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Today in History

Mar. 24, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2019. There are 282 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525, an Airbus A320, crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board; investigators said the jetliner was deliberately downed by...

Columbine families gather to tell stories nearly 20 years on

Mar. 23, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Families of the Columbine High School shooting victims gathered at the school on Saturday to tell their stories nearly 20 years after the tragedy, and they spoke of forgiveness, inclusion and healing, and the balm that sometimes only silence can bring. It was on April 20, 1999, that...

Feds won't charge suspect in deadly Texas school shooting

Mar. 22, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they will not pursue charges at this time against the teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school. Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 18, faces a state capital murder trial for the deadly shooting last May at Santa Fe High School that also wounded 13...

Attorney, judge argue over Florida school shooting evidence

Mar. 22, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An attorney representing the suspect in last year's Florida high school massacre and the judge overseeing the case got into a brief but heated argument Friday during an otherwise routine pretrial hearing over evidence. Assistant Public Defender Melisa McNeill accused Circuit...

Suspect in 1998 fatal Texas campus shooting is extradited

Mar. 22, 2019 9:33 AM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Mexican national suspected in a fatal 1998 shooting on a college campus in Texas has been extradited to face a capital murder charge. McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said Thursday that 39-year-old Roberto Ojeda Hernandez arrived in Texas on Wednesday. He was arrested in July...

Stoneman Douglas principal reassigned, under investigation

Mar. 21, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An investigation of a Florida school shooting that left 17 dead last year is expanding to include the school's principal. Broward County Public Schools announced Thursday that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Ty Thompson will remain at the school, though his...

The Latest: Police say mosque gunman planned another attack

Mar. 20, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local): 5:25 p.m. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says he believes police officers stopped the gunman who killed 50 people at two mosques on his way to another attack. Bush says they believe they know...

Father and son who fled Syria are buried in New Zealand

Mar. 19, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for "the safest country in the world" were buried before hundreds of mourners Wednesday, the first funerals for victims of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that horrified a nation known for being welcoming and diverse....

Third suspect in Brazil school shooting is arrested

Mar. 19, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Authorities arrested a teenager Tuesday for allegedly being involved in planning a school shooting in which eight people and two attackers died. The police officer in charge of the investigation told Globo TV that he believed the teen was one of the masterminds of the bloodshed. "He is an...

Mexican government apologizes in deaths of 2 students

Mar. 19, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government has formally apologized to the families of two university students who were shot to death by soldiers in 2010. The soldiers had falsely claimed the students were drug cartel gunmen and planted weapons on the bodies to justify the shooting. The students happened to...