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."
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class announced Saturday.
MIAMI (AP) - A Florida jury has slammed the nation's No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.
THOUSAND OAKS (AP) - The city of Thousand Oaks has lost some of its namesake trees, and community activists are determined to see it doesn't happen again.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - The families of two slain bank robbery suspects said Friday that police in the Northern California city of Stockton acted appropriately when they engaged in a gunbattle with their sons.
NEW YORK (AP) - The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gary Bennett spent much of the last three decades preparing his property in Napa County for the day when a wildfire would sweep over the hill, including clearing brush and grass around his three-bedroom home in a scenic canyon 85 miles north of San Francisco.
A driver and passenger pulled themselves from the wreckage of a vehicle that went over the side of San Francisquito Canyon Road on Saturday and overturned, officials said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.
DALLAS (AP) - As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and converted warehouses at the border.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Geoff Johns, executive producer of "The Flash," says the upcoming CW series is probably the most faithful DC Comics adaptation ever.
DENVER (AP) - Colorado's Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Denver County clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the state's ban against the unions remains in place.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Seeing "Homeland" lose out on an Emmy best-drama nomination after two consecutive nods was painful, series co-creator Alex Gansa said.
PATEROS, Wash. (AP) - A massive wildfire that has destroyed at least 100 homes forced the residents of a second north-central Washington town to leave their homes Friday, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community in the scenic Methow Valley, a sheriff said.
FALLBROOK (AP) - Officials say a husband and wife in their 70s were found dead after a fire burned through their home at a plant nursery they operated in San Diego County.