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Bond Commission approves $1.1 billion, Lamont hints at more

Jul. 23, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Funding for renovations to state parks, highway and bridge improvements, clean water projects and a memorial to the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School were among the $1.1 billion in projects approved by the Connecticut State Bond Commission on Friday. It marked...

Man charged with hate crime for alleged threats

Jul. 22, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Lake Stevens man has been charged with a felony hate crime for allegedly posting a photo of a gun on social media and threatening to kill people of color. Court papers say on Jan. 28, one of Benjamin Richey’s relatives, who was still a student...

Memorial for Sandy Hook massacre victims nears construction

Jul. 22, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — After nearly eight years of discussion and planning, a memorial to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is nearing construction with the goal of offering a peaceful place for reflection. A groundbreaking ceremony is planned next...

Indictment: Man who hates women planned shooting at sorority

Jul. 21, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who identifies with a group that despises women appeared in federal court in Cincinnati on Wednesday on charges related to his plans to kill sorority members at an unidentified university in Ohio, authorities said. Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro,...

Getaway driver gets 42 years in Chicago honor student death

Jul. 20, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The getaway driver in the 2013 fatal shooting of a Chicago high school honor student who just days before her death had performed at President Barack Obama's second inauguration festivities was sentenced Tuesday to 42 years in prison. The driver, Kenneth...

Portland shooting victim graduated high school last month

Jul. 19, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have identified the person killed in a shooting early Saturday in downtown Portland, Oregon, as an 18-year-old woman who had graduated from high school last month. Portland Police said Monday that Makayla Maree Harris was killed in what...

Ohio newborn delivered after mother's shooting death dies

Jul. 19, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio newborn delivered after the shooting death of her pregnant mother last week has died, police said. Cincinnati police said 31-year-old Michelle McDonald died at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center following the shooting shortly...

Judge weighs sending US citizen accused of killings to Iraq

Jul. 15, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. prosecutor trying to send a Phoenix driving school owner to Iraq to face charges in the 2006 killings of two Iraqi police officers acknowledged Thursday that statements made by people claiming to have witnessed the crimes contained inconsistencies but still urged a...

Video shows Florida massacre suspect attacking jail guard

Jul. 15, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Accused Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz rushed at a jail guard and was briefly able to wrestle him to the ground during a 2018 altercation before he was subdued, according to a video shown in court. Cruz, making his first in-person...

1 dead, 6 injured in hourlong spate of St. Louis shootings

Jul. 14, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One person died and several others were injured in a spate of four shootings that happened within an hour in St. Louis overnight, police said. Two people were brought to a hospital after being shot around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday near the Hamilton Heights...