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Newtown football title brings joy on painful anniversary

Dec. 14, 2019 11:20 PM EST

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown marked the seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School with vigils, church services and a moment of joy when the community's high school football team — with a shooting victim's brother as linebacker — won the state championship Saturday...

Democrats threaten to boycott next debate over labor dispute

Dec. 13, 2019 5:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — All seven Democratic presidential candidates who qualified for next week's debate threatened on Friday to skip the event if an ongoing labor dispute forces them to cross picket lines on the campus hosting it. The Democratic National Committee said it is trying to come up with an...

Authorities close Pakistani university after student killed

Dec. 13, 2019 11:00 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Friday temporarily closed a major university following overnight armed clashes between rival groups that left one student dead and and several others wounded. Police said the decision to close the International Islamic University was made by...

Naval Academy to honor shooting victims at Army-Navy game

Dec. 12, 2019 1:05 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy will honor the victims in last week's shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola during the Army-Navy football game this weekend. Ensign Joshua Watson, one of the three victims, was a recent graduate of the academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Airman Mohammed Haitham...

'Turf wars' alarm Florida panel probing Parkland shooting

Dec. 12, 2019 12:31 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida grand jury looking into last year's Parkland school shooting chided schools, law enforcement and other local jurisdictions over continued "turf wars" that could hamper the response to another crisis. In a report released late Wednesday, the statewide grand jury said the...

High School in Shoreline closed over threats to reopen

Dec. 11, 2019 9:56 PM EST

SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — Classes and all after-school activities at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline, Washington, were canceled Wednesday after school officials received “multiple tips” about potential threats, according to the school’s website. The Seattle Times reports the school...

Trump signs order targeting college anti-Semitism

Dec. 11, 2019 9:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday targeting what his administration describes as a growing problem with anti-Semitic harassment on college campuses. Trump has sought to closely align himself with Israel, a move that appeals to many evangelical voters, too. He said...

$1M bail for teen charged in Wisconsin school officer attack

Dec. 11, 2019 5:43 PM EST

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A 16-year-old Wisconsin boy who was shot while attacking a school resource officer with a barbecue fork texted a friend weeks earlier that he was planning to grab the officer's gun and either shoot himself or the officer, prosecutors alleged Wednesday. Grant Fuhrman was charged as an...

Sandy Hook lawsuit against gun-maker set for trial in 2021

Dec. 11, 2019 5:41 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge said Wednesday a lawsuit by families of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims against Remington Arms will go to trial in September of 2021. A survivor and relatives of nine victims of the 2012 massacre filed the wrongful death lawsuit against Remington in...

Bullied fan’s T-shirt design helps raise $950K for nonprofit

Dec. 11, 2019 3:21 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sales of a University of Tennessee T-shirt designed by a bullied fourth-grade boy in Florida have raised over $950,000 for an anti-bullying organization. The fourth-grader had designed his own University of Tennessee logo to put over an orange T-shirt for his school’s...