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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.