Uvalde school board fires police chief after mass shooting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Uvalde School District on Wednesday fired Police Chief Pete Arredondo under mounting pressure in the grieving Texas town to punish officers for letting a Robb Elementary School gunman stay. in a fourth grade classroom for over an hour with an AR-15 style rifle as 19 children and two teachers were … Read more

Maxwell Frost: Gen Z candidate to win Democratic nomination in Florida’s 10th district, CNN projects

CNN — Maxwell Frost, a 25-year-old community organizer, will win the Democratic nomination in Florida’s 10th congressional districtCNN projects, and could become the first member of Generation Z elected to Congress. He beat out a crowded field of candidates seeking to replace the Democratic representative. Val Demings in an Orlando-based district, including state senator Randolph … Read more

Defense in school shooter trial set to present case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The prosecution spent three weeks telling jurors how Nicholas Cruz murdered 14 students and three staff members at a Florida high school four years ago. Now his lawyers will have the opportunity to present why they believe he did it, in hopes of getting him sentenced to life without parole … Read more

Four Muslim men were killed in Albuquerque. Here’s what we know about them

CNN — After ambush-style shootings of three Muslim men and the recent murder of a fourth in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the city’s Muslim community is nervous and fearful. A beloved city worker who yearned for a political future and a proud new American citizen are among the victims of a string of shootings, police say … Read more

Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2 million more for Sandy Hook lies

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury ordered Friday conspiracy theorist Alex Jones pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he must pay for the pain he caused them by claiming for years that the nation’s deadliest … Read more

Alex Jones Ordered To Pay Sandy Hook Parents Over $4 Million

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury on Thursday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million — significantly less than the $150 million sought — in compensatory damages to the parents of a boy from 6-year-old killed in the Sandy Hook massacre, marking the first time the Infowars host has been … Read more

Sandy Hook attorney: Jan. 6 panel asked for texts from Alex Jones

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An attorney for the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre who is suing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones over his false allegations about the attack said Thursday the committee of the United States House on January 6 had requested two years of Jones’ telephone records. Attorney … Read more

Alex Jones admits Sandy Hook attack was ‘100% real’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — For years, the explosive far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones told his millions of followers that the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax, that the children were not killed, and that the parents were crisis actors in an elaborate ruse to force control of the fire arms. Under … Read more

Alex Jones admits Sandy Hook attack was ‘100% real’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones testified Wednesday that he now understood it was irresponsible of him to declare the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a hoax and that he now believed it was “100% real”. Speaking a day after the parents of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the 2012 attack … Read more