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Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina condo party

Oct. 21, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. About 30 people were taken to local hospitals after the center of the floor caved in at the clubhouse near...

Authorities hunt for 2nd suspect in Georgia police shooting

Oct. 21, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two teen-aged suspects, including one who is still being sought by police, are facing charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer who was killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a school, authorities said Sunday. Authorities said they...

Crosses part of memorial for Texas school shooting victims

Oct. 21, 2018 11:24 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Crosses and flowers are part of a memorial for 10 people slain this spring in a shooting at a Texas school. The Galveston County Daily News reports that dedication ceremonies were held Saturday at Marantha Christian Center in Santa Fe, 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of Houston....

Student threatens teacher with fake gun outside Paris

Oct. 21, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's president has called for stronger punishments for students who threaten teachers after a pupil brandished a fake gun in a classroom. A video that went viral earlier this week showed the student standing in a classroom outside Paris threatening his teacher with the fake gun as he tried...

2 men charged in Georgia officer's shooting death

Oct. 21, 2018 1:01 AM EDT

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two teen-aged suspects have been charged, including one man who remains on the loose, in connection with the fatal shooting of a George police officer who was killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a middle school, authorities said Sunday. Gwinnett County Police...

Kentucky lawmaker threatens libraries over opponent's events

Oct. 20, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky state senator threatened local libraries after becoming upset that his opponent was using their public meeting spaces for teacher forums. State Sen. Tom Buford told the Lexington Herald-Leader he believes it is wrong for political events to be held in public buildings....

Walker, Evers deliver sharp attacks in first debate

Oct. 19, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers both delivered well-rehearsed, sharp attack lines on hot topics in the governor's race in their first debate Friday. Walker and Evers, the state superintendent, are locked in a tight battle for governor with the election...

USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims

Oct. 19, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California said Friday that it would pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist, but lawyers for hundreds of the accusers say it's not enough money and the university has yet to fully disclose what it knew about...

Ellison suspended from IU, permanently dismissed from team

Oct. 19, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Morgan Ellison has been suspended for 2 1/2 years from Indiana University in a sexual assault case, dismissing him permanently from the football team. The university announced the suspension Friday, saying the ban from all university-related activities resulted in the running...

7 linked to prostitution case involving Georgia university

Oct. 19, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia prosecutors have issued seven arrest warrants in a prostitution case linked to Fort Valley State University. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports prosecutors said Friday that warrants were issued earlier this week for former FVSU executive assistant to the president Alecia...