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The Latest: Expert unsurprised school gunman was not loner

Nov. 15, 2019 6:17 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California high school in which two students were killed (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A psychologist who has interviewed 10 school shooters says that while the stereotype may be that of loser sociopath, that is often not the case...

Epstein estate seeks to form fund to compensate accusers

Nov. 14, 2019 4:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The estate of Jeffrey Epstein wants to set up a fund using the late financier’s fortune to compensate women willing to forgo a spate of lawsuits seeking damages for sexual abuse, according to a court document filed on Thursday. In the papers in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the...

Police: 2 deaths in Topeka were murder-suicide

Nov. 14, 2019 3:21 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police say the deaths of two people in a southeast Topeka apartment were a murder-suicide. Police spokeswoman Gretchen Koenen said Thursday that 32-year-old Valerie Taylor was found dead Tuesday afternoon by officers responding to a medical call. Taylor died from a single gunshot wound....

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...

24 years for man who sold drugs to student who killed self

Nov. 13, 2019 7:00 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been sentenced to 24 years and five months in prison for selling a powerful narcotic to his ex-girlfriend at the University of South Carolina though he knew she wanted to kill herself. The State newspaper reports 24-year-old Anthony Hunt was sentenced Tuesday...

USC campus left shaken by 9 student deaths since August

Nov. 12, 2019 9:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first death occurred in late August, two days before classes began, when an incoming freshman was struck by a car while walking on a freeway near the University of Southern California. In the more than 2 months since, eight other USC students have died — three by suicide,...

Investigators: Augusta couple's deaths were a murder-suicide

Nov. 12, 2019 4:43 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Investigators say a Maine man fatally stabbed his girlfriend and then took his own life when police arrived at their apartment in Augusta. State police said Tuesday that 30-year-old Eric Ryan shot himself after officers knocked on the door. They say his body was found Monday evening...

Sheriff: NC inmate dies after apparent suicide attempt

Nov. 12, 2019 1:50 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say an inmate has died after injuring himself in an apparent suicide attempt. Citing a Buncombe County sheriff's statement, The Asheville Citizen-Times reports 45-year-old Eric Grogan died Sunday. The statement says Grogan "injured himself" Friday and...

Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time. The Democratic proposals,...

New Mexico Supreme Court asked to review lawyer's 2010 death

Nov. 10, 2019 10:54 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a prominent Albuquerque attorney found dead in her home in 2010 wants the New Mexico Supreme Court to review the case. Mary Han was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning, and Albuquerque police ruled the death a suicide. Her estate recently filed a petition with the...