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Florida massacre commission considers school safety plans

Dec. 12, 2018 12:20 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — There were plenty of missteps in communication, security and school policy before and during the Florida high school massacre that allowed the gunman to kill 17 people. Now, the state commission investigating the shooting will consider a long list of recommendations addressing...

South Carolina teen charged in school shooting off to court

Dec. 12, 2018 12:17 AM EST

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A teen charged with shooting at a group of South Carolina elementary school students outside for recess, killing one of them, is set to appear in court. Prosecutors would not say why 16-year-old Jesse Osborne will appear Wednesday afternoon at the Anderson County courthouse....

Nude photos linked to ex-USC doc in sex-abuse investigation

Dec. 11, 2018 8:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives were trying to determine whether nude photographs linked to a former University of Southern California gynecologist show any of the hundreds of women who allege he sexually harassed them during examinations. The collection found in a self-storage unit rented by Dr. George...

The Latest: Texas executes inmate for killing newlywed

Dec. 11, 2018 8:26 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the execution of Texas inmate (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A Texas inmate has been executed for fatally shooting a newlywed during a robbery more than 25 years ago. Alvin Braziel Jr. received lethal injection Tuesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville....

Southern Miss dominates Millsaps 81-47 behind Magee's 18

Dec. 11, 2018 7:25 PM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Dominic Magee scored 18 points on 8-for-11 shooting, Cortez Edwards added 15 points, and Southern Miss beat Division III Millsaps College 81-47 on Tuesday night. Tyree Griffin had nine assists, and he and freshman Ladarius Marshall added 10 points apiece for the Golden Eagles, who...

Gunman kills 4, then himself, after Mass at Brazil cathedral

Dec. 11, 2018 5:13 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding four more before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head, authorities said. The shooting happened right after the midday...

Feds: Ohio plot suspect wrote to Charleston church shooter

Dec. 11, 2018 5:05 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of buying bomb-making supplies and plotting domestic terrorism attacks exchanged letters with the man convicted in the South Carolina church shooting and visited Columbine High School, federal authorities said. Prosecutors described how Elizabeth Lecron had a fascination...

Podcast: sports worth watching on TV; the Copa Libertadores

Dec. 11, 2018 2:21 PM EST

PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg debate what sports to watch and how to count real fans, then tell the cautionary tale of a game that became too popular and partisan for its own good. That game — the Copa Libertadores, arguably South America's prestigious soccer championship —...

Thousands of Albanian students step up rally against fees

Dec. 11, 2018 1:54 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Public university students protesting the cost of tuition fees have gathered for the largest rally to date, threatening to escalate it unless their demands are met. Thousands of students on Tuesday held posters, blew vuvuzelas and shouted "Lower the tariffs!" in front of the...

9,000 firearms and counting: Illegal guns flood Chicago

Dec. 11, 2018 12:31 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Ke'Shon Newman's daily routine is guided by guns — the hundreds of illegal pistols, revolvers and other firearms that torment his South Side neighborhood. He walks on brightly lit streets, the ones lined with Jamaican jerk and seafood joints, minimarkets, the White Castle, a Shell gas...