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LA school board votes to end random searches

Jun. 19, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's second-largest school moved Tuesday to end random metal-detector searches of students at secondary schools, a daily procedure that critics called ineffective, intrusive and offensive. The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District directed Superintendent Austin Beutner...

Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds

Jun. 18, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man fatally shot in a Southern California Costco store was mentally ill and off his medication when he pushed or slapped an off-duty police officer who opened fire and killed the man and critically wounded the man's parents, the lawyer for the man's family said Tuesday. Attorney Dale...

After shooting, Buttigieg says police must activate cameras

Jun. 18, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is telling officers after a fatal police shooting that they must activate their body cameras during any interaction with civilians. The Democratic presidential candidate asked his police chief to issue an executive order...

Photographer recounts facing Dallas gunman

Jun. 18, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Waiting outside a federal courthouse, photographer Tom Fox took in Dallas' 8 a.m. bustle. People dressed for work got out of cars. A homeless man danced on a street pole. But when what initially sounded like a truck backfiring clarified into gunshots, the routine assignment for a veteran...

The Latest: Florida sheriff fights accusations of negligence

Jun. 18, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a Senate hearing reviewing the suspension of a Florida sheriff who oversaw the Parkland shooting response (all times local): 7 p.m. The Florida sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting is fighting for his job in front of state lawmakers....

Sheriff suspended after Parkland shooting fights for his job

Jun. 18, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to suspend the sheriff who oversaw the response to the Parkland school shooting was a knee-jerk reaction based on politics, not facts, a lawyer said Tuesday as a Senate hearing began on whether to uphold the suspension. The lawyer for suspended...

Toronto police seek 4th person in Raptors rally shooting

Jun. 18, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Police are looking for a fourth person and haven't recovered the gun involved in a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors that wounded four people and sent thousands fleeing, authorities said Tuesday. Toronto Police Chief Marc Saunders said they are looking for a male who was...

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

Jun. 18, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims' relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy...

The Latest: Alex Jones sanctioned in Sandy Hook lawsuit

Jun. 18, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed by families of victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting against conspriacy theorist Alex Jones (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A Connecticut judge has imposed sanctions on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for an outburst on his web show against a lawyer for...

Father charged with wounding son, killing son's girlfriend

Jun. 18, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Missouri man with shooting and critically wounding his son and killing his son's girlfriend after he was told he couldn't see his grandchildren again. The Joplin Globe reports that 60-year-old Rickey Lamb, of rural Joplin, is jailed on $500,000 bond on charges...