Nineteen pupils aged between seven and 11 years old have been shot dead alongside two of their teachers by an 18-year-old gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in America’s deadliest mass school shooting since Sandy Hook. Two boys - Xavier Lopez, 10 (upright, centre left) and Uziyah Garcia, nine (bottom left) – and four girls - Makenna Lee Elrod, 10 (upright, centre right), Eliahana Torres, 10 (top left), Ellie (second top left), and Amerie Jo Garza (second bottom left) – have been identified among those killed. The shooter was Salvador Ramos (right), described as a lonely child bullied for a lisp who turned increasingly violent as he got older and bought two rifles for his 18th birthday. He began the massacre around 11.30am Tuesday when he shot his grandmother during an argument over his failure to graduate. Ramos then drove to the school armed with a handgun, a rifle and wearing body armor, where he walked inside and began shooting ‘everyone who crossed his path’. Police and Border Force agents manning a post nearby rushed to the scene where a gunfight ensued, and one of the Border Force agents shot Ramos dead. A number of people were also wounded in the attack, though the exact number is unclear. Police say the death toll is expected to rise.
Heartbreaking moment frantic parents run TOWARDS unfolding Texas elementary school shooting - while others desperately try to call their children trapped inside the building
The video, posted on Snapchat and then shared across social media, shows several parents heading towards the school. The caption reads: 'Kids are running out of the classrooms' with a broken heart emoji. Notably, at least two other people are standing by recording with their phones. Fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles was murdered along with at least 19 children and one other adult. Mireles' aunt, Lydia Martinez Delgado, released a statement. 'I'm furious that these shootings continue. these children are innocent. Rifles should not be easily available to all. This is my hometown, a small community of less than 20,000. I never imagined this would happen to especially loved ones ... All we can do is pray hard for our country, state, schools, and especially the families of all.' A parent on Twitter who claimed Mireles taught her daughter also paid tribute. 'My daughter’s beautiful teacher was the teacher who was killed in Uvalde, TX,' A woman who went by 'Audrey' wrote.
A 'close' friend of Salvador Ramos, 18, said the shooter used to be made fun of for his clothing and because his family was poor. He said Ramos began showing up to class less and less from the bullying and 'slowly dropped out.' 'He barely came to school,' the friend, who didn't want to be identified, said. The friend said the pair kept up with each other occasionally through Xbox messages, but had largely lost contact after Ramos graduated.
'I got a lil secret I wanna tell u. I'm about to...' Chilling message Texas elementary school shooter sent to LA girl on Instagram just hours before he shot dead 19 children
Salvador Ramos, 18, messaged a woman in Los Angeles on May 12, tagging her in a photo of his guns. On Tuesday morning he messaged her again alluding to the mass shooting. Hours later he shot and killed 19 children at a Texas school and two teachers. The woman reacted with horror when she learnt what he had done. 'He's a stranger I know nothing about him he decided to tag me in his gun post,' she wrote. 'I'm so sorry for the victims and their families I really don't know what to say.' She then added: 'The only reason I responded to him was because I was afraid of him I wish I stayed awake to at least try to convince him to not commit his crime. I didn't know.' When an Instagram user asked if she was his girlfriend, she replied: 'I don't know him and I don't even live in Texas.'
Marjorie Taylor Greene is triumphant in Georgia as Trump scores two wins in the Peach State after ex-NFL star Herschel Walker's GOP Senate primary win
Greene was up against a crowded field of five GOP primary challengers seeking to take her spot in Georgia's heavily rural 14th Congressional District. The former president had praised Greene as a 'warrior' in his initial endorsement and appeared with her multiple times since leaving office, including most recently at the Mar-a-Lago premiere of far-right activist Dinesh D'Souza's new film 2000 Mules. Meanwhile Trump scored another Peach State victory in Senate GOP primary candidate Herschel Walker, a former football star who has a personal friendship with the ex-president that goes back decades.
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Heartbreaking moment parents line up to give DNA swabs to help cops identify victims of Texas school shooting
Parents line up to give DNA swabs to help authorities identify the child victims after the Texas elementary school massacre that killed 19 students. The child victims are: Makenna Elrod, Uziyah Garcia, nine, and Xavier Lopez, 10, Amerie Jo Garza, Eliahana Torres (all pictured right). Two teachers Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia have also been confirmed dead. Salvador Ramos, 18, equipped with a handgun and possibly a rifle, entered the Robb Elementary School and opened fire around 11.30am. Family friends said they remember the teen having a temper growing up, but shouldn't believe he could be so violent.
'Where in God's name is our backbone?': Biden tears into gun makers and vows to 'stand up to the gun lobby' in the wake of Texas elementary school shooting and mourns children dying 'as if they're in a battlefield'
The president called on elected officials to 'stand up to the gun lobby' in an impassioned speech barely two hours after arriving back in the United States following his first trip to Asia while commander-in-chief. 'I had hoped, when I became president, I would not have to do this. Again. Another massacre,' a visibly emotional Biden said. Speaking from the White House Roosevelt Room with First Lady Jill Biden clad in black by his side, the president said: 'Uvalde, Texas. An elementary school. Beautiful innocent, second, third, fourth graders. And how many scores of little children who witnessed what happen - see their friends die as if they're on a battlefield, for God's sake?'
'When are we going to do something? It's pathetic!' NBA coach Steve Kerr - whose dad was shot dead by terrorists - makes emotional appeal and bangs on table while demanding US senate enact background checks after Texas massacre
The Golden State Warriors head coach blamed all 50 state senators for 'holding Americans hostage,' referring to a statistic claiming that 90 percent of Americans want tighter restrictions on gun control. 'We had Asian churchgoers killed in southern California. Now we have children murdered at school. When are we going to do something? I'm tired. I'm so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to the devastated families that are out there. I'm so tired of the -- I'm sorry. I'm tired of the moments of silence. Enough,' Kerr added ahead of his team's Game 4 encounter against the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Western Conference Finals.
'Every man in the restaurant got up and surrounded us': Seattle woman corroborates mounting claims against Mykonos restaurant accused of preying on female tourists after her party was forced to pay $1,640 for two dishes, salad and bread
Cheryl Lamphere, 43, told DailyMail.com that her group of friends were misled, intimidated and scammed into paying $1,640 for food that did not justify the outrageous price. Lamphere and her group of girlfriends said they had no other option but to pay the eye-watering price after ordering one plate of calamari, one order of lobster pasta, a salad, and bread at the infamous DK Oyster restaurant in Platys Gialos. The mother-of-two said the group visited the picturesque island on May 3 and their first evening was ruined after owner Dimitris Kalamaras and male staff at the restaurant cornered them when they even dared to dispute the astronomical tab. 'Every man in the restaurant got up and surrounded us, there were at least five of them, almost blocking us in. It was a very, very scary situation because we were six women being surrounded by five men... I must add, they were all dressed in black, it was sort of gangsterish,' Lamphere told DailyMail.com on the phone.
Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen was murdered by fellow service member after she saw photo of his married lover on his lock screen, FBI says
Investigators believe Robinson, then 20, bludgeoned Guillen, also then 20, to death with a hammer, removed her body from an armory at Fort Hood, Texas , and then dismembered her and buried her remains on April 22. Cecily Aguilar, 22, was charged with tampering with evidence after she told investigators that she helped her boyfriend Specialist Aaron Robinson - the main suspect in Guillen's death - bury her body in April of last year. The state believes that Aguilar was the woman on Robinson's phone.
A love forged in decadence: We rarely hear her speak, but Kate Moss is due to give evidence backing her ex, Johnny Depp. The reason? A love affair so destructively all-consuming that it drove her to rehab and years of grief, writes ALISON BOSHOFF
ALISON BOSHOFF: They were the iconic couple of the period: a potent combination of beauty and cool, all dangerous cheekbones and grand passions, with a shared love of poetry, narcotics and booze. During the course of their four-year romance, Johnny Depp presented Kate Moss with a diamond necklace - nestled between his buttocks, for a joke - and apparently poured her a bath of 36 bottles of champagne. When they met, he was 31, she was 20. He introduced the young Croydon model to art galleries, the joy of owning first-edition books and his bohemian heroes, whom she adopted as her own.
Deshaun Watson sexual harassment accuser weeps as she recalls moment naked $230m NFL star 'deliberately grabbed his penis then shoved it into her hand' while she gave him massage
Ashley Solis (left), 36, is one of 22 women accusing NFL star and Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson (right) of sexual misconduct over the last year while giving him a massage in Houston. She revealed that Watson 'deliberately grabbed himself' and 'put his penis on my hand and I pulled my hand away instantly and I started crying and I told him that I'm done and that I don't want to do this anymore. The masseuse also said at the end of a massage, Watson told her: 'I know you have a career to protect,' and 'I know you don't want anyone messing with it just like I don't want anyone messing with mine.'
Outrage as two Ohio high school students post racist signs on neighboring water fountains that read 'whites only' and 'blacks only' in cruel echo of segregation
An Ohio high school principal confirmed that a viral photo showing racist signs above water fountains on campus was legitimate in a letter to parents. On May 5, a photo posted to Snapchat showed two water fountains with handwritten signs above them. The one on the left read: 'Whites Only." On the right it read: 'Blacks Only.' Each sign was accompanied with a frowny face style emoji. Principal Erin Davis wrote in a letter that two students were identified as the culprits behind the racist message.
The lost faces of Top Gun: As Tom Cruise takes to the skies again in Maverick sequel, a look at what happened to his original co-stars who WON'T reprise their roles - from Viper actor Tom Skerritt to on-screen sirens Meg Ryan and Kelly McGillis
Tom Cruise was the only Top Gun actor asked to return for the 2022 sequel Top Gun: Maverick. Val Kilmer, who played Iceman, had to 'beg' producers to let him be in the sequel. Director Joseph said he didn't ask Kelly McGillis and Meg Ryan back because he 'didn't want every storyline to always be looking backwards.' Tom Skerritt filmed in the background but feels he won't make it on camera while Michael Ironside feels he wasn't asked back due to his beef with producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Top Gun: Maverick premieres in theaters on Friday, May 27
Thomas Markle suffers major stroke and is receiving emergency treatment in US hospital just days before he was due to fly to London for first time for Queen's Jubilee
DAN WOOTON: Days before he was due to fly to London for the first time for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, the Duchess of Sussex's father Thomas Markle has suffered a major stroke that has seen him lose his speech. He is currently receiving urgent medical treatment in an American hospital. I am devastated to report this news, just seven days before Thomas would have joined me in London to celebrate the Queen's 70th year on the throne for a TV special on my GB News show, fulfilling his long-held wish to visit Windsor Castle. But, in a cruel twist of fate, he will now be unable to make the trip as he recovers in hospital, just like he missed his daughter's wedding to the Duke of Sussex after suffering from a heart attack.
'Hi, one of four black people in Santa Barbara!': California Karen is slammed for hurling racial abuse at a DJ who was filming her shouting at swanky restaurant staff
The altercation, which transpired at The Boathouse at Hendry's Beach in Santa Barbara Wednesday, reportedly started after the woman (at right in lefthand image) began berating staff at the bayside eatery after her card was allegedly declined the night before. As the argument ensued, Ian Soleimani (right), a 39-year-old African-American man who works as a DJ at the restaurant, whipped out his phone and started recording the woman's tirade - spurring her to turn her aggression on to him. The five-minute clip - which has amassed tens of thousands of views since being posted to social media by Soleimani - has seen social media users dub the as-of-now unidentified woman 'California Karen.'
Pro-Putin journalist accidentally reveals position of Russian mega mortar in propaganda report... and Ukraine blows it up the next day
Aleksandr Kots (top right) was proudly showing off the 2S4 Tyulpan 240mm self-propelled heavy mortar in a propaganda report in Severodonetsk after it was moved from Mariupol. The weapon is the largest calibre mortar system in service, firing huge 288-pound F864 shells to a range of six miles. Kots' report in Rubizhne showed several angles of the giant mortar, which can also fire Smel'chak laser-guided rounds, 3B11 nuclear shells, and 308 rocket-assisted cargo shells, in his report showing off the weapon to Russians back home. But less than 24 hours after his footage was aired, the mortar was blown to pieces by Ukrainian forces, who gleefully shared footage of their scalp.
Ex-NFL player Brendan Langley breaks silence on viral video of him brawling with United Airlines worker: Claims he only fought with man after being called him a 'p***y' and a 'd**k' while following him through airport
Langley, 27, was arrested on Thursday May 19 at 11.03am after trading blows with the unnamed United Airlines worker. Videos show the pair sparring and all of the footage that has been released so far shows the airline worker throwing the first punch. Langley's attorney told TMZ Tuesday that the worker not only harassed him, but called him a d**k and a p***y. In addition, attorney Alan Jackson says the employee started the fight and his client was merely fighting back.
REVEALED: Wife of pastor, 65, who was forced to admit to congregation that he took a 16-year-old girl's virginity was once a STRIPPER and admitted her marriage had been 'just one signature from divorce'
Debra Lowe and her husband, Pastor John Lowe II, stepped down from the New Life Christian Church in Warsaw after he was confronted on stage by Bobi Gephart, 43. Gephart came forward with a microphone to tell their church how Lowe groomed her as a teen, starting when she was 16 - the legal age of consent in the state. It has now been revealed that Debra, a co-pastor at the congregation, also led a life against her Christian values before joining the church. According to her description on the church's profile, which has since been removed, Debra left her home in upstate New York when she was just 16 to become a stripper.
Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert reflects on 'life-changing' move to a 'dilapidated, smelly cabin' in the Catskills as she discusses mental health and pays tribute to her late dad, 46 years after his suicide
Gilbert, 58, spoke candidly about suicide prevention and her move to the Catskill mountains in upstate New York during a segment for Good Morning America (left). The actress was adopted by actor and comedian Paul Gilbert (right) and his wife, actress Barbara Crane, one day after her birth. Gilbert was 11 when her father died in February 1976, but she didn't find out the true nature of his death until years later. She and her adopted brother, Jonathan Gilbert, were told their father had died from a stroke in his sleep after suffering one the year before. Gilbert hired a detective as an adult and learned he had died by suicide. Forty-six years have passed since her father's death, but she told GMA that she doesn't think 'we've come far enough' when it comes to mental health. Gilbert, who grew up in Los Angeles, also reflected on her life-changing move to the Catskill mountains (inset), saying: 'It's extraordinary to me that this is my life now.'
Blinken BLANKED! Palestinian-American student REFUSES to shake Secretary of State Antony Blinken's hand at Georgetown University's graduation ceremony in protest at 'US support for Israel and the death of Al Jazeera journalist'
Palestinian-American Nooran Al Hamdan refused to shake Secretary of State Antony Blinken's hand at the Georgetown University graduation on Saturday as part of a protest calling for an end to the United States' financial support of Israel and an independent investigation into the death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, who was killed while reporting on a raid in the West Bank on May 11. Al Jazeera, the channel she worked for, quickly blamed Israeli security forces for her death, but Israeli forces say it was likely she was killed by Palestinian troops. Al Hamdan claims that after the protest, Blinken approached her personally and told her "I hear you," but walked away when she pushed for an end to all American aid to the Israeli military.
Time for Tubby bye bye! Horrified father finds out his son has smashed $5,000 Teletubby sculpture at Hong Kong toy shop... and he has to pay for it
A Hong Kong father ended up splashing out more than he intended on a trip to the toy store after his son was smashed a nearly six foot porcelain Teletubby sculpture. Furious staff found the 5.9ft-tall golden sculpture made smashed into pieces at a toy shop in Langham Place shopping mall in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong, China, on Sunday May 22. They checked the store's CCTV footage and the boy could be seen leaning onto the gold-coloured sculpture before trying to pull it back from falling. He was unable to save the giant glittery decorative item and it crashed to the ground. At the time, the boy's father, Cheng, was on a call outside the shop but turned back in after hearing a loud smashing sound. The boy's dad said: 'My son was motionless, he was just staring down at the toy. My son was terrified after the incident that he had to skip school. He asked me why the sculpture looked scary.'
Woman lifts lid on what it's like to attend Coachella as a 'mere mortal': Sweaty tents, crazy-long lines and watching celebs and influencers get the VIP treatment. Still want to go?
The woman, named Jax, was at both weekends of Coachella - which took place April 15-17 and April 24-26 and saw performers like Harry Styles and Billie Eilish. Each year, a slew of influencers and famous faces flock to the dessert of Indio, California to attend the sought-after event. And while most of them make it look like a luxurious and extravagant affair - Jax has revealed that it's not always that glamorous. She opened up about what it's like for those who don't have VIP passes or a five-star resort to stay in, and it turns out, it's a very different experience. She slept in a tent on nearby camping grounds - forcing her to trek back and forth from the campsite to the festival - and cooked her own meals on a hot plate. Jax's weekend consisted of blisters, lots of walking, spending hours in the hot sun, and little sleep - however, it did seem like she had an amazing time anyway.
'I'm a fighter': Florida woman, 69, shoots and kills 38-year-old home invader after she says she tried to first drive him away with a broom
Virginia Morrison, 69, of Azalea Park, Florida whacked a blank-faced intruder twice in the face with her straw broom trying to shoo him away from her Orange County home and when that didn't work the fierce senior blasted him dead with her gun. Morrison was home with her 80-year-old companion, Charlie' on Sunday when Ezequiel Rosario-Torres entered her home uninvited and unannounced. She reached for her straw broom that she had been using to sweep the front walk to her Brentwood Street home and hit him twice in the face. When that didn't work she said: 'I fired a shot above him. 'Back off, dude, I'll shoot you.' He just keeps coming toward me. So I shot him.'
Ricky Gervais is praised for his 'latest zero f***s given' Netflix standup show as he mocks cancel culture with jokes about trans people - sparking immediate Twitter pile-on from woke brigade
The new special has received the backing of viewers for broaching controversial topics including the trans debate, racism, identity politics and Hitler - days after Netflix was accused of 'being infected by the woke mind virus' by Elon Musk. In a joke towards the end of the show, Gervais says he supports trans rights - a remark met by cheers from a few members of the audience. He adds: 'Full disclosure. In real life, of course I support trans rights. I support all human rights and trans rights are human rights. 'Live your best life, use your preferred pronouns, be the gender that you feel that you are. But meet me halfway ladies, lose the c**k, that's all I'm saying.' The British comedian didn't hold back in the programme, joking about a number of 'taboo' subjects.
The heartwarming moment young woman, 28, buys back her childhood home after it was sold in 2014 - and her dad's paint job is still on the walls
A young homeowner has bought back her childhood home in Adelaide at an auction with her parents last weekend. Gemma, 28, secured the three-bedroom house in the northern suburb of Para Vista where she lived from when she was born until she was 18 years-old. The house is Gemma's first investment property which she plans to renovate and rent out. Gemma had fond memories living in the home until 2012 and her family sold it in 2014 for $292,000.
Lovely in lace! Princess Sofia of Sweden looks elegant in a cream frock as she joins husband Prince Carl Philip at Stockholm charity event
Princess Sofia showcased her trendy sense of style as she joined husband Prince Carl Philip at a charity event in Stockholm on Tuesday. The royal couple attended a performance organised in collaboration with the Tim Bergling Foundation, the real name of late Swedish DJ Avicii, who died in 2018. Mother-of-three Sofia, 37, donned a stunning lace dress from the DAY Birger et Mikkelsen AW22 collection, while Carl Philip looked equally polished in a navy suit.
Mother-of-three reveals it IS possible to hide a pregnancy as she shows off her barely-there bump just days before giving birth
A mother-of-three has admitted her baby bump was so small during her last pregnancy that she could hide it - with shocking photos showing her flat bump at eight-months pregnant. Allanah Harris, from Queensland, posted her photo montage on TikTok showing her last photo before delivery with an almost flat bump - leaving users questioning 'how?'. She wrote: 'Have you ever known anyone that hid their pregnancy? Here's my story.' Pictured left to right: Eight months pregnant in a bikini, and the last photo before delivery with very flat bumps with healthy baby (right)
Transgender dancer, 41, reveals how her own FATHER left her suicidal after he told her she'd be an 'ugly woman' and would 'never be loved' when she came out at 16 - as she reunites with him for the first time in DECADES
Cassandra Cass, 41, who now works as a burlesque dancer, grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, with her dad and three brothers. At age 16, she came out as transgender to her family - but the announcement was met with a very cold shoulder from her father. Cassandra said her dad, Jim, 75, told her she was going to make an 'ugly woman' and that she'd 'never be loved,' which resulted in her contemplating suicide. Jim's reaction sparked a major rift between them and for years, the father-daughter duo had a strained relationship. However, now, they're back on speaking terms and ready to put the past behind them. The two reunited for the first time in years and spoke about their problems.