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Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

Dec. 7, 2019 7:07 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three people at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials investigating the deadly attack were...

Prison inmate charged with homicide in cellmate's death

Dec. 7, 2019 5:06 PM EST

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey prison inmate has been charged with homicide in the death of his cellmate. The Cumberland County prosecutor's office says 25-year-old Keyon Wade of North Brunswick was found unresponsive with head trauma at South Woods State Prison on Thursday afternoon....

Prosecutors in Georgia county expanding victim counseling

Dec. 7, 2019 2:23 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutors in Cobb County are teaming up with Kennesaw State University to provide counseling for victims of felony crimes. A news release from the Cobb County district attorney's office says the program will allow alumni and students from the master of social work program at the...

School district, Department of Justice reach settlement

Dec. 7, 2019 2:07 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Burlington School District has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice over complaints of sex discrimination at an elementary school. Superintendent Yaw Obeng said the complaints were related to student-on-student bullying and harassment, particularly...

Police seek "extremely dangerous" suspect in theater slaying

Dec. 7, 2019 1:27 PM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Police are seeking what they call an “extremely dangerous" 20-year-old man in the shooting that killed a man and wounded a female bystander in a Pennsylvania movie theater. The West Manchester Township police chief told reporters Friday that Anu-Malik Lee Johnson, who turns 21 next...

West Texas councilman indicted in domestic violence case

Dec. 7, 2019 12:27 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An attorney for a West Texas city councilman says the official plans to finish his term following his indictment on a charge related to a domestic violence incident. The El Paso Times reports city representative Sam Morgan was indicted last month on a felony charge of aggravated...

Thwarted gun purchase presaged fatal stalking of wife

Dec. 7, 2019 10:02 AM EST

In the weeks before Keland Hill killed his estranged wife in front of their children outside an elementary school in Vancouver, he had been arrested twice for domestic violence, tried to buy a gun and appeared to be tracking his wife’s movements with a GPS monitor placed on her car. Shortly before the...

Pearl Harbor shooting unfolded in 23 seconds in packed area

Dec. 6, 2019 11:50 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy sailor who fatally shot two people at Pearl Harbor before killing himself was unhappy with his commanders and had been undergoing counseling, a military official said Friday. Gabriel Romero, 22, also faced non-judicial punishment, which is a lower-level administrative process...

Illinois prison guards face federal charges in inmate death

Dec. 6, 2019 9:53 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Three Illinois prison guards were arraigned in federal court Friday on charges of assault and civil rights violations in the May 2018 death of an inmate at Western Illinois Correctional Center. A grand jury indicted the correctional officers, who also face charges that they...

Male video takes on viral feminist anthem stir ire in Mexico

Dec. 6, 2019 9:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Born in Chile, the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” has become an international phenomenon, with activists in countries from Latin America to the U.S. and Europe staging public performance to denounce violence and human rights abuses against women. Almost as...