COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Twenty-five people applied to direct Ohio State University's celebrated marching band after the firing of its last director, according to records released Friday.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Four relatives charged with stockpiling weapons in Iowa to ship to Lebanon were making money trafficking arms in a war-torn region and may have ties to Hezbollah, federal investigators said Friday.
An Oklahoma woman accused of slashing the face and cutting body parts off the corpse of a romantic rival was due to appear in a Tulsa court on Monday for a hearing on increasing her bail, law enforcement officials said on Friday. Shaynna Sims was charged this week with the "unlawful removal of body part from deceased" for cutting off the toe and breasts from the body of the other woman as it was awaiting cremation at a funeral home, the Tulsa District Attorney's Office said. Sims, also known as Shaynna Smith, had already been charged with crimes including interrupting a funeral, stealing shoes meant for the woman and unauthorized dissection for slashing the face of her former boyfriend's lover as it laid in a casket.
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Dozens of law officers searched Friday for a masked man who police say shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy at a gas station, then hijacked a car and fled.
The Wilmington mother is pleading for help, trying to find her missing daughter.
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis jury recommended decades in prison Friday for a 23-year-old man convicted of infecting another man with HIV and endangering four others with the disease while attending college in Missouri.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's state animal — the moose — fared better with potentially deadly ticks this past winter than in previous years, but the herd remains imperiled by the parasites in northern New England and beyond, wildlife biologists said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked, according to government estimates obtained by The Associated Press that provide new details about the scope of the problem.
(Reuters) - Blue Bell Creameries said it would lay off about 750 full-time and 700 part-time employees, nearly a month after the ice cream maker voluntarily recalled all its products and stopped production due to bacterial contamination. The cuts will affect about 37 percent of the Brenham, Texas-based company's total workforce of 3,900, a decision Chief Executive Paul Kruse described as an "agonizing" and "incredibly tough" in a video posted on the company's website on Friday. The 108-year old company pulled its products from store shelves in April after continuing problems with the Listeria bacteria. The recall came after health officials said three people made ill by Listeria between January 2014 and January 2015 had died in a Kansas hospital where Blue Bell frozen treats were served.
Meanwhile, investigators want to know why the train accelerated before it derailed.
DETROIT (AP) — An attorney for the family of a 20-year-old Detroit man fatally shot by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent said Friday that at least one of the bullets struck him in the back.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — All poultry shows have been canceled at the Minnesota State Fair and all county fairs across the state this year as authorities try to stop a deadly bird flu virus, officials said Friday, while other states have already made or are considering similar moves.
NEW YORK (AP) — In a May 12 story about the Sotheby's Spring art auction, The Associated Press erroneously reported the estimate of the value of pop and contemporary artwork donated by philanthropist Stefan Edlis to the Art Institute of Chicago. It is about $400 million, not $40 million.
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - An Arkansas sheriff's deputy was shot and killed on Friday in rural Johnson County after getting into a gunfight with a burglary suspect, law enforcement officials said. Reserve Deputy Sonny Smith, 42, was killed in the incident near Clarksville, a city of about 9,300 people roughly 100 miles northwest of the state capital Little Rock. Smith, an 11-year veteran, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, Arkansas State Police said. Fred Kauffeld, 51, of Clarkesville has been arrested on suspicion of killing the deputy.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 20-year-old St. Louis man has been indicted on felony assault and weapons charges linked to a March shooting that wounded two police officers during a Ferguson protest.
NEW YORK (AP) — A former top aide to Osama bin Laden was given life in prison for the 1998 bombings of two embassies in Africa, a sentence handed down Friday in a U.S. courtroom where he was confronted by a woman who was blinded in one of the attacks and others who lost loved ones.
By John Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A prominent Washington rabbi who pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping dozens of women naked during ritual baths was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison on Friday. Rabbi Barry Freundel, 63, pleaded guilty in February to 52 misdemeanor counts of voyeurism. District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Geoffrey Alprin handed down the sentence before a packed courtroom. Prosecutors had sought a 17-year prison term, and Freundel's attorney Jeffrey Harris had asked for a community service sentence.
Philadelphia police are looking for a couple seen on surveillance video around the time a report came in of a man and woman throwing a baby onto train tracks.
WILLAMINA, Ore. (AP) — Members of an Oregon tribe and a Willamette Valley school board are at odds over a request to hang a tribal flag in the school gymnasium along with state and national flags.