CLEVELAND (AP) - A former school bus driver being sentenced Thursday for kidnapping three women and subjecting them to years of sexual and physical abuse left behind a letter that said "I'm a sexual predator," an FBI agent testified.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
MOSCOW (AP) - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden left transit zone of a Moscow airport and entered Russia after authorities granted him temporary asylum, his lawyer said Thursday.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - The corpse flower has come alive.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Family members of Ron Goldman say they feel a sense of vulnerability after Nevada authorities granted O.J. Simpson parole on some charges stemming from his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery convictions in Las Vegas.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lindsay Lohan has completed her court-ordered stay in rehab and must continue therapy into early 2015, a judge said Wednesday.
FORNEY, Texas (AP) - Police in a Dallas suburb say they stopped George Zimmerman for speeding.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles will no longer ticket cars that are parked at broken parking meters.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The story of WikiLeaks is the kind of real-life drama Hollywood loves, so expect to see multiple interpretations of it on the big screen.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County man has been sentenced to six years in prison for collecting Social Security checks intended for his dead father, whose skeletal human remains were found in a backyard.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room.
MORVEN, Ga. (AP) - Small-town police departments across the country have been gobbling up tons of equipment discarded by a downsizing military - bicycles, bed sheets, bowling pins, French horns, dog collars, even a colonoscopy machine - regardless of whether the items are needed or will ever be used.
NEW YORK (AP) - The chief spokeswoman for embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has apologized for her expletive-laced tirade about a former campaign intern in an interview with a political news website.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure Democrats nervous about the impact of his health care law and the prospects for immigration legislation, telling them "You're on the right side of history."
RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) - Divers searching for a 19-year-old man believed to have drowned at a rocky ocean cove near Los Angeles failed to find his body for a second day Thursday.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A reputed top enforcer for the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel has been extradited to face federal charges in San Diego, six months after his capture in the Netherlands.
BAKER. (AP) - A giant thermometer rising from the Southern California desert is once again a beacon for tourists headed to and from Las Vegas.
CHICAGO (AP) - Two animal rights activists from Los Angeles are accused of setting off on a cross-country trip last summer with the aim of freeing animals from farms that raise minks and foxes for furs.
BAKERSFIELD (AP) - Police in Central California said Thursday they seized more than 3 tons of packaged marijuana after pulling over a U-Haul driver who ran a red light.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced they found no evidence state fishing laws were violated by an angler who hooked a white shark from the Manhattan Beach Pier.
MILTON, Ga. (AP) - Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - Republican lawmakers are asking Gov. Jerry Brown not to appeal a Los Angeles judge's decision striking down tenure and other job protections for California teachers.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation creating a $420 million tax credit for aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin that also includes language to help California-based electric car maker Tesla.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A day after being berated in court by her husband, Shelly Sterling returned to the witness stand Thursday in a trial to determine whether she has the right to sell Donald Sterling's Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.
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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright.
SPRING, Texas (AP) - A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot the death, officials said.