A man flashed a gun several times on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, but passengers were so absorbed in their phones and tablets they didn’t notice until he randomly shot and killed a university student, authorities said.
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner traded heated rhetoric yet also showed signs of compromise Tuesday, a frustratingly inconclusive combination that left an eight-day partial government shutdown firmly in place and the threat of an unprecedented national default drawing closer.
Boogie Butts navigated most of the 13.1 miles of the Evansville Half Marathon on Saturday, but rather than having a medal bestowed upon him as the other 2,000 runners and walkers did, Boogie was locked up.
A 9-year-old boy who evaded airport security and stowed away on a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas has also stolen a car and sneaked into a water park, and he is known to child protection investigators, according to a confidential county government memo.
Philadelphia news anchor Joyce Evans jumped on the “Breaking Bad” train in the clumsiest way possible this weekend when she referenced the show to tweet about six people getting shot – and of course tell viewers to tune in for details.
An employee in the same district where two Ohio high school football players were convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl was charged Monday with interfering with a criminal matter, the first charges brought by a grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in connection with the rape case.
The death of a New Jersey man who set himself on fire on the National Mall was the result of his long fight with mental illness, not a political statement, his family said.
It’s a turkey. It’s a menorah. It’s Thanksgivukkah!
The family of a Rhode Island seventh-grader who was suspended for three days for having a small toy gun keychain at school is appealing the suspension.
An Arkansas reporter is in stable condition at a Texas hospital after rescuers airlifted her from a state park where she’d been lost and stranded alone for two days.