New developments in the arrest of University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the shooting death of unarmed motorist Samuel DuBose. Tensing has been released from jail, after posting bond Thursday evening.
MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370
More clues about the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. It's been one year and four months since the flight vanished, but the mystery could soon be solved, with pieces of a wing found on an island in the Indian Ocean. On Friday, the debris will be sent to Toulouse, France for analysis - arriving Saturday. A U.S official familiar with the investigation tells ABC News that Boeing engineers have seen a number on the airplane part which tells them it comes from a Boeing 777 - the make of the missing plane.
FL MISSING TEENS
The families of those teenage boys missing off the Florida coast say they won't give up the search. Austin Stephanos' uncle Matt Kuntz says the 14-year-olds had life jackets on board and a cooler that floats. And even though the Coast Guard might suspend the search for Stephanos and his friend Perry Cohen, the family, he says, will not. Kuntz says the family is thankful to the Coast Guard as well as private pilots and boaters willing to donate their time searching.
JAMES HOLMES DELIBERATIONS
The jury has gone home for the weekend in the penalty phase of the Colorado movie theater shooter trial. The jury heard a long list of possible mitigating factors - read by Judge Carlos Samour - which the defense claims should convince them to give Holmes life in prison instead of death. Prior to the events of July 20, 2012, Mr. Holmes had never been arrested or convicted of a crime. If the jury does not believe the mitigating factors outweigh the crime then the penalty phase will continue and eventually the jury will have the option of death.
HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL
A push among some lawmakers to come up with a long-term solution for funding transportation programs. Senator Barbara Boxer on Thursday urged the House to make a move after the Senate passed a long-term transportation bill. Senators are also voting on a short-term, three-month patch passed by the House so federal funds don't get cut on current projects. The House is now off for five weeks; the Senate will work one more week before leaving on its summer break.
LAFAYETTE SHOOTING 9-1-1 CALLS
911 calls made public Thursday make clear the horror from last week's movie theater shooting in Louisiana. Callers described the moment John Houser opened fire in the Lafayette theater. Houser killed two and wounded nine. Footage from the theater's security cameras show Houser in shorts with shirt untucked, buying tickets for a showing of Trainwreck.
--An official from Zimbabwe says they will seek the extradition of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who admitted to killing Cecil the lion. The minister of environment, water and climate, Oppah Michinguri, told reporters, "We want him tried in Zimbabwe because he violated our laws... Police should take the first step to approach the prosecutor general who will approach the Americans. The processes have already started."
--A WhiteHouse.gov petition to extradite Palmer, has surpassed 100-thousand signatures, which means the White House must respond. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest did not offer a time frame for a response - noting that the Justice Department makes decisions about prosecution and extradition.
A fire in Lake County that erupted Wednesday, swelling to 8,500 acres and destroying three homes, was reported 5 per cent contained late Thursday afternoon. Nearly 7,000 firefighters are working to extinguish 14 large wildfires burning in the state. Several are on National Forest land and are nearing full containment.
2022 WINTER GAMES SELECTION
The International Olympic Committee selected Beijing as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Chinese capital becomes the only city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics. The 2020 Winter Youth Olympics will be held in Lausanne, France.