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NRA opens gun convention in Texas after school massacre

NRA opens gun convention in Texas after school massacre

HOUSTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention in Houston on Friday, and leaders of the powerful gun-rights lobbying group are gearing up to “reflect on” — and deflect any blame for — the deadly shooting earlier this week of 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.…

3 more funerals for Buffalo victims in week of goodbyes

3 more funerals for Buffalo victims in week of goodbyes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A week filled with goodbyes continues for family and friends of victims of the racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket. Funeral services are set for Friday for three of those killed: Geraldine Talley, Andre Mackniel and Margus Morrison. They are among the 10 people killed and three wounded May 14 when…

Trump loses appeal, must testify in New York civil probe

Trump loses appeal, must testify in New York civil probe

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court has ruled former President Donald Trump must answer questions under oath in the state’s civil investigation into his business practices. A four-judge panel in the appellate division of the state’s trial court on Thursday upheld Manhattan Judge Arthur Engoron’s Feb. 17 ruling enforcing subpoenas for Trump…

Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

Senate GOP blocks domestic terrorism bill, gun policy debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is trying to find a compromise on gun legislation. That’s after Democrats’ first attempt at responding to the back-to-back mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, failed Thursday in the Senate. Republicans blocked debate on a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on hate crimes…

Pedestrian struck in hit and run crash

Pedestrian struck in hit and run crash

East Farmingdale, NY- A Long Island man is listed in serious condition at a local hospital after being struck by a hit and run driver in East Farmingdale. Suffolk County Police say Benedicto Lopez-Rameriz, 41, of Farmningdale was attempting to cross Route 110 by Main Street on Wednesday night at around 9pm, when he was…

Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas school

Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas school

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman’s rampage killed 19 children and two teachers. That’s what a witness said Wednesday as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when the 18-year-old shooter was killed by a Border…

19 diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease in Bronx; 1 death

19 diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease in Bronx; 1 death

NEW YORK (AP) — An outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease in a Bronx neighborhood has sickened 19 people since the beginning of the month, with one person dying. The Health Department says cooling towers in the borough’s Highbridge section have been tested for the presence of the bacteria Legionella which causes the disease, a form of…

US moves to make antiviral drug more available against COVID

US moves to make antiviral drug more available against COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season. The nation’s first federally backed test-to-treat site is opening Thursday in Rhode Island. The site will provide patients with immediate…

US moves to make antiviral drug more available against COVID

US moves to make antiviral drug more available against COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season. The nation’s first federally backed test-to-treat site is opening Thursday in Rhode Island. The site will provide patients with immediate…

Facebook and the Texas school shooter

Facebook and the Texas school shooter

CYBERSPACE (AP) — Facebook is coming under scrutiny in the wake of the nation’s latest mass shooting. It appears the suspect in the Texas massacre posted messages online just before he went to an elementary school and opened fire, killing 19 students and two teachers. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the messages were sent on…

After shootings, Hochul looks at raising age for guns in NY

After shootings, Hochul looks at raising age for guns in NY

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says she wants to raise to 21 the age to legally purchase the type of weapons used in the mass shootings in Buffalo and Texas, and possible other firearms as well. The Democrat said she wants to work with the state Legislature to raise the…

Delgado becomes 1st New York Lt. governor with Latino roots

Delgado becomes 1st New York Lt. governor with Latino roots

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Antonio Delgado has been sworn in as New York’s lieutenant governor, becoming the state’s first person of Latino heritage to serve in statewide office. Delgado, who identifies as Afro-Latino, is taking on the largely ceremonial role in the administration of Gov. Kathy Hochul, who selected him for the job. It…