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The Latest: Hong Kong police urge students to surrender

Nov. 18, 2019 4:49 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 5 p.m. Hong Kong police are calling on protesters barricaded inside the city’s Polytechnic University to surrender and face justice, saying they have no other option given the level of violence in recent days. The regional...

Snow, flooding in Austria destroy homes, cuts off villages

Nov. 18, 2019 3:00 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Several schools are closed across Austria as parts of the Alpine country deal with masses of snow, the threat of avalanches and flooding by swelling rivers and lakes. Austrian news agency APA reported Monday that a mudslide in Bad Gastein, south of Salzburg, destroyed two homes overnight,...

Thousands at vigil for victims of California school shooting

Nov. 18, 2019 2:41 AM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people held a candlelight vigil to remember two students shot and killed by a classmate at his Southern California high school as investigators try to determine what prompted the deadly attack that left three other teens wounded. The brother of one of the two...

The Latest: Aunt says family is ‘broken’ over nephew’s death

Nov. 17, 2019 11:05 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a vigil to remember two students shot and killed by a classmate at his Southern California high school (all times local): 8 p.m. An aunt of one of two students killed in a shooting at Saugus High School says his death has devastated the family. Angie Davidson said...

Knight scores 15 as San Jose St. beats NAIA Simpson U. 85-60

Nov. 17, 2019 10:28 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Seneca Knight had 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, Zach Chappell added 14 points, and San Jose State beat NAIA Simpson University 85-60 on Sunday. Craig LeCesne scored 13 points and Ralph Agee 10 for San Jose State. Agee made a jumper with 14:27 left in the first half to make it 9-7...

Alleged gunman, victim among 6 charged after game shooting

Nov. 16, 2019 11:55 PM EST

Six men have been charged after a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game that critically wounded a 10-year-old boy and sent players and the packed crowd fleeing in panic. Ibn Abdullah, 27, was the target of the Friday night shooting and was charged because a gun was found on him when emergency...

Chinese troops join Hong Kong cleanup as protesters retreat

Nov. 16, 2019 8:09 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese troops came out of the barracks in Hong Kong on Saturday — not to quell protests but to help clean up. It was a rare public appearance by the People’s Liberation Army on the streets of the semi-autonomous territory, where the local government’s inability to end...

Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

Nov. 16, 2019 3:14 PM EST

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry far-reaching immunity from lawsuits in the aftermath of mass killings. The court this week allowed families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre to sue the maker of the AR-15 used in...

Florida judge draws town’s wrath over school violence case

Nov. 16, 2019 3:13 PM EST

MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) — Anxieties multiplied quickly across Baker County, a mostly rural community of 28,000 in northern Florida, when news spread that a 15-year-old had planned a massacre at the county’s only high school. "MAKE SURE THE TEACHERS ARE DEAD," he ranted in a notebook. "Then rinse...

The Latest: Man wounded in shooting at game faces charges

Nov. 16, 2019 2:00 PM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school football game in New Jersey (all times local): 2 p.m. A man wounded during a shooting at a high school football game in New Jersey is now facing charges himself. Pleasantville police say the 27-year-old man is facing weapons charges. They...