Twelve children in Delaware were hospitalized for a respiratory illness and it could be at least a week before it's known if it's the same virus that has sickened hundreds of children across the country.
By Steve Holland BALTIMORE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday the goal of an international coalition he is helping to form is to "ultimately snuff out" the type of extremism demonstrated by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. It is a "sobering time," said Obama at a Democratic fund-raising event in Baltimore following his decision to authorize U.S. The threat from Islamic State has had an important silver lining, he said. It has focused the world's attention on the need to "ultimately snuff out this particular brand of Islamic extremism that really has no place in the 21st century." Obama is leading an effort to form a coalition of Western allies and Gulf Arab states to take on the extremist group, whose savage methods have included beheading two American journalists.
CHICAGO (AP) — In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday — just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the hotly debated law in time for the November election.
NEW YORK (AP) — The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to environmental exposure to heat, according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, who ruled the February death an accident on Friday.
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings said on Friday they were looking at the legal situation of star running back Adrian Peterson after media reports said he had been indicted in a child injury case. My Fox Houston reported on Friday that Peterson, a Texas native, has been indicted in Montgomery County, north of Houston, for reckless or negligent injury to a child. The report comes on the heels of the NFL suspending Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice for domestic violence. "The Vikings are in the process of gathering information regarding the legal situation involving Adrian Peterson," the team said in a statement.