Widening manhunt for Texas gunman slowed by ‘zero leads’
CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement officers say they have no idea where a Texas man is who police say shot and killed five neighbors on Friday after they asked him to stop firing off rounds in his yard. The victims included a 9-year-old boy. Thirty-eight-year-old suspect Francisco Oropeza fled after the shooting. San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers and the FBI agent in charge say they hope $80,000 in reward money will encourage someone to tip them off to Oropeza’s whereabouts. The FBI says officials have “zero leads” after nearly two days of searching.
A powerhouse US doctor slain in Sudan, ‘killed for nothing’
WASHINGTON (AP) — American doctor Bushra Ibnauf Sulieman kept working in Sudan as long as he could after fighting engulfed the capital. He ventured outside as explosions shook homes, to treat Khartoum’s wounded, before deciding he had to flee. As he was leaving, a roving band surrounded him in his yard last week, stabbing him to death in front of his family. Sulieman’s colleagues in Sudan and Mercy Hospital in Iowa City are mourning the loss of a man they see as a powerhouse doctor and humanitarian. He had gone to Sudan many times to provide free medical care to its poorest people and to be with his ailing parents.
GOP election officials walking fine line on fraud, integrity
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican secretaries of state in Ohio, West Virginia and Missouri all have promoted their states’ elections as fair and secure. Yet each also is navigating a fine line on how to address election fraud conspiracies, as they eye campaigns for U.S. Senate or governor in 2024. The split-screen messaging of Ohio’s Frank LaRose, West Virginia’s Mac Warner and Missouri’s Jay Ashcroft shows just how deeply election lies have burrowed into the Republican voter base. Even election officials who tout running clean elections at home are routinely pushing more voting restrictions and additional scrutiny as they brace for GOP primaries.
Pope speaks of secret peace ‘mission,’ help for Ukraine kids
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis says a secret peace “mission” in Russia’s war in Ukraine is under way, though he gave no details, and that the Vatican is willing to help facilitate the return of Ukrainian children taken to Russia during the war. Francis said during an airborne press conference Sunday en route home from Hungary that he’s “available to do anything.” He added, “There’s a mission that’s not public that’s underway; when it’s public I’ll talk about it.” Deportations of Ukrainian children have been a concern since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began. Francis said the Holy See had already helped mediate some prisoner exchanges and would do “all that is humanly possible” to reunite families.
When states limit care, some trans people do it themselves
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Transgender and non-binary Missourians are turning to do-it-yourself treatments as Republicans across the nation move to restrict gender-affirming health care. Missouri resident Erin Stille says she bought hormones online from a Taiwan-based supplier over concerns that she might lose what she describes as life-saving medicine. As she waited for her package to arrive, the state’s Republican attorney general rolled out a rule with strict regulations on puberty blockers, hormones and other gender-affirming treatments for both minors and adults. Physicians say DIY treatments are risky. But Stille and others say the risks are worth it.
150 years later, Dixon bridge tragedy among nation’s worst
DIXON, Ill. (AP) — It’s been 150 years since a bridge in Dixon, Illinois, collapsed. It remains the worst vehicular-bridge disaster in American history. The Truesdell bridge over the Rock River opened in 1869. It was the first iron bridge in the city. On May 4, 1873, a crowd of more than 200 gathered on the bridge to watch a baptism when it toppled over, trapping dozens of victims just inches below the river’s surface. The disaster claimed 46 lives and injured another 56. Tom Wadsworth has studied the disaster. His great-grandmother, Gertie Wadsworth, was a toddler in her grandmother’s arms on the bridge that day and survived. He has helped organize a memorial that will be dedicated at the river on Sunday.
First Republic up in air as regulators juggle bank’s fate
NEW YORK (AP) — Regulators continued their search for a solution to First Republic Bank’s woes over the weekend before stock markets were set to open Monday. San Francisco-based First Republic has struggled since the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank in early March, as investors and depositors have grown increasingly worried that the bank may not survive as an independent entity for much longer. Gary Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs president who served as President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation “would prefer to sell the bank in its entirety than in pieces.”
What’s behind shortages of Adderall, Ozempic and other meds?
Drug shortages are growing in the United States, and experts see no clear path to resolving them. For patients, that could mean more treatment delays, medication switches and other hassles filling a prescription. That depends on the drug, some of which manufacturers have little incentive to make in large amounts because they generate thin profits. Unexpected demand spikes, manufacturing problems and tight ingredient supplies have contributed in recent months to shortages that stress patients, parents and doctors. The University of Utah Drug Information Service says there were 301 active national drug shortages through this year’s first quarter.
Curry scores playoff career-high 50 as Warriors down Kings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored a playoff career-high 50 points and answered time and again to will the defending champions on in their quest for a repeat, Kevon Looney grabbed 21 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Sacramento Kings 120-100 in the winner-take-all Game 7. Curry’s points are the most in NBA history in a Game 7, topping former teammate Kevin Durant’s 48 for the Nets against Milwaukee in 2021. The Warriors fell behind 2-0 in this series then won twice on the road in front of a hostile, cowbell-clanging crowd in the state capital to become the first reigning champion to drop the first two games and win any postseason series.
Willie Nelson inhales the love at 90th birthday concert
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Willie Nelson celebrated his 90th birthday by doing the same thing he’s done for most of those years: making music with his friends. Artists including Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and the Chicks took the stage and sang Nelson’s songs at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Saturday for the first of a two-night tribute concert for the country legend. Nelson emerged late in the evening and showed off his musical range, singing duets with Neil Young, George Strait and Snoop Dogg. Actor Owen Wilson, one of the show’s emcees, told the crowd the evening made it feel like there’s nothing bigger than Willie Nelson.
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