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SC teen pleads guilty to murder in death of father, boy

Dec. 12, 2018 8:57 PM EST

A 16-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday to two charges of murder for fatally shooting his father in their home and a 6-year-old boy at the South Carolina elementary school he once attended. Jesse Osborne faces 30 years to life in prison without parole when he is sentenced several months from now in an extensive...

The Latest: France issues wanted poster for shooting suspect

Dec. 12, 2018 7:59 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 8:15 French authorities have issued a wanted poster and are calling for witnesses amid a massive manhunt for the suspected shooter nearly 24 hours after a deadly attack at the Strasbourg Christmas...

4th conviction in Los Angeles murder of Chinese student

Dec. 12, 2018 7:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the beating death of a University of Southern California graduate student from China. Albert Ochoa is the fourth person convicted in the 2014 attack on 24-year-old engineering student Xinran Ji. Ochoa and three others...

After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates US role in Yemen

Dec. 12, 2018 7:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is debating a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that has won new support in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate voted 60-39 on Wednesday to open debate on the resolution,...

Florida school massacre panel recommends arming teachers

Dec. 12, 2018 6:53 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The panel investigating the Florida high school massacre recommended Wednesday that teachers who volunteer and undergo extensive background checks and training be allowed to carry concealed guns on campus to stop future shootings. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public...

No psychiatric hospital employee responsible for escape

Dec. 12, 2018 6:45 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — No single employee was directly responsible for the escape of a man from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital, a state investigation found, but questions remain about how he was able to walk out of the facility and fly to California, officials said Wednesday. The state attorney general's office...

The Latest: Florida panel recommends arming some teachers

Dec. 12, 2018 6:20 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission that is investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The panel investigating the Florida high school massacre is recommending that teachers who volunteer and undergo extensive background checks and training be allowed to...

The Latest: Prosecutor asks for life for teen school shooter

Dec. 12, 2018 5:49 PM EST

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The latest on a teen pleading guilty to a fatal school shooting in South Carolina (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A prosecutor say he will ask for a life sentence without parole for a teen who was 14 years old when he shot and killed his father and an elementary school student outside...

DA: Evidence linking man to 2016 rape fell through cracks

Dec. 12, 2018 5:40 PM EST

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor says authorities failed to act last year on evidence linking a 2016 rape to a released felon now accused of raping and killing a 13-year-old girl. Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt said Tuesday that deputies didn't follow up after DNA evidence...

The Latest: Official says hospital escape was 'wake-up call'

Dec. 12, 2018 5:15 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into a Hawaii man's escape from a psychiatric hospital (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Hawaii's health director says employees of a state psychiatric hospital were complacent about a man who was there for more than 40 years before he escaped to California. Bruce...