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Teen accused of threatening school shooting arrested |Feb 19, 2018

REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) Police have arrested a 13-year-old Missouri boy accused of threatening to shoot up a school with an AK-47 in a video posted on social media. The Springfield News-Leader reports that police in Republic say the...

The Latest: Twitter account says no affiliation with senator |Feb 19, 2018

BOISE, Idaho (AP) The Latest on Sen. Dan Foreman getting in a heated exchange with students (all times local):7:30 p.m.The tweet that led to an ethics complaint against state Sen. Dan Foreman came from an unverified account, which has since...

Police: Ohio pastor helped rob Sunday school teacher |Feb 19, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Police say a gun-wielding Ohio pastor and two family members have robbed a Sunday school teacher at their church.The Blade newspaper reports St. Paul's AME pastor Anthony Morris, along with his wife, Zelda Morris, and...

LA gun-control protesters seek new laws after Fla. shooting |Feb 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) Hundreds of sign-carrying, chanting protesters have converged on a downtown Los Angeles park, demanding tougher background checks and other gun-safety measures following last week's deadly school shooting in Florida.About 500...

Washington snipped here? College says it found prez's hair |Feb 18, 2018

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair."A librarian who had been cataloging old books gingerly...

Missouri youth baseball team moves forward with AR-15 raffle |Feb 18, 2018

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) A Missouri youth baseball team is moving ahead with a raffle of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism it received after a similar gun was used to kill 17 in a Florida high school.Coach Levi Patterson told the Kansas City Star the...

Maryland GOP candidate raffles off AR-15 assault weapon |Feb 18, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) A Republican running for a Maryland legislative seat raffled off an AR-15 assault weapon at a Saturday night fundraiser, only days after the same type of weapon was used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school. ...

Conundrum of a fire alarm with gunfire: Flee, or lock down? |Feb 17, 2018

Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire.Two boys with stolen guns took aim from a wooded hill, waiting for people to evacuate after one...

Florida legislators struggle with how to respond to shooting |Feb 17, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the Florida Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath.Legislators have just three weeks left in their annual 60-day...

Drake touts giveaways, urges fans to do something nice, too |Feb 17, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Drake wants to spread the love, and he's challenging his fans to do the same.The new video for the rap star's single, "God's Plan," announces upfront that Drake gave away the $996,631 budget to film the clip.He's been giving away...

Florida shooting suspect is not a Democrat |Feb 16, 2018

The suspect charged with the shooting that killed at least 17 people at a Florida high school is not a registered voter, despite false claims circulating on social media that he is a Democrat.Several right-wing sites highlighted Nikolas Cruz'...

Kentucky teen charged as adult in fatal school shootings |Feb 16, 2018

BENTON, Ky. (AP) A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire inside his Kentucky high school will be tried as an adult on murder charges.Gabriel Ross Parker was indicted on two murder charges and 14 assault charges for the Jan. 23 shootings at...

Kansas public schools face backlash on endless money crisis |Feb 16, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Prisons in Kansas face a crisis in hiring staff because of poor pay. A former governor called a state hospital for the mentally ill "a pit." Highway projects are delayed because state funding keeps getting diverted to other...

The Latest: No injuries following reports of shots fired |Feb 16, 2018

DES MOINES, Wash. (AP) The Latest on reports of shots fired at a Washington state community college (all times local):10:20 a.m.Fire officials in Washington state say they know of no people with injuries following reports of possible shots...

White nationalist appears to disavow connection with shooter |Feb 16, 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) A white nationalist appears to have lied to The Associated Press and other news organizations when he claimed that Florida school-shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of his obscure group.Law enforcement officials said...

New York Botanical Garden names first female president |Feb 16, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Botanical Garden has named its first female president.Carrie Rebora Barratt, a career administrator and curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, tells The New York Times she is excited to apply her scholarship and...

S Carolina teen accused of threatening 'round 2 of Florida' |Feb 16, 2018

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) A South Carolina high school student has been charged in connection with a Snapchat post warning of a "round two of Florida."Spartanburg County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Kevin Bobo said in a statement a Broome High School...

Teen to be tried as adult in South Carolina school shooting |Feb 16, 2018

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) A judge has ruled a boy who was 14 when police say he killed a first-grader on a South Carolina elementary school playground should be tried as an adult for murder.Family Court Judge Edgar Long ruled Friday that Jesse...

Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant |Feb 16, 2018

The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group...

President Trump arrives at Florida hospital to thank medical professionals two days after deadly school shooting |Feb 16, 2018

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) President Trump arrives at Florida hospital to thank medical professionals two days after deadly school shooting.

Washington college on lockdown after reports of shots fired |Feb 16, 2018

DES MOINES, Wash. (AP) A community college in Washington state was locked down Friday following reports of shots fired but police found no evidence of a gunman and no injuries were reported.Police armed with heavy weaponry swarmed Highline...

Florida student's grandfather survived 1949 mass shooting |Feb 16, 2018

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) A student who survived the shooting at a Florida school hid in a closet just like her grandfather did to escape a 1949 shooting rampage in New Jersey.Carly Novell tweeted a photo and said she hid in a closet just like her...

Q&A: How do different groups define school shootings? |Feb 16, 2018

An advocacy group that supports stricter gun laws says the shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday was the 17th incident of gunfire at a U.S. school so far this year. Of the 17 incidents, one was a suicide, two...

North Dakota's reservation runners build a dynasty |Feb 16, 2018

The most common sights on North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation are oilfield trucks and long-distance runners, neither of which can be stopped by the brutal weather and both of which leave everything behind them in the dust.While...

A look at FBI call center that failed to flag tip on shooter |Feb 16, 2018

More than a month before 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, the FBI got a tip warning that the suspect wanted to kill people and was planning to carry out a school shooting.The tipster also said Nikolas Cruz owned guns, was acting...

Hockey coaches cleared of player mistreatment allegations |Feb 16, 2018

ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts high school says state officials have found no wrongdoing by varsity hockey coaches accused of denying players food and water as punishment for losing games.Andover High School Principal Philip Conrad said...

Officials: Math teacher stopped showing up after bomb threat |Feb 16, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) School officials say an ex-teacher worked at Harlem Prep High School from 2016 until he stopped showing up after a bomb threat.Christian Toro worked for Democracy Prep charter schools as a math teacher. A bomb threat was called...

Student charged with making threats about using sniper rifle |Feb 15, 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) Authorities say a college student who sent an anonymous message to a teacher about using a sniper rifle from a rooftop has been charged with making terroristic threats.Investigators say 18-year-old Carnegie Mellon University...

Leader of white nationalist group has confirmed suspect in Florida school shooting was member of his organization |Feb 15, 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) Leader of white nationalist group has confirmed suspect in Florida school shooting was member of his organization.

Trump postpones rally in wake of Florida school shooting |Feb 15, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) President Donald Trump on Thursday postponed a campaign rally scheduled for next week in the Pittsburgh area, the early political hotspot of 2018's congressional elections.Trump's campaign said the decision was out of...

A Kansas candidate for Congress won't stop AR-15 raffle |Feb 15, 2018

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) A Kansas congressional hopeful says he plans to raffle off an AR-15 rifle to support his campaign, even after a suspect reportedly used that type of weapon in Wednesday's mass shooting at a Florida high school.Republican...

Victim's aunt calls for action, not prayers, after shooting |Feb 15, 2018

MIAMI (AP) The aunt of a 14-year-old killed in a Florida school shooting is calling for action not prayers to prevent more mass shootings.Abbie Youkilis wrote a letter Thursday that begins "Dear America" and calls for politicians to be held...

From Washington to Olympics, world reacts to school shooting |Feb 15, 2018

From the surrounding community of Parkland, Florida, to the White House and the Winter Olympics, the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead drew reactions of horror, condemnation of the 19-year-old former student...

Creationist's speech back on at university in Oklahoma |Feb 15, 2018

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) The founder of a Kentucky creationism museum will appear at an Oklahoma university, after all, after the student body president initially canceled the event over objections of female and LGBTQ students and their...

Sheriff: School shooting suspect fired into 5 classrooms before dropping rifle and blending in with fleeing students |Feb 15, 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) Sheriff: School shooting suspect fired into 5 classrooms before dropping rifle and blending in with fleeing students.

Michigan college student suspended amid threat allegations |Feb 15, 2018

DETROIT (AP) Police say a student at Wayne State University in Detroit has been suspended amid allegations that he pulled out a knife on campus and made threatening remarks about immigrants.The Detroit Free Press reports that the student...

Florida teen Nikolas Cruz booked on 17 premeditated murder counts in school shooting |Feb 15, 2018

PARKLAND, F (AP) Florida teen Nikolas Cruz booked on 17 premeditated murder counts in school shooting.

Expert says teen charged in 2 deaths shouldn't be released |Feb 15, 2018

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) A neuropsychologist testified Thursday that a teen charged with killing his father before going to a South Carolina school and fatally shooting a first-grader shouldn't be released, saying the teen suggested he would repeat...

Sheriff says suspect in Florida high school shooting bought a drink at Subway, stopped at McDonald's after rampage |Feb 15, 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) Sheriff says suspect in Florida high school shooting bought a drink at Subway, stopped at McDonald's after rampage.

2 St. Louis students burned by chemical thrown by classmate |Feb 15, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) Two St. Louis high school students were critically injured after a classmate threw an unknown chemical substance on them.Police were called around 10 a.m. to Sumner High School. Authorities say a 16-year-old male student threw...

Ex-teacher accused of paying students for help making bomb |Feb 15, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) A former high school teacher and his brother were accused on Thursday of stockpiling explosive materials in their apartment and paying students to dismantle fireworks for gunpowder to make bombs.Christian Toro and his brother,...

Q&A: How do different groups define school shootings? |Feb 15, 2018

An advocacy group that supports stricter gun laws says the attack that killed 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday was the 18th in the U.S. in the first 45 days of 2018. Some questions and answers about how different groups define a...

5 referred to juvenile court in North Dakota hazing incident |Feb 15, 2018

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Authorities referred five boys to juvenile court Thursday following alleged misconduct in the boys' locker room at a small North Dakota school.The Richland County Sheriff's Office said an investigation into the incident at...

South Dakota bid to ban gender identity teaching shelved |Feb 15, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) A South Dakota lawmaker dropped a plan Thursday that would have made the state the first to ban public schools from teaching about gender identity in elementary and middle schools.Republican Sen. Phil Jensen rewrote his bill...

Ohio student arrested for post referencing Florida shooting |Feb 15, 2018

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) Police say a 14-year-old student at an Ohio high school referenced the deadly Florida school shooting in a social media post.Ross Township police in southwestern Ohio say the teen was arrested early Thursday and charged with...

Sheriff: 17 dead in shooting at high school in South Florida |Feb 14, 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) Sheriff: 17 dead in shooting at high school in South Florida.

Stanford law professor receives envelope with white powder |Feb 14, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A Stanford University law professor who is leading an effort to recall a judge over his handling of a high-profile sexual assault case received an envelope containing white powder and a rape threat.Stanford University said in...

Student suspected in Washington state school shooting plot |Feb 14, 2018

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) Authorities arrested a Washington state student suspected in a school shooting plot after his grandmother showed officers plans for an attack.Police in Everett, which is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Seattle,...

Flu-stricken Texas teacher's death puts focus on antivirals |Feb 14, 2018

DALLAS (AP) A Texas elementary school teacher who died almost a week after getting sick from the flu became a talking point online after her husband said she didn't immediately fill her prescription for an antiviral drug after deeming the $116...

Florida school official says there are "numerous fatalities" from the school shooting |Feb 14, 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) Florida school official says there are "numerous fatalities" from the school shooting.