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A closer look at littlest victims of schoolhouse assaults
The children were confused, scared and hurt. In their own words, they did their best to convey what other students had done to them in the school restroom, the gym and the bus. What their families learned left them shaken and set up an unexpected, adversarial relationship with their school districts....

AP reveals hidden horror of sex assaults by K-12 students
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) -- Chaz Wing was 12 when they came after him. The classmates who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices....

Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump
NEW YORK (AP) -- Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the United States on Monday to mark May Day and protest against President Donald Trump's efforts to boost deportations....

14 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest
CANTON, Texas (AP) -- At least 14 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday....

Police: 7 shot during San Diego pool party; suspect dead
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Police say officers shot and killed a 49-year-old man suspected of shooting seven people Sunday at an apartment complex near the University of California, San Diego....

Q&A: Expert says all's not right for endangered right whales
BOSTON (AP) -- Those endangered North Atlantic right whales cavorting in Cape Cod Bay are fun to watch, but their frolicking doesn't tell the whole story....

Detroit officer critical after shooting; suspect killed
DETROIT (AP) -- A Detroit police officer responding to a call about a domestic dispute was critically injured when the man answering the door shot him in the head. The officer and his partner fired at the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said....

Girlfriend's on-air killing drives anchorman into politics
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- The tipping point for Chris Hurst came last fall while reporting on a shooting at a rail car factory. When the camera turned off, he wept....

School vouchers, rising in many GOP states, founder in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Gary VanDeaver describes himself as a conservative less than a minute into many conversations. The Texas state representative blames "unelected federal judges" for imposing gay marriage on America and has been endorsed by anti-abortion groups and the National Rifle Association....

Candidates invoke Trump's name, God in Alabama Senate race
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Seated beneath the Ten Commandments plaque that first made him a conservative icon in the culture wars, U.S. Senate candidate and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore invokes President Donald Trump's campaign slogan - but with his own twist....

US Video
Interactives
A year after the Gulf oil spill, problems remain
Local governments spent BP money with abandon
Civil War celebrations stir controversy
States' attempts to resist health care reform
A look at extremist attacks on the U.S. government
Gun law changes across the U.S.
A look inside the Statue of Liberty
A look around the Statue of Liberty
A look at Guantanamo's history
Up to the Minute
San Diego police: 1 woman dead, 6 critical after pool party shooting rampage; dead suspect identified

Police: 7 shot during San Diego pool party; suspect dead

AP reveals hidden horror of sex assaults by K-12 students

Detroit officer critical after shooting; suspect killed

What parents can do in cases of student sex assault

Small earthquake hits Alaska peninsula; no damage reported

How the AP tracked student-on-student sex assault

Stats revealed by AP investigation of student sex assaults

What research says and doesn't say about student sex assault

Student sex assault reports, state by state