- Half a year after 8 relatives killed, no answers or arrests
PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Six months after someone shot eight members of an extended family to death in their homes, surviving relatives are still waiting — for an explanation, for an arrest, for a hint of closure.
- Lynching memorial rises near revered Confederate sites
ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In this small South Carolina town near the Georgia line, where some say the Confederacy was born and died, descendants of a man lynched 100 years ago are erecting a downtown memorial to him and other black men killed by white mobs after the Civil War.
- Man slits throat in California court after sex conviction
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Moments after being convicted in a California courtroom of sexual assaulting a child, a former high school English teacher pulled out a razor blade and slashed his throat.
- Winter outlook: Warm south; cooler north; murky in middle
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters predict this winter may paint the U.S. in stripes of different weather: Warmer and drier than normal in the south, and colder and wetter than usual in the far north.
- Trump's 'bad hombres' draws jeers, Spanish lessons
PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump's utterance of "bad hombres" offended some of the millions of people watching the final presidential debate, who called it racially divisive.
- Donors pour record $450 million into California initiatives
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Political donors have spent a record $450 million on 17 statewide November ballot initiatives in California, beating the state's own record for the most spent on propositions appearing on state ballots in a single year, campaign reports filed Thursday show.
- California officer is the state's 4th shot dead in 2 weeks
ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities identified the suspect Thursday in the shooting of a deputy killed while responding to a family disturbance call in Northern California a day earlier —becoming the state's fourth law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty over the last two weeks.
- Officials: Responders' fast work saved lives in gas blast
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters responding to a call about a gas leak in Portland, Oregon, saved lives when they ordered evacuations and pulled a fire alarm to warn holdouts just minutes before a powerful explosion leveled a historic building in a popular shopping district, officials said.
- Union asks court to reverse Wal-Mart trespassing order
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A labor union that has demonstrated against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a judge's decision barring it from entering the retail giant's property for anything other than shopping.
- Most US Syrians arrivals are kids, now enrolling in school
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — U.S. State Department figures show nearly 60 percent of the more than 11,000 Syrian refugees who have arrived in the United States over the past year were children.