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Third suspect in Brazil school shooting is arrested

Mar. 19, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian authorities say they've arrested a teenager allegedly involved in planning a school shooting in which eight people and two attackers died. Sao Paulo's Court of Justice said Tuesday that the teenager has been sent to a jail for juvenile criminals for at least 45 days. The teenager...

NZ leader vows to 'absolutely deny' mosque gunman a platform

Mar. 18, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do everything in her power to deny him a platform for his...

Driver gets 5 years for shooting at white nationalist speech

Mar. 18, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to five years in prison for serving as the getaway driver for a man convicted of shooting at an anti-white-supremacist protester. The Gainesville Sun reports 30-year-old Colton Fears was sentenced Monday. He had pleaded guilty in August to a reduced...

R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo

Mar. 18, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor in front of them is a makeshift altar of comforting objects: A string of Christmas lights, plastic toys and...

Brazil school reopens after deadly shooting

Mar. 18, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Teachers and some students returned to a Brazilian school in Sao Paulo Monday, less than a week after two armed men raided it, killing seven people and injuring nine others. Staff members gathered to discuss when classes should resume, while students were invited to pick up any...

Cubs' Baez has new magic tricks ready for this season

Mar. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — It does not take Javier Baez long to show off his magic tricks, even in a spring training game. The Chicago Cubs star singled in the first inning on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies and stole second, escaping a tag by shortstop Garrett Hampson with a deft swim move. "I wasn't planning...

Students look to love at New Zealand school hit by tragedy

Mar. 17, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Three students from Cashmere High School were at the Al Noor Mosque for Friday prayers when a gunman started shooting. When classes resume Monday, none will be there. Two of the students are presumed dead, and the third is in the hospital with gunshot wounds suffered during...

Panathinaikos-Olympiakos game abandoned after clashes

Mar. 17, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek league rivals Panathinaikos and Olympiakos had their soccer game abandoned on Sunday after fans from host Panathinaikos clashed with police outside Athens' Olympic Stadium, and attempted to attack the Olympiakos bench inside the stadium. With tear gas heavily used as police...

New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre

Mar. 17, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand leader's promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned population. Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern said her Cabinet will consider the details of the changes on Monday. She has said options...

Should media avoid naming the gunmen in mass shootings?

Mar. 17, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face with the magazine cover. It showed the two gunmen who had carried out one of the deadliest school shootings in...