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District declines Michigan AG offer to probe Oxford shooting

Dec. 07, 2021 09:47 AM EST

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general said her office won't be the agency to conduct a school district's planned third-party investigation into the events at Oxford High School that occurred before last week's school shooting that left four students dead. Oxford...

Police ID teen fatally shot at Kansas City, Kansas, party

Dec. 07, 2021 09:10 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police have identified a person killed in a shooting at a party in Kansas City, Kansas, last week as a 16-year-old high school student. Hugo Hernandez-Vasquez died at a hospital following the late Friday night shooting in the city’s Shawnee Heights...

11 students treated for breathing issues in pool malfunction

Dec. 07, 2021 08:53 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eleven students from a private Milwaukee school were taken to the hospital after a chlorine buildup in the pool area caused air quality to deteriorate. Fire officials say the children from St. Augustine Preparatory Academy were treated for breathing problems at...

Former teacher gets 4 years in prison for abuse of student

Dec. 07, 2021 08:53 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former teacher in the Boston public schools who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a former student starting when she was 12 years old has been sentenced to four years in prison. David Lockwood, 54, of Arlington, was a teacher at the James P. Timilty Middle School...

Fraternity suspended as police investigate UNH student death

Dec. 07, 2021 08:24 AM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A fraternity has been temporarily suspended as police investigate the death of a University of New Hampshire student, who had visited a frat party and allegedly got into a fight before he went missing, police said. Vincenzo “Vinny" Lirosi, 22, was found dead...

Egypt court orders release of rights activist pending trial

Dec. 07, 2021 08:07 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Tuesday ordered the release pending trial of a rights activist who has been imprisoned for nearly two years in a case that has drawn significant international attention, a rights group said. The court in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura postponed the...

Memphis' Rhodes College appoints new president

Dec. 07, 2021 04:01 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rhodes College has announced the appointment of Jennifer M. Collins as the Memphis school's 21st president. Collins has served as dean of the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Texas since 2014, according to a news release on the...

Teen arrested after threatening to kill 2 classmates

Dec. 07, 2021 00:46 AM EST

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy was arrested Monday in California's San Joaquin Valley after he allegedly threatened to kill two of his charter school classmates last week, authorities said. A teacher at Sycamore Valley Charter Academy in Visalia, about 180 miles (289...

Boy, 13, killed in LA shooting; 9-year-old girl wounded

Dec. 07, 2021 00:18 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was killed and a 9-year-old girl was wounded in a Los Angeles shooting near an elementary school on Monday, authorities said. A woman was also shot and wounded, according to Officer Mike Lopez, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police...

Picasso, Cassatt art among pieces donated to Boston College

Dec. 07, 2021 00:09 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Works by Pablo Picasso, Mary Cassatt and Winslow Homer are among 30 pieces of art worth more than $20 million that alumnus and legendary investment manager Peter Lynch is donating to Boston College's art museum, the university announced Tuesday. The works — 27...