Sheriff: Grandfather killed 6 grandkids, daughter, self

Florida officials confirm they are investigating the shootings.

Obama lauds Congress for plan that includes Syria rebels

The president spoke shortly after the Senate passed a short-term spending plan.

White House has plan to fight resistance to antibiotics

Growing resistance to antibiotics could "set medicine back decades."

Scotland counting votes on independence referendum

Polls have shown the vote on independence from the United Kingdom could go either way.

Man accused of deliberately igniting Calif. fire

He's in jail on $10 million bail.

Australian police thwart ISIL beheading plot

Australian officers raided dozens of properties, saying violent attack was in the works.

Man wrongly imprisoned for rape gets statue in Texas

Tim Cole died in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

2014 was a summer sizzler: Earth's hottest on record

Global temperature was 1.28 degrees above the 20th-century average of 61.5 degrees.

It takes 7 police forces to break up wedding brawl

Seven police agencies needed to calm fracas at reception outside Buffalo, N.Y.

Suspected Boston Marathon bomber wants to postpone trial

Defense attorneys want more time to prepare for a trial

Thousands mourn slain trooper; Pa. manhunt continues

Eric Matthew Frein, described as an anti-government survivalist, remains at large.

Fewer than half in USA get flu shots, CDC says

It could be a tougher than usual flu season, CDC says.

U.S. secessionists keen on Scottish independence drive

Secession advocates in the USA - some serious, others not - watch Scotland closely.

Islamic State releases propaganda video with British hostage

The man identifies himself as John Cantlie in a three-minute video recorded with multiple cameras.

Flights stopped while police seek Ariz. shooting suspect

Phoenix Sky Harbor terminal on lockdown; passengers bused away from airport.