Castro asks FBI to probe police response

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) speaks at a press conference on immigration on Capitol Hill on November 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro on Thursday asked the FBI to investigate the timeline of the Uvalde elementary school massacre and the police response to it as controversy grew … Read more

Robb Elementary shooter was in school for up to an hour before law enforcement broke into room where he was barricaded and killed him

Editor’s Note: Updates on this story can be found here. Uvalde, Texas CNN  —  The gunman who killed 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school Tuesday was on the premises for up to an hour before law enforcement forcibly entered a classroom and killed him, officials said Wednesday. “It’s going to be … Read more

The NFL says it holds players to account for their personal conduct. Is Deshaun Watson’s case shattering that illusion?

CNN  —  It’s been months since the Houston Texans agreed to trade embattled quarterback Deshaun Watson to the Cleveland Browns, but the furor over the deal – described by one NFL observer as a case of “talent trumps trouble” – just won’t go away. In March, a grand jury in Harris County, Texas, declined to … Read more

What we know about the Texas elementary school shooting that left 19 students and 2 teachers dead

CNN  —  We may never know why a shooter gunned down 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School. But as the nation mourns the 21 lives lost, more details are emerging about the investigation, the gunman and troubling clues leading up to Tuesday’s massacre in Uvalde, Texas. Here’s what we know: Authorities have … Read more

NRA offers sympathy to Uvalde shooting victims

NRA, National Rifle Association, sign promotes membership of the NRA, Texas. Joe Sohm | Visions Of America | Universal Images Group | Getty Images The National Rifle Association on Wednesday said its “deepest sympathies” are with the families and victims of the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school massacre — the latest in a series of mass … Read more

What to know about the NRA’s annual meeting in Houston

Washington CNN — The National Rifle Association is set to hold its 2022 annual meeting in Houston on Friday, bringing together its top brass and several notable conservatives, including former President Donald Trump, for the first time in three years. The NRA’s annual meeting was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, … Read more

Judge Lina Hidalgo releases data on gun violence in Harris County ahead of NRA Convention in Houston

HOUSTON – Judge Lina Hidalgo and Commissioner Adrian Garcia held a news conference Tuesday to release new data showing an increase in guns being used in homicides in Harris County. This comes ahead of the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Houston next week. According to data from the county’s Institute for Forensic Sciences, the … Read more

United Arab Emirates detects first case of monkeypox

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday the country’s first case of the monkeypox virus in a young woman who traveled from West Africa. The government said little about the patient, but stressed that authorities were investigating her contacts and “taking all necessary measures” to limit the spread … Read more

Gunmen in Mexico kill 11, including 8 women, in massacre at two bars

More than a dozen gunmen shot dead 11 people — including eight women — at a Mexican hotel and its two bars in a massacre being linked to cartel warfare, according to authorities and reports. The coordinated attacks in the central Mexican city of Celaya saw more than 50 shots fired in an ambush that … Read more

Search for Supreme Court leaker falls to former Army colonel

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Gail Curley began her job as Marshal of the US Supreme Court less than a year ago, she would have expected to work mostly behind the scenes: overseeing the court’s police force and the operations of the marble-columned building where the justices work. Her most public role was supposed to be … Read more