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New York probation offices screening youth for suicide risk

Aug. 12, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Probation departments across New York have started screening young offenders for risk of suicide as a way to connect them with mental health services. Ten counties in upstate New York are participating in the program developed by researchers at Columbia University. The project, called...

Librarians facing new tasks say crisis isn't in the catalog

Aug. 9, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jackie Narkiewicz switched careers and became a librarian, she thought she'd spend her workdays "drinking hot beverages and discussing literature with people." But during her 16 years as a librarian on New York's Long Island, Narkiewicz has also faced a man threatening to kill her and...

Kentucky awarded nearly $9.2 million to combat opioid crisis

Aug. 9, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is receiving more than $9 million from a federal agency to help combat opioid addiction. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the money will help expand access to services dealing with substance use disorder and mental health problems. The agency says...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists facts on gun control and tariffs

Aug. 7, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling dual crises of gun violence and trade, President Donald Trump is twisting the facts in regards to gun control and exaggerating his case for tariffs against China. Speaking Wednesday, Trump defended his past incendiary rhetoric on race in the wake of weekend mass shootings in...

FBI reviewing Ohio shooter's interest in violent ideology

Aug. 6, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, had expressed a desire to commit a mass shooting and showed an interest in violent ideology, investigators said Tuesday as the FBI announced it is opening an investigation. Federal investigators will try to determine what ideologies...

The Latest: Cops: El Paso shooter surrendered with hands up

Aug. 6, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas (all times local): 5 p.m. Police in El Paso, Texas, say the man charged in a weekend mass shooting that left 22 dead surrendered with his hands up to an officer on a motorcycle before he was taken into custody. El Paso...

10 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 6, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. LOOKING FOR CLUES TO MASSACRES Authorities in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio are scouring leads in a pair of weekend mass shootings that killed 31, trying to piece together the motives that led two young...

Big question in opioid suits: How to divide any settlement

Jul. 29, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

The roughly 2,000 state and local governments suing the drug industry over the deadly opioid crisis have yet to see any verdicts or reach any big national settlements but are already tussling with each other over how to divide any money they collect. The reason: Some of them want to avoid what happened 20 years...

Judge orders improvements at county jail in Georgia

Jul. 23, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. judge ordered officials in a metro Atlanta county Tuesday to improve conditions at a local jail where women with mental health problems said in a lawsuit that they were subject to prolonged solitary confinement and dirty cells. Fulton County Sheriff Theodore Jackson must permit the...

The Latest: Iran's FM says UK ship was traveling unsafely

Jul. 22, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Iran's foreign minister says his country seized a British-flagged oil tanker last week because it was violating "international law on safe passage" in the Strait of Hormuz. Speaking Monday during a...