WASHINGTON (AP) — Dinner is supposed to be a chance to unwind after a tough day at the office, but the extravagant dinner that President Barack Obama put on in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping served up plenty of opportunities to keep the business talk going well into the night.
SEATTLE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board's investigation into the deadly crash of a duck boat and charter bus is the first time the agency has looked into a land crash of the amphibious vehicles critics say are too dangerous for city streets.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he had planned to resign at the end of last year but stayed on because he feared a leadership shakeup would create too much turmoil for House Republicans.
California regulators on Friday recommended approval of a plan by SeaWorld San Diego to build larger tanks for its killer whales despite strong opposition from tens of thousands of people who want to see the killer whales released instead. Experts with the California Coastal Commission issued a report in favor of allowing SeaWorld to go ahead with its so-called Blue World Project on several conditions, officials said.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — As investigators from the Delaware attorney general's office talked to potential witnesses and examined the scene Friday where police fatally shot a man in a wheelchair, officers released part of a 911 tape in which a caller repeatedly says the man has a gun.
Here are the menus of the meals served to Pope Francis during his 40-hour stay in New York City, prepared by chef Lidia Bastianich. Each is accompanied by wines produced at the Bastianich family vineyards in Italy:
A Colorado man who plowed his car through a crowd of pedestrians along the Venice Beach oceanfront two years ago, killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon and injuring 17 others, was sentenced on Friday to a prison term of 42 years to life. The defendant, Nathan Louis Campbell, 40, insisted up to the moment he was sentenced that the carnage he caused in August 2013 was unintentional, despite his conviction in June by a jury of murder, assault and felony hit-and-run charges. "I was responsible for a terrible incident that has caused lasting physical pain and mental anguish for several people," Campbell, dressed in orange jail uniform, said in court as he read calmly from a 2 1/2-page handwritten statement.