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Student kills 3, wounds 8 at Oxford High School in Michigan

Dec. 01, 2021 00:53 AM EST

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school, killing three students, including a 16-year-old boy who died in a deputy’s patrol car on the way to a hospital, authorities said. Eight other people were wounded, some critically. ...

Authorities: Student kills 3, wounds 8 at Michigan school

Dec. 01, 2021 00:28 AM EST

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school on Tuesday, killing three students, including a 16-year-old boy who died in a deputy’s patrol car on the way to a hospital, authorities said. Eight other people were wounded, some critically. ...

Celebrity surgeon Dr. Oz running for Senate in Pennsylvania

Nov. 30, 2021 19:26 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV’s "Dr. Oz Show" after rocketing to fame on Oprah Winfrey's show, announced Tuesday that he is running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican. Oz, 61,...

Florida considers teaching risks, benefits of social media

Nov. 30, 2021 16:23 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida schools would be required to teach students the benefits and risks of social media under a bill unanimously approved Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee. If passed, a curriculum would be developed and school districts would be...

Man accused of firing gun at Atlanta airport turns self in

Nov. 30, 2021 15:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A man accused of accidentally firing a gun in his bag at the Atlanta airport, causing temporary chaos and prompting a temporary ground stop on flights, has turned himself in, police said Tuesday. Kenny Wells, 42, was waiting at the airport's main security...

Charities fundraising for other nonprofits on GivingTuesday

Nov. 30, 2021 13:09 PM EST

GivingTuesday, the annual fundraising blitz on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, turns 10 this year. What began as a social-media hashtag to counter aggressive consumer advertising campaigns with appeals for charitable giving has now grown into a juggernaut. Charities raised an estimated $2.47...

UK competition watchdog orders Facebook to sell off Giphy

Nov. 30, 2021 06:51 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom's antitrust watchdog has blocked Facebook's acquisition of Giphy and ordered the social network to sell off the GIF-sharing platform, saying the deal hurts social media users and advertisers by stifling competition for animated images. ...

Japan crown prince says royals should refute extreme attacks

Nov. 30, 2021 02:00 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Crown Prince Akishino, the younger brother of Emperor Naruhito, has complained about harsh criticism of his daughter’s recent marriage and suggested that the imperial family should be allowed to refute false and extreme attacks. Currently,...

Conservative freshman lawmaker enters Alaska governor's race

Nov. 29, 2021 20:15 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A conservative freshman state legislator announced plans Monday to run for governor in Alaska, joining a field that includes Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a former governor and a former state lawmaker. Rep. Christopher Kurka, a Wasilla Republican,...

Boebert in call refuses to apologize for anti-Muslim remarks

Nov. 29, 2021 19:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after firebrand conservative Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado was harshly criticized for making anti-Muslim comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat whom she likened to a bomb-carrying terrorist, the two spoke by phone Monday. By both...