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Students arrested for separate threats at 2 LA-area schools

Nov. 22, 2019 6:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deputies arrested a 13-year-old boy and seized a semi-automatic rifle after he threatened to shoot other students and staff at a Los Angeles-area middle school, authorities said Friday. In a separate case, a boy at another school was taken into custody involving a planned shooting. The...

President Trump meets with 22 college championship teams

Nov. 22, 2019 5:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Friday with athletes and coaches from 22 collegiate national championship teams. Traditional White House visits for champion college and pro sports teams have become politically loaded events during Trump’s presidency, and Friday’s gathering was no...

Schools apologize over differing events for boys, girls

Nov. 22, 2019 4:57 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina school district is apologizing for the way boys and girls were treated differently at an event about leadership and character for elementary school students. News outlets report that many boys at Pickens Elementary School dressed in collared shirts and ties and heard...

Syracuse U, shaken by racism, welcomes the holiday break

Nov. 22, 2019 4:36 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Benny Callahan didn’t leave her dorm for two straight days this week. The Syracuse University freshman didn’t feel safe, she said, away from home and under siege, it seemed, by day-after-day reports of racism in campus residence and academic halls. “My parents are...

The cost of coming forward: 1 survivor's life after #MeToo

Nov. 22, 2019 3:18 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (RNS) —Megan Lively glanced down furtively to the copious notes she had jotted in a thick spiral-bound notebook resting in her lap. She was about to speak to a room full of Southern Baptist pastors about the sexual abuse she experienced, and she was nervous. Her message to more than 50...

The Latest: Boy arrested in school shooting threats

Nov. 22, 2019 2:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on an arrest in a school shooting threat in Southern California (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities say a 13-year-old boy was arrested and a gun was seized after classmates overheard him threatening to shoot up his Los Angeles-area middle school. Los Angeles County...

Los Angeles sheriff says 13-year-old boy arrested for threatening to shoot fellow students and teachers at his school

Nov. 22, 2019 2:50 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles sheriff says 13-year-old boy arrested for threatening to shoot fellow students and teachers at his school.

Woman charged in boyfriend's suicide pleads not guilty

Nov. 22, 2019 1:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston College student pleaded not guilty Friday in her first court appearance on charges that she encouraged her boyfriend to take his own life in what prosecutors described as a toxic and abusive relationship. Inyoung You, 21, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in...

Serbia president defends minister in plagiarism dispute

Nov. 22, 2019 10:51 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has dismissed calls for the resignation of the Balkan country’s finance minister triggered by a university ruling that he plagiarized parts of the doctoral thesis. Aleksandar Vucic on Friday told Prva TV that Sinisa Mali “is doing an excellent...

Ole Miss selects Keith Carter as its athletic director

Nov. 22, 2019 10:13 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has removed the interim tag from Keith Carter’s title by officially naming him the school’s athletic director. Carter had been working as Ole Miss’ interim athletic director since Ross Bjork’s departure in May. Bjork had been Ole Miss’...