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Montana governor stands by semiautomatic weapons ban comment

Aug. 21, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's governor is standing by his recent comments that he'd support a ban on some semiautomatic weapons, saying Tuesday that it's one of several measures that should be considered to curtail gun violence. The two-term Democratic governor, who is considering a 2020 presidential run,...

Ohio State creates office for handling harassment complaints

Aug. 21, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has announced the creation of a centralized office for responding to sexual- and gender-based harassment, violence and other types of discrimination and harassment. The goal of the office announced Tuesday by university President Michael Drake is helping...

Person who made phone threat to Oklahoma school identified

Aug. 21, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) — The FBI has identified a person in California who authorities say made a threatening telephone call to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf. The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services says the school in Sulphur, about 75 miles south of Oklahoma City, closed after receiving the...

Man pleads to manslaughter in 2013 slaying of graduate

Aug. 21, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and armed robbery in a shooting death in New Jersey hours after the victim's high school graduation more than five years ago. NorthJersey.com reports that Casey Cole entered the plea Monday in the June 2013 death of 18-year-old Isaac...

Mother of bullied teen sues over daughter's suicide

Aug. 21, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

HALLSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman alleges in a wrongful death lawsuit that her 13-year-old daughter killed herself after years of unchecked school bullying. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Elizabeth Overstreet is suing the Hallsville School District and several employees over the April 2017...

Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers

Aug. 21, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers: The Oklahoman, Aug. 20, 2018 There have been many examples through the years of wording in legislation causing headaches. One of the most recent was the Legislature's decision last year to build the fiscal year 2018 budget in part with a...

School for deaf near Atlanta closed in response to threat

Aug. 21, 2018 5:57 AM EDT

CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) — A school near Atlanta has been shuttered in response to a threat made over the weekend. WAGA-TV reports that the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf will be closed Tuesday as Clarkston police investigate. Superintendent John A. Serrano sent a letter to the community Monday notifying them...

Prosecutors rest case against 1 suspect in Chicago shooting

Aug. 21, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have rested their case against one of the suspects in the 2013 death of a Chicago student who was shot just days after she performed with her high school band at President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate juries hearing the cases against Micheail Ward and Kenneth...

UC Berkeley suspends professor for sexual harassment

Aug. 20, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley has suspended a prominent architecture professor for three years without pay for sexually harassing a graduate student and abusing his power for personal gain. Professor Nezar AlSayyad, who was also chair of the Center for Middle Eastern...

Idaho schools look to boost security in wake of shootings

Aug. 20, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra is preparing to pitch a $21 million school safety initiative — Keep Idaho Students Safe, or KISS — to the Legislature in January. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported the initiative would, among other things, allocate...