CHICAGO (AP) — The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation's gun laws to the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control does not work.
Texas on Tuesday executed a 35-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting a recently arrived Mexican immigrant in the head and robbing him of $8. Juan Garcia was pronounced dead from a lethal injection at 6:26 p.m. at the state's execution chamber in Huntsville, a prisons official said. The execution was the 529th in Texas since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976 - the most of any state.