SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stripped of their guns and pay, four San Francisco police officers pleaded not guilty Friday to charges contained in federal corruption indictments that could send each to prison for a decade or more.
RIVERDALE, Iowa (AP) — Two of the world's most-watched eagles have welcomed a second egg to their nest.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Kerry Kennedy was swiftly acquitted Friday of drugged driving in a case that her lawyers said would never have been brought if she were simply "Mary Housewife" rather than a member of one of America's most glamorous political families.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is proposing an urgent mediation mission to help resolve Ukraine's crisis.
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Around 9 a.m. on Sept. 9, someone in Fort Lee, N.J., called for an ambulance.
By Jana J Pruet DALLAS (Reuters) - One of the most expensive high school football stadiums in the United States has been temporarily shut due to structural problems less than two years after it opened in the Dallas suburb of Allen. In Allen, as in many parts of Texas, high school football games are some of the most important events on the calendar. Texas high school football is such a cultural phenomenon that it has inspired a book, movie and TV series, all called "Friday Night Lights." The Allen Eagles football team won their division last year in statewide competition. Our students, families, and the entire community have always supported the district and our commitment to them is to make sure this issue is appropriately resolved," Beth Nichols, the interim school superintendent, said in a statement on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Samoan woman studying to become a nun pleaded guilty Friday to killing her newborn son at a convent in Washington.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Amtrak is expected to resume normal operations through Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Rugby in North Dakota this week.
CHICAGO (AP) — Shannon Frauenholtz has had it with winter. Barely able to stomach the television news with its images of snowbound cars, she heads to the tanning salon, closes her eyes and imagines she's back in Mexico, where she's already vacationed once this winter.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge approved a settlement Friday of a class-action lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase for its force-placed insurance practices, an agreement that could pay more than $300 million to about 750,000 mortgage borrowers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California was lashed Friday by heavy rains that the parched state so desperately needs, though with the soaking came traffic snarls, power outages and the threat of mudslides.
GILBERTON, Pa. (AP) — A week after a Pennsylvania borough announced the departure of its polarizing police chief, officials have voted to begin the process to abolish its police department.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he wanted to bring the atmosphere of the Academy Awards to the White House early.
LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A 15-year-old New Mexico boy accused of killing his 12-year-old friend after an argument about the teen's infant daughter will be tried as an adult, announced Friday.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Kerry Kennedy's high-priced lawyers made sure the jurors deciding her drugged-driving case knew all about her famous family.
By Edward McAllister and Nia Williams NEW YORK/CALGARY (Reuters) - New U.S. rules to toughen classification standards for oil-train shipments will affect less than 3 percent of the tank cars now hauling crude across the country, leaving older, flawed models on the tracks, officials and industry sources say. The emergency order released on Tuesday, a day ahead of a Senate hearing on oil train safety, may affect some bitumen cargoes from Canada, but will do nothing to curb the use of older DOT-111 cars many hold responsible for a string of recent fiery accidents, they said. A train filled with crude oil from the Bakken region in North Dakota exploded in the middle of the Canadian town of Lac Megantic last July, killing 47. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) order said that oil carried by rail could no longer be classified as the least hazardous type of flammable liquid, known as Packing Group 3, a measure it said would improve emergency response and "require the use of a more robust tank car." Under the new U.S. order, all crude oil shipments must now be labeled in Packing Group 1 or 2, the DOT said.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine's U.N. ambassador says he has told the U.N. Security Council that Russian military helicopters and transport planes are entering his country and Russian armed forces seized Crimea's main airport.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders took a small step on Friday toward pulling together a viable alternative to President Barack Obama's four-year-old health care law but faced deep divisions over whether the GOP caucus can coalesce around a comprehensive proposal.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A corrupt former Rhode Island mayor was freed from prison early Friday as part of a deal struck with federal and state prosecutors after an appeals court threw his 2012 conviction into question.
GOODRICH, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Education Association says a teacher in danger of being fired over video of a student who got stuck in a classroom chair looks forward to telling her story.