Oklahoma governor signs the nation’s strictest abortion ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the nation’s strictest abortion ban, making the state the first in the nation to effectively end availability of the procedure. State lawmakers approved the ban enforced by civil lawsuits rather than criminal prosecution, similar to a Texas law that was passed last … Read more

Beto O’Rourke disrupts GOP news conference on shooting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Surrounded by fellow Republicans on a high school stage, Gov. Greg Abbott was wrapping up his opening remarks about the killing of school children and teachers in Uvalde, Texas, when Beto O’Rourke strode forward from his seat in the audience. “Government Abbott, I have something to say, ”the Democrat challenging Abbott … Read more

19 children, 2 adults killed in Texas school rampage

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The gunman who massacred 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas warned in online messages sent minutes before the attack that he had shot his grandmother and was going to shoot up a school, the governor said Wednesday . Salvador Ramos, 18, used an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle … Read more

Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer swiftly set in motion a pair of background-check bills for gun buyers Wednesday in response to the school massacre in Texas. But the Democrat reported violence Congress’ unyielding rejection of previous legislation to curb the national epidemic of gun. Schumer implored his Republican colleagues to cast aside … Read more

Beto O’Rourke interrupts Texas governor during update on Uvalde elementary school shooting

CNN — Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke confronted Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials on Wednesday during a press conference about Tuesday’s deadly shooting at an elementary school in the state. “Government Abbott, I have to say something,” O’Rourke – a former congressman who represented El Paso, Texas, and is a former … Read more

full results from Alabama, Arkansas, Texas & more

Incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia is projected to survive a primary challenge by former Sen. David Perdue, who received former President Donald Trump’s biggest endorsement and the most financial help he’s given to any candidate so far. Trump-backed candidates appeared to be foundering Tuesday night in Georgia, although his preferred Senate candidate, Herschel … Read more

Families mourn, worry in wake of elementary school shooting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Distraught families gathered at a local civic center and turned to social media to mourn and to make desperate pleas for help finding missing children as the death toll in a gruesome school shooting at a Texas elementary school rose to at least 19 students. Authorities said the gunman also killed … Read more

Gunman kills at least 18 children at Texas elementary school

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 18 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The attacker was killed by law enforcement. The death toll also included … Read more

Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas runoff and Minnesota special election primary results

No state has felt former President Donald Trump’s wrath over the 2020 election more than Georgia, where he is trying to oust the incumbents in a statewide office who certified that President Joe Biden won the state. Trump has set his sights on Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in particular. In … Read more

Texas governor: 15 killed in school shooting; gunman dead

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing 14 children, one teacher and injuring others, Gov. Greg Abbott said, and the gunman was dead. It was the deadliest shooting at a US grade school since the shocking attack in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, almost a decade ago. The … Read more