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Attorney: Deputy had no obligation to confront school gunman

Jul. 21, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a former Florida sheriff's deputy want a judge to dismiss felony charges stemming from his failure to enter a school building while a gunman carried out a massacre. Scot Peterson's attorneys say prosecutors stretched the laws "beyond their breaking points" when...

5 new lawsuits filed in fatal school explosion

Jul. 17, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five new lawsuits have been filed more than two years after a natural gas explosion caused part of a Minneapolis school to collapse, killing two people and injuring nine others. The lawsuits say CenterPoint Energy and Master Mechanical knew their work at Minnehaha Academy was "hazardous...

Driver fired after 6-year-old left on bus at Iowa bus yard

Jul. 11, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say one bus driver was fired and another placed on administrative leave after incidents involving students in Waterloo, Iowa. The fired driver for Durham School Services failed to check the bus Tuesday and left a 6-year-old boy alone for nearly two hours inside the vehicle...

Tennessee college to open Chris Young Cafe music venue

Jul. 11, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Chris Young's alma mater is honoring him by naming a new live music venue after him on campus. Middle Tennessee State University plans to open the Chris Young Cafe sometime in the fall semester. University President Sidney McPhee said at an event Tuesday at the...

Harris clarifies stance on federally mandated school busing

Jul. 4, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris on Thursday clarified her position on federally mandated school busing, saying it's only necessary in cases where local governments are actively opposing integration. Harris said that in the 1960s and '70s, institutions "were literally working against integration...

Harris says busing should be considered, not mandated

Jul. 3, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris said Wednesday that busing students should be considered by school districts trying to desegregate their locations — not the federal mandate she appeared to support in pointedly criticizing rival Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden last week....

Hospital says it will be diverting trauma patients elsewhere

Jun. 29, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia hospital that earlier announced plans to close this fall has given notice that it will immediately begin diverting trauma victims to other facilities despite a state warning against taking steps toward closure. Hahnemann University Hospital said Saturday that it notified...

Vanderbilt pledges $2M for African American music museum

Jun. 29, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University is pledging $2 million for the National Museum of African American Music, which is scheduled to open a 56,000-square-foot facility in downtown Nashville early next year. The university says the gift includes in-kind contributions and direct financial support,...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Mueller, trade; Dem debate debut

Jun. 29, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few months ago, President Donald Trump affirmed that he thought special counsel Robert Mueller acted honorably in the Russia investigation. Now Trump is back in "witch hunt" territory, this time falsely accusing Mueller of committing a crime. The provocative remark came as the president...

Biden defends past civil rights record after Harris attack

Jun. 28, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Biden strongly defended his civil rights record on Friday, pledging to be a "president who stands against racism" and defiantly dismissing any suggestions otherwise. Speaking to the Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the white former vice president was working to repair the...