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Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt

Apr. 19, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado community changed forever by the attack that killed 13 people at Columbine High School moved ahead Thursday with ceremonies marking the anniversary of the tragedy while awaiting more details on what led a Florida teen "infatuated" with the shooting to buy a shotgun and...

Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Apr. 19, 2019 6:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The dissident republican group, the New IRA, was most likely responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry, police in Northern Ireland said Friday. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist and author Lyra McKee...

Ex-vice officer now charged with destroying evidence

Apr. 19, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say a former Ohio vice squad officer facing multiple federal and state charges including the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman is now accused of destroying evidence. Ex-Columbus officer Andrew Mitchell has pleaded not guilty in state court to killing Donna Castleberry...

The Latest: Columbine moves ahead with memorial events

Apr. 19, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a woman believed to have posed a threat to schools in Colorado (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Columbine High School is moving ahead with ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of an attack that killed 13 people, and the community is awaiting more...

Marchers will remember victims of Asheville triple homicide

Apr. 19, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A vigil is planned in Asheville to remember a mother and two of her children who were killed in a domestic shooting. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports a silent march will be held Friday to remember Erica Smith and her children, 15-year-old Keithan Whitmire and 13-year-old Harmony...

Journalist who covered Columbine wonders about lives unlived

Apr. 19, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel. Rachel. Isaiah. "You can't prove a negative," our teachers and parents sometimes tell us when we're young. Yet when I look back upon my time in Colorado covering the almost-adults who were killed in the Columbine High School attack 20 years ago this week, all I can see are the...

AP Was There: Teen boys unleashed terror, chaos at Columbine

Apr. 19, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — 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. Twenty years later, The Associated...

Man convicted in 2012 killing of 7-year-old Chicago girl

Apr. 18, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 death of a 7-year-old girl who was shot outside her home. Jerrell Dorsey was convicted Thursday by a Cook County jury. The 33-year-old Dorsey was one of two gunmen who opened fire on rival gang members on a West Side...

Officer says partner fired before he could analyze threat

Apr. 18, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman as she approached their squad car testified Thursday that he didn't fire his own gun because he was still trying to determine if he was in danger, agreeing with a prosecutor's characterization that it would...

Officer wounded, suspect killed in Manhattan police shooting

Apr. 18, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an officer was wounded in a broad daylight gunbattle in upper Manhattan that left one suspect dead. It happened at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Washington Heights as officers were responding to a 911 call of shots fired. The 5 ½-year veteran is expected to survive. Police say...