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The actions — or more notably, the inaction — of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers have become the center of the investigation into this week’s shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
AP FACT CHECK: NRA speakers distort gun and crime statistics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speakers at the National Rifle Association annual meeting assailed a Chicago gun ban that doesn't exist, ignored security upgrades at the Texas school where children were slaughtered and roundly distorted national gun and crime statistics as they pushed back against any...
Blaming mass shootings on the nation's mental health crisis is 'harmful', advocates say
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness each year.
As US mourns shootings, NRA in turmoil but influence remains
HOUSTON (AP) — For a brief moment in 2012, it seemed like a national stalemate over guns was breaking. Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old gunman, had forced his way into a Connecticut elementary school and massacred 26 people, mostly children, with an AR-15-style rifle.
New evidence reveals coordination between Oath Keepers, Three Percenters on Jan. 6
Evidence reviewed by NBC News shows a new connection between the Oath Keepers and a group of Three Percenters from California charged in connection with Jan. 6.
TIMELINE: Texas elementary school shooting, minute by minute
In the hours and days following the fatal shooting of 19 children and their two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, authorities gave shifting and at times contradictory information of what happened and how they responded.
Why gas prices are continuing to hit record highs
Prices at the pump could rise even higher in the coming months amid a summer travel boom, experts said.
Around 30,000 Russian soldiers 'eliminated,' Ukraine military says
Roughly 30,000 Russian soldiers have been killed since they invaded Ukraine in late February, the latter announced Saturday.
Russia pummels eastern towns in bid to encircle Ukraine forces
Russian forces stepped up their assault on the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk on Saturday after claiming to have captured the nearby rail hub of Lyman, as Kyiv intensified its calls for longer-range weaponry from the West to help it fight back in the Donbas region.
After El Paso Shooting, Trump Pushed Again on Gun Control. His Aides Talked Him Out of It.
One of the most extraordinary moments of Donald Trump’s presidency was an hourlong meeting with U.S. senators in the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which he forcefully argued for a litany of gun safety measures that the National Rifle Association had long opposed...
Republicans grow more aggressive in openly defying Trump
Republicans are more aggressively asserting themselves within the GOP amid signs that former President Trump’s once vise-like grip on the party is starting to weaken. In recent weeks, some of…
Fact check: Debunking false viral tweets about Abbott and Cruz after Texas mass shooting | CNN Politics
In the wake of the Tuesday mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas, Twitter users went viral by making false claims about two of the state's most prominent politicians: Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz, both Republicans.
Putin warns French, German leaders over arms supplies to Ukraine
Vladimir Putin tells France’s Macron and Germany’s Scholz that continuing arms supplies to Ukraine is ‘dangerous’.
Texas school shooting: Suspect's grandmother upgraded to good condition
Live updates on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
'Nineteen children died! That’s on your hands!': Cruz heckled at sushi restaurant
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was heckled for his stance on gun rights following his Friday speech at the National Rifle Association's 2022 Annual Leadership Forum.
Ted Cruz confronted by activist at restaurant over Uvalde shooting after NRA appearance
Sen. Ted Cruz was confronted Friday by an activist at a restaurant about his stance on gun control in the wake of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Pro-Moscow Kherson official sees decision 'toward next year' on joining Russia; Kremlin forces advance in the east of Ukraine
The deputy head of the Russian-backed Kherson Military-Civilian Administration said the process on whether to join Russia might involve a referendum.
Georgia Probe Of Trump's Demand To 'Find' Him Votes Expands: Now Weighing Racketeering Issues
With the primaries over and Trump nemesis Brad Raffensperger victorious, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is pulling out the stops.
Trump, other Republicans reject gun reforms at NRA convention that showcases nation's split
Former President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders rejected efforts to overhaul gun laws and mocked Democrats and activists calling for change Friday at the National Rifle Association's annual convention.
Liberals find it can be easier to fight for causes than defend them
As the Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, liberals are left wondering what more could have been done to protect it, with some questioning whether it’s easier to get Democrats to …
Ohio to use GOP-friendly maps for state-level elections, federal court rules
A federal panel ordered Ohio to enact a slate of GOP-friendly state-level maps previously deemed unconstitutional for this year's midterm elections.
Republican primaries offer look into future of Trumpism without Trump
The ex-president suffered some humiliation when his candidates lost in the Georgia primaries – but the hard-right strain of Republican politics will survive
Belarus sending troops to Ukraine border; Finland prime minister visits Ukraine: Live updates
Secretary of State Antony Blinken laid out how the White House aims to use the bloc opposed to Russia's invasion of Ukraine to compete with Beijing.
Biden says Putin trying to 'wipe out' Ukrainian culture; Zelenskyy speaks to Stanford grads: Live updates
Russian forces have made slow but persistent advances as they bombarded and sought to encircle both Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk.
POLITICO Playbook: The conspiracy theory convention
And the Georgia Trump investigation heats up.
Uvalde school police chief faulted in shooting response
The police official blamed for not sending officers in more quickly to stop the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting is the chief of the school system's small police force, a unit dedicated ordinarily to building relationships with students and responding to the occasional fight.
Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — As Russia asserted progress in its goal of seizing the entirety of contested eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin tried Saturday to shake European resolve to punish his country with sanctions and to keep supplying weapons that have supported Ukraine's defense.
Households face being hit with shocking electric bills this summer
Electric bills will be larger than ever for many households this summer, analysts are warning, adding to the pain of high inflation and record-high fuel costs.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declines to endorse new gun laws after Uvalde school shooting
At a press conference, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, said the state would consider a slew of new laws — but not necessarily any about guns.
Biden to University of Delaware grads, 'We can't outlaw tragedy, but we can make America safer'
President Biden touched on the Uvalde, Texas shooting as an example of tragedy that future generations of Americans will need to work to resolve.
Schumer walks tightrope in gun control debate
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is walking a tightrope on gun control legislation after two more mass shootings that have shaken the country and angered Democrats frustrated over in…
U.S. may send long-range rocket systems to Ukraine; Russia captures more villages in Donbas
Russian forces are making incremental progress in Ukraine's eastern Donbas, recently capturing several villages as they surround the key city of Severodonetsk.
NRA speakers unshaken on gun rights after school massacre
HOUSTON (AP) — One by one, they took the stage at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston and denounced the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school across the state.
Trump and GOP allies set to bash Cheney in her own Wyoming political backyard
Former President Donald Trump is gearing up to hold a rally with a slew of his GOP congressional allies in an effort to oust one of his most high-profile Republican critics, Rep. Liz Cheney, in Casper, Wyoming, on Saturday.
How an Organized Republican Effort Punishes Companies for Climate Action
In West Virginia, the state treasurer has pulled money from BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, because the Wall Street firm has flagged climate change as an economic risk. In Texas, a new law bars the state’s retirement and investment funds from doing business with companies that the...
Quad launches ‘anti-China’ maritime surveillance plan
Quad’s initiative is designed to enable Indo-Pacific nations to track illegal fishing and incursions by Chinese vessels.
Russia won't use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, says ambassador to UK
Andrei Kelin tells the BBC tactical nuclear weapons have "nothing to do" with operations in Ukraine.
Russia shows off Zircon hypersonic cruise missile in test-launch at sea
Russia successfully test-fired a hypersonic Zircon cruise missile over a distance of about 1,000 km (625 miles), the defence ministry said on Saturday.
Former President Trump addresses supporters at Wyoming rally
Former President Trump addressed supporters in Wyoming on Saturday in support of Rep. Liz Cheney's opponent, Harriet Hageman.
Zelenskiy says Russia officials are powerless
Ukrainian presidential adviser and peace talks negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak said on Saturday that any agreement with Russia could not be trusted, adding the only way to stop Moscow's invasion was by force.
Paul Ryan says lawmakers climb ranks of Congress by ‘being an entertainer’
Former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in an interview Thursday that there is a difference between the way lawmakers climb the ranks in Congress now and 10 years ago, adding that lawmakers in both …
Trump zeroes in on school security, mental health in campaign-style NRA speech
The former president also took a swipe at fellow Republicans who backed out of the Houston event just days after the massacre in Uvalde, Texas.
Gas prices are rising. So where are the electric cars?
Democrats see electric vehicles as an answer to climate change, and high fuel costs mean more Americans are interested. But inflation and a shortage of new cars are making that transition painful.
What did the May primaries teach us about the future of the US Senate?
In May Senate primaries, GOP newcomers with ties to former President Donald Trump replaced more establishment Republicans running for Congress.
Russia-Ukraine latest updates: Zelenskyy visits Kharkiv
Ukrainian leaders visits troops on the front lines in the northeastern Kharkiv region.
Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Vatican power who dismissed sexual abuse, dies
Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a controversial Vatican power broker for more than a quarter of a century who was accused of covering up one of the Catholic Church's most notorious sex abusers, has died at the age of 94.
How much power does the gun lobby really have?
Democrats have stepped up calls for Congress to take on the gun lobby in the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas — even though the firearm industry and groups that advocate on its behalf spend relatively little on lobbying compared to other organizations.
Russia test-fires its latest hypersonic Zircon missile
Russia’s navy has conducted another successful test of a prospective hypersonic missile, a demonstration of the military’s long-range strike capability amid the fighting in Ukraine
Deliberations underway in trial linked to Trump-Russia probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign hid his partisan interests from the FBI as he pushed “pure opposition research” related to Donald Trump and Russia in the weeks before the election, a prosecutor asserted Friday during closing arguments of the attorney's...
Georgia was an aberration: The GOP is still closer to Donald Trump than it is to Mike Pence | CNN Politics
But if it was a bad day for Trump, it was a good one for his former vice president. Pence won on Tuesday, but he isn't winning overall... Something will have to fundamentally change for Republican primary voters in order for Pence to succeed.
Trump Jr. allies issue warning to Stefanik camp: Don’t go after Tucker’s kid
She faces plenty of future GOP leadership competitors, including Rep. Jim Banks. And her camp got burned after allegedly raising Banks aide Buckley Carlson.
Russia scraps age limit for new troops in Ukraine push
Russia's military says it needs older recruits skilled in hi-tech weapons and other specialisms.
Without summits, a West Asia ‘Quad’ makes progress
The West Asia quad has already resulted in a free trade agreement and multiple cooperative arrangements.
Texas shooting: Uvalde mayor says local police did not mislead anyone about law enforcement response
Salvador Ramos gunned down 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday after barricading himself inside a classroom, authorities say.
Republicans Signal Refusal of Jan. 6 Subpoenas, Setting Up a Showdown
WASHINGTON — Four House Republicans, including Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, signaled Thursday that they would not cooperate with subpoenas from the committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, posing a dilemma for the panel that could have broad implications for the...
Mass shootings difficult to prevent with mental health resources alone, experts say
Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is a deflection of the fact that there can be no effective solution to curb such atrocities without gun control, experts said.
FBI records on search for fabled gold raise more questions
A scientific analysis commissioned by the FBI shortly before agents went digging for buried treasure suggested that a huge quantity of gold could be below the surface, according to newly released government documents and photos that deepen the mystery of the 2018 excavation in remote western...
U.S. prosecutors get guilty verdict in Capitol riot case, extending win streak
The U.S. Justice Department on Friday extended its streak of victories in jury trials against rioters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, securing a guilty verdict in its prosecution of a New Jersey man facing a felony charge.
Ukraine war: Putin urged to hold 'direct, serious negotiations' with Zelensky
In a lengthy call with Russia's leader, France and Germany urge "serious" talks as fighting rages.
‘Slavery, rape, torture’: Libya threatened by foreign fighters
Migrants ‘extremely vulnerable’ to rights abuses carried out by foreign fighters and armed groups, UN report says.
Uvalde shooter was carrying more ammunition than most soldiers in combat: Report
The mass shooter in Uvalde, Texas, bought more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, more than what soldiers typically carry into combat, law enforcement announced Friday.
N.J. Dems sacrificed Tom Malinowski. Can abortion rights save him?
The 56-year-old two-term Democrat was reelected in 2020 by just 1 percentage point over his Republican opponent.
GOP Congressman, former NRA endorsee says he would support ban on assault weapons in aftermath of Buffalo, Uvalde
"If an assault weapons ban bill came to the floor that would ban something like an AR-15, I would vote for it,” Chris Jacobs said at a news conference.
Russia and China block UN statement on Myanmar crisis
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia blocked the U.N. Security Council from issuing a statement Friday expressing concern at the violence and serious humanitarian situation in Myanmar and the “limited progress” on implementing a regional plan to restore peace to the strife-torn Southeast Asian...
'This is no time to be on the sidelines,' Biden tells University of Delaware graduates
President Joe Biden delivered a commencement speech Saturday to the class of 2022 at his alma mater, the University of Delaware.
‘Eco-fascist’ violence targets old scapegoats for new fears
Mass shooting suspects, including the man arrested for the recent Buffalo, N.Y., grocery store massacre, are increasingly invoking the so-called eco-fascist movement, which launders racist and anti…
Guilty plea in plot to firebomb California Democratic headquarters
Ian Benjamin Rogers pleaded guilty to conspiring to destroy a building by fire or explosives, possessing an explosive device and possessing a machine gun.
Nevada Senate race: Anti-Laxalt funding traces back to DC dark money network, foreign billionaire's group
Funding for the Somos PAC, which is leading the attack against Republican Nevada Senate candidate Adam Laxalt, traces back to a D.C. dark money network and a group created by a Swiss billionaire.
Student loan forgiveness divides Americans more by party and age than by education | CNN Politics
Americans' attitudes toward student debt relief are sharply divided along partisan and generational lines, polling shows -- with far less of a divide between those who have a college degree and those without one.
UN experts: Libya's security threatened by foreign fighters
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya faces a serious security threat from foreign fighters and private military companies, especially Russia’s Wagner Group which has violated international law, U.N. experts said in a report obtained by The Associated Press.
US intelligence assessing whether North Korea tested missile with properties not seen before | CNN Politics
The US intelligence community is trying to determine whether North Korea tested a ballistic missile with properties the US has not seen before earlier this week, according to three US officials.
Disney+ adds warning label to 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' following Uvalde school shooting
The company warned that "some scenes may be upsetting to viewers in light of the recent tragic events."
US to transfer long-range rocket systems to Ukraine amid Donbas struggle: reports
The U.S. will transfer long-range rocket systems to Ukraine to aid the country’s fight against Russia in the Donbas region, officials told multiple outlets. Ukrainian officials have been asking th…
Honduran MS-13 gang member with prior deportations sentenced for drug, gun crimes
A Honduran MS-13 gang member was sentenced for 90 months in federal prisons for drug and gun crimes, the Department of Justice announced Friday.
These are the symptoms of monkeypox and how to treat them
So far in the United States, one case of monkeypox has been confirmed and seven cases are suspected across six states.
First on CNN: Georgia district attorney investigating Trump has subpoenaed officials from secretary of state's office | CNN Politics
An Atlanta-area district attorney investigating Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results has subpoenaed half a dozen officials from the Georgia secretary of state's office, according to copies of the documents obtained by CNN.
LEADING OFF: Giants' Kapler begins protest after Uvalde
A look at what's happening around baseball today: ___ KAPLER'S CONCERN
Ex-college linebacker acquitted after killing male Tinder date who posed as woman
Former Virginia Tech football player Isimemen Etute was acquitted Friday after beating a man whom he mistook as a woman to death in a Tinder date gone awry.
Gun owners, protesters and Donald Trump converge on Houston for NRA event
The massive convention of gun owners is taking place days after 19 students and two teachers were shot to death in a Texas elementary school.
Why do we observe Memorial Day? Here's the true history of the holiday
Declared a national holiday through an act of Congress in 1971, the tradition of honoring fallen soldiers on Memorial Day dates back to the Civil War.
Los Angeles DA George Gascon slammed by combat veteran congressman over Memorial Day tweet: 'Wrong holiday'
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon was blasted by Republican Rep. Mike Garcia over a Memorial Day tweet that Garcia says was celebrating the 'wrong holiday.'
Cash-strapped Sri Lanka gets Russian oil to ease shortages
The 90,000-tonnes of Russian oil waited offshore for more than a month as Sri Lanka was unable pay for shipment.
NRA members support Wayne LaPierre despite struggles
National Rifle Association members overwhelmingly supported the gun rights group's longtime leader Wayne LaPierre with a vote of confidence on Saturday, even as the lobby struggles with allegations of misspending millions of dollars.
Finnish foreign minister optimistic that 'sooner or later' Finland and Sweden will be NATO members | CNN Politics
Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto expressed optimism that "sooner or later, Finland and Sweden will be members of NATO" and said discussions with the Turkish government would continue as Ankara threatens to block the two nations from joining the defensive alliance.
Weather's unwanted guest: Nasty La Nina keeps popping up
Something weird is up with La Nina, the natural but potent weather event linked to more drought and wildfires in the western United States and more Atlantic hurricanes. It’s becoming the nation’s unwanted weather guest and meteorologists said the West’s megadrought won’t go away until La Nina does.
'It’s too much violence': Joe Biden addresses shootings in Buffalo and Texas during commencement speech
The president made the remarks Saturday morning during a commencement speech at the University of Delaware.
Harris, at funeral for Buffalo shooting victim, says America experiencing 'epidemic of hate'
Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at the funeral of one of the 10 people killed in Buffalo, New York -- saying that the U.S. is experiencing an "epidemic of hate."
No state charge for billionaire Sanford in child porn probe
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota attorney general's office has declined to file charges against billionaire T. Denny Sanford following an investigation into possible possession of child pornography, saying it found no “prosecutable offenses” within the state's jurisdiction, according to...
Putin says he’s willing to discuss resuming Ukrainian grain shipments
“Russia is ready to help find options for the unhindered export of grain, including the export of Ukrainian grain from Black Sea ports,” the Kremlin said.
Liberals push Biden to go further on student loan forgiveness
When President Joe Biden arrived in his home state of Delaware on Friday, he was greeted by new calls to enact a student loan debt forgiveness plan that goes far beyond his campaign pledge.
Harris calls for assault weapons ban after back-to-back mass shootings | CNN Politics
Vice President Kamala Harris called for an assault weapons ban Saturday, saying that in the wake of two back-to-back mass shootings such arms are "a weapon of war" with "no place in a civil society."
Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick: ‘We were not told the truth’ on Uvalde shooting
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) said state officials “were not told the truth” about the time police took to neutralize the shooter at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Speaking on “Fox & …
West Virginia woman with pistol shoots, kills man firing at graduation party: 'Saved several lives'
A man who opened fire into a crowd of Charleston, West Virginia, partygoers was shot and killed by a woman on Wednesday. The woman has not been charged, according to police.
Phoenix cops find 1,200 catalytic converters as thefts soar
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona man was facing multiple theft charges Friday after detectives found more than 1,200 catalytic converters packed into a storage unit, a case that highlights a national surge in thefts of the pricy auto parts that play a critical role in reducing vehicle emissions.
The hamburger is an American staple: Climate change threatens it in profound and subtle ways
Let’s celebrate National Hamburger Day but realize that everything we eat is changing.
Ex-Proud Boys leader to stay jailed until Capitol riot trial
The former top leader of the Proud Boys will remain jailed while awaiting trial on charges that he conspired with other members of the far-right extremist group to attack the U.S.
Obama congratulates boy who touched his head in iconic photo on graduating high school | CNN Politics
Former President Barack Obama took to Instagram on Friday to congratulate Jacob Philadelphia, the boy who famously touched Obama's head in an iconic 2009 White House photo, on his high school graduation.
VP Harris tells Buffalo mourners: 'We will come together'
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mourners laid to rest the last of 10 Black people killed in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket with a service on Saturday that became a call to action and an emotional plea to end the hate and violence that has wracked the nation.
Starbucks' crowd-sourced store reviews leave workers feeling shame, employees say
The coffee giant rates performance using data from customer surveys, which some baristas said made them feel powerless.
Harris addresses 'epidemic of hate' as final victim of Buffalo mass shooting laid to rest
Vice President Kamala Harris attended the memorial service for Buffalo shooting victim Ruth Whitfield.
Six Russia-linked superyachts go dark to evade tracking systems: Report
At least six Russian-owned superyachts went dark to avoid capture after several Russian oligarchs' superyachts were seized in a number of Western countries, according to a new report.
The U.S. is uniquely terrible at protecting children from gun violence
The massacre in Uvalde, Texas, was yet another grim reminder that in the U.S., children are more likely to die from gun violence than in any other wealthy nation. And it's getting worse.
For 'lockdown generation' school shootings are their reality
A day after the school massacre in Texas, Ohio teacher Renee Coley thought her sixth grade students would need time to process, so she opened class with a video about the news and started a discussion.
Navalny in prison: How a thorn in Putin’s side reaches the outside world
For one hour each week, imprisoned Russian dissident Alexey Navalny is allowed to send and receive messages with the outside world. Navalny’s hand-written missives are transmitted through his lawye…
Venice tourists swim nude in canals and vandalize church | CNN
Skinny dipping tourists, self-styled artists vandalizing Renaissance churches -- the summer has started badly in Venice, which was hoping to change to a more sustainable tourism model post-lockdown.
Ship expands Iran Revolutionary Guard's reach to new waters
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard is building a massive new support ship near the strategic Strait of Hormuz as it tries to expand its naval presence in waters vital to international energy supplies and beyond, satellite photos obtained by The Associated...
Tropical Storm Agatha expected to become "potentially life-threatening" hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast
The storm could pack winds as high as 100 mph at landfall, and forecasters warned of "potentially life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides."
Friends with benefits: Sussmann trial is a black eye for the FBI
The combined record makes certain echelons within FBI look like the equivalent of unindicted co-conspirators.
Children are Uvalde's pride and joy. After school shooting, the town is reeling from mass tragedy | CNN
In Uvalde, Texas, prayers have replaced the laughter that once echoed throughout a town centered around its children.
Housekeepers struggle as US hotels ditch daily room cleaning
HONOLULU (AP) — After guests checked out of a corner room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort on Waikiki beach, housekeeper Luz Espejo collected enough trash, some strewn under beds, to stuff seven large garbage bags.
Veterans to rally for passage of newly announced toxin exposure bill
Veterans groups will be spending this Memorial Day weekend rallying in Washington, D.C., for the passage of newly unveiled legislation that would expand healthcare access for veterans suffering from toxin exposure.
As a gunman killed students across the hall, a child pleaded for her mother to pick her up
A Robb Elementary School fourth grade girl lost two of her best friends in the shooting. She was in the classroom across the hallway and frantically called her parents for help. Now, she says she's trying to stay strong for her family and friends.
More than 7,000 flights canceled worldwide over Memorial Day weekend
More than 1,600 flights were canceled on Monday alone, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.
$2.4 million raised for 4 children left parentless following Uvalde shooting
A GoFundMe has raised $2.4 million for four children who were left without parents after the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers. Irma Garcia, w…
War surges Norway's oil, gas profit. Now, it's urged to help
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Europe’s frantic search for alternatives to Russian energy has dramatically increased the demand — and price — for Norway's oil and gas.
First tropical storm forms off Mexico's Pacific coast
Agatha, the first tropical storm of the 2022 hurricane season in the Pacific, has formed off Mexico's southern coast
12 stats to help inform the gun control debate
The debate over stricter gun control laws intensifies as details emerge from the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Tennessee governor signs campaign finance and ethics bill
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed off on a new campaign finance and ethics face-lift, bucking objections from some of the state's most influential advocacy groups who opposed the measure.
Remembering the victims of the Uvalde, Texas massacre
Family members and friends shared photos and memories of their loved ones who were killed. Here’s what they want everyone to remember about the people they lost.
Instagram moderators say Iran offered them bribes to remove accounts
Intelligence agents wanted accounts of journalists and activists to be removed, whistleblowers say.
Victoria's Secret bankrolls largest-ever wage theft settlement for garment factory
Over 1,000 Thai employees for a garment company connected to Victoria's Secret and other top fashion brands received an $8.3 million settlement this month, the largest-ever wage theft settlement for a single garment factory, a nonprofit group said.
Los Angeles DA George Gascon slammed by combat veteran congressman over Memorial Day tweet: 'Wrong holiday'
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon was blasted by Republican Rep. Mike Garcia over a Memorial Day tweet that Garcia says was celebrating the 'wrong holiday.'
Deaths of 3 women in early heat wave raise questions, fears
CHICAGO (AP) — Temperatures barely climbed into the 90s and only for a couple of days. But the discovery of the bodies of three women inside a Chicago senior housing facility this month left the city looking for answers to questions that were supposed to be addressed after a longer and hotter...
Biden zeroes in on plan to cancel $10,000 in student loans per borrower
President Biden is nearing a decision on student loan debt forgiveness, with the president and his team zeroing in on canceling $10,000 per borrower, with some potential caveats. White House offici…
Judge gives initial OK to $1B deal in Florida condo collapse
A Florida judge has given initial approval to a settlement of more than $1 billion to families who lost loved ones in the collapse last year of a Florida beachfront condominium building in which 98 people died
The astronomical price of diesel is making everything more expensive
America runs on diesel. It keeps freight moving, factories humming and farmers planting. But a surge in diesel prices is making everything more expensive.
Children among 31 killed at church fair stampede in Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A stampede Saturday at a church charity event in southern Nigeria left 31 people dead and seven injured, police told The Associated Press, a shocking development at a program that aimed to offer hope to the needy.
Ethiopia set a world record for displacements in a single year: 5.1 million in 2021
The war there is responsible — and makes it difficult just to assess the scale of displacement. Details are in a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.
Elon Musk weighs in on Depp-Heard trial: 'I hope they both move on'
Elon Musk, who previously dated Amber Heard, says that she and Johnny Depp "at their best, they are each incredible." Musk tweeted about the defamation trial.
UN human rights chief asks China to rethink Uyghur policies
The top U.N. human rights official says she raised concerns with Chinese officials about the impact of counterterrorism and deradicalization measures on the rights of Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim groups in China’s Xinjiang region
Proud Boys leader Tarrio loses latest bid for release from jail
A judge has denied the latest request by Enrique Tarrio, the former top leader of the right-wing group the Proud Boys, for release from jail while he awaits trial on criminal charges relating to last year's attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Forest Service finds it was responsible for largest fire in New Mexico history
The Forest Service says it was responsible for both the blazes that merged late last month and created the largest fire in New Mexico history. The agency said Friday that its fire investigators det…
Landslides and floods kill at least 31 in northeast Brazil
Landslides caused by heavy rains killed at least 29 people in the state of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil on Saturday
As a jury weighs if a lawyer lied to the FBI, Durham's legacy hangs in the balance
Michael Sussmann faces one charge of lying to the FBI ahead of the 2016 presidential election. It's the first courtroom test for special counsel John Durham, appointed by the Trump administration.
Fire engulfs superyacht in British marina
Fire ripped through a superyacht in southwest England on Saturday, sending thick plumes of black smoke into the sky and briefly releasing the burning vessel to drift across its marina.
'It's not our fault,' NRA convention attendee says of Uvalde shooting
NRA convention attendees and protesters talk gun control with ABC News' Rachel Scott.
Former Virginia Tech football player Isimemen Etute acquitted in beating death of man he says he thought was a woman
Isimemen Etute testified that he felt "violated" when he discovered the Tinder match he believed to be a woman was actually a man.
Pope's July visit to Africa to go ahead despite health issues
Pope Francis is set to make a gruelling trip to two African countries in July despite knee problems that have forced him to use a cane and wheelchair in recent weeks.
Putin ties Ukraine grain exports to sanctions relief
Kyiv has been unable to export grain supplies due to Russia’s invasion, which has sent global food prices soaring.
'Message to the world' - Lithuanians fundraise to buy drone for Ukraine
Hundreds of Lithuanians clubbed together to buy an advanced military drone for Ukraine in its war against Russia, in a show of solidarity with a fellow country formerly under Moscow's rule.
Biden to Delaware grads: 'Now it's your hour'
“Your generation, more than anyone else will have to answer the question, Who are we? What do we stand for? What do we believe? Who will we be?" Biden said.
Texas school shooting highlights concerns from Latino anti-gun violence advocates
Latino anti-gun violence advocates in Texas say they are exhausted following the most recent school shooting in Uvalde.
‘Triangle of Sadness’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes Film fest
A viciously sharp satire about class conflict wins the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
First steps in reforming global health emergency rules adopted at WHO meeting
The meeting is seen as a once-in-a-generation chance for the health agency to strengthen its role after some 15 million deaths during the COVID pandemic.
Uvalde, Texas police hosted 'active shooter scenario training' in March, had session called 'Stop the Dying'
The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Department hosted an active shooter training just two months before the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
How some in Afghanistan have reacted to the burqa mandate
How some in Afghanistan have reacted to the burqa mandate by the Taliban.
In Uvalde, Biden will walk into a mix of grief, anger, political attacks and broken hearts
President Joe Biden is visiting Uvalde, Texas just days after a horrific school shooting where 19 fourth grade children and two teachers were killed.
Moscow-led Ukrainian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Russia
A branch of Ukraine's Orthodox Church that remained loyal to Moscow after a 2019 schism has said it will break with the Russian church over the country's invasion of Ukraine.
Jury convicts antisemitic January 6 defendant who claimed he didn't know Congress met in the US Capitol
Timothy Hale-Cusanelli had defended himself in federal court by claiming he "did not realize that Congress met in the Capitol."
Iran shows off underground drone base, but not its location, state media report
The Iranian army has given some details - but not the exact location - of an underground base for its military drones, state media reported on Saturday, amid simmering tensions in the Gulf.
Airlines kick off summer travel season with busy Memorial Day weekend
The kickoff for the summer travel season is in full swing, as millions of travelers take to the roads and the skies for Memorial Day Weekend.
The Ukraine war has underscored just how differently the US and Europe are positioned with energy security — and it's sparking a rethink of the push into renewables
US President Joe Biden in March promised to deliver more LNG to Europe this year to help with its energy crisis.
Russia claims it tested hypersonic Zircon cruise missile
Russia successfully tested its groundbreaking hypersonic missile on a mock target in the White Sea, according to the Ministry of Defense.
Amid boycotts, US scrambling to make Summit of the Americas a success
President Joe Biden is hosting the high-profile summit starting June 8 in Los Angeles.
Russia-Ukraine war in maps and charts: Live Tracker
The Russian offensive enters its 65th week, we track where battles are taking place and the human cost of war.
Texas shooting, voting, Buffalo victims remember: This Week in Pictures
Find this week's top photos from around the globe in ABC News' This Week in Pictures slideshow
Putin: Western arms to Ukraine risk ‘further destabilisation’
Ukraine news from May 28: French and German leaders urge Putin to hold ‘serious negotiations’ with Zelenskyy.
China signs deal with Samoa as Australia vows Pacific Islands plan
China is building on a security pact it recently signed with Solomon Islands, which has alarmed the United States and its allies.
Lauren Boebert Ripped For Inane Pro-Gun Take: 'We Didn’t Ban Planes' After 9/11
By accident, the Colorado GOP congresswoman basically argued in favor of background checks.
Ethiopia unrest: Sudden arrest of 4,000 spells fear in Amhara
Politicians, journalists and militia men are targeted, leaving former allies feeling betrayed.
U.S. lawyer Avenatti should serve consecutive sentences -prosecutors
NEW YORK (Reuters) -Michael Avenatti, the celebrity lawyer who took on former U.S. President Donald Trump, should serve consecutive prison terms for two recent criminal convictions, prosecutors argued on Friday, rejecting his request to serve time concurrently. Avenatti, 51, rose to cable news...
White House welcomes Fiji to its Indo-Pacific economic plan
Fiji is joining U.S. President Joe Biden's Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), the White House said on Thursday, making it the first Pacific Island country in the plan that is part of a U.S. effort to push back on China's growing regional influence. The announcement came as China's Foreign...
Russia warns West against providing Ukraine long-range weaponry
Moscow says supplying arms capable of hitting Russian territory would be a step towards ‘unacceptable escalation’.
Secretary of State Blinken to China: You Want to Compete? Bring It On!
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Getty ImagesA week that began with the world wondering if the U.S. and China were inevitably headed to war over Taiwan took a different turn Thursday thanks to a speech delivered by Secretary of State Antony Blinken at George Washington...
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: List of key events, day 94
As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 94th day, we take a look at the main developments.
U.S. doctors reconsider Pfizer's Paxlovid for lower-risk COVID patients
Use of Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 antiviral Paxlovid spiked this week, but some doctors are reconsidering the pills for lower-risk patients after a U.S. public health agency warned that symptoms can recur after people complete a course of the drug, and that they should then isolate a second time.
Japan opens up to foreign tourists after two years
Visitors from 98 countries will be allowed to enter, but some restrictions still remain.
Shanghai edges towards COVID reopening as Beijing plans to ease curbs
The Chinese metropolis of Shanghai inched further towards a gradual reopening from two months of grinding COVID-19 lockdown, while officials in Beijing prepared to ease curbs in parts of the capital, saying on Saturday its outbreak was under control.
Beijing to relax COVID curbs in some areas from Sunday
Beijing will ease curbs in some low-risk areas of the Chinese capital on Sunday to allow a return to normal life, city officials said on Saturday.
China reports 362 new COVID cases for May 27 vs 444 a day earlier
Mainland China reported 362 new coronavirus cases on May 27, of which 96 were symptomatic and 266 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Saturday.
'Daughter's long Covid makes us prisoners in our own home'
Helen Goss calls for more help for children like Anna, 9, who is ill two years after catching Covid.
Shanghai Edges Toward COVID-19 Reopening as Beijing Plans to Ease Curbs
Shanghai aims to essentially end its lockdown Wednesday after relaxing restrictions over the last week
N.J. reports 4,053 new cases, 15 COVID deaths. Cases remain consistent as Memorial Day Weekend is underway.
New Jersey's seven-day average for confirmed cases was 3,731 on Saturday, down 6% from a week ago and up 86% from a month ago
Pediatric patients with prior COVID-19 or MIS-C are not protected against Omicron
Research drawing on the national Overcoming COVID-19 study, led by Boston Children's Hospital, and the hospital's own Taking On COVID-19 Together Group provides evidence that children who previously had COVID-19 (or the inflammatory condition MIS-C) are not protected against the newer Omicron...
Ontario reports lowest COVID-19 ICU occupancy in six months
Ontario health officials are reporting the province’s lowest COVID-19 intensive care occupancy in six months as hospitalizations linked to the disease continue to decline.
Experts: COVID cases are soaring ― and the surge could continue through the summer
Recent reports also show Hawaii has the highest rate of COVID infections per capita in the country.
India records 2,685 fresh COVID-19 cases, 33 deaths
The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.