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2 dead, 3 injured in a school shooting in Russia

Nov. 14, 2019 3:30 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A student killed a fellow student and wounded three more in a shooting Thursday at a college in Russia before taking his own life, police said. Russia’s state Investigative Committee said the 19-year-old shooter brought a hunting rifle to class in Blagoveshchensk near the border with...

Russian police say student kills 1 fellow student, wounds 3 more, takes his own life in college shooting

Nov. 14, 2019 2:31 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police say student kills 1 fellow student, wounds 3 more, takes his own life in college shooting.

Hong Kong endures more transit disruptions, campus violence

Nov. 14, 2019 2:12 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong residents endured a fourth day of traffic snarls and mass transit disruptions Thursday as protesters closed some main roads and rail networks while police skirmished with militant students at major universities. Police said protesters shot several arrows at them near Hong Kong...

Iraq’s protests raise question: Where does the oil money go?

Nov. 14, 2019 1:17 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Waves of violent protests have engulfed Baghdad and Iraq’s southern provinces, with demonstrators chanting for the downfall of a political establishment that they say doesn’t prioritize them. Fueling the unrest is anger over an economy flush with oil money that has failed to...

Chicago teachers to vote on deal that ended 11-day strike

Nov. 14, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers are voting on the tentative contract deal that suspended an 11-day strike. More than half of the Chicago Teachers Union’s elected delegates backed the agreement on Oct. 30, suspending the strike and letting classes resume. But the union’s 25,000 members still...

Little Rock teachers strike over state’s control of district

Nov. 14, 2019 12:05 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers are striking for the first time in more than three decades over the state’s control of the local school system and a panel’s decision to strip their union’s collective bargaining rights. Members of the Little Rock Education Association plan...

Overdoses possible in some student deaths on USC campus

Nov. 13, 2019 11:41 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police investigators are looking into drug overdoses as a potential cause of death among some of the nine students who have died this semester at the University of Southern California. USC President Carol L. Folt told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that the school is working with...

Auriemma not happy NCAA denied UConn’s appeal for Westbrook

Nov. 13, 2019 10:41 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — UConn coach Geno Auriemma says there’s no other venue for the Huskies to follow now that the NCAA has denied an appeal that would have allowed Tennessee transfer Evina Westbrook with them this season. Auriemma made clear Wednesday night after a 64-51 win over Vanderbilt that...

2 officials, teacher charged in autistic student’s death

Nov. 13, 2019 8:26 PM EST

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two private school administrators and a teacher are facing criminal charges in the death of an autistic student who was restrained for nearly two hours, prosecutors in Northern California said. Former Guiding Hands School site administrator Cindy Keller, principal Staranne Meyers...

Ohio State’s Young to miss 1 more game for NCAA violation

Nov. 13, 2019 6:50 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young will be held out of one more game as punishment for breaking NCAA rules by accepting a personal loan. The penalty was announced by Ohio State in a statement Wednesday. The school had sought immediate reinstatement from the NCAA. The situation...