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13-year-old Indiana boy to learn fate in May school shooting

Nov. 14, 2018 8:43 AM EST

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who opened fire inside his Indiana middle school, wounding a classmate and a teacher before being tackled by the teacher, was expected to learn his punishment on Wednesday. The boy apologized during a hearing last week for shooting seventh-grade science teacher...

Missing elite Chinese university alumni spark outcry

Nov. 14, 2018 8:21 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Students and alumni of several Chinese universities are sounding the alarm over the apparent detention of more than a dozen young labor activists who have been missing since the weekend. Three recent graduates of the elite Peking University have been taken away by authorities, the Jasic...

Mom of Utah shooting victim: Gun owner should be prosecuted

Nov. 13, 2018 7:43 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of a University of Utah track athlete who was fatally shot by a sex offender parolee she had briefly dated says the person who loaned him the gun should be prosecuted. Jill McCluskey made the comment in a tweet Tuesday in which she said "it is a great responsibility to own...

Albuquerque police: Suspect in workplace shooting found dead

Nov. 13, 2018 7:29 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A warehouse employee accused of wounding three men in an Albuquerque workplace shooting had used a forklift to block the business' doors before carrying out the attack and then fleeing to the outskirts of the city, police said Tuesday. At a news conference a day after the attack,...

Inmate charged in fatal riot denies committing violence

Nov. 13, 2018 7:01 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware inmate charged in a deadly prison riot testified Tuesday that he did not assault or kill anyone, and that he was expecting inmates to stage a peaceful protest about prison conditions. Jarreau Ayers, who is acting as his own attorney, took the stand to give his account of...

Students say they reported threats before school massacre

Nov. 13, 2018 6:26 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two students told investigators they reported the Florida high school shooting suspect to an administrator for making threats but felt they were not taken seriously, a commission investigating the massacre was told Tuesday. Pinellas County sheriff's Detective Chris Lyons told...

Michigan man who shot at black teen gets 4 years in prison

Nov. 13, 2018 12:57 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A white retired firefighter who burst out of his suburban Detroit house and shot at a black teenager who was asking for help to find his way to school was sentenced Tuesday to at least four years in prison. Jeffrey Zeigler said he has "full remorse and regret" over the incident last...

Egyptian policemen who killed detainee get light sentences

Nov. 13, 2018 8:17 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a policeman to three years in prison and another to six months over the killing of a detainee in custody, relatively light sentences that prompted a backlash on social media. The Cairo Criminal Court convicted the two of beating Mohamed Abdel-Hakim to death in a...

Guilty plea set in straw purchase of gun in police shootout

Nov. 13, 2018 3:08 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman charged with illegally buying a gun that was later used by her boyfriend in a fatal shootout with police has agreed to enter a guilty plea. Summer Webster was scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday for a plea hearing. She was charged earlier this year with...

In Mexico caravan, LGBTQ migrants stick together for safety

Nov. 13, 2018 12:04 AM EST

MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (AP) — Dozens of transgender women and gay men in the caravan moving through Mexico with hopes of seeking asylum in the United States have banded together for protection — not from the uncertainty of a journey fraught with danger from the gangs who prey on migrants but from...