Slain Virginia officer was a father of 3, former Marine

AP Photo/Alanna Durkin Richer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids,...

Family, friends hail men who died trying to stop attack

AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Helpful co-workers. Reliable friends. Well-liked by many who encountered them. Those were the descriptions family, friends and colleagues gave of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, and Rick Best, 53, the two men who were...

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident Friday evening in Fresno County, the company said. Bonnie Kalanick, 71, died after the boat she and her husband, Donald, 78, were riding hit a rock in Pine Flat Lake in the...

The Latest: Police eye Oregon stabbing suspect's ideology

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a stabbing on a Portland, Oregon, train that left two dead (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Police say they’ll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of a man suspected of fatally stabbing two other men on an Oregon train...

Police: Suspect in Portland stabbings ranted about Muslims

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who police say fatally stabbed two people who tried to stop him from yelling anti-Islamic slurs on a Portland light-rail train spent time in prison for robbery and kidnapping charges years ago, according to court records and a defense attorney....

The Latest: Police identify victims in Oregon train attack

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a stabbing on a Portland, Oregon, train that left two dead (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Authorities have identified two men fatally stabbed on a Portland light-rail train in Oregon. Police on Saturday said 53-year-old Ricky John Best of...

Virginia police special agent fatally shot; suspect arrested

AP Photo/Alanna Durkin Richer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man fatally shot a Virginia State Police special agent in a Richmond public housing project before fleeing on foot, sparking an overnight manhunt that ended with his arrest on Saturday, authorities said. Travis Ball, 27,...

Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85. Bunning’s death Friday was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Deuser said Bunning’s family notified...

At JFK's centennial, book chronicles presidency, day-by-day

AP Photo/Uncredited John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago Monday, and a new book recounts his brief but eventful presidency – and the style and wit with which he shaped the hopes of a generation – through day-by-day reports drawn from coverage at the time, right up...

What if US quits climate deal? Doesn't look good for Earth

AP Photo/Jim Cole WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That’s because America contributes so much to rising temperatures....