Shootings

Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke answers a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 13, 2019 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke's "hell yes" moment at the Democrats' presidential debate is scrambling his party's message on guns. The Democrats have long contended their support of gun control laws does not mean they want to take away law-abiding citizens' firearms. But on Friday, they struggled...
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September 13, 2019 - 9:00 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer was hospitalized in stable condition after he was shot in a struggle with a suspect who along with three others stole two vehicles and attempted to kill a priest in a crime spree that played out as Democratic presidential candidates debated just miles away,...
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September 13, 2019 - 8:31 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Six people were killed, and five others wounded at three shooting scenes that occurred over a 90-minute span, Albuquerque police said Friday. There were no immediate arrests in Thursday night's shootings and police didn't release any descriptions of suspects. Investigators...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke greets supporters Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 12, 2019 - 8:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called "Beto-mania." Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke delivered a debate performance on Thursday in Houston that at times reminded a national audience why he became a Democratic star last year — even as he lost...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke greets supporters Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 12, 2019 - 8:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called "Beto-mania." Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke delivered a debate performance on Thursday in Houston that at times reminded a national audience why he became a Democratic star last year — even as he lost...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump presents a Certificate of Commendation to Minnie Grant, the mother of Christopher Grant, one of five civilians celebrated for their heroism during a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. El Paso police say surveillance video does not back up the story told by Grant. Grant has said he threw bottles to try to stop the attack, which left 22 people dead. Grant, who was shot twice, was among those recognized this week by President Trump, although his mother received the certificate because Grant had been temporarily detained by the U.S. Secret Service because of an outstanding warrant. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
September 12, 2019 - 10:59 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Surveillance video does not back up the story told by a man who was honored this week at the White House by President Donald Trump for his actions during the Aug. 3 mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart, police said. Christopher Grant has said he threw bottles to try to stop the...
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September 12, 2019 - 10:10 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The suspect in the mass shooting at a busy Walmart in El Paso was indicted Thursday for capital murder. Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, was indicted in connection with the Aug. 3 mass shooting that left 22 dead. He is jailed without bond. El Paso prosecutors are seeking...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke gestures during a campaign stop at Keene State College in Keene. After a mass shooting in his hometown, Democrat Beto O’Rourke has again remade his White House bid. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 11, 2019 - 9:17 am
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke was back at Keene State College, but the large crowd that flocked to see him six months ago was not. Far removed from the whirlwind opening days of his presidential campaign, the former Texas congressman faced a far smaller, quieter gathering. An attempted "Beto!...
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A man visits Memorial Gardens Park in Odessa, Texas, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, walking by the seven Texas flags that represent the seven killed in a recent shooting in the Odessa and Midland area. (Ben Powell/Odessa American via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 6:50 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Arrest reports say the gunman who killed seven people in West Texas over Labor Day weekend was arrested in 2001 for trying to break into a woman's bedroom after threatening to kill her brother. Hospital staff later determined Seth Ator had "suicidal tendencies." McLennan County...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., arrives for a news conference following a Senate policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 10, 2019 - 1:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Democrats are engaging in "theatrics" over gun control legislation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that "people are dying" because the Senate leader refuses to act. After a summer of devastating mass shootings, Congress...
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