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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...

Shadow of Floyd, Chauvin case hangs over Kim Potter's trial

Dec. 07, 2021 00:04 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It’s former Officer Kim Potter who’s on trial for the killing of Daunte Wright, but the trial in the same courtroom earlier this year of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd is casting a shadow over the proceedings. During jury selection last...

Third inmate killed in new spate of federal prison violence

Dec. 06, 2021 23:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prisoner at a high-security penitentiary in Colorado died Monday in an altercation with another inmate, marking the third time an inmate has been killed in a U.S. federal prison in the last month. Jamarr Thompson, 33, was pronounced dead Monday afternoon...

Could others be charged, liable in Michigan school shooting?

Dec. 06, 2021 19:04 PM EST

A prosecutor continues to criticize the decision to keep a teenager in a Michigan school before a shooting that killed four students last week, raising questions about whether staff and the school district will face liability — criminal or civil — in the tragedy. “We should...

Prosecutor criticizes school over run-up to mass shooting

Dec. 06, 2021 18:20 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The prosecutor overseeing the case against the student accused in last week's deadly Michigan school shooting and who took the rare step of charging his parents left open the possibility Monday that school officials could also face charges, saying “in this case, a lot...

Man who fled Massachusetts convicted of 2003 sexual assaults

Dec. 06, 2021 15:14 PM EST

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who fled the state in 2010 just before he was scheduled to face trial on sexual assault charges involving two young girls has finally been brought to justice, prosecutors said Monday. Juan Harry, 54, was convicted on Friday of three...

Virginia State University student dies after shooting

Dec. 06, 2021 14:13 PM EST

ETTRICK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia college student has died after a shooting at an apartment building, police said. Chesterfield County police said officers responded to a call of a reported shooting Sunday night at the University Apartments at Ettrick near Virginia State University,...

French investigate violence that erupted at far-right rally

Dec. 06, 2021 11:36 AM EST

LE PECQ, France (AP) — French prosecutors opened an investigation Monday into violence that erupted at the first official campaign rally of a far-right candidate who has shaken up France's presidential race. The prosecutors' office said police detained around 60 people after fists...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Dec. 06, 2021 09:11 AM EST

Detroit Free Press. Dec. 3, 2021. Editorial: Wake up, lawmakers. No one supports Michigan’s gun status quo Our hearts are with the parents of the four students slain Tuesday in Oxford, a hell no parent should have to endure; and with the seven...