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Vigil planned for victims of California school shooting

Nov. 17, 2019 2:18 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A candlelight vigil is planned Sunday evening to remember two students shot and killed by a classmate at his Southern California high school as investigators try to determine what prompted the deadly attack that left three other teens wounded. Saugus High School will remain...

UVA reinstates 21-gun salute on Veterans Day

Nov. 17, 2019 2:01 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia is reinstating the 21-gun salute for next year’s Veterans Day ceremonies. The Daily Progress reports that the university is reversing its decision to drop the salute. University President Jim Ryan announced the change on Saturday. In a Facebook...

Report: Retired cops with disciplinary pasts work at schools

Nov. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Retired Orlando Police Department officer Dennis Turner sparked a furor when he arrested two 6-year-old students while working as a school resource officer at Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy in September. As details emerged of Turner’s history — including a child abuse...

Alleged gunman, victim among 6 charged after game shooting

Nov. 16, 2019 11:55 PM EST

Six men have been charged after a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game that critically wounded a 10-year-old boy and sent players and the packed crowd fleeing in panic. Ibn Abdullah, 27, was the target of the Friday night shooting and was charged because a gun was found on him when emergency...

Chinese troops join Hong Kong cleanup as protesters retreat

Nov. 16, 2019 8:09 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese troops came out of the barracks in Hong Kong on Saturday — not to quell protests but to help clean up. It was a rare public appearance by the People’s Liberation Army on the streets of the semi-autonomous territory, where the local government’s inability to end...

Alaska ski coach suspended amid domestic violence claims

Nov. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska high school skiing head coach was suspended Friday after school officials discovered allegations were made against him in a domestic violence protective order petition, school district officials said. The ex-girlfriend of West Valley High School coach Nicholas Crawford...

Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

Nov. 16, 2019 3:14 PM EST

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry far-reaching immunity from lawsuits in the aftermath of mass killings. The court this week allowed families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre to sue the maker of the AR-15 used in...

Florida judge draws town’s wrath over school violence case

Nov. 16, 2019 3:13 PM EST

MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) — Anxieties multiplied quickly across Baker County, a mostly rural community of 28,000 in northern Florida, when news spread that a 15-year-old had planned a massacre at the county’s only high school. "MAKE SURE THE TEACHERS ARE DEAD," he ranted in a notebook. "Then rinse...

The Latest: Man wounded in shooting at game faces charges

Nov. 16, 2019 2:00 PM EST

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school football game in New Jersey (all times local): 2 p.m. A man wounded during a shooting at a high school football game in New Jersey is now facing charges himself. Pleasantville police say the 27-year-old man is facing weapons charges. They...

Prosecutors: Man charged with attempted murder in New Jersey high school football game shooting; 4 others also arrested

Nov. 16, 2019 10:42 AM EST
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors: Man charged with attempted murder in New Jersey high school football game shooting; 4 others also arrested.