The note was found on the farmhouse dining table. Not far away, five people were dead.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent The commander of the United States' massive Pacific Fleet has warned that if bullying behaviour at sea of the kind shown by China is not confronted, it will spread to land and become a "friction point" there.
John Garnaut The journey from Mike Froman's 12th-floor presidential suite to Andrew Robb's modest digs on the 58th can take as long as 10 minutes in the Westin Hotel – a gargantuan relic of the Atlanta Olympics, where the lifts go missing when most needed.
Ava Benny-Morrison and Nick Ralston A teenager who went to the same school as Parramatta shooter Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar has been arrested after making a series of inflammatory posts online supporting the schoolboy's actions.
Anna Patty The deal has been signed in secret without explanation says the ACTU.
Matt O'Sullivan and Jacob Saulwick Sydney has passed the first major test of major changes to bus timetables and routes after the morning peak on Tuesday passed without any major incidents.
Tom Arup The historic fall in China's coal use is a clear and consistent trend and should be factored in by Australian business, one of the world's leading experts on China's environment policy says.
Peter Hannam Sydney unusual early-season heat will come to an abrupt - if temporary - halt on Wednesday as a southerly buster moves up the NSW coast.
James Massola Momentum is building in the Coalition for industrial relations reforms that could see weekend penalty rates cut, with Liberal MPs suggesting higher rates of pay across the seven day working week as a possible trade-off.
Matt O'Sullivan, Jacob Saulwick and Melanie Kembrey The NSW government has warned that Sydney's bus network still faces several "tough weeks" despite passing the first major test of major changes to timetables and routes.