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War Crimes Watch: Targeting schools, Russia bombs the future

May. 17, 2022 05:44 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As she lay buried under the rubble, her legs broken and eyes blinded by blood and thick clouds of dust, all Inna Levchenko could hear was screams. It was 12:15 p.m. on March 3, and moments earlier a blast had pulverized the school where she’d taught for 30 years. ...

Buffalo shooter's previous threat raises red-flag questions

May. 17, 2022 05:39 AM EDT

Less than a year before he opened fire and killed 10 people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, 18-year-old Payton Gendron was investigated for making a threatening statement at his high school. New York has a “red flag" law designed to keep firearms away...

Jury selection for Florida school killer enters 2nd phase

May. 16, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz entered its second phase Monday with the attorneys asking questions of potential jurors, with one candidate comparing it to being interviewed for “the toughest job of my life.” ...

Serbia's capital Belgrade paralyzed by numerous bomb threats

May. 16, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Belgrade was targeted by a series of bomb threats on Monday, including threats against schools, bridges, restaurants and a soccer match, bringing rush hour traffic to a standstill in the Serbian capital. Police said in a statement that no explosive devices...

Buffalo shooter targeted Black neighborhood, officials say

May. 15, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white 18-year-old who fatally shot 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket researched the local demographics and arrived a day in advance to conduct reconnaissance with the intent of killing as many Black people as possible, officials said Sunday. The racially...

Buffalo shooting suspect threatened a shooting at his high school, was sent for mental health treatment, official says

May. 15, 2022 13:02 PM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo shooting suspect threatened a shooting at his high school, was sent for mental health treatment, official says.

Sandy Hook lawsuits against Alex Jones on track to resume

May. 13, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — The Sandy Hook families' lawsuits against Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for calling the 2012 Newtown school shooting a hoax appear poised to resume soon, based on agreements revealed Friday in the bankruptcy cases of some of Jones' companies. ...

Police: Man killed while fighting with officer at school

May. 13, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

A police officer shot and killed a man who crashed a van outside a South Florida school Friday and then ran into the school's auditorium, officials said. Students were on campus but not in the theater when the shooting occurred at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach,...

Florida judge was assigned to school shooter case at random

May. 13, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer was assigned the case of a former Florida student who gunned down 17 people in 2018 despite never having overseen a death penalty trial or one with much publicity. Her assignment to the Nikolas Cruz case was made...

School resource officer on leave after fight with student

May. 13, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A resource officer at a North Carolina elementary school has been placed on administrative leave after he got into a fight with a student, officials said. Henderson County Public Schools issued a statement on Thursday saying the principal at Fletcher...