- Some in GOP worried over Fla. governor's missteps
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger Charlie Crist as an elitist for wearing a Rolex watch.
- Gunman in delivery man garb kills 4 kids, parents
SPRING, Texas (AP) — Officials say a gunman dressed as a parcel delivery man forced his way into his sister-in-law's suburban Houston home and shot her dead, along with her husband and four of their children.
- Police: Prostitute linked to 2nd death in Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) — Police in Georgia say they are taking a second look at the 2013 heroin overdose death of a man connected to the woman charged in the overdose death of a Google executive.
- 4 adults, 3 kids die in apartment building fire
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.
- Colorado clerk OK'd to give gay marriage licenses
DENVER (AP) — A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado's gay-marriage ban can continue, a judge ruled Thursday.
- Parts of US Capitol closed after incident
WASHINGTON (AP) — An accident involving asbestos forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.
- AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting
LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.
- Quest for Medal of Honor for NY WWI hero continues
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious wounds, Sgt. Henry Johnson is a step closer to getting a posthumous Medal of Honor.
- In New Orleans, a 10-year sentence for Ray Nagin
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He entered New Orleans City Hall as a cool and confident self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion.
- Researchers try to save huge US salamander
CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America's largest salamander wouldn't top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender's alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflattering nicknames ranging from snot otter to devil dog.