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Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Dec. 06, 2021 09:11 AM EST

Detroit Free Press. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Wake up, lawmakers. No one supports Michigan’s gun status quo Our hearts are with the parents of the four students slain Tuesday in Oxford, a hell no parent should have to endure; and with the seven...

New Hampshire police: 2 girls die in Interstate 93 crash

Dec. 06, 2021 08:20 AM EST

LITTLETON, N.H. (AP) — Two juvenile girls died in a crash on Interstate 93 in the town of Littleton, New Hampshire State Police said. The crash was reported at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday. A 36-year-old man from Milton, Vermont, was traveling north when he lost control of...

Police kill Florida Tech student armed with 'edged weapon'

Dec. 04, 2021 17:43 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities killed a Florida Institute of Technology student who lunged at a police officer with an "edged weapon" on the college campus Friday night, police said. The Melbourne Police Department on Saturday said 18-year-old Alhaji M. Sow, of...

EXPLAINER: How unusual to charge parents in school shooting?

Dec. 04, 2021 12:53 PM EST

Guns used in U.S. school shootings have often come from the homes of young perpetrators, but parents are rarely charged for the violence that occurs, experts say. That's what makes the case against Ethan Crumbley's parents uncommon, following the fatal shooting of four...

Suspect’s parents charged in Michigan school shooting

Dec. 03, 2021 11:51 AM EST

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday against the parents of a 15-year-old accused of killing four students and wounding seven other people at a Michigan High School. James and Jennifer Crumbley were charged with four...

Portugal experts to study church sex abuse, not investigate

Dec. 02, 2021 13:39 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The lay head of a new Portuguese Catholic Church committee on child sex abuse urged victims Thursday to come forward but stressed his group's task is to study what has happened, not launch formal investigations. The Independent Committee for the...

Louisiana establishes new rules for oil field tank batteries

Nov. 29, 2021 09:01 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana regulators have established new rules for oil field tank batteries after an explosion killed a 14-year-old girl, and plan to identify all such storage tanks across the state to encourage compliance. The state Department of Natural...

Professor who wrote about adults attracted to minors resigns

Nov. 24, 2021 21:40 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A university professor in Virginia announced Wednesday they will resign in the wake of threats made over their recently published book, which includes interviews of more than 40 adults who are sexually attracted to minors. The book argues that...

Interpol adopts resolution to fight online child abuse

Nov. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Interpol member countries are calling on nations to urge local online end-to-end encryption providers “to take responsibility” and design products with the aim of protecting children against abuse, the international policing body said Wednesday. A...

Conviction overturned in 1981 rape of author Alice Sebold

Nov. 23, 2021 16:31 PM EST

A rape conviction at the center of a memoir by award-winning author Alice Sebold has been overturned because of what authorities determined were serious flaws with the 1982 prosecution and concerns the wrong man had been sent to jail. Anthony Broadwater, who spent 16...