Trump’s ‘bad hombres’ draws jeers, Spanish lessons

PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump's utterance of "bad hombres" offended some of the millions of people watching the final presidential debate, who called it racially divisive….

Man slits throat in California court after sex conviction

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Moments after being convicted in a California courtroom of sexual assaulting a child, a former high school English teacher pulled out a razor blade and slashed his throat….

California officer is the state’s 4th shot dead in 2 weeks

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities were expected to release details Thursday about how a deputy responding a roadside disturbance call in Northern California was shot to death a day earlier – becoming the state's fourth law enforcement officer to die in the...

Winter outlook: Warm south; cooler north; middling in middle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters say this winter will likely be warmer and drier than normal down south, and colder and wetter up north….

Citing concerns, board to audit Iowa State leader’s flights

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Regents has ordered an audit of every flight that Iowa State University President Steven Leath has taken on the school's two airplanes, citing possible misuse….

Bye, Bao Bao! Later, Mei Lun and Mei Huan! Pandas leaving US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The panda population in the United States is dropping by three….

Ohio mom’s confession details how she smothered 3 young sons

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three young sons over a 13-month period says in a recorded police interview that she smothered each boy with a blanket over the face because she didn't want to see them suffering….

Most US Syrians arrivals are kids, now enrolling in school

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Seated at his desk at a suburban San Diego middle school, 12-year-old Abdulhamid Ashehneh tries not to let his mind wander to the painful memories of his life in civil war-torn Syria….

Trump’s ‘bad hombres’ echoes on both sides of the border

PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump's utterance of "bad hombres" during Wednesday night's presidential debate echoed across both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border….

California sheriff’s deputy shot to death while on the job

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in a Northern California county near the Oregon border was shot to death Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call, the Modoc County Sheriff's Office said….