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Exploded device discovered at Montana school, no injuries

Oct. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities found the remnants of a small homemade bomb that blew up in an elementary school playground in Helena on Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported, and it was not immediately clear when the blast occurred in Montana's quiet capital city. No threat was made against Rossiter...

The Latest: Lockdowns lifted for schools Montana's capital

Oct. 15, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a homemade bomb blowing up in a Montana schoolyard (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Montana officials say lockdowns have been lifted at schools in the Helena area after searches turned up no further explosive devices. Schools in Helena and East Helena were locked down and an...

2nd man arrested, charged in Atlanta college shooting

Oct. 15, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a second man has been arrested in a shooting that wounded four people at a block party outside an Atlanta college library. News outlets report 25-year-old Ahmad Coleman was arrested Thursday by U.S. marshals in Mississippi and now awaits extradition. Atlanta police spokesman...

Chicago teachers rally, march ahead of strike deadline

Oct. 14, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers are calling for district leaders to meet their demands on class sizes just days before a threatened strike that would affect thousands of students in the country's third-largest school district. Members of the unions representing teachers and staff cheered for leaders at a...

Iowa teacher out after Facebook post about climate activist

Oct. 11, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa high school science teacher has resigned after an investigation into a social media post that appeared to threaten Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. Waterloo Community Schools spokeswoman Tara Thomas said Friday that teacher Matt Baish resigned effective Thursday. The...

California adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns

Oct. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. The bill was vetoed twice by former governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and goes beyond a...

Request to suppress confession in school shooting denied

Oct. 11, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to suppress a confession and other statements by a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at a high school. Marshall Circuit Judge Jamie Jameson filed the decision Thursday in the case against 17-year-old Gabe...

Illinois NPR objects to university's harassment source rules

Oct. 10, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A National Public Radio station licensed by the University of Illinois is objecting to a requirement that its reporters tell school officials about confidential complaints of university-related sexual harassment they receive. NPR Illinois published a letter late Thursday arguing...

Illinois NPR objects to university's harassment source rules

Oct. 10, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A National Public Radio station licensed by the University of Illinois is objecting to a requirement that its reporters tell the university about any tips they receive alleging sexual harassment. NPR Illinois published a letter late Thursday saying the First Amendment exempts its...

Man convicted of posting threats in Florida school shooting

Oct. 9, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A California man has been convicted of posting online threats and sending malicious messages to relatives of victims of the 2018 Florida school shooting. Court records show 22-year-old Brandon Fleury of Santa Ana, California, was found guilty on Tuesday by a federal jury of...