TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California college student who fatally shot three people last month before turning the gun on himself wrote a suicide note on his computer indicating the violence was premeditated, authorities said Friday.
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) - The NCAA has placed Saint Mary's on four years of probation for a "failure to monitor its men's basketball program," reducing scholarships after it says the perennial mid-major power committed several recruiting violations.
LONDON (AP) - Taco Bell is the latest restaurant chain to acknowledge that its food has been adulterated with horse meat, yanking a variety of ground beef products from its three British outlets and issuing an apology to its patrons Friday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The world's most famous sled dog race kicks off Saturday with an 11-mile-long trot through Alaska's largest city.
SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) - A huge sinkhole opened up under a man's bedroom and swallowed him as he screamed for help. He was missing and feared dead Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that the Homeland Security Department released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation from immigration jails in recent weeks because of looming budget cuts. It also planned to release 3,000 more during March.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A weeklong multi-state manhunt for the suspected gunman in a Las Vegas Strip shooting and crash that killed three people ended when he surrendered in Los Angeles while apparently going about life as usual.
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - At 37 pounds, Biscuit is about the right weight for a 4-year-old - human, that is.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A commercial vessel carrying a ton of supplies for the International Space Station ran into trouble shortly after liftoff Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Margaret Fiester is no shrinking violet, but she says working for her former boss was a nightmare.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As economic policy goes, experts say, the automatic spending cuts that kick in Friday are - to use a technical term - bone-headed.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders at the White House Friday, hours before a series of mandatory budget cuts start to kick in, for intense talks where Democrats and Republicans were most likely to stake out fiscal positions with the threat of a government shutdown looming.
DETROIT (AP) - The speedometer on the Toyota Yaris says the tiny car can go 140 miles per hour.
ALFRED, Maine (AP) - Jurors in the case of a Maine Zumba studio that prosecutors say was really a den of prostitution saw videos demonstrating that an insurance agent was familiar with paid sex acts involving his mistress, but a defense lawyer said it doesn't prove that the man promoted prostitution.
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he was trying to expose the American military's "bloodlust" and disregard for human life in Iraq and Afghanistan.
MADRID (AP) - In a development that raises a host of ethical issues, Spain announced it had obtained a scarce U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest infected with the killer virus.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal judge has extended a months-long moratorium on executions in Ohio into next year as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty.
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday directed $10 million in emergency Pentagon spending to help France fight terrorists in northwest Africa.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States' top disease detective calls Ebola a "painful, dreadful, merciless virus."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marlene Pinnock said she thought she was going to die as a California Highway Patrol officer straddled her, repeatedly punching her head, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tyler Posey of "Teen Wolf" and Sarah Hyland of "Modern Family" are hosting Sunday night's 2014 Teen Choice awards, with musical groups Magic and Rixton performing.
ISTANBUL (AP) - An unofficial vote count showed Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the country's first ever direct presidential election in the first round Sunday, ensuring he will remain at the country's helm for at least another five years.
BAGHDAD (AP) - A senior Kurdish military official says his forces have retaken two towns from the Sunni militants that have seized large parts of northern Iraq.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A locally built Iranian passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran on Sunday, killing 39 people and reviving questions about the safety of a cash-strapped aviation sector left hobbled by international sanctions.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say the 18-year-old black man who was shot and killed by police in suburban St. Louis was unarmed.
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt has called on Israel and Palestinian factions to observe a 72-hour cease-fire beginning within hours, and to resume talks on a more comprehensive Gaza agreement.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Organizers of the biggest comic-book convention in the nation sued their counterparts in Salt Lake City over the event's name, saying it confuses fans into thinking the two are affiliated.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - Four firefighters and three drivers are hospitalized after a chain-reaction crash involving a ladder truck in the Northern California city of Vallejo.