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Former New Hampshire prep school student not guilty of rape

A sign marks the entrance to St. Paul's School in ConcordOwen Labrie, 19, was found not guilty of three felony counts of sexually assaulting a fellow student at St. Paul's School in Concord. Labrie closed his eyes and began to sob as the first verdict, finding him guilty of computer-related seduction, was read but regained his composure as the jury forewoman read out the three not guilty verdicts.

Chicago school closure battle intensifies with hunger strike

Protestor Monique Smith is seen outside Walter H. Dyett high school on the 11th day of her hunger strike in ChicagoA long-standing battle between activists and the City of Chicago over school closures in minority neighborhoods has intensified with a dozen protesters entering their twelfth day of a hunger strike on Friday over a shuttered high school. Camped out on the lawn in front of Dyett High School in South Chicago, the strikers vow to consume only liquids - such as juice and chicken broth - until the city agrees to reopen the school. The protest comes as the Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest school system in the country, cuts 1,400 jobs, seeks a $480 million bailout from the state of Illinois and struggles to beef up underfunded pensions.

Virginia governor calls for gun controls after journalists shot

Alison Parker and Adam Ward are pictured in this handout photo from TV station WDBJ7The pledge by McAuliffe, a Democrat, came as more details emerged about the Wednesday shooting of the journalists at Roanoke station WDBJ7, including ammunition, letters and clothing found in the gunman's car. Speaking after visiting the station's offices, McAuliffe said he would reintroduce legislation in the state assembly mandating background checks for gun buyers.

Emmett Till relatives gather at boy's grave 60 years later

Airickca Gordon Taylor, center, cousin to Emmett Till and Co-Founder of the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation, addresses the crowd gathered at a gravesite ceremony at the Burr Oak Cemetery marking the 60th anniversary of the murder of Till in Mississippi, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Alsip, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)ALSIP, Ill. (AP) ? Relatives and civil rights activists gathered at the gravesite of Emmett Till to remember the black Chicago teenager 60 years after he was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi.

Immigrant suspect faces tough battle fighting murder charge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Even if the suspect at the center of a national immigration debate accidentally fired the shot that killed a young woman on San Francisco's Pier 14, it may not help his case.

Despite volatility, on-air rampage difficult to predict

This undated photo provided by WDBJ-TV, shows Vester Lee Flanagan II, who killed WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Flanagan was a former employee at WDBJ who appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDITROANOKE, Va. (AP) ? Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II never quite crossed the line from being just another angry guy to doing something that would have prevented him from buying the gun he used to kill two former co-workers on live TV in Virginia.

UN warns South Sudan of sanctions if peace deal isn't kept

UNITED NATIONS (AP) ? The U.N. Security Council warned South Sudan's feuding president and ex-vice president that it is ready to impose an arms embargo and sanctions if they don't immediately stop fighting and implement a new peace agreement.

Jogger killed in Burlington Co. crash ID'd as teacher

Jogger killed in Burlington Co. crash ID'd as teacherThe jogger who was struck and killed by a truck, in a crash that also left one of the vehicle's passengers dead, was a local middle school teacher.

University defends mattress-carrying project against lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) ? Columbia University has asked a judge to reject a student's lawsuit alleging it failed to protect him after a onetime friend called him a "serial rapist" and carried a mattress around campus to protest sexual abuse.

Judge denies bid to halt Oklahoma inmate's execution

Officials transport Benjamin Robert Cole into a Pittsburg County courtroom, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in McAlester, Okla., before a hearing about his sanity. Cole is scheduled to die for killing his 9-month-old daughter in 2002. (AP Photo/Sean Murphy)McALESTER, Okla. (AP) ? A judge has ruled against an Oklahoma death row inmate whose attorneys were seeking to halt his upcoming execution for the 2002 killing of his 9-month-old daughter.