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EXPLAINER: Jurors weigh cost of Alex Jones' Sandy Hook lies

Oct. 07, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — For a decade, the parents and siblings of people killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have been tormented and harassed by people who believe the mass shooting was a hoax. How do you put a price tag on their suffering? That's...

Cops: Ex-grad student suspected in Arizona professor killing

Oct. 06, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A University of Arizona professor who authorities say was fatally shot on campus by a former graduate student was an expert on desert water issues who faculty and former students described as a kind and brilliant colleague. School officials identified Thomas...

Men charged with defrauding Florida school shooter's brother

Oct. 06, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The head of a Virginia company accused of exploiting immigration detainees seeking bail has now been charged with defrauding the brother of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz. The Augusta County Sheriff's Office said Mike Donovan, the CEO of Nexus Services...

Jury begins deliberations in Alex Jones' Sandy Hook trial

Oct. 06, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A jury began deliberations Thursday to decide how much conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay for pushing the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook School massacre was a hoax. A lawyer for the families of eight people killed and an FBI agent who responded to the...

School shooter chose Valentine's Day to ruin it forever

Oct. 06, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz calmly told a psychologist why he picked Valentine’s Day to massacre 17 people at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School four years ago: Because no one loved him, he wanted to ruin the holiday forever for anyone...

Uvalde schools fire ex-Texas trooper who was at shooting

Oct. 06, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New outrage ripped through Uvalde on Thursday over revelations that a school police officer hired after the Robb Elementary massacre was not only on campus during the May attack as a Texas state trooper but under investigation over her actions while a gunman killed 19...

University of Arizona professor shot and killed on campus

Oct. 05, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A University of Arizona professor was shot and killed on campus Wednesday by a former student, who has since been arrested, authorities said. Arizona state troopers stopped Murad Dervish, 46, in a vehicle roughly 120 miles (193 kilometers) northwest of the...

Hoax shooting calls across South Carolina upend school day

Oct. 05, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

Columbia, S.C. (AP) — A wave of hoax emergency calls about school shootings across South Carolina sent hundreds of police officers into schools on Wednesday as scared students hid behind locked classroom doors. The calls affected more than a dozen districts from Charleston to...

Alex Jones declines to put on a defense in defamation trial

Oct. 05, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones decided not present any defense Wednesday at his defamation trial in Connecticut and was back in Texas in advance of closing arguments over how much he should pay for promoting the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax. ...

Teen sought in ambush outside school that killed 1, hurt 4

Oct. 04, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are seeking a 16-year-old youth in last week's ambush shooting outside a Philadelphia high school that killed a 14-year-old and wounded four other teenagers after a football scrimmage Police said Tuesday that the 16-year-old is wanted on active arrest...