Officials: Firefighter halts teen who killed father, shot 3

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter stopped a teenager who shot two students and a teacher outside a South Carolina elementary school after killing his father at their home, authorities said.

  • Written by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press JAY REEVES, Associated Press

Long wait, short encounter before deadly police shooting

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — It took more than an hour for police to arrive at the shopping center in a San Diego suburb where a distressed black man had been wandering into traffic. It took about a minute for him to be shot and killed.

  • Written by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Obama hopeful national anthem protests spark a conversation

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) — Asked by a service member to weigh in on some NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he hoped the controversy would spark Americans to listen to others' concerns and not just go into separate corners.

  • Written by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

After 170 years, remains of US troops return from Mexico

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Remains thought to be those of U.S. troops who died in the Mexican-American War have been flown to a military mortuary in Delaware in an effort to determine whether they belonged to militia members of a Tennessee regiment known as "The Bloody First."

  • Written by RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press

Congress clears stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika

WASHINGTON (AP) — Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press