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2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self

Nov. 14, 2019 4:31 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a Southern California high school, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head, authorities said. The attacker was hospitalized in grave condition. The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Saugus...

Little Rock teachers strike over state’s control of district

Nov. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Teachers picketed outside the site of a historic desegregation and dozens of other Little Rock schools Thursday, walking out for the first time in more than three decades to protest the state’s control of the local school system and their loss of collective bargaining...

US military academy athletes can now delay service, go pro

Nov. 14, 2019 3:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued new guidelines that will allow athletes attending the nation's military academies to seek waivers to delay their service and play professional sports immediately upon their graduation. A memo signed Friday by Esper requires athletes going pro to get...

The Latest: Sheriff says 2nd teen dies in school shooting

Nov. 14, 2019 3:20 PM EST

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Southern California high school (all times local): 12:02 p.m. Authorities say a second victim of a Los Angeles area high school shooting has died. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says a 14-year-old boy died at a hospital. Earlier, a...

Senate confirms White House lawyer as appeals court judge

Nov. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House lawyer won Senate confirmation as a federal appeals court judge Thursday despite complaints by lawmakers from both parties about his record on immigration, race, women's equality and LGBTQ rights. Steven Menashi, an associate White House counsel, was confirmed by a 51-41...

Wiseman withdraws lawsuit, Memphis works on eligibility

Nov. 14, 2019 2:59 PM EST

James Wiseman and his advisers have decided a legal battle with the NCAA is not the best way to keep the heralded freshman on the basketball court. The 7-foot-1 center withdrew his lawsuit and the dramatic turn of events in the much-debated saga means Wiseman now will sit on Memphis’ bench until the NCAA...

Sheriff: A 14-year-old has died following a shooting at a Los Angeles high school, bringing number of those killed to 2.

Nov. 14, 2019 2:59 PM EST
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff: A 14-year-old has died following a shooting at a Los Angeles high school, bringing number of those killed to 2.

Family issues statement in death of WSU fraternity member

Nov. 14, 2019 1:35 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The family of a 19-year-old Washington State University student who died in a fraternity house this week has issued a statement. The family says Samuel Martinez of Bellevue, Washington, was a beautiful spark of light who moved through their lives too quickly. The statement reads:...

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells KNX radio the suspect in a school shooting is in custody

Nov. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EST
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells KNX radio the suspect in a school shooting is in custody.

Authorities find malnourished girl after online teacher tip

Nov. 14, 2019 12:22 PM EST

A teacher administering an online test who heard an 11-year-old student say she was hungry and only allowed to eat a small plate of rice each day alerted investigators in Ohio that something was amiss. Authorities found the girl was severely malnourished, living in filth and had been isolated for years. The girl...