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After threats, killings, no fans at rivalry football game

Sep. 24, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A football game between two rival Chicago schools will be played without spectators Saturday, capping a tumultuous week of threats and the fatal shootings of two students. Simeon Career Academy and Phillips Academy will play with empty seats at Gately...

Man charged in Michigan pipe bomb case ordered jailed

Sep. 24, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — A 75-year-old northern Michigan man accused of placing pipe bombs outside two phone stores was ordered jailed Friday until his trial. John D. Allen of Whittemore waived his right to a detention hearing in Bay City, MLive.com reported. U.S....

Courtroom shooting leaves 3 dead in Indian capital

Sep. 24, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two assailants in lawyers’ black coats opened fire in a courtroom in the Indian capital on Friday, killing a notorious crime suspect before being fatally shot by police officers, authorities said. The shooting took place as Jitendra Gogi, who was...

Detroit-area high school student faces threat, gun charges

Sep. 23, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old Detroit-area student has been charged after allegedly threatening a high school security guard and being caught with a gun. The teen was to appear Thursday at a preliminary hearing for carrying a concealed weapon, an intentional threat...

Man who claimed to have bomb at Capitol competent for trial

Sep. 22, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who claimed he had a bomb in a pickup truck near the U.S. Capitol last month, prompting evacuations and an hourslong standoff with police, is competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Floyd Ray Roseberry pleaded not guilty in...

Student, 15, found with gun after threat to security officer

Sep. 22, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old Detroit-area high school student was found carrying a gun and arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot a school security officer. Officers found the loaded gun in the teen’s fanny pack Wednesday morning at Taylor High School,...

Sri Lanka probes prison minister for alleged prisoner threat

Sep. 22, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police are investigating an incident in which the government prisons minister allegedly threatened to kill two ethnic minority detainees inside a prison, an official said Wednesday. Lohan Ratwatte, state minister of Prison Management...

Ex-mayor, elected at age 23, gets 6 years in corruption case

Sep. 21, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor, once a rising Democratic star after being elected at just 23 years old, was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday after being convicted of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses that wanted to operate in his...

Man charged with making threats against Dominican president

Sep. 20, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who authorities say made internet threats to kidnap, injure and kill Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader prior to the arrival of officials for this week's United Nations' proceedings was ordered held without bail on Monday as a danger to the community. ...

Judge says he'll toss some of ex-mayor's fraud convictions

Sep. 20, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday said he planned to toss several convictions against the Massachusetts mayor elected at just 23 years old who was found guilty by jurors of bilking investors and extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses. ...