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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...

Attorneys want school shooting suspect's statements tossed

Jul. 19, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at school filed a motion to suppress his statements to investigators. The Louisville Courier Journal reports Gabriel R. Parker's attorneys say his statements weren't voluntary, violated...

Man gets prison for threats made to Harvard black event

Jul. 18, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An Arizona man authorities say threatened to bomb Harvard University and shoot people who attended black commencement has been sentenced to more than a year in prison. A federal judge in Boston sentenced 25-year-old Nicholas Zuckerman on Wednesday to a year and three months behind bars and...

Parkland suspect allowed to skip hearings ahead of trial

Jul. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Parkland school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz will be allowed to skip many future court hearings as his planned trial draws closer in the 2018 massacre that left 17 people dead, a judge ruled Wednesday. Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer granted the hearing waiver...

Jury finds former student guilty in pledge's death

Jul. 17, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana jury on Wednesday convicted a former Louisiana State University student of negligent homicide in a fraternity pledge's drinking death during a hazing nearly two years ago. The six jurors took less than an hour to convict Matthew Naquin, 21, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, in...

Baltimore man guilty of killing ex-girlfriend outside school

Jul. 16, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend, who was found bound, beaten, stabbed, strangled and dumped outside an area high school. The Baltimore Sun reports 23-year-old Christopher Rather was convicted of second-degree murder Monday in the 2018 death of 20-year-old...

NYC high school student convicted in 2017 classroom slaying

Jul. 15, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City high school student was convicted on Monday of manslaughter and assault in the fatal stabbing of a classmate the assailant claimed had bullied him. State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gross handed down the guilty verdict against Abel Cedeno at a non-jury trial that featured...

DeVos: Efforts to boycott Israel are a 'pernicious threat'

Jul. 15, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that a movement to boycott Israel has become a "pernicious threat" on college campuses and is fueled by bias against Jews. Speaking at a Justice Department summit on anti-Semitism, DeVos issued a scathing rebuke of the BDS movement, a campaign led by pro-Palestine...

Man charged in shooting of Giants draft pick and teammate

Jul. 13, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree...

Appeals court sides with Newtown in school shooting lawsuit

Jul. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut appeals court has upheld a lower court decision to throw out a lawsuit filed by the parents of two Sandy Hook School shooting victims against Newtown and its school district. The appeals court agreed in a Friday ruling with the lower court's determination that the town...