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Mexican women knit hearts at memorial for murdered females

Aug. 24, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A dozen women spread across the grass of Alameda park in the capital Saturday knitting hearts for a memorial to murdered girls as Mexico grapples with endemic violence against females. Hands worked quickly looping canary yellow, blood red and turquoise yarn. The women then strung the...

'Red flag laws' offer tool for preventing some gun violence

Aug. 24, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime. But when a Tennessee father became alarmed about his son after receiving a suicidal text message, he said the...

Northwest Oklahoma prison lockdown lifted after inmate fight

Aug. 24, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

HELENA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says the lock down of a northwest Oklahoma prison has ended and more than a dozen inmates were transferred after fights that injured four inmates this past week. The agency said in a news release that the lock down was lifted Friday morning after...

8-year-old killed, 3 others injured in St. Louis shooting

Aug. 24, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old girl has been killed and three others injured in a shooting near a high school in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the shooting happened about 8 p.m. Friday outside Harold's Chop Suey restaurant in the city's Academy neighborhood. Police Chief John...

12-year-old boy shot at Georgia elementary school

Aug. 24, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been wounded in a shooting at an elementary school in Georgia and another child is in custody. Rockdale County sheriff's deputies say deputies responded to Peek's Chapel Elementary School in Conyers at about 6:35 p.m. Friday and found the boy with a gunshot wound....

Gun worries interrupted high school football game

Aug. 24, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A high school football game in Kentucky was interrupted briefly and some frightened people laid down in the bleachers when fans believed someone had a gun at the game. Fayette County Public Schools officials say they found no evidence that a gun was present at the Friday evening game...

The Latest: 6 injured in San Diego prison riot

Aug. 24, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a riot at a California prison (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Authorities now say at least six inmates have been injured, two seriously, in a riot at a state prison in San Diego. Cal Fire San Diego Capt. Thomas Shoots says the riot erupted shortly after 8 p.m. in a yard at...

Middle schooler combats bullying by running clothing pantry

Aug. 24, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) — In a tiny room tucked behind the far side of the Port Allen Middle School gym, Chase Nyland-Square spends hours each week sorting crowded racks of clothes, putting the best ones forward for his classmates in need of something to wear. Last year, the eighth-grader started donation...

DA objects to deal in lawsuit over Houston area bail system

Aug. 23, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The top prosecutor in Texas' most populous county is opposing parts of a proposed settlement in a federal lawsuit over the county's bail system, which had been deemed unconstitutional by a federal judge. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg had previously supported the lawsuit, calling...

Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

Aug. 23, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago. Some raised linked hands while others switched on their smartphone lights and...