- US airman stabbed months after thwarting French train attack
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after he was severely cut while helping stop a terror attack on a French train in August, was repeatedly stabbed in what police said was an alcohol-fueled, late-night brawl in a Sacramento nightclub district.
- Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers with healthy omega-3s
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and walnuts, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed — even marine algae — with an eye to offering another wholesome dinner choice.
- Attorneys: City handling of police shooting a national model
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — North Charleston, South Carolina, did not erupt in violence — as other cities in similar circumstances did — after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man.
- Rain-swollen South Carolina rivers prompt new evacuations
PLEASANT HILL, S.C. (AP) — A number of South Carolina residents near the coast are evacuating and others are piling up sandbags anew outside homes and businesses, bracing for more possible flooding even as the nation's Homeland Security chief is set later Friday to tour areas hit hard by recent heavy rains.
- Role of blacks in Mormon faith topic of conference
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Issues of race and diversity with the Mormon faith have bubbled up again after the church selected three white men last weekend to fill vacancies on a high-level governing body — a disappointment to many who hoped for an infusion of diversity.
- California agency votes to ban SeaWorld orca breeding
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The California Coastal Commission approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego — but it banned breeding of the captive orcas that would live in them.
- Prudhomme, Louisiana chef who popularized Cajun food, dies
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was 75.
- ZomBee Watch helps scientists track honeybee killer
HURLEY, N.Y. (AP) — While scientists have documented cases of tiny flies infesting honeybees, causing the bees to lurch and stagger around like zombies before they die, researchers don't know the scope of the problem.
- Suspects in Calif. yoga teacher's death, tied to 2nd killing
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say three young people suspected in the shooting death of a tantra yoga teacher in Marin County are now accused of killing a Canadian woman in San Francisco.
- In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives here Friday, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community college students and a teacher. But he will also find another deeply held emotion — seething anger over his calls for new gun restrictions.