednesday before a Texas legislative committee evaluating issues related to mass violence in the wake of two August shootings that left nearly 30 people dead in the state...
Walmart hires off-duty officers ahead of El Paso reopeningNovember 14, 2019 GMT
El Paso mass shooting suspect pleads not guilty in 22 deathsOctober 10, 2019 GMT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The 21-year-old man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, pleaded not guilty Thursday during a brief initial hearing...
Handling of Buffalo suspect spurs talk of uneven restraintMay 20, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When police confronted the white man suspected of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket, he was the very poster boy for armed and dangerous, carrying an AR-15-style rifle and cloaked in body armor and hatred.
N. Zealand attack survivor heartbroken by Buffalo killingsMay 17, 2022 GMT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — If the Buffalo supermarket shooter had learned anything from the massacre in New Zealand that apparently inspired him, it should have been that the violence didn't achieve any of the gunman's aims, a survivor said Tuesday.
Buffalo shooting latest example of targeted racial violenceMay 16, 2022 GMT
Black people going about their daily lives — then dying in a hail of bullets fired by a white man who targeted them because of their skin color.
Tensions over race, religion in France’s presidential raceApril 21, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — From attacks on “wokeism” to crackdowns on mosques, France’s presidential campaign has been especially challenging for voters of immigrant heritage and religious minorities, as discourse painting them as “the other” has gained ground across a swath of French society.
Live updates: Cisneros, Rep. Cuellar head to runoff in TexasMarch 2, 2022 GMT
The latest developments on Texas' primary election:
AUSTIN — Democratic challenger Jessica Cisneros, a 28-year-old immigration attorney running for Congress with heavy support from progressives, has forced a primary runoff against U.S.
Far-right French candidate makes taboo term his mantraFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Two words, taboo for many in France because they evoke a conspiracy theory embraced by white supremacists, have been haunting the French presidential campaign.
“Great replacement” rolls off the tongue of presidential candidate Eric Zemmour, an outsider with views to the right of the far-right who has made the term the underpinning of his campaign.
Mixed feelings in El Paso about looser Texas gun limitsSeptember 1, 2021 GMT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Martin Portillo got a gun after the mass shooting at a Walmart in his hometown of El Paso two years ago, even though it went against his upbringing.
Widower’s death extends mourning tied to El Paso massacreAugust 28, 2021 GMT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A man who gained worldwide sympathy and support after his wife was killed in a mass shooting in the Texas border city of El Paso was remembered Friday as kind and thoughtful — and haunted by the loss of the woman he loved.
’Healing Garden dedicated on mass shooting’s 2nd anniversaryAugust 4, 2021 GMT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Officials in the border city of El Paso dedicated a garden Tuesday that is meant to bring healing two years after a gunman targeting Latinos opened fire at a Walmart, killing 23 people in an attack that stunned the U.S.
The Latest: Judge says migrant stops could worsen pandemicAugust 3, 2021 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge has ordered Texas to keep state troopers from stopping vehicles that are carrying migrants on the grounds that the migrants may spread the coronavirus.
The temporary restraining order handed down Tuesday by U.S.
Today in HistoryAugust 3, 2021 GMT
Today in History
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2021. There are 150 days left in the year.
Seemingly safe GOP incumbents under attack from right wingJuly 21, 2021 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. James Lankford would seem to have all the conservative credentials he'd need to coast to reelection in deep-red Oklahoma.
A devout Baptist, Lankford was the director of the nation’s largest Christian youth camp for more than a decade.
Arizona history-July 4-10June 30, 2021 GMT
Sunday, July 4
On this date in 1880, George Warren gambled his interest in the Copper Queen Mine at Bisbee on a horse race and lost. His share eventually became worth $20 million.
AP-NORC poll: More Americans believe anti-Asian hate risingMay 26, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans across racial and ethnic groups believe discrimination has worsened in the last year against Asian Americans, who became the target of attacks after being unfairly blamed for the coronavirus pandemic.
Texas set to allow unlicensed handgun carry despite outcryMay 24, 2021 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is poised to remove one of its last major gun restrictions after lawmakers approved allowing people to carry handguns without a license, and the background check and training that go with it.
Retired cop put in chokehold takes police case to high courtMay 21, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Something went wrong at the security checkpoint at the VA hospital in El Paso, Texas, on a winter's day in 2016.
A 70-year-old man arriving for dental work was put in a chokehold and thrown to the ground by federal police officers in an altercation that was caught on camera.
No turning back: Facebook reckons with a post-2020 worldMarch 24, 2021 GMT
It's becoming increasingly clear that for Facebook, there is no returning to its habits of the past...
Colorado suspect got assault weapon 6 days before shootingMarch 23, 2021 GMT
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The suspect accused of opening fire inside a crowded Colorado supermarket was a 21-year-old man who purchased an assault weapon less than a week earlier, authorities said Tuesday, a day after the attack that
Donations pour in for families of Atlanta shooting victimsMarch 22, 2021 GMT
Shortly after his mother was killed in the Atlanta-area shootings, Randy Park launched a GoFundMe page asking for $20,000 to pay for funeral expenses...
Stigmas on race, gender and sex overlap in Atlanta slayingsMarch 18, 2021 GMT
Seven of the eight people killed were women; six were of Asian descent. The suspect, according to police, appeared to blame his actions on a “sex addiction...
Analysis: A race war evident long before the Capitol siegeFebruary 5, 2021 GMT
A war rages on in America, and it didn’t begin with Donald Trump or the assault on the Capitol.
It started with slavery and never ended, through lynchings and voter suppression, the snarling attack dogs of Bull Connor and the insidious accounting of redlining...
US terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violenceJanuary 27, 2021 GMT
Pandemic leaves Texas with $1B deficit as virus still surgesJanuary 11, 2021 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has created a nearly $1 billion deficit in the Texas state budget as the nation’s energy hub remains hampered by a slow recovery and a half-million fewer jobs than a year ago.
Leader of US Catholic bishops: Biden’s stances pose dilemmaNovember 18, 2020 GMT
The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told colleagues Tuesday that President-elect Joe Biden’s policy positions, including support for abortion rights, pose a “difficult and complex situation” for the church...
Cartels’ meth war bloodying once-peaceful state in MexicoOctober 22, 2020 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In the central Mexico state of Guanajuato, the color of the meth or the markings on the package in an addict’s pocket may determine whether he lives or dies...
Today in HistoryAugust 3, 2020 GMT
Today in History
Today is Monday, Aug. 3, the 216th day of 2020. There are 150 days left in the year...
Orphaned toddler grows up in shadow of massacre, coronavirusAugust 2, 2020 GMT
An infant boy who survived a shooting last year that left his parents and 21 others dead now likes to thumb through picture books and dance to a Batman jingle with his grandmother, according to an uncle who helps care for the 1-year-old...
Lawyer: El Paso shooting suspect has ‘mental disabilities’July 13, 2020 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with shooting scores of people in a racist attack at a Texas Walmart say their client has diagnosed mental disabilities that should be a “red flag” for federal prosecutors considering whether to seek the death penalty...
El Paso shooting suspect faces more federal chargesJuly 9, 2020 GMT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A man accused of shooting scores of people at a Texas Walmart last summer was indicted Thursday on new federal hate crime and gun charges following the death of another person injured in the attack...
DA: Walmart mass shooting suspect will face new chargesJune 25, 2020 GMT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The man accused of killing 22 people and wounding two dozen more at a Walmart in Texas is expected to be reindicted Thursday as he faces another murder charge in the mass shooting that targeted Mexicans, prosecutors said...
Norwegian man gets 21 years for slaying, mosque attackJune 11, 2020 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A white nationalist Norwegian who killed his stepsister and then stormed an Oslo mosque and opened fire, hitting no one, was found guilty Thursday and sentenced to 21 years in prison, the longest jail term under Norwegian law...
The Latest: Protesters take to NYC streets after curfewJune 5, 2020 GMT
The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:
‘Strong’ after shooting, El Paso now vulnerable to virusMay 23, 2020 GMT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Inked on skin and hashtagged on social media, the words “El Paso Strong” united city residents after a mass shooting at a Walmart last year...
Norway mosque attack trial wraps up, verdict next weekMay 20, 2020 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian man charged with murder and terrorism in the killing of his stepsister and the storming of an Oslo mosque should get the maximum 21 years in prison, a prosecutor said Wednesday on the final day of the trial.
Report: Domestic extremists killed at least 42 in 2019February 26, 2020 GMT
White supremacists and other far-right extremists killed at least 38 people in the U.S. in 2019, the sixth deadliest year for violence by all domestic extremists since 1970, according to a report issued Wednesday by a group that fights anti-semitism...
Man charged in Walmart shooting appears in federal courtFebruary 12, 2020 GMT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Lawyers for the suspect in a shooting at a Walmart in Texas that killed 22 people waived a federal bond hearing and the reading of the indictment Wednesday, as survivors of the attack teared up and consoled one another...
Democrats’ response to Trump turns to working-class worriesFebruary 5, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used Democrats' response to DALLAS (AP) — The congregation at a Texas church where two people were fatally shot had repeatedly given food to the gunman, according to the pastor, but had declined to give money to him, angering a man who court records show was deemed mentally incompetent for trial in 2012...
Minister: Texas gunman grew angry in past over cash requestsDecember 31, 2019 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — The congregation at a Texas church where two people were fatally shot had repeatedly given food to the gunman, according to the pastor, but had declined to give money to him, angering a man who court records show was deemed mentally incompetent for trial in 2012...
Police: Parishioners kill man who fatally shoots 2 at churchDecember 30, 2019 GMT
WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) — A man pulled out a shotgun at a Texas church service and fired on worshippers Sunday, killing two people before he was shot to death by congregants who fired back, police said...
Impeachment of Trump voted top 2019 news story in AP pollDecember 20, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The drive by the Democratic-led House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump was the top news story of 2019, according to The Associated Press' annual poll...
LA’s Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishopsNovember 12, 2019 GMT
BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U...
Armed man at Missouri Walmart pleads guilty to lesser chargeNovember 1, 2019 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who caused panic at a Missouri Walmart when he walked inside wearing body armor and carrying loaded weapons in what he described as an effort to test his right to bear arms pleaded guilty to making a false report Friday after initially being charged with a more serious terrorist-related felony...
ICE, sheriff say immigration ruling threatens public safetyOctober 10, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday criticized a judge's ruling barring his agency from relying solely on databases that have at times led to the wrongful detention of American citizens...
2020 Democrats put focus on guns amid impeachment feverOctober 3, 2019 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates reiterated their call for gun control Wednesday and urged Americans to keep up the fight for change, sidestepping the issue of impeachment in Washington and whether it will divert lawmakers...
AP-NORC poll: Most disapprove of Trump on race relationsSeptember 30, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Large majorities of black and Latino Americans think Donald Trump's actions as president have made things worse for people like them, and about two-thirds of Americans overall disapprove of how he's handling race relations, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research...
Slain deputy devoted life to Sikh faith, serving othersSeptember 28, 2019 GMT
Sandeep Dhaliwal carried a badge and a gun while devoting his life to a faith that teaches love and peace...
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this weekSeptember 20, 2019 GMT
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media...
Indictment made public for man charged in El Paso attackSeptember 18, 2019 GMT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Officials in Texas on Wednesday released the grand jury indictment filed last week against a man accused of killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart last month...
AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on economy; Dems’ selective factsSeptember 16, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns...
GOP lawmaker criticized over gun tweet about O’RourkeSeptember 13, 2019 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Republican Texas lawmaker tweeting he had an assault rifle "ready" for Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke drew criticism Friday for the apparent threat amid heightened tensions over guns after two mass shootings in the state...
Grand jury indicts man on capital murder for El Paso attackSeptember 12, 2019 GMT
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A man accused of gunning down people at a busy Walmart in El Paso last month was indicted Thursday for capital murder, prosecutors announced...
CEOs speak out on gun violence, want Congressional actionSeptember 12, 2019 GMT
Big companies have been dipping their toes into America's gun debate for a few years. Now, some are diving in...