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Police shoot 'active shooter' at strip mall in Houston

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 7:11am

Houston police say several people have been shot at a strip mall in the city's southwest and that officers shot the gunman.

Time running out to reclaim pets rescued amid flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:50am

Time is running out for the owners of hundreds of dogs and cats to reclaim their pets rescued during the August flooding in Louisiana.

Report: Boy, 12, ignited paper in fire that killed siblings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:20am

A report from a New York fire department says a 12-year-old boy set paper on fire in his home this month, igniting a blaze that killed his 8-year-old brother and 4-year-old sister.

Missouri couple killed in crash during Disney vacation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:41am

A Missouri couple died and their two young daughters were seriously injured in a traffic crash Sunday near Orlando during a Disney World vacation, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Endangered right whale found dead, wrapped in fishing gear

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:30am

Federal investigators are looking into the death of a 43-foot-long endangered right whale that was found off the coast of Maine with fishing gear wrapped around her body.

Group protests fatal DC police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:30am

The family and friends of a man who was fatally shot by D.C. police have staged a protest to call for answers in his death.

1 of 2 boaters missing for week found alive, adrift in raft

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:00am

The U.S. Coast Guard says one of two Connecticut boaters missing for a week has been found alive, drifting on an inflatable life raft off the coast of Massachusetts.

Key government witness to return to stand in bridge trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:21am

The government's star witness in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case is set to return to the witness stand in the federal trial of two former allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Charlotte ends curfew imposed after black man shot by police

Emery P. Dalesio, Tom Foreman Jr. and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:10am

Charlotte lifted its midnight curfew, signaling movement toward normalcy after a state of emergency was imposed following the shooting death of a black man by police last week that brought National Guard troops and armored vehicles to downtown street corners.

Tropical Storm Roslyn forms in the Pacific

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:40am

Tropical Storm Roslyn has formed in the Pacific far off Mexico's coast.

Tropical Storm Roslyn forms in the Pacific far off Mexico's coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:40am

Tropical Storm Roslyn forms in the Pacific far off Mexico's coast.

Pentagon chief, an expert on nukes, says little about them

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:51am

As defense secretary to a president who famously envisioned "a world without nuclear weapons," Ash Carter has said remarkably little about them.

3 held, including teen, in triple killings in California

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:40am

Police arrested three people, including a 17-year-old girl, on suspicion of killing a couple and their friend inside a Southern California home over the weekend.

Goodbye to homework for some elementary schools and classes

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:31am

Guess what, kids? No homework. Really. All year.

Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes

Martha Bellisle and Lisa Baumann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:20am

The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door. He also had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather.

Quotations in the News

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:10am

Jack Nicklaus on the passing of Arnold Palmer at 87.

Massachusetts police worker, family members ID'd in fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:00am

Authorities have identified a longtime Massachusetts State Police worker killed in a fire over the weekend along with three of his family members, including a 5-year-old.

Mall victims include teen, probation officer, Boeing worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:20am

Five people died in the shooting at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about three of the victims have been reported by Washington state media. Here's what is known about them:

Things to Know about deadly shootings at mall in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:20am

Authorities have been investigating the background and possible motive of the suspect arrested in the slayings of five people in the makeup department of a Macy's store at a mall north of Seattle. Here are things to know about the shooting and the investigation: