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Police: Teen, officers exchange gunfire at middle school

Dec. 13, 2018 4:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy who arrived at an Indiana middle school Thursday morning that was already on lockdown after a tip about potential violence shot out glass in a locked door and entered the school before exchanging gunfire with officers inside, authorities said. The boy, who police...

The Latest: Police kill man in Strasbourg; await suspect ID

Dec. 13, 2018 3:54 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A top French official says a suspect has been killed in a shootout with police in Strasbourg, but hasn't been confirmed as the alleged gunman who killed three people near a Christmas...

Police recruit accused of threatening graduation shooting

Dec. 13, 2018 3:53 PM EST

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A police recruit spoke to fellow officers about participating in a suicide pact or killing other officers at their graduation ceremony at New Hampshire's police academy, a court document released Thursday alleged. Noah Beaulieu told one recruit that "all it would take was one shot...

The Latest: Florida Senate leader 'open' to arming teachers

Dec. 13, 2018 3:34 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Florida's Senate president says he is "very open" to a proposal that would allow volunteer teachers to carry concealed handguns if they pass a background check and undergo...

Panel says sheriff's policy contributed to Florida massacre

Dec. 13, 2018 3:30 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating a Florida high school massacre heavily criticized the responding sheriff office's active shooter policy Thursday, saying it contributed to the failure of some deputies to run into the building and confront the gunman. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

The Latest: Police: Boy, 14, fired shots at Indiana school

Dec. 13, 2018 3:03 PM EST

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an eastern Indiana middle school (all times local): 3 p.m. An Indiana State Police spokesman says a 14-year-old boy who exchanged gunfire with officers at an eastern Indiana middle school before taking his own life wasn't a current student at the school....

Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

Dec. 13, 2018 2:54 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Florida law enforcement officers can invoke the state's "stand your ground" law to protect them from criminal prosecution in a shooting, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. The court issued its 7-0 decision in the case of Peter Peraza, a Broward County sheriff's deputy charged...

Alabama AG taking over case of black man killed by police

Dec. 13, 2018 12:45 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The investigation of the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer inside Alabama's largest shopping mall is now in the hands of the state attorney general, he announced Thursday. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said at a news conference that his office will oversee...

Watchdog: No evidence FBI tried to destroy text messages

Dec. 13, 2018 11:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's watchdog found no evidence the FBI intentionally destroyed text messages of two former FBI officials involved in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Instead, the inspector general faulted an FBI-wide software failure that has resulted in large portions of FBI...

Scam used fake SEC letters to bilk victims, FBI says

Dec. 13, 2018 8:12 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania man faces prison after he admitted he scammed victims by pretending to be an employee of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Frank Cedeno pleaded guilty in Boston on Wednesday to wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy. Both counts carry maximum prison terms...