- Strong emotions as Obama visits grieving Oregon town Updated: Oct-09-15 11:15 pm
ROSEBURG, Oregon - Gun-rights activists and others gave voice to strong emotions when President Barack Obama came to meet privately with grieving families whose loved ones were killed on a college campus in Roseburg, Oregon.
- Ethics inquiry into justice's emails cites new revelations Updated: Oct-09-15 10:23 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania agency that prosecutes allegations of judicial misconduct said Friday that new revelations about the role of a sitting state Supreme Court justice in the exchange of explicit or otherwise inappropriate emails has prompted it to undertake a second investigation.
- Obama says 'it's about the families' after Oregon meeting Updated: Oct-09-15 10:17 pm
ROSEBURG, Oregon - President Barack Obama, faced with protests over his meeting Friday with victims of an Oregon shooting, held to his view that something must be done about deadly gun crimes. But given the freshness of the week-old tragedy, he said, "Today, it's about the families."
- SMU will not appeal Larry Brown suspension or postseason ban Updated: Oct-09-15 9:58 pm
DALLAS - SMU will not appeal the NCAA postseason ban on the men's basketball team or the nine-game suspension for coach Larry Brown.
- AP Exclusive: Saudi crush was deadliest hajj tragedy ever Updated: Oct-09-15 9:54 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - One survivor of last month's crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn't tell how many there were.
- 1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex Updated: Oct-09-15 9:43 pm
HOUSTON - A student was killed and another person was wounded during a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police have detained two men for questioning, authorities said.
- 1 student killed, 3 wounded at Arizona campus during fight Updated: Oct-09-15 9:39 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - An overnight brawl between two groups of students escalated into gun violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and wounding three.
- California governor OKs medical marijuana regulations Updated: Oct-09-15 9:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A trio of bills aimed at bringing order and oversight to California's medical marijuana industry nearly 20 years after the state led the nation in legalizing pot for medical use won Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, his office said Friday.
- Ex-Sacramento college student arrested for alleged threat Updated: Oct-09-15 9:11 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A former student at American River College in Sacramento has been arrested for allegedly making a violent threat against the campus.
- The Latest: California to extend health coverage to all kids Updated: Oct-09-15 9:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on California legislation acted upon by Gov. Jerry Brown ahead of a Sunday deadline (All times local):
- Anti-violence programs shut down as Chicago shootings climb Updated: Oct-09-15 8:59 pm
CHICAGO - Captured in a documentary that brought national attention to Chicago's violence, CeaseFire deployed former gang members and felons to intervene in feuds that too often ended in fatal gunfire.
- 13-year-old boy accused in fatal shooting of girl, 12 Updated: Oct-09-15 8:58 pm
JASPER, Missouri - A 13-year-old boy deliberately shot and killed a 12-year-old girl outside a foster home in rural southwest Missouri where they both lived using a gun he had taken from the house, the local sheriff said Friday.
- Strong emotions as Obama visits grieving Oregon town Updated: Oct-09-15 8:34 pm
ROSEBURG, Oregon - Gun-rights activists and others gave voice to strong emotions on Friday when President Barack Obama came to meet privately with grieving families whose loved ones were killed on a college campus in Roseburg, Oregon.
- Nearly 600 absent after suicide notes found at school Updated: Oct-09-15 8:33 pm
HOOVER, Alabama - An official says hundreds of students failed to show up for class at a high school in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, after several suicide notes were found from a student who said he was going to kill himself on campus.
- New California law extends privacy rights to electronic data Updated: Oct-09-15 8:19 pm
NEW YORK - California will require police to get a court order before they can search messages, photos and other digital data stored on phones or company servers in the nation's most-populous state.
- Police investigate edible marijuana distribution at school Updated: Oct-09-15 8:13 pm
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - Police are investigating after students became sick at a South Kingstown private school where edible marijuana was distributed.
- California governor signs crisis pregnancy centers bill Updated: Oct-09-15 7:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Crisis pregnancy centers that discourage women from getting abortions in California will be required to provide information about abortions and other services under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown has approved.
- Philanthropy, gender equity in focus at Power of Women lunch Updated: Oct-09-15 7:47 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, California - Studio head Jim Gianopulos was the first man to be honored at Variety's annual Power of Women event, and he thinks few should follow him.
- Former special ed teacher pleads guilty to battering student Updated: Oct-09-15 7:42 pm
PITTSBURG, Kansas - A southeast Kansas special education teacher has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery involving a 15-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy, is blind and confined to a wheelchair.
- Mormons gather to discuss race issues within faith Updated: Oct-09-15 7:15 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - African-American Mormons discussed the ongoing challenges of belonging to a predominantly white religion Friday during a university conference designed to address the status of blacks in the faith.
- Prosecutor won't charge hog farm workers Updated: Oct-09-15 7:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - A prosecutor said Friday that he has decided against charging any employees of a Minnesota hog farm who were recorded on a graphic undercover video treating animals in a way that their own employer called "disturbing."
- Board: Utah students must take civics test to graduate Updated: Oct-09-15 7:00 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Parents can opt their children out of tests in Utah schools, but students won't be able to skip a new statewide civics exam if they want to graduate high school.
- Religious order reaches $300,000 settlement in abuse case Updated: Oct-09-15 6:50 pm
ST. LOUIS - A Roman Catholic religious order has agreed to pay $300,000 to a former student at a suburban St. Louis high school to settle claims that a teacher at the school sexually abused him.
- Filing claims Arkansas death row inmate has mental illness Updated: Oct-09-15 6:50 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A federal public defender is arguing that Arkansas death-row inmate Bruce Earl Ward suffers from schizophrenia and shouldn't be executed.
- Vegas police unions sue over state law on pay for union work Updated: Oct-09-15 6:47 pm
LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas police unions have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the department's interpretation of a new law about pay for employees doing union work is unconstitutional.