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Missing elite Chinese university alumni spark outcry

Nov. 14, 2018 8:02 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Students and alumni of several Chinese universities are sounding the alarm over the apparent detention of more than a dozen young labor activists who have been missing since the weekend. Three recent graduates of the elite Peking University have been taken away by authorities, the Jasic...

Man asks judge to toss hate crime charge in fatal stabbing

Nov. 14, 2018 5:32 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for a white man charged with fatally stabbing a black student on the University of Maryland's campus have asked a judge to throw out a hate crime charge against their client. Sean Urbanski is charged with first-degree murder and a hate crime in the May 2017 killing of...

Sheriff: Parkland shooting suspect assaulted jail officer

Nov. 14, 2018 5:25 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz attacked a detention officer at the county jail and now faces new charges including use of the officer's electric stun device, authorities said Wednesday. Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said in an email...

'No remorse': Judge sends teen shooter to juvenile detention

Nov. 14, 2018 4:30 PM EST

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has shown no remorse for shooting his teacher and a classmate at his Indianapolis-area school, and he should be held at a state juvenile detention center until he is 18 or deemed rehabilitated, an Indiana judge ruled Wednesday. Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge...

The Latest: Deputy at school shooting called a 'coward'

Nov. 14, 2018 4:17 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Commissioners investigating the causes of a massacre at a Florida school have heavily criticized the actions of the sheriff's deputy assigned to the campus, calling him a coward for not...

Latest: Indiana teen shooter's lawyer worries over treatment

Nov. 14, 2018 11:19 AM EST

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a juvenile court hearing for a 13-year-old boy accused in the shooting of a classmate and a teacher at a suburban Indianapolis school (all times local): 11:15 a.m. An attorney for a 13-year-old Indiana boy who shot a classmate and teacher says he worries the youth...

Mom of Utah shooting victim: Gun owner should be prosecuted

Nov. 13, 2018 7:43 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mother of a University of Utah track athlete who was fatally shot by a sex offender parolee she had briefly dated says the person who loaned him the gun should be prosecuted. Jill McCluskey made the comment in a tweet Tuesday in which she said "it is a great responsibility to own...

3 students charged in online threat to North Carolina school

Nov. 13, 2018 6:49 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have charged three students after a post on social media suggested there was a gun on a high school campus. It was one of three instances in which weapons were reported at schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release...

Students say they reported threats before school massacre

Nov. 13, 2018 6:26 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two students told investigators they reported the Florida high school shooting suspect to an administrator for making threats but felt they were not taken seriously, a commission investigating the massacre was told Tuesday. Pinellas County sheriff's Detective Chris Lyons told...

Michigan man who shot at black teen gets 4 years in prison

Nov. 13, 2018 12:57 PM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A white retired firefighter who burst out of his suburban Detroit house and shot at a black teenager who was asking for help to find his way to school was sentenced Tuesday to at least four years in prison. Jeffrey Zeigler said he has "full remorse and regret" over the incident last...