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Bell, Florida shooting: Grandfather killed daughter, 6 kids and self, police say
A grandfather shot and killed his daughter and her six children Thursday in the town of Bell, Florida before committing suicide after police arrived at the scene, authorities said.

Convicted felon shoots, kills his 6 grandchildren, daughter, himself in small Florida town
A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.

Driver freed in Stratosphere crash commits suicide
A hotel room suicide of a man who was freed from jail after being accused of intentionally crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere and declaring he wanted to jump from its tower is raising questions about why he hadn't been charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness.

Huge California wildfire drives thousands from homes, man accused of purposely setting it
Thousands of firefighters kept a huge and still-growing wildfire from burning homes in Northern California while a man with a long criminal history faced charges of deliberately starting the blaze that drove some 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said.

Police work to eliminate hiding places in woods for suspect in Pennsylvania troopers' ambush
Pennsylvania State Police are trying to flush the man they suspect of killing a trooper out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.

Utah doctor convicted of killing wife found drugged in bathtub to be sentenced
A doctor who was convicted of murder after his wife was found drugged and dead in the bathtub of their Utah home will be sentenced Friday in the case that became a true-crime, cable TV obsession.

Vets work to save leg of dog hit by stolen van
Veterinarians on Thursday worked to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters.

Federal govt. releases $71.5M in refugee service funds withheld in June during migrant crisis
Groups that provide refugee services across the United States expressed relief Thursday after the federal government announced the release of $71.5 million it had reprogrammed in June to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border this year.

Media outlets: Shooting in north Florida could involve multiple fatalities; details scarce
Media outlets are reporting that a shooting in north Florida could involve multiple fatalities.

As Derek Jeter's career wraps up, corn maze in his honor ready to welcome visitors
As Derek Jeter plays his final regular-season home stand with the Yankees, a New Jersey farm is preparing to welcome guests to a 5-acre corn maze carved in his honor.

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