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Japan to check concrete walls after Osaka quake deaths

Jun. 19, 2018 6:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government has ordered an emergency inspection of cinder-block walls at schools nationwide, a day after an earthquake in Osaka killed five people, two of whom were crushed by falling walls. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck Osaka during Monday's morning rush hour injured more...

17-year-old Chicago boy, still alive, is covered in a sheet

Jun. 18, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A 17-year-old Chicago boy shot several times in the head was mistaken for dead and covered with a sheet until bystanders noticed him moving and told paramedics. Chicago Fire Department officials are trying to determine how the mix-up happened after the early Monday shooting that left one...

Parkland students, activists registering voters in Chicago

Jun. 16, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago anti-violence activists and a group of Florida high school shooting survivors fanned out across the city's South Side on Saturday, knocking on doors and registering people to vote in a bid to build support for changing the nation's gun laws. Ryan Deitsch, 18, from Marjory Stoneman...

Parkland students begin nationwide tour at Chicago rally

Jun. 16, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A group of Florida high school shooting survivors started their nationwide bus tour registering young voters to help accomplish their vision for stricter gun laws at a rally on Chicago's South Side. Kyrah Simon from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 people died on...

Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us'

Jun. 15, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Helena Ramsay was wise beyond her years, shy until you got to know her and discovered she had a wicked wit. She dreamed of seeing the pink dolphins in the Brazilian rainforest — a dream her mother said was cut short by the gunman who killed Ramsay and 16 others at...

Professor resigns over inaction on alleged sex misconduct

Jun. 15, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A professor who was named one of Time magazine's 2017 Persons of the Year for outing a colleague accused of sexual misconduct has resigned from the University of Rochester over the university's handling of complaints against him. Celeste Kidd said Friday that the university had not...

Wisconsin high school censors student's graduation speech

Jun. 15, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

TOMAHAWK, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin high school valedictorian decided against speaking at commencement after school administrators required she not reference discrimination, school shootings and gender inequality. Instead, a local newspaper published her speech. Cait Christenson, who was among six...

Texas governor's plan after school shooting meets pushback

Jun. 15, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday told his party that gun rights are safe on his watch amid worries by some conservatives over his response to last month's mass shooting at a high school near Houston that killed 10 people. Abbott headlined the Texas GOP Convention in San...

Family: Massacre school's guard had harassed a victim

Jun. 14, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An unarmed security monitor who critics say could have stopped the Florida high school massacre was suspended last year for sexually harassing two female students, with one of them later dying in February's shooting, her family told The Associated Press on Thursday. The father and...

The Latest: Massacre school's guard had harassed a victim

Jun. 14, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a report that a Florida school security monitor who didn't stop a shooter was disciplined for sexually harassing students (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The family of one of the Florida high school shooting victims says she was one of the girls harassed last year by a...