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UPDATE: Sheriff: Calif. gunman killed 3 people at home

Updated: 05/24/2014 - Authorities say a California gunman who went on a rampage near a Santa Barbara university stabbed three people to death at his apartment before shooting to death three more in as he drove his BMW through a neighborhood.

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Gates: Would have allowed gay adults in Scouts

Updated: 05/24/2014 - Robert Gates, the new president of the Boy Scouts of America, says he would have moved further than the youth organization last year and admitted openly gay adults. But he won't support...

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Coast Guard: Missing yacht didn't deploy raft

Posted: 05/23/2014 - Officials said Friday night the raft was secured in its storage space on board the 40-foot Cheeki Rafiki. The vessel went missing last week in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Ky. Democrat Grimes calls for Shinseki to resign

Posted: 05/22/2014 - The Democratic candidate in Kentucky's Senate race is calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign following reports of problems at health care facilities nationwide.

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House rebuffs Pentagon on defense spending

Posted: 05/22/2014 - Defense spending is being cut after more than a decade of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and deficit-driven budget reductions take a toll.

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Air Force nuke security failed test

Posted: 05/22/2014 - An Air Force document obtained by The Associated Press says armed security forces at a nuclear missile base failed a drill last summer that simulated the hostile takeover of a missile launch silo.

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Woman found 10 years after kidnapping

Updated: 05/22/2014 - A Southern California man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl and holding her captive for a decade.

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Small earthquake shudders through Virginia

Posted: 05/21/2014 - The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake shook the capital of Virginia and surrounding areas. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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Museums offer military families free access

Posted: 05/21/2014 - More than 2,000 museums nationwide are offering free admission to military personnel and their families this summer, beginning on Memorial Day.

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Wildfire in northern Arizona forces evacuations

Updated: 05/21/2014 - A wildfire near Slide Rock State Park in northern Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon has grown to 450 acres, forcing the evacuations of some businesses and homes in a two-mile stretch north of the area.

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