A 19-year-old handyman at Your Black Muslim Bakery admitted to police Friday night that he ambushed and killed Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey, investigators said. Police said Devaughndre Broussard told them he killed Bailey, 57, on Thursday because he was angry over stories the journalist had written in his weekly newspaper about the bakery, its employees and leaders. Police said Broussard was also concerned about stories that he thought Bailey might write.
Cape Canaveral: NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander launched on Saturday morning on a 10-month journey to the north pole of Mars, where it is to scoop up and analyze soil and ice.
Las Vegas: Gunfire erupted at the Caesars Palace hotel-casino Saturday when a man who had been knocked down in a fistfight retrieved a weapon and shot two people, police reported. The wounds did not appear to be life-threatening. No one was immediately arrested.
Harrington Park, N.J.: Repairs restored partial electrical service Saturday to a water plant that serves more than 800,000 people, after lightning damage shut it down and left people with little or no running water, authorities said.
Baraboo, Wis.: A 16-year-old was sentenced Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole for killing his high school principal. Eric Hainstock was convicted a day earlier in the slaying of John Klang last September.