LOS ANGELES (AP) – A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy’s body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed his longtime friend and left his body in bushes near a riverbed, Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives said Thursday.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Pima County Sheriff’s officials say a homeowner has been found dead on Tucson’s northeast side and they’re investigating the case as a homicide.
HAVANA (AP) – Raul Castro turned over Cuba’s presidency Thursday to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for 60 years in the hands of a Communist Party official little known to most on the island.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – California is doing a poor job of sheltering the nation’s largest homeless population and needs to provide statewide leadership to address the problem, the state auditor said Thursday in a report that also singled out problems with homeless services in Los Angeles County.
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) – An inmate convicted of the mail-bomb slaying of a federal judge during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was scheduled to be executed Thursday as the oldest prisoner put to death in the U.S. in modern times.
TRENTON, Fla. (AP) – Someone fired through the window of a north Florida restaurant Thursday afternoon, killing two deputies who were getting food, officials said.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The morning a homeless man was shot and killed in Albuquerque, police say surveillance videos showed him running down a street before sunrise, and then gunfire flashed in the dark.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – A Fresno State lecturer who says he was demoted after posting a tweet that Donald Trump "must hang" says the university president is again failing to defend academic freedom, this time over a professor who called former First Lady Barbara Bush an "amazing racist."
PHOENIX (AP) – The Republican chair of the Arizona Senate committee considering Gov. Doug Ducey’s wide-ranging school safety proposal vowed Thursday to ensure that any plan that passes the GOP-controlled Legislature would protect gun rights and have support from the National Rifle Association.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Three members of the Tennessee Air National Guard have been punished for a viral video that showed a guardsman use a dinosaur hand puppet while reciting her re-enlistment oath.