- Sanders: I'll decide on presidential run by March
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign. He says if he does run, it won't just be to nudge the debate to the left.
- Texas movie set used by John Wayne fading away
BRACKETTVILLE, Texas (AP) — Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the Alamo. Not the original, but the replica 18th-century Spanish mission and Old West movie set John Wayne built for his Oscar-nominated 1960 movie and that for decades was a tourist mecca and film production site.
- Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers
Two New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a vow to put "wings on pigs." After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a Brooklyn subway station and committed suicide.
- Wake to be held for 1 of 2 slain NYPD officers
NEW YORK (AP) — Mourners of a New York Police Department officer killed with his partner in an ambush shooting will gather at a Queens church for his wake.
- College sees small, big benefits with loan promise
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — When it came time to pick a college, Abby Slusher leaned toward a private school near her southeastern Michigan home for the small campus and class sizes. Her mother pushed Adrian College for another reason: A new program guaranteeing every graduate would make more than $37,000, or get some or all student loans reimbursed.
- Police in Kosovo stop driver with explosives
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police say they have foiled an apparent attempt to detonate a car filled with explosive material in the capital Pristina.
- US traveler released from East Timor jail
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. traveler detained for months in East Timor has been released from prison.
- Detente spawns Cuban worry on US migration rights
HAVANA (AP) — Like tens of thousands of Cubans, Gerardo Luis wants to get to the United States and he's suddenly worried that time may be running out.
- Russia offers support to North Korea amid Sony hack
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite understandable."
- Syrian peace talks set to take place in Moscow next month
MOSCOW (AP) — Peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition could be held in Moscow next month, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday.
- After 6 years, Obama personal chef hangs up apron
WASHINGTON (AP) — Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, Obama's personal chef is waving goodbye.
- Obama personal chef to hang up apron after 6 years
WASHINGTON (AP) — Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, the White House chef also is hanging it up.
- DC's panda cub Bao Bao back down from tree
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo's panda cub Bao Bao is back with her mom after spending more than 24 hours in a tree, where she went after being startled by a tool zookeepers use to contain animals.
- Firm recalls caramel apples amid listeria fears
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri firm is recalling its Happy Apple brand caramel apples because of the potential that they could be contaminated with listeria. The recall comes after at least three deaths and at least 29 illnesses in 10 states have been linked to an outbreak of the deadly bacteria.
- US: Islamic State didn't down Jordanian plane
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says Islamic State militants haven't shot down a Jordanian F-16 warplane as they've claimed.