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AP: No sea change on gun laws in wake of mass shootings

Sep. 26, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich wanted to be sure the panel's members clearly supported the Second Amendment. Yet it also was to be bipartisan, with members from...

AP: Partisan divide over gun laws continues in most states

Sep. 26, 2018 5:05 AM EDT

Shortly after last year's shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws. A Republican, Kasich appointed panel members who supported the Second Amendment and came from across the political spectrum. Their work accelerated...

Lawsuit blaming schools for bullying, suicide can proceed

Sep. 25, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit accusing an Ohio school district of denying and covering up bullying of an 8-year-old boy who killed himself will be allowed to proceed. A federal judge on Monday denied Cincinnati Public Schools' request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Gabriel Taye's parents who...

Florida teen charged after Instagram school shooting threat

Sep. 25, 2018 5:41 AM EDT

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida 13-year-old who threatened to shoot up a school in a group chat on Instagram now faces a felony charge after another juvenile alerted adults. A Pembroke Pines police news release says the boy was arrested Monday on a charge of making a false report concerning the use...

Man at center of Nobel sex scandal remanded pending verdict

Sep. 24, 2018 7:59 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize was remanded in custody Monday, pending the verdict in his trial. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden and the husband of Swedish...

Virginia school district's bid to arm teachers rejected

Sep. 23, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state agency has rejected an application from a rural Virginia school district that voted to arm teachers and other employees as protection against a school shooting. The Washington Post reports that the Department of Criminal Justice Services turned down Lee County Superintendent...

AP Interview: UNESCO chief says schools must fight extremism

Sep. 23, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The head of the U.N. education agency says schools are ground zero in the fight against anti-Semitism and extremist violence — and she will push world leaders meeting in New York this week to invest more in teaching tolerance. "No one is born a violent extremist," Azoulay said in an...

Moore, Purdue hand No. 23 Boston College 1st loss, 30-13

Sep. 22, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm wants losing to hurt his players so much it makes them angry. After three straight close losses to start the season, the Boilermakers let off some steam on No. 23 Boston College. Rondale Moore caught two touchdown passes and Purdue had four interceptions,...

Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos

Sep. 21, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love." The trio — it's unclear if Fergie is still part of the group — released the videos Friday. They also announced proceeds from the song will benefit the...

Police arrest 2 in shooting near Los Angeles charter school

Sep. 21, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police arrested two men and recovered a gun Thursday after a student and a teacher were wounded in a lunch-hour shooting at a fast-food restaurant across the street from a Los Angeles charter school, authorities said. One suspect was located shortly after police arrived, and the other...