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Mayor’s request for release of school shooting video denied

The mayor of the east Tennessee city of Knoxville requested the release of video footage of a high school shooting that left one student...

Biden faces long odds in push for more state ‘red flag’ laws

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — President Joe Biden faces an uphill battle as he tries to revive a push for more state laws that...

‘Prime suspect’ arrested in 1996 disappearance of student

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The longtime suspect in the 25-year-old disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder...

Student fires at officers at Tennessee school, is killed

A student opened fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee high school Monday, and police shot back...

Authorities: One person dead, officer wounded in shooting confrontation at a Tennessee high school

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities: One person dead, officer wounded in shooting confrontation at a Tennessee high school.

Shootout in Utah leaves 2 deputies wounded; suspect dead

Two Salt Lake County sheriff’s deputies were wounded — one shot in the eye and the other in the cheek — and the suspect...

Survey: Even as schools reopen, many students learn remotely

Large numbers of students are not returning to the classroom even as more schools reopen for full-time, in-person learning, according to a survey released...

Toronto schools shutdown amid third wave of infections

TORONTO (AP) — Schools in Canada’s largest city will shut down Wednesday and move to online learning because of a third surge of coronavirus...

High court nixes Alex Jones’ appeal in Newtown shooting case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who...

Final presentation set for proposed Sandy Hook memorial

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A plan to memorialize the 26 people killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting is nearing its final stages. ...

University: Fraternity broke hazing rules in student’s death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A university investigating the alcohol-related death of a student in Ohio has accused the fraternity he was trying to join...

No prison time for transgender ex-neo-Nazi in threat case

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge declined to impose prison time Wednesday on a former member of a neo-Nazi ring that threatened journalists, finding...

State police to probe deadly Virginia Beach police shooting

Virginia Beach police have turned over their investigation of an officer-involved shooting of a former college football player to Virginia State Police after the...

School plotters often are bullied, suffer from depression

WASHINGTON (AP) — The warning signs are all there. ...

California woman sentenced for Catholic school bomb threats

SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — A California woman who threatened to bomb a Roman Catholic preparatory school for planning to publish same-sex wedding announcements...

Man arrested after pipe bomb found near Sacramento school

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento man was arrested for allegedly leaving a pipe bomb and a homemade gun near an elementary school, authorities...

Haunted by mass violence, Colorado confronts painful history

DENVER (AP) — Dawn Reinfeld moved to Colorado 30 years ago to attend college in the bucolic town of Boulder. Enchanted by the state's...

Colorado suspect got assault weapon 6 days before shooting

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The suspect accused of opening fire inside a crowded Colorado supermarket was a 21-year-old man who purchased an assault weapon...

Striking Myanmar rail workers move out as protests continue

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — Residents of Myanmar’s second-biggest city helped striking railway workers move out of their state-supplied housing Saturday after the authorities said...

Schools weigh whether to seat students closer together

BOSTON (AP) — New evidence that it may be safe for schools to seat students 3 feet apart — half of the previous recommended...

Sri Lanka to ban burqas, close over 1,000 Islamic schools

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Saturday announced plans to ban the wearing of burqas and said it would close more than...

Man sentenced 75 years for bomb threats, extortion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A California man accused of making online threats to bomb two suburban Indianapolis high schools in addition to a slew of...

Gunmen abduct 39 students from school in northwest Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen have attacked a school in northwestern Nigeria and kidnapped 39 students just weeks after a similar mass abduction in...

South African official pledges to fund university students

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In an effort to quell violent protests at universities, South Africa's education minister has vowed to make more money available to...

Security camera hack exposes hospitals, workplaces, schools

Hackers aiming to call attention to the dangers of mass surveillance say they were able to peer into hospitals, schools, factories, jails and corporate...

Authorities to seek charges after violent Boulder party

Authorities promised Sunday to pursue criminal charges after a massive party near the University of Colorado in Boulder devolved into a violent confrontation with...

Chaos as freed Nigerian schoolgirls reunited with families

JANGEBE, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerian girls abducted last week from a boarding school in the country’s northwest have been returned to their...

Pipe bomb, ‘zip gun’ found near Sacramento school

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A pipe bomb and a hand-made gun were found Tuesday near a Sacramento elementary school and authorities were trying to...

Student shoots, kills 15-year-old at Arkansas junior high

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy shot and killed a fellow student at an Arkansas junior high school Monday morning and he...

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen abducted 317 girls from a boarding school in northern Nigeria on Friday, police said, the latest in a series...

Thousands of students rally in Greece against new police law

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — More than 5,000 university students and other protesters have gathered outside a courthouse in Greece’s second-largest city to rally against...

Greece: Dozens arrested in clashes over campus security law

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police clashed with protesters and arrested 31 people in Greece’s second-largest city Monday during a demonstration against a new campus...

Bomb threat prompts evacuation of California university

AZUSA, Calif. (AP) — Azusa Pacific University and its regional campuses were evacuated Wednesday because of threatening messages that included a bomb threat, authorities...

Harassment cases revive worries of racism at Boston College

BOSTON (AP) — Students are demanding a stronger response from Boston College after two recent cases in which white students were accused of harassing...

Spain: Protests erupt after rapper’s insults lead to prison

LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — Violent street protests erupted in some Spanish cities on Tuesday night following the arrest of a rap artist who barricaded...

Los Angeles County meets mark to open elementary schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Falling coronavirus rates are expected to allow elementary schools in Los Angeles County to reopen as early as this week,...

On Parkland anniversary, Biden calls for tougher gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sorrow reverberated across the country Sunday as Americans, including President Joe Biden, joined a Florida community in remembering the 17...

CDC: Strong evidence in-person schooling can be done safely

The nation’s top public health agency said Friday that in-person schooling can resume safely with masks, social distancing and other strategies, and vaccination of...

White House says it will defer to CDC on reopening schools

Facing criticism that President Joe Biden has not acted aggressively enough on reopening schools, the White House on Thursday said it’s aiming for a...

Threatened French teacher offered top-level state protection

PARIS (AP) — French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Thursday a state school teacher who allegedly received death threats after writing an open letter...

3 years later, Parkland school shooting trial still in limbo

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It's been more than 1,000 days since a gunman with an AR-15 rifle burst into a Florida high school,...

Chicago begins return to classrooms after bitter union fight

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents Willie and Brittany Preston have spent nearly a year wrestling with online school schedules for their six children, often...

Union approves deal with Chicago schools to return to class

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union has approved a deal with the nation’s third-largest school district to get students back to class during...

The Latest: N.C. senators OK bill to force schools to reopen

RALEIGH, North Carolina — North Carolina state senators have approved a bill that would require K-12 public schools to reopen with at least partial...

Reopening debate testing Biden’s ties with teachers unions

The increasingly heated school reopening debate is forcing President Joe Biden to balance two priorities: getting children back into the classroom and preserving the...

Turkey’s Erdogan vows ‘no mercy’ to violent protesters

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Friday rebuffed U.S. and European criticism of his government’s handling of weeks-long demonstrations at a top Istanbul...

San Francisco sues its own school district to reopen classes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The city of San Francisco took a dramatic step Wednesday in its effort to get children back into public school...

GOP’s McConnell blasts ‘loony lies’ by Ga. Rep. Greene

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell denounced newly elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday, calling the far-right Georgia Republican’s embrace of...

Chicago schools extend talks with union over in-person class

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools leaders extended remote learning Monday for two more days and called for a "cooling-off period” in negotiations with...

Chicago schools reopening uncertain as union talks stall

CHICAGO (AP) — A plan to reopen Chicago schools remained in limbo as last-minute negotiations over COVID-19 safety measures with the teachers' union stalled...

Chicago schools reopening hits snag as union fight escalates

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago ditched plans Tuesday for thousands of teachers to report to schools this week ahead of students after the teachers union...

Chicago teachers begin vote to defy order to return to class

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers began voting Thursday to defy orders to report for in-person class next week ahead of elementary students' return, actions...

Greek police clash with protesters over campus police plan

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police have used tear gas to disperse crowds at a rally in Athens organized to protest plans to set up...

District says it shouldn’t have to give workers gun training

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A school district that voted after a deadly shooting to allow employees to be armed argued Tuesday in Ohio’s highest...

Court: Parents of child who killed himself can sue educators

CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old student who killed himself after being persistently bullied can move forward with a lawsuit against the...

Authorities: Utah’s Ty Jordan died in accidental shooting

DALLAS (AP) — Ty Jordan, a star freshman running back for the University of Utah, died at a Dallas-area hospital after accidently shooting himself,...

More students abducted in Nigeria but are quickly rescued

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen in Nigeria abducted more than 80 Islamic school students in northwestern Katsina state Saturday night, but the pupils were...

Freed Nigerian schoolboys welcomed; calls for more security

KATSINA, Nigeria (AP) — Bleary, barefoot, apparently numbed by a week of captivity, more than 300 Nigerian schoolboys, freed after being kidnapped in an...

Nigerian official: More than 300 abducted schoolboys freed

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 300 schoolboys abducted last week by armed men in northwest Nigeria have been released, a government official said...

Studies suggest AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safe, effective

New results on a possible COVID-19 vaccine from Oxford University and AstraZeneca suggest it is safe and about 70% effective, but questions remain about...

US schools go back and forth on in-person learning

New York City reopened classrooms to many of its youngest students Monday in what has become a frustrating, stop-and-start process in many school systems...

Shooting at nearby restaurant locks down Georgia campus

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — A university campus in Georgia briefly told students to lock their doors and turn off their lights Sunday after a...

Students in Burkina Faso fear extremists more than COVID-19

DORI, Burkina Faso (AP) — Balkissa Barro’s been waiting for months to go back to school, but now that she has, the 10-year-old fears...

Dutch PM Rutte condemns threats to teacher over cartoon

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday that threats that forced a teacher in the port city of Rotterdam...

Asia Today: Cambodia reopens schools after virus shutdown

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Schools in Cambodia opened on Monday for the first time since March, but class sizes and hours were limited...

1-year sentence for angry fan who made football game threat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man’s threats to harm college football players because they beat his favored team epitomized “fandom spiraled out of...

Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience

It’s a major life milestone, the first time many U.S. teens have ever been on their own. Even in normal times, freshman year in...

Slain Utah college student’s family gets $13.5M settlement

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The parents of a University of Utah track athlete who was killed by her ex-boyfriend on campus two years...

Man behind threat to football players gets sentencing date

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man who used Facebook to threaten a shooting at Ohio State University and vowed to hurt players on...

In NYC and LA, returning pupils face battery of virus tests

The two largest school districts in the U.S. are rolling out ambitious and costly plans to test students and staff for the coronavirus, bidding...

Greece: Violence at school rally, concern over nursing home

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police used tear gas Thursday to disperse violently protesting state high school students who have organized scores of school...

UK university students furious over virus restrictions

LONDON (AP) — As authorities sought to contain COVID-19 outbreaks at British universities Sunday, some students complained they were being “imprisoned” in their dormitories...

School, teen agree to end lawsuit over sexual assault note

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Cape Elizabeth School Department has agreed to remove any record of discipline against a student who posted a note...

Des Moines says no to governor’s demand for classroom return

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into...

2 killed, 4 injured in shooting near San Jose university

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two people were killed and four were injured in a shooting near San Jose State University late Tuesday, police...

The Latest: NYC teachers union will block school reopening

NEW YORK — The New York City teachers union warns it won’t let the nation’s largest school district reopen for in-person classes this month...

New Trump rule ties college funding to speech, faith rights

The Trump administration is moving forward with a policy that expands protections for religious groups on college campuses and threatens to cut federal education...

Researchers find racial disparities across court system

BOSTON (AP) — Black and Latino defendants in Massachusetts are more likely than white defendants to be locked up for drug and weapons offenses...

No in-person classes at Chico State due to virus infections

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Syracuse students suspended in latest crackdown by colleges

Syracuse University has suspended...

When is it safe to open schools? States have varying answers

As schools across the...

Trump: Closing colleges amid outbreaks ‘could cost lives’

President Donald Trump on...

Sandy Hook families: Gun maker trying to wipe out lawsuit

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) —...

Florida sheriff race hinges on massacre, old shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)...

Sheriff: Woman killed by ex during daughter’s online class

INDIANTOWN, Fla. (AP) —...

Federal judge refuses to block campus sexual assault rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — A...

Trump, coaches push for college football as cracks emerge

President Donald Trump on...

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —...

California school waivers will require detailed planning

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

California issues guidelines for school reopening waivers

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

UK scientists to immunize hundreds with coronavirus vaccine

LONDON (AP) — Scientists...

Couple apologizes for sheltering accused school shooter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)...

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