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The Virginia state Capitol building is surrounded by fencing, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Richmond, Va., in preparation for Monday's rally by gun rights advocates. Gun-rights groups are asking a judge to block the Virginia governor's ban on firearms at a massive pro-gun rally scheduled for next week. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday, Jan. 15, announced a state of emergency and banned all weapons from the rally at the Capitol.  (Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia's highest court upholds weapons ban at gun rally

Jan. 17, 2020 9:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highest court on Friday upheld a ban on firearms at an upcoming pro-gun rally in the state's capital, an event that authorities feared could erupt in violence at the hands of armed extremists. The Virginia Supreme Court's decision came a day after gun-rights groups sued to...

In this undated booking photo provided Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, by the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office is Grant Fuhrman, of Oshkosh, Wisc. Fuhrman was charged as an adult Wednesday with attempted homicide in the Dec. 3 stabbing of a school resource officer at Oshkosh West High School in Oshkosh. (Winnebago County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Student shot during attack on school officer to face trial

Jan. 17, 2020 11:57 AM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager who was shot and wounded when he stabbed a school resource officer has been ordered to stand trial. Grant Fuhrman, 17, is charged as an adult with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the Dec. 3 attack at Oshkosh West High School. Fuhrman is accused of...

Trial date set for officer charged with killing black man

Jan. 17, 2020 11:09 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a white Nashville police officer charged with fatally shooting an armed black man during a foot chase in 2018. The trial for Andrew Delke, 25, is set to begin March 16, according to an order filed by Judge Monte Watkins on Thursday. Delke has pleaded...

Students reinstated amid hazing probe at Michigan school

Jan. 17, 2020 10:56 AM EST

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Three Detroit-area high school students who were suspended during an investigation of hazing by football players are back in class, a lawyer said. Paul Addis told the Detroit Free Press that a lawsuit against De La Salle Collegiate was settled. One student returned to school Monday...

Police: Note alerted teacher to gun in student's backpack

Jan. 17, 2020 10:41 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Department of Juvenile Justice took a 13-year-old boy into custody after another student handed a teacher a note saying the teen claimed he was going to shoot people, and police found a handgun in his backpack. An administrator and a teacher at Haut Gap Middle...

Man charged with beating driver of school bus full of kids

Jan. 17, 2020 8:38 AM EST

LAURINBURG, N.C. (AP) — A bus driver in North Carolina was transporting kids to school when her ex-boyfriend boarded the vehicle and began beating the woman, who managed to keep her foot on the brake even after being knocked to the floor, police said. The Scotland County Schools driver had stopped to...

Top Minnesota teacher takes knee at LSU-Clemson game

Jan. 16, 2020 8:25 PM EST

A former Minnesota Teacher of the Year staged a protest at the College Football Playoff championship attended by President Donald Trump by taking a knee during the national anthem. Kelly Holstine was among top teachers from around the country attending Monday night's game at the Superdome in New Orleans in which...

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves reacts to a question during a news conference regarding his establishing a diverse group of experienced Mississippians to help with a nationwide search for a new Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) commissioner, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi governor: Prison violence was a 'catastrophe'

Jan. 16, 2020 4:42 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's new governor said Thursday that the state will conduct a nationwide search for a new commissioner to lead a state prison system that's reckoning with what he called a “catastrophe” — a recent outburst of deadly violence and longstanding problems with...

Judge denies gun seizure of Colorado officer's guns

Jan. 16, 2020 4:37 PM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied a petition to seize the guns of a police officer involved in the 2017 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old which was sought by the teen's mother under Colorado's new red flag law. In her Jan. 9 petition for an extreme risk protection order, Susan Holmes said...

Texas gun control advocate prevented from getting free locks

Jan. 16, 2020 3:55 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A firearms trade association distributing taxpayer-funded gun locks to Texas residents to prevent accidental shootings advised the Austin Police Department not to give any to a woman affiliated with a gun control advocacy group, emails show. The Police Department ultimately rejected...