SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in central Florida say they are trying to find the source of bomb threat calls that led them to evacuate at least eight elementary schools.
SEATTLE (Reuters) - California-based poultry giant Foster Farms is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen grilled chicken due to Listeria contamination, the Department of Agriculture said on Friday. Foster Farms shipped the breast strips produced on Aug. 5 from Farmerville, Louisiana, to many U.S. states, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) representative, Benjamin Bell, said. No illnesses have been reported, Bell said. The company said in a statement it distributed the 3. ...
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine corporal faces negligent homicide and other charges in connection with April's fatal shooting of a fellow guard on duty at a North Carolina base.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Dr. Rick Sacra knew what he was getting into when he went to Liberia in early August to treat very ill pregnant women and deliver babies at a time when the West African nation was dealing with an outbreak of Ebola.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a man in an Ohio Wal-Mart said the man didn't respond to repeated commands to drop the weapon and turned toward officers in an aggressive manner.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado on Friday approved a $5 million incentive package to lure production of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film "The Hateful Eight."
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal safety enforcement agency cited a Missouri-based communications company on Friday for "willful" and "serious" safety violations in the death of two workers in the collapse in March of a cell tower they were dismantling in Blaine, Kansas.
A U.S. Marine who vanished from his unit in Iraq and later wound up in Lebanon for eight years will face trial in military court on desertion and other charges, the military said Friday.
Fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters has filed a federal lawsuit requesting reinstatement on grounds that the university denied him due process.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged alongside another teen in connection with the murder of a teenage girl outside Einstein Medical Center in North Philadelphia.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Golden Gate passenger ferry system, California's largest, was shut down on Friday by striking boat captains, disrupting service for thousands of San Francisco Bay-area commuters in a wider labor dispute over wages and benefits for transit workers. The 20 ferry pilots who work for the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District walked off the job for the day to protest what union officials have criticized as bad-faith contract bargaining on the part of management. ...
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY Okla. (Reuters) - A worker killed in an attack at an Oklahoma food distribution warehouse on Thursday was beheaded and the suspect, a fired coworker, had reportedly tried to convert his colleagues to Islam, law enforcement officials said on Friday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into suspect Alton Nolen's background for any potential religious ties to the attack after former colleagues reported he had attempted to convert them, police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore said. ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — No charges will be filed in the case of a customer who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals at a suburban Salt Lake City restaurant, prosecutors said Friday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense lawyer says he'll fight a finding that a Las Vegas woman is fit for trial on charges alleging she threw her 7-month-old son and 1½-year-old daughter out a second-story window before jumping out herself.
(Reuters) - A majority of voters in Western U.S. states oppose proposals for local authorities to take over the management and costs of national forests and other public lands currently run by the federal government, a survey showed. A poll of 1,600 voters in eight states released by the Center for American Progress think tank on Thursday found that only in Utah did a majority, 52 percent, support the idea of transferring those lands to state control. Overall, 59 percent of respondents said such a move would not be fair to taxpayers in their state. ...
BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio court program that tries to permanently steer prostitutes off the streets through a variety of educational and medical interventions has honored its newest graduates.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has approved $130 million in emergency aid to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help these West African countries respond to the Ebola outbreak.
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge has approved moving a 16-year-old boy charged in a high school stabbing rampage to a Pittsburgh-area psychiatric hospital indefinitely after three experts testified he was motivated by the Columbine massacre.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are surging in afternoon trading, gaining back most of a slump from the day before.
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors arrested and charged dozens of suspects on Friday in early-morning raids targeting drug gangs operating in Chester, a historical town outside Philadelphia that has earned a reputation for violent crime. The sweep in Chester, founded in the 1600s on the Delaware River south of the city, led to 33 arrests, and additional charges for seven people already in jail. It marked the third major narcotics sweep in the town since 2003. ...