Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a student who spurred a lockdown with a threatening note at a Ventura County high school killed himself by stepping in front of a train.
FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) - Three bus crashes in rainy Southern California have killed one person and injured dozens of others.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A woman known as the face of the San Francisco Bay Area's nude rights movement was married in front of City Hall wearing only a veil.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A California man who has become the focus of an investigation into a fatal Reno hospital shooting had a history of mental illness and became a different person when he stopped taking his medication, his ex-fiancee said Thursday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - In Atlanta, children of many races share their Christmas wish lists with a black Santa Claus.
LONDON (AP) - The roof or ceiling of a London theatre partially collapsed Thursday night, showering a packed audience of about 700 with heaps of plaster, wood and dust, authorities and witnesses said. More than 80 people were injured, including at least seven seriously, and several trapped theater-goers had to be rescued.
Target is grappling with a data security nightmare that threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the company's busiest time of year.
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) - Nearly two dozen people have been taken to hospitals following a collision between a transit bus, a car and a tow truck in Riverside County.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) - Rain and higher humidity on Thursday helped firefighters battling a wildfire in California's Big Sur region that has destroyed an estimated 22 homes.
MOORPARK, Calif. (AP) - A Ventura County high school is under lockdown as authorities investigate a threatening note found on campus.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 51-year-old man in a rural Northern California town has emerged as the focus of the investigation into a Reno hospital shooting.
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - A Detroit-area man who fatally shot a drunk, unarmed woman on his porch will stand trial for second-degree murder, a judge said Thursday, rejecting a self-defense argument for the killer's "bad choice."
GENEVA (AP) - A U.N. panel reported Thursday it believes the Syrian government is committing a crime against humanity by making people systematically vanish, and that rebels have also recently begun making their opponents disappear.
MOSCOW (AP) - Jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will be pardoned, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday in a surprise decision that will let his top foe and Russia's formerly richest man out of prison after more than a decade.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A major international summit to rein in the threat of nuclear terrorism opened Monday with Japan pledging to return to the United States more than 315 kilograms (700 pounds) of weapons-grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium.
CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) - A row of beachfront, Mediterranean-style cottages in bright pink, green, turquoise and yellow beckons tourists at the Capitola Venetian Hotel, who sunbathe on deck chairs and splash in the Pacific waves. But in his nearby office, owner Steven Allen is worrying about flood insurance.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say an officer has been wounded while responding to a domestic dispute at a home in the Hollywood Hills.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A storm system headed toward drought-stricken California is promising up to two feet of snow in the northern Sierra.
CHICAGO (AP) - An eight-car Chicago commuter train plowed across a platform and scaled an escalator at the underground station of one of the nation's busiest airports early Monday, injuring 32 people on board, officials said.
ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Voices of people crying for help in the wreckage of a deadly Washington state mudslide have stopped, and hopes of finding any more survivors waned as searchers pulled more bodies from the tangled debris field and crews worked through the night into Monday.
If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you're mistaken. That's the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact of global warming.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend told the athlete she was sometimes scared of him and complained about what she described as his short temper and jealousy in the weeks before he killed her, according to phone messages revealed at the Olympian's murder trial on Monday.
ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Searchers found five more bodies Sunday in the tangled sludge of a massive landslide in rural Washington state, bringing the death toll to at least eight from the wall of debris that swept through a small riverside neighborhood.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The man suspected of a crime spree last week that left a Northern California sheriff's deputy dead had been jailed in Oregon two weeks earlier but was released for lack of evidence and manpower in the local district attorney's office.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. rose 5 cents, to $3.56, during the past two weeks.
WASHINGTON (AP) - California's drought has sparked a new push by federal lawmakers to create or expand a handful of reservoirs around the state, ramping up a political battle that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger once referred to as a "holy war in some ways."
PERTH, Australia (AP) - France provided new satellite data Sunday showing possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as searchers combing a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean tried without success to locate a wooden pallet that could yield clues to one of the world's most baffling aviation mysteries.
SIMI VALLEY (AP) - Authorities say a Simi Valley councilman has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.