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Report: Lack of leadership led to Kansas player’s death

Nov. 14, 2019 4:41 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A scathing report following an independent investigation into the heatstroke death of a 19-year-old football player who collapsed after the first day of conditioning practice at a Kansas community college found “a striking lack of leadership.” Braeden Bradforth, a...

The Latest: School official says shooting lockdown smooth

Nov. 14, 2019 4:40 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Southern California high school (all times local): 1:40 p.m. A school administrator says lockdown procedures appear to have been followed properly during a shooting that left two students dead at a Southern California high school. Los Angeles...

2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self

Nov. 14, 2019 4:31 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a Southern California high school, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head, authorities said. The attacker was hospitalized in grave condition. The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Saugus...

Little Rock teachers strike over state’s control of district

Nov. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Teachers picketed outside the site of a historic desegregation and dozens of other Little Rock schools Thursday, walking out for the first time in more than three decades to protest the state’s control of the local school system and their loss of collective bargaining...

US military academy athletes can now delay service, go pro

Nov. 14, 2019 3:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued new guidelines that will allow athletes attending the nation's military academies to seek waivers to delay their service and play professional sports immediately upon their graduation. A memo signed Friday by Esper requires athletes going pro to get...

Senate confirms White House lawyer as appeals court judge

Nov. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House lawyer won Senate confirmation as a federal appeals court judge Thursday despite complaints by lawmakers from both parties about his record on immigration, race, women's equality and LGBTQ rights. Steven Menashi, an associate White House counsel, was confirmed by a 51-41...

Wiseman withdraws lawsuit, Memphis works on eligibility

Nov. 14, 2019 2:59 PM EST

James Wiseman and his advisers have decided a legal battle with the NCAA is not the best way to keep the heralded freshman on the basketball court. The 7-foot-1 center withdrew his lawsuit and the dramatic turn of events in the much-debated saga means Wiseman now will sit on Memphis’ bench until the NCAA...

Sheriff: A 14-year-old has died following a shooting at a Los Angeles high school, bringing number of those killed to 2.

Nov. 14, 2019 2:59 PM EST
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff: A 14-year-old has died following a shooting at a Los Angeles high school, bringing number of those killed to 2.

Pepper spray at middle school sends students to the hospital

Nov. 14, 2019 2:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Twelve students and a staff member at a Boston middle school were taken to the hospital after pepper spray was released in the cafeteria. Boston Public Schools say firefighters responded to the Washington Irving Middle School in the city’s Roslindale neighborhood at about 11 a.m....

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells KNX radio the suspect in a school shooting is in custody

Nov. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EST
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells KNX radio the suspect in a school shooting is in custody.