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Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence, immigration in videos

Sep. 21, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love." The trio — it's unclear if Fergie is still part of the group — released the videos Friday. They also announced proceeds from the song will benefit the...

Police arrest 2 in shooting near Los Angeles charter school

Sep. 21, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police arrested two men and recovered a gun Thursday after a student and a teacher were wounded in a lunch-hour shooting at a fast-food restaurant across the street from a Los Angeles charter school, authorities said. One suspect was located shortly after police arrived, and the other...

The Latest: Second arrest made in shooting near LA school

Sep. 20, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a shooting near a Los Angeles school (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Police say a second suspect has been arrested and a gun has been recovered near the scene of a Los Angeles shooting that wounded a high school student and a school employee. Officials say the victims —...

The Latest: Sheriff: Shooting suspect in critical condition

Sep. 20, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in Maryland (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Law enforcement officials say the lone suspect in a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center in northeast Maryland is in custody in critical condition. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler says there is no...

Georgia's Kemp: School safety 'has nothing to do' with guns

Sep. 19, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp has unveiled a $90 million proposal for school security focused on mental health and local control. But absent from his plan was any mention of the topic that has dominated the national conversation around school safety: guns. "This is...

Rape trial starts of man at center of Nobel scandal

Sep. 19, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature went on trial in Sweden Wednesday. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in the country, faces two counts of rape of a woman in 2011...

Police: Man threatens to shoot child after losing video game

Sep. 18, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man was arrested Tuesday after threatening to shoot an 11-year-old boy after losing to him in the video game "Fortnite," according to police. Suffolk County Police Chief of Department Stuart Cameron said Michael Aliperti, 45, of Long Island, threatened to go to the boy's...

North Carolina man arrested after posting threat to school

Sep. 18, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a North Carolina man who they say posted online threats about killing students at an elementary school next to his home. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports 33-year-old Arthur Vladimir Kochetkov of Wake Forest is charged with communicating threats....

Student accidentally shot after bringing gun to school

Sep. 17, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama elementary school student was accidentally shot in the hand Monday after bringing a gun to school. Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray told news outlets a "small student" brought the gun to school at Blossomwood Elementary School in Huntsville. Police said the student...

DeVos to students: Don't hide behind a Twitter handle

Sep. 17, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday encouraged students to engage others with respect and not to "be nasty" while hiding behind Twitter handles, leading one student to wonder why her boss, President Donald Trump, doesn't appear to abide by those rules. DeVos appeared at the...