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EXPLAINER: Mexican army's role in students' disappearance

Sep. 25, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican army's role in the disappearance of 43 college students, its participation in covering up the facts and its alleged links to organized crime are now at the center of a case that has shaken the nation. The government's Truth Commission declared the incident a...

Prosecutors to begin Florida school shooter trial rebuttal

Sep. 25, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz will begin their rebuttal case Tuesday, challenging his attorneys' contention that he murdered 17 people because his birth mother abused alcohol during pregnancy, a condition they say went...

Man pleads to manslaughter in high school athlete's death

Sep. 24, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A judge has allowed a man to pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the shooting death of a New Jersey high school soccer player despite pleas from the victim's family that the proposed 15-year sentence was too lenient. Yohan Hernandez, 21, of Newark...

Utah student charged for terrorism threat over football game

Sep. 22, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah student was arrested and charged with making terrorist threats on Wednesday after police said she threatened to detonate a nuclear reactor if the school's football team failed to win a game last Saturday. Charging documents filed in Salt...

Lawyer: Teen a worry months before Michigan school shooting

Sep. 22, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Some teachers and a counselor at a Michigan high school were aware of a teen's troubling interest in guns and violence months before he was accused of fatally shooting four students and wounding others, a lawyer representing victims' families said Thursday. “From...

Parents besiege Texas high school after false shooting call

Sep. 20, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Alarmed parents converged on a Texas high school Tuesday after a classroom shooting report that ultimately proved to be false. The siege at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio began about 1 p.m. Tuesday after police received a call of a possible shooting...

Alex Jones makes 1st appearance outside Sandy Hook trial

Sep. 20, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A defiant Alex Jones showed up at a Connecticut courthouse Tuesday and hurled insults at the judge overseeing a trial to determine how much he owes for spreading the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax. Jones spent just a few...

Kentucky school shooter says he's still hearing voices

Sep. 20, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who killed three students and wounded five more in a school shooting 25 years ago told a parole panel on Tuesday that he is still hearing voices like the ones that told him to steal a pistol and shoot into a crowded high school lobby in 1997. The...

DA: 10 students face juvenile court charges in hazing case

Sep. 20, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor announced charges in juvenile court Tuesday against 10 students in connection with alleged hazing of high school football players that prompted cancellation of the team's season. Dauphin County prosecutors said two Middletown players...

Myanmar's military gov't denies deadly air attack on school

Sep. 20, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-ruled government on Tuesday denied reports it carried out an air attack on a school in the country’s turbulent north-central region that killed at least seven children, accusing the media of distorting the truth. Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tun,...