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2 killed in mass shooting in Norway; more than a dozen hurt

Jun. 25, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Two people were killed and more than a dozen injured early Saturday in a mass shooting in Oslo, Norwegian police said, as the city was gearing up for an annual Pride parade. The shooting happened outside a bar in the downtown area of the Norwegian capital,...

Ex-Minneapolis officer who killed 911 caller to be released

Jun. 25, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home is scheduled to be released from prison next week, months after his murder conviction was overturned and he was resentenced on...

Probe of Arizona senator's comments on Buffalo shooting done

Jun. 24, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The attorney for the Arizona Senate's ethics committee submitted a report Friday on his investigation of a Republican lawmaker's online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for a supermarket massacre in Buffalo, New York. But the report from...

Norwegian police say 2 people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in a mass shooting in Oslo

Jun. 24, 2022 23:06 PM EDT
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegian police say 2 people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in a mass shooting in Oslo.

Graduating Uvalde High School class remembers slain children

Jun. 24, 2022 21:58 PM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Almost 300 high school seniors received their diplomas Friday in Uvalde in the shadow of the massacre of 19 elementary school students and two teachers one month earlier. The 288 red-gowned Uvalde High School seniors sat in 100-degree heat at the school stadium...

How US states have banned, limited or protected abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Congress sends landmark gun violence compromise to Biden

Jun. 24, 2022 20:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the widest ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The...

Vegas police ID hospital patient who fatally stabbed another

Jun. 24, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a psychiatric patient accused of fatally stabbing one man and wounding another inside a Las Vegas hospital. Police say 48-year-old Michael Earl was booked Thursday into Clark County jail on charges related to murder and assault and...

Whiting man gets 180 years for killing woman, 2 teens in '98

Jun. 24, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A judge sentenced a Lake County man to 180 years in prison Friday for killing a woman and two teenage boys found bludgeoned to death in 1998 in a house in northwest Indiana. James H. Higgason III, 52, of Whiting, was sentenced to three terms of 60 years...

Several accusers seek roles at Ghislaine Maxwell sentencing

Jun. 24, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of four women who testified at Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial that she had a role in their sexual abuse at the hands of financier Jeffrey Epstein may be speaking at her sentencing or have their statements read aloud, court filings Friday show. Prosecutors told a...