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Boy found in suitcase in Indiana woods died of electrolyte imbalance, authorities say

The 5-year-old boy, found in a "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" suitcase, had likely contracted a stomach virus, police said.
A child’s body was found inside this closed hard case suitcase with a distinctive Las Vegas design on its front and back.
A child’s body was found inside this closed hard case suitcase with a distinctive Las Vegas design on its front and back.

Missteps in Uvalde shooting response echo Pulse massacre, where 49 died

"We know a similar horror," says Pulse shooting survivor and gay activist Brandon Wolf.
At Least 20 Dead In Mass Shooting At Orlando Gay Nightclub
At Least 20 Dead In Mass Shooting At Orlando Gay Nightclub

Feds entered Uvalde school to kill gunman despite local police initially asking them to wait

Two senior federal law enforcement officials said the federal agents decided after about 30 minutes not to wait any longer and entered the school to find gunman Salvador Ramos.
Police outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022.
Police outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022.
9h ago

'Shame on you!' Protesters confront gun enthusiasts at NRA convention after Uvalde shooting

While NRA members browsed aisles of AR-15 inspired merchandise, children held signs reading “How many more kids?” and “Am I next?” 
Protesters shout at attendees of the NRA annual meeting in Houston on Friday.
Protesters shout at attendees of the NRA annual meeting in Houston on Friday.

Waiting to confront Texas school shooter was ‘the wrong decision,’ police admit along with string of other failures

Authorities also admitted Friday to driving past the gunman and other failures in responding to the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.
Image: Uvalde, Texas School Shooting
Image: Uvalde, Texas School Shooting

'The wrong decision': Police admit string of failures in response to Texas school massacre

Authorities also admitted Friday to driving past the gunman and other failures in responding to the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.
Image: Uvalde, Texas School Shooting
Image: Uvalde, Texas School Shooting

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott 'livid' about being 'misled' on police response to Uvalde shooting

But he rejected calls for gun control legislation, claiming long guns are a part of the Lone Star State's history.
Image: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
Image: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Uvalde police chief who delayed officer response to shooting to join City Council

Peter Arredondo, chief since 2020, campaigned on communication and outreach “to those in need,” the local newspaper reported. 
Image: Uvalde police chief Peter Arredondo at a press conference following a school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022.
Image: Uvalde police chief Peter Arredondo at a press conference following a school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24, 2022.
11h ago

In Uvalde, Latinos worry over enduring mental health toll of school shooting

“What they saw was not normal. What they heard was not normal. This is where we have to literally wrap our arms around them," the CEO of South Texas Rural Health Services said.
Image: Mass Shooting At Elementary School In Uvalde, Texas Leaves At Least 21 Dead
Image: Mass Shooting At Elementary School In Uvalde, Texas Leaves At Least 21 Dead
11h ago

Broken heart syndrome: What are the symptoms and causes?

Joe Garcia, whose wife was killed in the Texas school shooting, died Thursday. Doctors said he showed signs of broken heart syndrome, which mimics a heart attack.
Joe and Irma Garcia.
Joe and Irma Garcia.

'Please send the police now': Uvalde student called 911 multiple times during shooting

Another child also called 911 and hung up when a student told her to, Texas authorities said.
Image: Robb Elementary School
Image: Robb Elementary School