- 10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
- Temple University reconsidering Bill Cosby's honorary degree
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby long served as a leading public face and a key fundraiser for Philadelphia's Temple University, but his alma mater said Thursday it will reconsider an honorary degree awarded to the comedian more than two decades ago, after he was convicted of drugging and molesting a university employee in 2004.
- Ex-relative of suspected serial killer: 'True shock and awe'
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — James Huddle always hoped the rapist who terrorized the Sacramento suburbs in the 1970s and prompted him to buy a pistol for protection would be caught.
- The Latest: 49ers take tackle Mike McGlinchey at No. 9
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):
- Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught serial killer
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than three decades after his trail went cold, one of California's most prolific and elusive serial killers was caught when investigators matched crime-scene DNA with genetic material stored by a relative on an online genealogical site, prosecutors said Thursday.
- Cosby's life of achievement stained by assault conviction
LOS ANGELES (AP) — At age 80, Bill Cosby has built a lifetime of achievement.
- Smoke from Wisconsin refinery explosion poses health risk
An explosion and asphalt fire at a Wisconsin oil refinery on Thursday sent huge plumes of smoke into the air that pollution experts said almost certainly contained large amounts of toxins, posing a serious health risk to those living downwind.
- 2 lives converge on a dark road in Maine with deadly results
NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — Cpl. Gene Cole was a musician, TV repairman and father. People appreciated his respectful manner and ability to defuse a volatile situation. At 62, the sheriff's deputy was nearing retirement.
- Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologized Thursday while disputing some of the allegations made by a woman who says he touched her without her consent.
- The Latest: Authorities say fire out at Wisconsin refinery
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local):
- Police say teacher who dated student faces sex crime
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio teacher who filed a harassment complaint against an 18-year-old student with whom she said she'd had a relationship has been charged with a sex crime.
- Arkansas judge blocks state's revived voter ID law
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Thursday blocked a voter ID law that's nearly identical to a measure the state's highest court found unconstitutional about four years ago.
- After tax cuts many saw as a failure, Kansas may cut again
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has some financial breathing room less than a year after legislators reversed past income tax cuts to deal with persistent budget woes that followed what many voters saw as a failed fiscal experiment. Now some Republicans want to go back to slashing taxes.
- Man found mentally fit for trial for fleeing Hawaii hospital
HONOLULU (AP) — A man who fled from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital— where he was committed after being found not guilty by reason of insanity of a woman's 1979 killing — is mentally fit to stand trial for an escape charge, a panel of three examiners determined.
- 5 years before massacre, gunman promised not to hurt anyone
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church last year told a military judge in 2012 he "would never allow myself to hurt someone" again while admitting to abusing his stepson and a long struggle with anger, according to Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.