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  • Colorado gay club shooting suspect charged with hate crimes
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The suspect accused of entering a Colorado gay nightclub clad in body armor and opening fire with an AR-15-style rifle, killing five people and wounding 17 others, was charged by prosecutors Tuesday with 305 criminal counts including hate crimes and murder.The counts against Anderson Lee Aldrich... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-12-06 By COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press
  • Iowa school district agrees to deal with racial harassment
    OTTUMWA, Iowa -- A southeast Iowa school district failed to protect a Black student from pervasive racial harassment and now must take steps to help the student and ensure it responds appropriately to any future racist actions, according to the U.S. Department of Education.The department announced Monday it had resolved... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-12-06 By The Associated Press
  • COVID's lingering impact prompts Real ID deadline extension
    The deadline for obtaining the Real ID needed to board a domestic flight has been pushed back again, with the Department of Homeland Security citing the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for the slower-than-expected rolloutThe deadline for obtaining the Real ID needed to board a domestic flight has been... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-12-06 By JIM SALTER Associated Press
  • Florida lawmakers set to meet on ailing insurance market
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Legislature will meet next week for a special session on property insurance and property tax relief in the wake of damage caused by Hurricane Ian, officials announced Tuesday. The leaders of the Florida House and Senate issued the proclamation convening the Legislature from Dec. 12... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-12-06 By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press
  • Scrutinized charter school group to apply again in Tennessee
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A contentious charter school operator linked to a conservative Michigan college is taking another swing at opening schools in three Tennessee counties that have previously rejected them, as well as in two new counties.The letters of intent to apply to run charter schools were submitted by American... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-12-06 By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press
  • Vandalism at Missouri elementary school includes a swastika
    Police in Springfield, Missouri, are investigating after vandals spray-painted a swastika during a vandalism spree at an elementary school that is under constructionSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Police in Springfield, Missouri, are investigating after a swastika was sprayed on an elementary school during a vandalism spree.The vandalism at York Elementary School, which... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-12-06 By The Associated Press
  • Police fatally shoot man who allegedly had gun in St. Paul
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A police officer in Minnesota fatally shot a man who authorities say displayed a handgun as officers were trying to arrest him, the St. Paul Police Department said Tuesday. Police said that officers were responding to a domestic assault Monday evening and were told by the... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-12-06 By The Associated Press
  • Restoring power after shootings could take until Thursday
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Power should be restored by Thursday morning to thousands of homes in a central North Carolina county that have been without electricity for several days after an attack on the electric grid, Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday.“I hope it's earlier. I mean, people are really hurting,” Cooper... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-12-06
  • US opens probe into Jeep Compass SUV engines shutting down
    DETROIT -- U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the engines on some small Jeeps can shut down while being driven.The probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about 229,000 Jeep Compass SUVs from the 2019 and 2020 model years.Documents posted Tuesday by the agency say it has... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-12-06 By The Associated Press
  • Walmart employees hurt in Virginia shooting out of hospital
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- The last two patients who were wounded when a Walmart employee in Virginia opened fire on his co-workers in an employee break room have been released from the hospital.Mike Kafka, a spokesperson for Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, told The Virginian-Pilot that the two remaining patients had been... Read more
    Source: ABC - National Published on: 2022-12-06 By The Associated Press