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Man facing new charges over threats against federal agents

Aug. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of making an online threat against federal agents and voicing support for mass shootings has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Justin Olsen of Boardman was indicted on charges of threatening to assault federal law enforcement officers and making interstate...

Atlanta college students fear for safety day after 4 shot

Aug. 21, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The first day of fall semester brought fear to Clark Atlanta University, where students worried about their safety the day after gunshots were fired into a crowd of 200 people outside the school's library. Four students were wounded by gunfire after an argument broke out between two groups...

Man charged with threatening shooting at Planned Parenthood

Aug. 21, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Tennessee man has been arrested on charges that he made online threats of a shooting at a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington. The FBI and U.S. attorneys in Washington and Nashville said in a news release that 20-year-old Jacob Cooper made a court...

Trial starts in case of fatal shooting over parking spot

Aug. 21, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor told jurors Wednesday that a white Florida man who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a dispute over a parking space had initiated a similar confrontation just months before, while his defense attorney said the shooting was in self-defense. Prosecutor Fred Schaub...

Utah governor talks Trump, gun control ahead of Pence visit

Aug. 21, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is calling for increased discussions about mental health and violent video games in response to recent mass shootings, and lamenting that President Donald Trump's messaging sometimes distracts from the administration's strong policy. The Republican governor made...

Florida Democrats seek state legislative session on guns

Aug. 21, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A call by Florida Democrats to convene a special session on guns got little traction among Republicans, even as Parkland shooting survivors on Wednesday renewed their pleas for more measures to combat gun violence. March For Our Lives, a group for formed by survivors of last year's...

Police: Fired worker at poultry plant kills boss, himself

Aug. 21, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

NEW OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a recently fired employee at a poultry processing facility returned to the business, shot and killed his former boss and then himself. Officers with the Eastern Adams Regional Police Department were dispatched to Plainville Farms distribution facility in...

Prosecutors seek death sentence in Oklahoma deputy's death

Aug. 21, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors are asking jurors to return a death sentence for a man convicted of shooting an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy to death. The sentencing phase of the trial of 47-year-old Nathan LeForce began Wednesday, a day after jurors convicted him of first-degree murder in the April 18,...

2 arrested in Montana deaths enter pleas to state charges

Aug. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Two juveniles arrested in a shooting death and a fatal hit-and-run in northwest Montana have entered pleas to lesser state charges. The Great Falls Tribune reports the two 17 year olds entered pleas to felony evidence tampering charges recently. One also entered an Alford plea to...

Probation for 3 women involved in Alton Sterling protest

Aug. 21, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three women who were protesting the fatal police shooting of a black man in Louisiana have been sentenced to six months of probation and must perform community service. The Advocate reports Deon Fountain, Kiara Jones and Krystal Sonia were found guilty Tuesday of "simple obstruction...