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California adopts broadest US rules for seizing guns

Oct. 11, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people. The bill was vetoed twice by former governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and goes beyond a...

Request to suppress confession in school shooting denied

Oct. 11, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to suppress a confession and other statements by a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at a high school. Marshall Circuit Judge Jamie Jameson filed the decision Thursday in the case against 17-year-old Gabe...

Man convicted of posting threats in Florida school shooting

Oct. 9, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A California man has been convicted of posting online threats and sending malicious messages to relatives of victims of the 2018 Florida school shooting. Court records show 22-year-old Brandon Fleury of Santa Ana, California, was found guilty on Tuesday by a federal jury of...

Man convicted of harassing Parkland victims' families

Oct. 8, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A California man has been convicted of using Instagram to harass the families of students killed in a mass shooting at a Florida high school. Court records show that 22-year-old Brandon Fleury was found guilty in Fort Lauderdale federal court Tuesday of cyberstalking and...

Court rejects appeal over dismissal of Sandy Hook lawsuit

Oct. 4, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the parents of two Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims against Newtown and its school district. Justices did not give a reason in an order released Thursday. The wrongful death lawsuit was brought...

Teen gets 5 days in juvenile jail for racist videos, threats

Oct. 3, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 16-year-old has been sentenced to five days in a juvenile jail and 18 months of probation for threatening to shoot up his Catholic school in South Carolina in a group chat where he also sent racist videos. The teen said in court Wednesday he was sorry and disgusted at himself for...

Hong Kong police slammed as 'trigger-happy' after teen shot

Oct. 2, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Holding up posters saying "Don't shoot our kids," Hong Kong residents and schoolmates of a teenage demonstrator shot in the chest by a police officer rallied Wednesday to condemn police actions and demand accountability. The shooting Tuesday during widespread anti-government demonstrations...

Trial begins for man accused of harassing victims' families

Oct. 1, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has testified he thought he was being stalked by a California man accused of using Instagram to harass the families of students killed in a mass shooting at a Florida high school. The Sun Sentinel reports Max Schachter took the witness stand Tuesday, the first day...

Sword-wielding student kills 1, wounds 9 at Finland school

Oct. 1, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A man wielding a sword and a firearm killed a woman and wounded nine others Tuesday at a vocational school inside a shopping center in central Finland, police said. The attacker was seriously wounded after police opened fire, and he was taken into custody. The police superintendent for...

Judge: Florida school shooting prosecutor won't be removed

Sep. 26, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has rejected a request by defense attorneys in the Florida high school massacre case to remove the state's prosecutors because they won't reconsider seeking the death penalty. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer ruled Thursday that she was denying the defense motion to...