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SC juvenile justice leader to quit after walkout, poor audit

Sep. 21, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The leader of South Carolina's juvenile justice agency announced Tuesday he is quitting about three months after officers and teachers walked off the job leading to a no confidence vote from state senators. Freddie Pough's resignation letter...

Survivors of Russian university shooting airlifted to Moscow

Sep. 21, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Seven survivors of a shooting at a university in central Russia that left six people dead and 28 more wounded are to be airlifted to Moscow for medical treatment on Tuesday, according to a top education official. Minister of Science and Higher Education...

Report: 2 Florida school buses shot with BB gun; no injuries

Sep. 21, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in north Florida are investigating reports of two school buses being shot with a BB gun on Tuesday morning. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said on social media that no one was injured in the shooting. ...

Shooting at Russian university leaves 6 dead, 28 hurt

Sep. 21, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A student opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving six people dead and 28 hurt before being shot by police and detained, officials said. Other students and staff locked themselves in rooms during the attack and video on Russian news sites showed some students...

George Holliday, who filmed Rodney King video, dies of COVID

Sep. 20, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Holliday, the Los Angeles plumber who shot grainy video of four white police officers beating Black motorist Rodney King in 1991, has died of complications of COVID-19, a friend said Monday. Holliday, 61, died Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital,...

Trial set for Texas officer who shot Black woman in her home

Sep. 20, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A date has been set for the trial of a former Fort Worth police officer who was charged with murder after shooting a Black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door in 2019. Aaron Dean's trial is...

Police: 2 shot at Virginia high school, suspect in custody

Sep. 20, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Two students were wounded in a shooting at a Virginia high school and a suspect is in custody, police said Monday. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the side of his face at Heritage High School and a 17-year-old girl was shot in the leg, Newport...

2 teens arrested for making false threats at Mesa schools

Sep. 20, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Two students have been arrested for allegedly making false threats at the high schools they attend in Mesa, according to police. They said a 14-year-old girl attending Red Mountain High allegedly claimed she had an explosive device in her backpack...

Union condemns German police violence toward journalists

Sep. 20, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German Journalists Association on Monday condemned attacks by police against reporters covering a far-left protest in the eastern city of Leipzig on Saturday. The union, known by its German acronym DJV, said at least three journalists were physically...

Russia's Investigative Committee says 5 people died in a shooting at a university in Perm

Sep. 20, 2021 03:54 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Investigative Committee says 5 people died in a shooting at a university in Perm.