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Sheriff: Shooting at football game unrelated to school

Aug. 18, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting outside a Florida high school football game in which two men were wounded had nothing to do with school or the game. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said at a news conference Saturday that the adult victims were not students and both happened...

Witnesses: No reason for Texas police to fire into car

Aug. 17, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Teenagers who witnessed a police shooting that killed a high school freshman in Texas testified on Friday that there was no reason for the ex-officer to fire into the car carrying the victim and four other black teenagers. The testimony came during the second day of the murder trial for fired...

Professor says emails were 'gay-coded,' not sex harassment

Aug. 17, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent New York University professor who is being sued by a former student who accuses her of sexual harassment said that her relationship with him was not sexual and that affectionate emails they exchanged were just "gay-coded" correspondence. Professor Avita Ronell, a world-renowned...

Officer pleads no contest after accidental gun firing in gym

Aug. 17, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor after his personal gun accidentally fired into the floor of a high school gymnasium as he watched a wrestling tournament. Flint Police Lt. Mark Boudreau entered the plea Friday to the charge of reckless discharge of...

Student sues professor he says sexually harassed him

Aug. 16, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York University graduate student has sued a prominent professor, alleging she turned his dream of working with a world-class scholar "into more than three years of continuous and unabated sexual harassment, sexual assault and stalking." The lawsuit was filed by Nimrod Reitman...

Professors challenge to Texas 'Campus Carry' law rejected

Aug. 16, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three University of Texas professors have lost another legal round in their challenge to a Texas law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public university campuses. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to revive their...

Oklahoma School for the Deaf closed after threat called in

Aug. 16, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma officials have closed a school for deaf students after the facility received a threatening phone call. A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services says officials believe Thursday's threat to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf is linked to threats...

Parents of LSU fraternity pledge sue after son's death

Aug. 16, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The parents of a Louisiana State University freshman who died of alcohol intoxication last year after an alleged fraternity hazing filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the university board, the fraternity and several of the fraternity's members. Stephen and Rae Ann Gruver's lawsuit...

Trial witnesses back off statements to investigators

Aug. 16, 2018 2:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors called as witnesses friends of two men charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago high school student, and all backed away from statements made to investigators. One even denied Wednesday what transcripts showed he said in grand jury testimony after Hadiya Pendleton's...

Parkland students start school year with tightened security

Aug. 15, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to a more secure campus on Wednesday as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. But some say they still won't feel protected despite $6.5 million in security...