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Student accused in shooting 'tired of being picked on''

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:01pm

A Wisconsin teenager who was shot by a police officer after he allegedly pointed a pellet gun at another student's head says he was “tired of being picked on," according to criminal charges filed Monday,

Head of Wisconsin National Guard to resign after investigation finds repeated mishandling of sexual assault complaints

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:50pm

Head of Wisconsin National Guard to resign after investigation finds repeated mishandling of sexual assault complaints.

Virginia gun rights activists vow to fight new restrictions

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:39pm

More than 200 gun rights activists wearing “Guns SAVE Lives” stickers rallied Monday in Virginia, vowing to fight any attempt by the new Democratic majority in the state legislature to pass new restrictions on gun ownership.

US sanctions 2 Venezuelan officials for selling passports

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 2:38pm

The Trump administration imposed sanctions Monday on both the former and the current director of the Venezuelan government's office of identification, accusing them of receiving kickbacks involving the sale of passports.

Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard team up to fight ghosts in new 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' trailer

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:40pm

The first trailer for "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," a sequel to the 1984 original due out in theaters next year, shows events taking place some 30 years after what happened in the original films.

Feds defend creation of fake school to fight visa fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:14pm

Federal agencies have pushed back against criticism that they entrapped hundreds of foreigners who enrolled in a fake school the agencies opened in an effort to fight visa fraud, saying those who enrolled knew they weren't signing up for a real school and that they only wanted a way to stay in the U.S.

US wildlife officials agree to Lower 48 grizzly bear review

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:01pm

U.S. officials will review whether grizzly bears have enough protections across the Lower 48 states after advocates sued the government in a bid to restore the fearsome animals to more areas, according to court documents filed Monday.

Virginia Sheriff: He'll deputize residents if gun laws pass

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:53am

A Virginia sheriff has vowed to deputize county residents if the new Democratic majority in the state legislature passes gun control measures.

Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:31am

almost 1 in 3 — were overweight or obese, similar to national statistics.

Police: California man rehearsed mass shooting plot on video

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:14am

A man was arrested after authorities received a tip that he had posted videos online that appear to show him pointing weapons and practicing to carry out a mass shooting from a downtown San Diego hotel room.

No bond for suspect in officer's death; mental illness cited

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:12am

Attorneys for a man accused of fatally shooting a Houston officer said Monday that their client has a history of mental illness, as a judge ordered him to remain jailed without bond.

Wanna cover Miss America? Buy a ticket, 3 media outlets told

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:05am

The Miss America Organization has denied credentials to at least three media outlets seeking to cover this year's competition, including its longtime hometown newspaper, The Press of Atlantic City.

Dartmouth student lawsuit settled over baseball injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:51am

A lawsuit filed by a Dartmouth College student against the school who was seriously injured during baseball practice has been settled, the college said Monday.

AP Exclusive: Troops that defied Maduro have fled Venezuela

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:50am

For seven nerve-wracking months, they slept through the day in cramped quarters on cold floors, while spending their nights in prayer, keeping fit with dumbbells made from water jugs and peering through the diplomatic compound's curtains for fear of surveillance.

Cyberattack downs city computers in site of Navy attack

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:43am

Federal authorities are investigating a cyberattack on the city of Pensacola, Florida, home to the naval air station where a Saudi flight student killed three sailors and wounded eight others on Friday.

Backcountry skier killed in northern Colorado avalanche

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:10am

A 29-year-old woman has died in an avalanche while skiing in northern Colorado, where communities along the Rocky Mountains have seen record or near-record snowfall since September.

Jury selection starts for trial in college student's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:08am

Jury selection began Monday for the trial of a white man charged with a hate crime in the fatal stabbing of a black college student on the University of Maryland’s campus.

Kaitlyn Dever, Paul Rudd react to Golden Globe nominations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:06am

Reactions from some of the nominees for the 77th annual Golden Globes:

Grandson of late President Bush runs for Congress in Texas

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 9:56am

Pierce Bush, a grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, launched a Texas congressional run on Monday and aligned himself with President Donald Trump, who his late grandfather blasted as a “blowhard" and voted against in the 2016 campaign.