• In this Oct. 2, 2015, file photo, Douglas County Deputy Sheriff Greg Kennerly, left, and Oregon State Trooper Tom Willis stand guard outside the apartment building where alleged Umpqua Community College gunman Chris Harper Mercer lived with his mother in Roseburg, Ore. The deadly shooting last week has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012. Like Adam Lanza, the gunman in the Connecticut massacre, Christopher Harper-Mercer was living a mostly solitary life with a mom who shared his fascination with firearms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    Mother-son bond over guns links Oregon, Connecticut slayings

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012.

  • In this June 27, 2011 photo provided by the Moldova General Police Inspectorate, Teodor Chetrus is detained by a police officer in Chisinau, Moldova during a uranium-235 sting operation. In many of the smuggling cases in this former Soviet republic, ringleaders insulated themselves through a complex network of middlemen to shield the bosses from arrest. In this case, Chetrus was the go-between. Former Moldova Police investigator Constantin Malic recalls that Chetrus said, "I really want an Islamic buyer because they will bomb the Americans." (Moldova Police via AP)

    AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought terrorist buyers

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned. The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from the Islamic State group.

  • Fresno State QB Greenlee charged in public drunkenness case

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Fresno County District Attorney’s office has filed charges against Fresno State quarterback Zack Greenlee and a teammate arrested last month during a house party near the campus.

  • In this May 28, 2015 photo, former Moldovan police investigator Constantin Malic holds an award received from the U.S. FBI in Chisinau, Moldova. By the time of the May 28 ceremony recognizing two recent investigations, the Moldovan police department had disbanded Malic's investigative team amid political fallout and police infighting. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear smugglers sought terrorist buyers

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks.

  • This undated photo provided by the University of Connecticut police department shows student Luke Gatti, 19, of Bayville, N.Y., who was arrested Sunday night, Oct. 4, 2015, following an altercation over purchasing macaroni and cheese at a market on the school's Storrs, Conn. campus.  An 9-minute, obscenity-laced video clip went viral, showing Gatti arguing with and eventually shoving a manager at a food court inside the school's student union. (AP Photo/University of Connecticut Police Department)

    Connecticut university student arrested over mac and cheese

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut student has gotten into a confrontation with a campus food court manager who wouldn’t let him buy macaroni and cheese with bacon and jalapeno peppers and has been arrested.

  • In an undated file photo, Jose Manuel Martinez arrives at the Lawrence County Judicial Building in Moulton, Ala., before pleading guilty to shooting Jose Ruiz in Lawrence County, Ala., in March 2013. Martinez who admitted to killing dozens of people across the United States as an enforcer for drug cartels in Mexico, will begin to hear evidence in court Tuesday, Oct. 6, that prosecutors say proves he gunned down nine people throughout Central California. Authorities say Martinez opened up to them after his arrest in 2013, detailing a long, violent career with over 30 victims. (John Godbey/The Decatur Daily via AP)

    Man who says he was cartel enforcer pleads guilty to murders

    VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — A man who says he was a cartel enforcer has pleaded guilty to 9 counts of murder in California.

  • Louisville head coach Rick Pitino responds to a question following an NCAA college basketball team's intrasquad scrimmage Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Louisville campus police reviewing escort allegations

    Louisville campus police now say they are reviewing allegations that a former men’s basketball staffer hired escorts to dance and have sex with recruits and players in a dormitory.

  • Homeless man is arrested in bomb hoax at a Las Cruces store

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a homeless man is in custody in connection with a bomb hoax at a Las Cruces convenience store.

  • Personal assistant charged with stealing MLB pitcher’s yacht

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a former personal assistant for Major League pitcher Bronson Arroyo fraudulently sold Arroyo’s yacht in Florida.

  • In this Sept. 17, 2013, file photo, Ambassador John Ashe, of Antigua and Barbuda, the President of the General Assembly 68th session, speaks during a news conference at United Nations headquarters. Former United Nations General Assembly President Ashe accepted more than $500,000 in bribes from a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople in exchange for help obtaining lucrative investments and government contracts, according to federal court documents unsealed Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a “platform for profit” by accepting over $1 million in bribes from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged Tuesday.