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Democrats in Florida seek to win over Latinos on gun control

Sep. 25, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Annette Taddeo walked to a podium overlooking Miami’s Biscayne Bay and described to her audience how she had fled terrorism as a teenager in Colombia and now feared for the safety of her 16-year-old daughter at an American public school. A blue and bright orange bus...

Prosecutors to begin Florida school shooter trial rebuttal

Sep. 25, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz will begin their rebuttal case Tuesday, challenging his attorneys' contention that he murdered 17 people because his birth mother abused alcohol during pregnancy, a condition they say went...

Man pleads to manslaughter in high school athlete's death

Sep. 24, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A judge has allowed a man to pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the shooting death of a New Jersey high school soccer player despite pleas from the victim's family that the proposed 15-year sentence was too lenient. Yohan Hernandez, 21, of Newark...

Jury sent home; Alex Jones testimony to continue next week

Sep. 23, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers in the defamation trial of Alex Jones agreed Friday not to return him to the stand until next week after a contentious day of testimony Thursday about his promotion of the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax. Jones lawyer, Norm...

Four men shot standing near street on Chicago's South Side

Sep. 22, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Four men standing near a street were shot Thursday afternoon in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, police said. A person with a handgun approached the four and began shooting at them around 3:15 p.m., police said. Two men, ages 44...

Alex Jones testifies in trial over his Sandy Hook hoax lies

Sep. 22, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Alex Jones took the stand Thursday at his Connecticut defamation trial, acknowledging he had promoted the conspiracy theory that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, but angrily refusing to keep apologizing for that. More than a dozen relatives of the 26...

Lawyer: Teen a worry months before Michigan school shooting

Sep. 22, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Some teachers and a counselor at a Michigan high school were aware of a teen's troubling interest in guns and violence months before he was accused of fatally shooting four students and wounding others, a lawyer representing victims' families said Thursday. “From...

2nd Circuit rejects NRA claims against ex-NY state official

Sep. 22, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals panel on Thursday rejected the National Rifle Association's First Amendment claims against a former New York state official who urged banks and insurance companies to discontinue their association with gun promoting groups after the deadly school shooting in...

Sandy Hook families testify about threats, fear of deniers

Sep. 21, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Erica Lafferty said the general harassment began soon after the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, with people telling her it was a hoax and that her mother never died. But soon, she said, it got scary and more graphic. “Things would be mailed to my house that...

Parents besiege Texas high school after false shooting call

Sep. 20, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Alarmed parents converged on a Texas high school Tuesday after a classroom shooting report that ultimately proved to be false. The siege at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio began about 1 p.m. Tuesday after police received a call of a possible shooting...