Recounting the suspect's words, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said the confrontation with the teacher was enough of a distraction to give 28 students time to escape their classroom Thursday at Taft High School.
Michael Huerta, the FAA administrator, said at a news conference Friday there is nothing in the data the agency has seen to suggest the plane isn't safe, but the agency wants to figure out why the safety-related incidents are occurring.
Attorneys for James Holmes, accused of killing a dozen people last summer in a suburban Denver movie theater, say they won't be ready to enter a plea due to the large number of charges against their client.
A boy abducted '94 from Indiana has been found in Minnesota, officials report. The boy's identity - Richard Wayne Landers Jr. - was confirmed by his paternal grandparents, who abducted him during a custody dispute when he was 5 years old.
Vice President Joe Biden met with a number of groups Thursday, but the NRA objected to the focus of the meeting it attended. Universal background checks and limits on high-capacity magazines are two ideas emerging.
An Algerian arrested at an airport in Thailand this week has defrauded 217 banks worldwide of tens of millions of dollars, Thai officials charge. They also say the FBI has been hunting him for three years.
Major League Baseball announced an agreement with the players' union to start in-season random drug testing, including for human growth hormone. NFL players have delayed implementation of a 2011 agreement.