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Man charged in shooting of Giants draft pick and teammate

Jul. 13, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree...

Appeals court sides with Newtown in school shooting lawsuit

Jul. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut appeals court has upheld a lower court decision to throw out a lawsuit filed by the parents of two Sandy Hook School shooting victims against Newtown and its school district. The appeals court agreed in a Friday ruling with the lower court's determination that the town...

Pakistani family visits school where exchange student shot

Jul. 11, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The family of a Pakistani exchange student who was one of 10 people killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last year traveled to the U.S and visited the school and community this week, wanting to learn more about the nine months she had spent there, including her final...

Armed Utah teachers practice responding to school shootings

Jul. 5, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Nancy Miramontes had 30 seconds to find the gunman. The Utah school psychologist weaved through a maze of dusty halls before spotting him in the corner of a classroom, holding a gun to a student's head. She took a deep breath and fired three shots, the first time she's ever used a...

Life sentence for accomplice of Kenya attack that killed 148

Jul. 3, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court on Wednesday sentenced one man to life in jail and two others to 41 years each for being accomplices to the 2015 Garissa University attack in which 148 people were killed. Phone records and handwriting linked the three to the attack in eastern Kenya which killed mostly...

Suspected gang member charged with killing USC student

Jul. 2, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspected gang member was charged Tuesday with killing a University of Southern California music student during an off-campus robbery attempt earlier this year, prosecutors said. Ivan Hernandez, 23, faces one count of murder during an attempted robbery while an active participant in a...

Authorities identify man shot and killed by Georgia police

Jul. 2, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who was shot and killed by police officers in a northeast Georgia college town. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday in a news release that 23-year-old Aaron Hong was killed by Athens-Clarke County police Monday. The GBI says two officers...

Sheriff's office loses accreditation after Parkland shooting

Jul. 1, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's largest sheriff's office has lost its law enforcement accreditation after criticism over its handling of fatal shootings at a high school and airport. The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation voted 13-0 last week not to renew the Broward Sheriff's...

Police say man with knife was shot and killed by officers

Jul. 1, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A man with a knife was shot and killed Monday after he charged police officers in a northeast Georgia college town, the police chief said. Officers responded just after 12:30 p.m. to calls about "a man who was armed with a knife, covered in blood and acting erratically," Athens-Clarke...

Sheriff removed after Parkland shooting running for old job

Jul. 1, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida sheriff who was removed by the governor from his elected office after a school shooting that left 17 people dead is running for his old job in 2020. Former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel filed paperwork Monday stating his intention to run in the August 2020...