Lafayette theater shooter bought gun legally, police say

John Russell "Rusty" Houser methodically shot 11 people in a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater on Thursday night using a handgun he legally purchased from an Alabama pawn shop, authorities said Friday.

3 dead, 7 hurt when gunman opens fire in Lafayette movie theater

11:16 p.m. : The weapon used in the shooting was a handgun, said police Sgt. Brooks David. 10:52 p.m.: Authorities said they know the identity of the shooter but are withholding it so as not to "affect the integrity" of the investigation.

Tentative deal reached to increase U.S. access to Turkish air bases

The U.S. and Turkey have reached a "tentative handshake deal" to increase U.S. and coalition access to Turkish air bases, including the base at Incirlik, according to an administration official.

NASA finds 'Earth's bigger, older cousin'

NASA said Thursday that its Kepler spacecraft has spotted "Earth's bigger, older cousin": the first nearly Earth-size planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star similar to our own.

Sandra Bland's family 'infuriated' at video of her arrest

The family of Sandra Bland, whose death in a Texas jail has drawn national attention, expressed anger Wednesday over a newly released video they say offers further proof that her arrest was unnecessary.

Meet China's 1%: The billionaires in Beijing's halls of power

Being rich in China isn't as easy as it once was. A recent stock market crash wiped billions off the balance sheets of the nation's top tycoons. And then there's the anti-corruption campaign which continues to ensnare former party leaders.

FBI head: Khorasan Group diminished; ISIS bigger threat than al Qaeda

FBI Director James Comey says U.S. military strikes have diminished the al Qaeda offshoot Khorasan Group.

Three Spanish journalists go missing in Syria; feared kidnapped

A trio of Spanish journalists has gone missing in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, with journalist organizations in Spain and abroad fearing that they've been taken by militants.

U.S. hits top terror leader in strike

The leader of a terrorist group bent on attacking the United States and other western targets was killed in a targeted strike earlier this month, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Toshiba CEO resigns over $1.2 billion accounting scandal

Eight board members, including vice chairman Norio Sasaki, have also resigned their posts as part of a major management reshuffle. Toshiba's current chairman, Masashi Muromachi, was named interim president.