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Shark bites surfer on Oahu's North Shore

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:51pm

A 25-year-old Oahu man has been bitten by a shark while surfing on Oahu's North Shore.

Police: Trio used stolen gun to rob, kill 2 in California

Janie Har and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:40pm

Three young transients used a handgun that was stolen from an unlocked car to rob and kill a backpacking Canadian tourist in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and then a yoga instructor two days later on a hiking trail north of the city, authorities said.

3 dead in small plane crash in northern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:31pm

Three people have died in the crash of a small airplane near the town of Hope, Idaho.

Honolulu clearing final blocks of major homeless camp

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:31pm

Honolulu officials began the final sweeps of what was one of the largest homeless encampments in the nation, tearing down structures that have been home to some for over a year.

Obama stumps for Sen. Murray in Washington state

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:22pm

President Barack Obama looked toward the 2016 elections Friday evening, stumping for Democratic Sen. Patty Murray with a fundraiser in Washington state.

Obama says 'it's about the families' after Oregon meeting

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:21pm

President Barack Obama, faced with protests over his meeting Friday with victims of an Oregon shooting, held to his view that something must be done about deadly gun crimes. But given the freshness of the week-old tragedy, he said, "Today, it's about the families."

1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex

Michael Graczyk and David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:51pm

A student was killed and another person was wounded during a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police have detained two men for questioning, authorities said.

1 student killed, 3 wounded at Arizona campus during fight

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:42pm

An overnight brawl between two groups of students escalated into gun violence Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and wounding three.

The Latest: Callers frantic in reports on Arizona shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:41pm

The latest on the shooting at Northern Arizona University (all times local):

California governor OKs medical marijuana regulations

Lisa Leff, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:31pm

A trio of bills aimed at bringing order and oversight to California's medical marijuana industry nearly 20 years after the state led the nation in legalizing pot for medical use won Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, his office said Friday.

Ex-Sacramento college student arrested for alleged threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:20pm

A former student at American River College in Sacramento has been arrested for allegedly making a violent threat against the campus.

New Orleans mayor, sheriff meet over prisoner dispute

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:20pm

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman had little to say after meeting Friday in a federal judge's chambers to discuss their long-running differences over Gusman's management of the city's jail.

Ex-lottery security officer charged with rigging more games

Barbara Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:00pm

A former Iowa lottery security officer convicted in July of rigging a Hot Lotto game so he could win a $14 million jackpot faces new allegations that he had close acquaintances cash in on lottery prizes in other states over several years, authorities said Friday.

13-year-old boy accused in fatal shooting of girl, 12

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:00pm

A 13-year-old boy deliberately shot and killed a 12-year-old girl outside a foster home in rural southwest Missouri where they both lived using a gun he had taken from the house, the local sheriff said Friday.

Strong emotions as Obama visits grieving Oregon town

Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:42pm

Gun-rights activists and others gave voice to strong emotions on Friday when President Barack Obama came to meet privately with grieving families whose loved ones were killed on a college campus in Roseburg, Oregon.

Nearly 600 absent after suicide notes found at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:41pm

An official says hundreds of students failed to show up for class at a high school in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, after several suicide notes were found from a student who said he was going to kill himself on campus.

Police: SUV hurtles through Massachusetts auction, injures 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:41pm

An SUV driven by an elderly man careened through an auto auction Friday, striking other cars, patrons and a cinder block wall and injuring eight people, police said.

Police investigate edible marijuana distribution at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:21pm

Police are investigating after students became sick at a South Kingstown private school where edible marijuana was distributed.

Searchers find boys alive in Kentucky's Red River Gorge area

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:11pm

Two young cousins alone and lost in the Appalachian woods ate sticks and slept on the ground during a 20-hour ordeal that ended when searchers found them unharmed Friday in the rugged terrain in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky, the mother of one boy said.

California governor signs crisis pregnancy centers bill

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:10pm

Crisis pregnancy centers that discourage women from getting abortions in California will be required to provide information about abortions and other services under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown has approved.