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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...

Police: 2 wounded in shooting at Virginia high school

Sep. 20, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Two students were wounded in a shooting at a Virginia high school Monday afternoon, police said. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the face at Heritage High School and a 17-year-old girl was shot in the leg, Newport News police Chief Steve Drew said...

Federal officer arrested at Capitol rally won't be charged

Sep. 20, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal law enforcement officer was arrested carrying a gun at Saturday’s rally at the U.S. Capitol billed to support the suspects charged in January’s insurrection but will not be prosecuted. The 27-year-old New Jersey man is an officer with...

Pro-Kremlin party keeps large majority in Russian parliament

Sep. 20, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s ruling party retained its supermajority in parliament, further cementing President Vladimir Putin’s grip on power following elections that excluded most opposition politicians and were marred by multiple reports of violations. The vote was...

'Hotel Rwanda' hero sentenced to 25 years on terror charges

Sep. 20, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” for saving hundreds of his countrymen from genocide was convicted of terrorism offenses Monday and sentenced to 25 years at a trial that human rights watchdogs and other critics of Rwanda's repressive government have...

Sheriff: Search is on for 2 inmates after jail break

Sep. 20, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Law officers are searching for two inmates who remain on the loose after 4 men escaped from jail, a sheriff in south Mississippi said. The jail break happened in the early morning hours Sunday at the Lenoir-Rowell Criminal Justice Center in...

Protesters target London's major ring road for 4th time

Sep. 20, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters pressuring the British government to insulate all homes within a decade apologized on Monday for their role in bringing another day of traffic chaos to London's major ring road but said the road blocks would continue unless a dialogue opens up. ...

Arson suspected in fire at historic Kansas City church

Sep. 20, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal investigation is underway after arson damaged a historic Kansas City, Missouri, church that now serves a congregation predominantly made up of people from South Sudan. John Ham of the Kansas City office of the Bureau of Alcohol,...

EXPLAINER: New charge unlikely for ex-cops in Floyd death

Sep. 20, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court's decision to overturn the third-degree murder conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer likely won’t change the cases against the three former officers charged in George Floyd’s death. ...

Houston officer dead, another wounded while serving warrant

Sep. 20, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer was killed and another was wounded Monday morning during a shooting that also killed a 31-year-old man who the officers were attempting to arrest on drug charges, authorities said. The veteran officers were each shot multiple...