The guitar that Bob Dylan used to go electric at the Newport Folk Festival 50 years ago is back in Newport.
BOSTON (AP) — A robot's hitchhiking journey across the U.S. is off to a slow start.
By Kathy Finn LAFAYETTE, La. (Reuters) - Jillian Johnson was a local art workshop and gift store owner who went to movies to see a comedy with her best friend. Mayci Breaux, who attended the same 7 p.m. show with her boyfriend, was an honor student who aspired to be an X-ray technician. Twenty minutes into the showing of "Trainwreck" in a Lafayette, Louisiana theater, the two women were gunned down by a stranger with a long history of mental illness.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and appears to be covered with flowing ice.
LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a man who disappeared 43 years ago and whose remains are believed to be those found in a car submerged in a western North Carolina lake said Friday that she and her family are relieved that their anguish appears to be over.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Fairbanks has returned a Mississippi flag to a campus display just days after the university removed it, citing an ongoing national discussion about Confederate imagery.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma police on Friday scoured social media posts for clues to the motive of a teenager accused of stabbing to death his parents and three siblings in a late night attack that left bodies strewn through a two-story house in a quiet neighborhood.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a statement that Steve Kwon, 44, entered his plea late on Thursday as a jury was being selected for his upcoming trial. The bodies of Shim's former spouse, Jenny Young Park, 34, her 13-year-old daughter, Jamie, her 11-year-old son, Justin, and a 60-year-old relative, Joseph Ciganek, were found in the ruins of a home they shared in the desert community of Quartz Hill, north of Los Angeles. The remains of Park's boyfriend, 34-year-old Si Young Yoon, who had been missing since the day of the slayings, were found in Mexico in December by authorities acting on information Shim provided as part of his plea agreement, prosecutors said.
Two California animal rights activists were arrested on Friday over accusations that since 2013 they had wandered the country vandalizing stores and homes and releasing minks and other animals as part of an anti-fur campaign. Joseph Buddenberg, 31, and Nicole Kissane, 28, are charged in a six-page indictment with conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Anti-Terrorism Act, in connection with a spree of vandalism of homes, vehicles, shops and farms tied to the meat and fur industries, federal authorities said. According to the indictment, which was unsealed in federal court in San Diego on Friday, they did more than $100,000 worth of damage while they traveled 40,000 miles (64,000 km) across to Pennsylvania, Oregon, and a half dozen other states in their Honda Fit.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville civil rights advocate, businessman and state commissioner Francis Guess has died. He was 69.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — One was a popular student studying to be a radiology technician, while the other was an outgoing artist who ran retail boutiques in two Louisiana cities.
NEW YORK (AP) — Even as TV watchers increasingly go online, AT&T has become the country's biggest traditional TV provider with its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV.
ATLANTA (AP) — A historically black college is discontinuing its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby after recent details emerged of his testimony in a sexual-assault lawsuit.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater (times are local):
Video of a Colorado deputy's encounter with a curious, clicking baby owl delighted animal-lovers on Friday after authorities posted footage of the unusual meeting in the mountains to the Internet. The deputy was driving near the small town of Nederland when she and a colleague were stopped in their tracks by the young northern saw-whet owl, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office said.
A San Diego judge said on Friday he would likely dismiss a lawsuit brought by three terminally ill patients seeking a right to assisted suicide, after a bill that would have allowed the practice stalled in the California legislature. The judge is presiding in a case brought in May by lawyers for three terminally ill California residents with the support of Compassion and Choices, a group that fights for legislation to allow assisted suicide. The legal challenge represented one front in an effort by some terminally ill patients and their supporters to win a right to assisted suicide in the nation's most populous state.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A water rescue at the Las Vegas Strip's iconic Bellagio fountain led to one man's arrest.
DESERT CENTER, Calif. (AP) — A 50 mile-stretch of a vital California interstate linking Los Angeles and Phoenix partially reopened Friday after flash flooding damaged several bridges last weekend.
Jillian Johnson was a local art workshop and gift store owner who went to movies to see a comedy with her best friend. Breaux, who attended the same 7 p.m. show with her boyfriend, was an honor student who aspired to be an X-ray technician. Twenty minutes into the showing of "Trainwreck" in a Lafayette, Louisiana theater, the two women were gunned down by a stranger with a long history of mental illness.