Authorities: 1 killed, 3 wounded in Tennessee State shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One man was killed and three women were wounded in an on-campus shooting stemming from a fight over a dice game on the campus of Tennessee State University, police said Friday.

  • Written by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

AP PHOTOS: Warehouse exposes cost of illegal wildlife trade

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Elephant tusks, leopard heads, crocodile skin purses and tiger skins — more than 1.5 million items in all — fill the shelves of a warehouse on a wildlife refuge near Denver.

  • Written by BRENNAN LINSLEY, Associated Press

Mexico braces for strongest hurricane in Western hemisphere

MANZANILLO, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Patricia headed toward southwestern Mexico Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere that forecasters said could make a "potentially catastrophic landfall" later in the day.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press

Senate bill could cut nonviolent drug offenders' sentences

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nonviolent drug offenders could be eligible for shorter prison sentences under legislation approved by a Senate panel Thursday, as Congress took initial steps to change the nation's criminal justice system.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Clinton done, Democrats hint they may quit Benghazi panel


WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are signaling they may quit a Republican-led committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks after Hillary Rodham Clinton endured a grueling interrogation by GOP lawmakers at a marathon congressional hearing.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press