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12 students and teacher killed in Columbine school shooting remembered at 25th anniversary vigil

Apr. 20, 2024 03:35 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A girl who wrote to God in her diaries, a boy with learning disabilities who was just learning to like who he was and a teen who would spend every free minute fishing were among the 13 victims of the Columbine High School shooting remembered during a vigil Friday on the eve of the...

Jurors don't have a verdict yet in an Arizona rancher's trial for fatally shooting a migrant

Apr. 19, 2024 20:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A jury in southern Arizona is still deliberating in the trial of a rancher charged with fatally shooting an unarmed migrant on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border. Judge Thomas Fink sent jurors home for the weekend after they failed to reach a verdict Friday....

2 mayoral candidates killed in Mexico, bringing the number slain so far to 17

Apr. 19, 2024 19:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two mayoral candidates in Mexico were found dead Friday, bringing to 17 the number of contenders slain in the lead-up to the June 2 election. One candidate was killed Friday in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas. Noé Ramos Ferretiz was running for a...

What we know about the shooting of an Uber driver in Ohio and the scam surrounding it

Apr. 19, 2024 19:49 PM EDT

It was a common scam that ended with an uncommon outcome, tragically in an Ohio driveway. William J. Brock fatally shot an Uber driver because he wrongly assumed she was part of a scheme to extract $12,000 in supposed bond money for a relative, authorities said this week. Lo-Letha...

Five shot at high school student gathering in Maryland park

Apr. 19, 2024 19:02 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Five young people were shot Friday afternoon when gunfire broke out during a high school “senior skip day” gathering in a park in Greenbelt, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., according to police. The victims were hospitalized, with one in critical...

Ex-Philadelphia police officer pleads guilty in shooting death of 12-year-old boy

Apr. 19, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fired Philadelphia police officer pleaded guilty Friday to murder in the shooting of a fleeing 12-year-old boy, who prosecutors have said was on the ground and unarmed when the officer fired the fatal shot. Edsaul Mendoza also pleaded guilty to possession of...

10-year-old boy confesses to fatally shooting a man in his sleep 2 years ago, Texas authorities say

Apr. 19, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 10-year-old boy has confessed to an unsolved killing in Texas, telling investigators that he shot a man he did not know while the victim slept, authorities said Friday. The boy, who was just shy of his eighth birthday when the man was shot two years ago, has...

Judge drops some charges against ex-Minnesota college student feared of plotting campus shooting

Apr. 19, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — A judge has dismissed some of the most serious charges against a former Minnesota college student who police and prosecutors feared was plotting a campus shooting. Waylon Kurts, of Montpelier, Vermont, who was then a student at St. Olaf College in...

Northern Ireland prosecutor says UK soldiers involved in Bloody Sunday won't face perjury charges

Apr. 19, 2024 12:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fifteen British soldiers who allegedly lied to an inquiry into Bloody Sunday, one of the deadliest days of the decades-long Northern Ireland conflict, will not face perjury charges, prosecutors said Friday. There was insufficient evidence to convict the soldiers or a...

AP Was There: Shock, then terror as Columbine attack unfolds

Apr. 19, 2024 10:58 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — On April 20, 1999, two teenage boys dressed in black trench coats went on a killing rampage at Columbine High School in suburban Denver. They shot and killed 12 classmates and a teacher and wounded two dozen others before taking their own lives. ...