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University president who bowed out to get $235K on July 1

May. 28, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A settlement approved for the University of Maine at Augusta president who bowed out amid controversy ensures he will be paid at least $235,000 in the first year. Michael Laliberte will receive an additional $30,000 for a housing allowance on top of his...

Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probe

May. 28, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

The actions — or more notably, the inaction — of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers moved swiftly to the center of the investigation into this week's shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, The delay in confronting the shooter — who was inside...

As US mourns shootings, NRA in turmoil but influence remains

May. 28, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — For a brief moment in 2012, it seemed like a national stalemate over guns was breaking. Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old gunman, had forced his way into a Connecticut elementary school and massacred 26 people, mostly children, with an AR-15-style rifle. Flags flew at...

Pandemic has lingering toll on smaller National Spelling Bee

May. 28, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

Dev Shah's dream of returning to the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a soccer stadium, of all places. On a cool, windy February day with occasional rain showers, Dev spent five miserable hours spelling outdoors at Exploria Stadium, the home of Major League Soccer's Orlando...

‘Human library’ in Frederick brings stories to life

May. 28, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Everyone knew each other on McKinstry’s Mill Road in the 1960s. Black families lived in roughly 10 houses in the community outside Union Bridge, Barbara Thompson, 74, recalled. Children addressed elders as Mr. or Mrs. as a sign of respect....

AP FACT CHECK: NRA speakers distort gun and crime statistics

May. 28, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speakers at the National Rifle Association annual meeting assailed a Chicago gun ban that doesn't exist, ignored security upgrades at the Texas school where children were slaughtered and roundly distorted national gun and crime statistics as they pushed back against any...

NRA speakers unshaken on gun rights after school massacre

May. 27, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — One by one, they took the stage at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston and denounced the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school across the state. And one by one, they insisted that further restricting access to firearms was not...

Official: Girl told 911 'send the police now' as cops waited

May. 27, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, “Please send the police now,” as officers waited more than an hour to breach the classroom after following the...

Uvalde school police chief faulted in shooting response

May. 27, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

The police official blamed for not sending officers in more quickly to stop the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting is the chief of the school system's small police force, a unit dedicated ordinarily to building relationships with students and responding to the occasional fight. Preparing...

Lieberman ends Democratic campaign for Arizona governor

May. 27, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Aaron Lieberman ended his campaign for Arizona governor Friday, saying there's no viable path to victory. Lieberman, a former state lawmaker from Paradise Valley, struggled to gain traction against the Democratic front-runner, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs,...