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Toronto van attack throws spotlight on anti-woman vitriol

Apr. 25, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The deadly van rampage in Toronto is training attention on an online world of sexual loneliness, rage and misogyny after the suspect invoked an uprising by "involuntary celibates" and gave a shoutout to a California killer who seethed at women for rejecting him. The world of self-described...

Minnesota lawmaker stages sit-in over inaction on guns

Apr. 25, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hoping to pressure colleagues to vote on gun-control legislation that has stalled in the Minnesota Legislature, a first-term lawmaker staged a 24-hour sit-in inside the House chamber, rising occasionally to read stories of people killed by gun violence. Rep. Erin Maye Quade, a...

School shooting in northern Mexico wounds 5 students

Apr. 25, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gunmen in a car apparently tried to kidnap a high school student, then opened fire on the youth as he fled into the building, wounding five young people, authorities in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas said Wednesday. State prosecutors said three suspected assailants and...

Raw feelings spill out after another Florida school shooting

Apr. 25, 2018 1:02 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Raw feelings about responses to school shootings are spilling out in central Florida after one teen wounded another with a sawed-off shotgun. Police say 19-year-old Sky Bouche is being held without bond on charges including terrorism and aggravated assault after firing the gun inside...

Ohio school district allows teachers, staff to carry weapons

Apr. 25, 2018 9:45 AM EDT

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A school board at a southwest Ohio district where a student shot and wounded two classmates has voted to allow teachers and staff to carry weapons. WLWT-TV reports the Madison Local School District board voted unanimously Tuesday to allow employees to "defend and protect students."...

Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

Apr. 24, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women — a possible echo of a 1989 massacre of 14 women...

Parkland kid draws fire for shooting AR-15 at gun range

Apr. 24, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Marjory Stoneman Douglas student alleges he was aggressively questioned by school administrators and local law enforcement after posting on social media that he fired an assault weapon at a gun range with his dad. Junior Kyle Kashuv said he was brought in for questioning Monday by a...

Lawmaker apologizes for calling shooting survivor 'dummy'

Apr. 24, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island lawmaker who called a school shooting survivor a "dummy" for her response to a separate shooting that killed four people at a restaurant in Nashville said Tuesday he's sorry for the remark. But Republican state Rep. Mike Chippendale said he won't apologize for...

The Latest: Dad says 'incompetency' led to school shooting

Apr. 24, 2018 1:50 PM EDT

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A father whose daughter died in the Florida high school massacre said an investigative commission will discover the deaths could have been avoided it weren't for egregious...

Investigators: School design contributed to massacre

Apr. 24, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — Faulty classroom design and failures in the police radio and 911 systems contributed to the chaos and deaths during the recent Florida high school massacre, a commission investigating the shooting was told at its first meeting Tuesday. Broward Sheriff's Office Detective Zachary...