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This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, an Iraqi man who has been arrested in Arizona as part of an extradition request made by the Iraqi government, which charged him with murder in the 2006 shooting deaths of two police officers in Fallujah. A court hearing for Ahmed is scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Prosecutors: Suspect in Iraq slayings should remain jailed

Apr. 6, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Iraqi immigrant who ran a Phoenix driving school and was arrested two months ago on charges of participating in the killings of two police officers in Iraq nearly 15 year ago should remain jailed until his extradition case is over, federal prosecutors said. Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, who...

In this photo taken March 24, 2020, Mia Grace, right, holds a package of toilet paper as she and her dog Breezy observe social distancing chalk marks on the sidewalk while waiting to get in to The Reef Capitol Hill, a marijuana store in Seattle, which was limiting the number of people in the store at one time to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Earlier in the week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ordered nonessential businesses to close and the state's more than 7 million residents to stay home in order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. In Washington and several other states where marijuana is legal, pot shops and workers in the market's supply chain were deemed essential and allowed to remain open. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

What's essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US: golf, guns

Mar. 28, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's “essential” and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival. Attempting to slow the spread of the virus, authorities in many places are determining what shops and services can remain open. They're...

Jalen Grimes, 13, smiles as her 7-year-old sister, Sydney, prepares for a cartwheel outside their home in Chicago on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Both girls are now doing schoolwork at home because of the virus pandemic. Jalen is missing much of her 8th grade year, including a class trip. Usually 8th graders in Illinois have a graduation, a rite of passage into high school. But those ceremonies, which often happen in June, are a question mark, as well. Jalen says she is annoyed, sad and worried all at once. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Virus pandemic an unprecedented test for a young generation

Mar. 23, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — For Jalen Grimes, the virus pandemic is stirring up a slew of emotions. “Annoyed" is the first one the 13-year-old Chicagoan mentions. “Scared, confused, worried.” She was supposed to be enjoying the end of her eighth-grade year, a rite of passage in states like...

Police: Man camouflaged himself, shot at passing school van

Mar. 12, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with attempted homicide after, authorities say, he camouflaged himself in the woods and shot at a school van with children inside. Police arrested Bryon Benetas, 41, after finding him Tuesday in a wooded area in Shenango Township with two guns,...

In this April 10, 2013 file photo, Jonathan Scalise, owner of Ammunition Storage Components, holds up a 10-round, left, and a 30-round magazine that his company manufacturers for the AR-15 rifle in New Britain, Conn. Gun rights supporters are suing Connecticut officials over part of a 2013 state gun control law passed after the Sandy Hook school shooting, saying it unconstitutionally bans people from loading more than 10 rounds of ammunition into their firearms. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 cites the Second Amendment right to bear arms and the ability of people to better defend themselves with more bullets in their guns. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Suit filed over Sandy Hook-inspired law limiting gun rounds

Mar. 11, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun rights supporters are suing Connecticut officials over part of a 2013 state gun control law passed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, saying it unconstitutionally bans people from loading more than 10 rounds of ammunition into their firearms. The lawsuit filed...

Court: Florida shooting defendant can't shield expert names

Mar. 11, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A ruling from the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday means school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz cannot shield from public disclosure the names of expert witnesses who have interviewed him in jail. The court declined to review an earlier decision by the 4th District Court of...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to health officials about the coronavirus outbreak, at the Westin Hotel at the Delta airlines terminal in Romulus, Mich., Monday, March 9, 2020. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)

The Latest: Sanders wins North Dakota caucuses

Mar. 11, 2020 8:20 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries (all times local): 7:55 a.m. Bernie Sanders has won North Dakota's Democratic presidential caucuses. Participation in Tuesday's contest was expected to be dramatically higher than it was four years ago. That's mainly due to a...

Lori Alhadeff shows a pendant bearing a photo of her 14-year-old daughter Alyssa, among the 17 people killed during the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Friday, March 6, 2020, at the state Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla.  Alhadeff has been championing a bill to require all public schools across Florida to put in place a panic button system to give schools a direct link with first responders. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

After Parkland tragedy, Florida Senate OK's panic buttons

Mar. 6, 2020 7:07 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers were on the verge of sending Gov. Ron DeSantis legislation Friday that requires panic buttons at every school, the latest security measure being implemented on campuses after the Parkland school shooting two years ago that killed 17. The measure, known as...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2019, file photo Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the Santa Fe High School teenage student accused of killing 10 people in a May 2018 shooting at the high school, is escorted by Galveston County Sheriff's Office deputies into the jury assembly room for a change of venue hearing at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas. Pagourtzis was able to buy more than 100 rounds of ammunition online because his age was not verified, according to an amended lawsuit filed Thursday, March 5, 2020, alleging that the website involved broke federal law. Pagourtzis was a 17-year-old junior at the time of the May 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

Suit: Website sold ammo to underage accused Texas shooter

Mar. 6, 2020 6:59 PM EST

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school in 2018 was able to buy more than 100 rounds of ammunition online because his age was not verified, according to a lawsuit alleging that the website involved broke federal law. Dimitrios Pagourtzis was a...

Laurie Giordano, left, and Lori Alhadeff speak Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

Florida mothers united in tragedy push lawmakers to act

Mar. 6, 2020 11:48 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — For months, Laurie Giordano had been telling the story of her son to anyone who would listen — of how her Zach, a strapping 16-year-old football player, should never have collapsed in the sweltering Florida heat nearly three years ago. He died days later. For weeks, Giordano...