HONOLULU (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday toured a forensics laboratory that is trying to positively identify human remains which, just hours earlier in Malaysia, he had saluted as they were returned to U.S. custody.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who flew a gyrocopter through some of America's most restricted airspace before landing outside the U.S. Capitol earlier this year will plead guilty to a felony in connection with the incident, his lawyer said Thursday.
Even before the stabbing of five people at UC Merced on Wednesday, South Bay schools and colleges have been offering classes to teach students how to defend themselves if someone begins firing a gun or wielding a knife.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — State police examined forensics evidence but still had not spoken Thursday with the law enforcement agents involved in a shooting that left an autistic 6-year-old boy dead and his father seriously wounded in central Louisiana.
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities investigating the September death of an Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to make it seem like he died in the line of duty released a sample of thousands of pages of incriminating text and Facebook messages he exchanged with others. In explaining Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz's motive for killing himself, investigators said he had been stealing and laundering money from a youth program he ran and believed he was close to being discovered.
CHICAGO (AP) — A 9-year-old Chicago boy who was fatally shot this week was "lured" from a park into an alley and executed because of his father's alleged gang connections, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Thursday in a crime he described as among the most "unfathomable" of his 35 years in policing.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two centuries-old burial vaults discovered beneath a street in the heart of New York University's campus by workers replacing a water main were likely part of a Presbyterian church cemetery, an archaeologist said Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling history and "potential for future oil and gas activity" at the Brown family's private land in Northern California, state records show.