Pope opens family meeting and sparks are expected to fly
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Few Vatican meetings have enjoyed as controversial a run-up as the three-week gathering of bishops on family issues that opens Sunday: There have been allegations of manipulation and coercion. Secret caucuses to plot strategy. A de-facto law passed to take the wind out of the deate.
Survivor: Gunman spared 'lucky one' to give police message
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who opened fire in an Oregon college shot one classmate after saying he could save her life by begging, and others were killed after being told to crawl across the floor, according to relatives of students in the classroom.
Gusty wind may add to weather risks on soggy East Coast
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Flooding from days of record-setting rain along the heavily populated East Coast washed out bridges and homes and forecasters warned wind gusts topping 35 mph could down trees and power lines across the Carolinas and Virginia in coming hours.
Bahamas search finds life ring but no other sign of US ship
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — An intensive search by U.S. Coast Guard and Navy aircraft has turned up a life ring but no other sign of a cargo ship with 33 people on board that lost power and communications off the southeastern Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin.
Flash floods on French Riviera kill at least 13
CANNES, France (AP) — Sudden heavy rains in and around the French Riviera have killed at least 13 people, including some trapped in cars and in a retirement home.
School hazing gets stern penalty in military-ruled Thailand
BANGKOK (AP) — At a military facility outside Bangkok, a drill sergeant barks orders at a group of film students learning the hard way that creative license has its limits in Thailand.
Walking the Americas: Woman preps for 5-year trek
SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The night before Bethany Hughes started on the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada, she was so wired that she kept rifling through her bags.
Death row inmate at 16, later freed, she can't escape past
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — She slipped out of the house before dawn, leaving behind four handwritten letters.
Meet Val the bartender: Hillary Clinton does an 'SNL' skit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Set 'em up, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and lend an ear to the troubles of a presidential candidate.
Not much solved on Sort 'em Out Saturday
A month before the first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings, the No. 1 team in the country is an open-ended question.
A humorous slant on the top news of the day, Jon Stewart reports on the foibles and fumbles of the real world watch