For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

School Shooting Texas-3

A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a...


Discovery of World War II soldier's plane brings closure

WW2 Bomber Found

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Kelly grew up on a Northern California farm and once thought of becoming a cowboy before World War II got in the way. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces instead, and on March 11, 1944, the 21-year-old 2nd lieutenant was aboard a B-24 bomber with 10 others when it was...


Bucks guard Sterling Brown's statement on Milwaukee arrest

Bucks Sterling Brown Arrest

Text of a statement from Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown about his January arrest by Milwaukee police during an interaction over a parking violation: My experience in January with the Milwaukee Police Department was wrong and shouldn’t happen to anybody. What should have been a simple parking...


Video of Brown arrest sparks criticism of Milwaukee police

Bucks Sterling Brown Arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales has apologized to Bucks player Sterling Brown for a January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include the use of a stun gun, and he said some officers were disciplined. Brown, who is African-American, says the...


Texas shooting survivors seek purpose in shadow of Parkland

School Shooting-Texas

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — She had seen the memorials on television, the familiar white crosses erected after each massacre, and now there were 10 of them lined up on her high school’s lawn. Kyleigh Elgin was part of a new set of young victims, like many before her, who left flowers and letters and...


Texas governor meeting with students, shooting survivors

School Shooting Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The focus of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s meetings on school safety and mass shootings is shifting to those who have been closest to the recent violence, including students, surviving victims and even one person who grabbed a gun and fought back. Abbott called for the meetings...


No stay of ruling that tossed California assisted-death law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday refused to block a court decision that said a California law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives was passed illegally. California’s 4th District Court of Appeal refused to grant an immediate stay requested by state Attorney General...


Ovechkin, Holtby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

APTOPIX Capitals Lightning Hockey

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin lifted the Prince of Wales Trophy, spun around and set it back down on a table. The rest of the Capitals joined him for a team photo after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final, a victory that sent...


'Dreamers' are getting law degrees, and taking on the system

Immigration DACA Law Students

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Denia Perez’s parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called “Dreamers” to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly know-how to take on the system so they can...


Condemned Ohio man blames killing on 'homosexual panic'

Death Penalty Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer is asking the Ohio Parole Board for mercy, saying he experienced a “homosexual panic” of self-revulsion before killing a man he picked up at a bar more than 30 years ago. Death row inmate Robert Van Hook was sentenced to die for fatally strangling and...


Video shows road rage suspect hitting man with sledgehammer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A road rage suspect seen on surveillance video hitting a man with a sledgehammer after smashing the windows out of a vehicle is being sought by Philadelphia police. Video of the parking lot attack was posted online by the police department Wednesday. It shows the assailant...

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