(Reuters) - A patient was stabbed to death at a northwest Indiana hospital and a man believed to be her husband was found later stabbed to death at their home in the nearby city of Gary, Indiana, authorities said on Friday. "We do have one person in custody who we think is responsible for those acts," Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram told a news conference, adding that the suspect knew the two victims. Margarine Haywood, 80, and James Haywood, 88, were both stabbed multiple times, the Lake County Coroner's office said. Police were called to Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville, Indiana, early Friday morning after reports of an assault on a patient, said Robert Wiley, chief of detectives for Merrillville police.
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - The trial for a former Atlanta school superintendent charged with conspiring to alter students' standardized test scores will be delayed indefinitely because she is too sick to attend, a judge ruled on Friday. An attorney for Beverly Hall said she is undergoing chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer and, given her condition, would be unable to endure the court proceedings due to begin on August 11. Judge Jerry Baxter agreed, noting a dozen of Hall’s co-defendants charged in one of the nation's largest test-cheating scandals will be tried as scheduled next month. “If Dr. Hall gets better and is able, she will be tried later," Baxter said.
DENVER (AP) — A third Colorado county began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples Friday even though the legal fight is far from resolved in the state.
NEW YORK (AP) — Citing a recurring problem with safety, U.S. officials have suspended the shipment of potentially dangerous germs from government laboratories in Atlanta to other labs.
Police say a man was beaten to death outside his North Philadelphia home.
The Palestinian death toll from Israel's massive air campaign in Gaza topped 100 people Friday as rockets fired by militants reached deeper into Israel - and for the first time in the fighting, struck from neighboring Lebanon.
SPRING, Texas (AP) — A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, collapsed in court Friday as a prosecutor recited the charges against him.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Friday to make permanent a temporary tax break that makes it easier for businesses to invest in new equipment, one of many expired tax breaks that Congress must deal with by the end of the year.
A truck carrying a carnival ride caused a huge backup along the New Jersey Turnpike on Friday morning.
New York police on Friday are working to identify the human body parts scattered around two Long Island communities over three days this week, authorities said. A severed limb was found in a yard in the town of Hempstead on Thursday, after another limb turned up a few blocks away the day before, Suffolk County Police said in a statement. Suffolk and Nassau police declined to say who discovered the remains or whether they belonged to a man or woman. The body parts have been sent to Suffolk County and Nassau County medical examiners.
Meeting wage demands of Long Island Rail Road workers threatening to strike over a pay dispute may mean New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority will have to issue more debt to cover capital investment costs, according to ratings agency Moody's Investors Service. MTA's capital plan calls for $29 billion investment from 2010 to 2014.
ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has decided that an upcoming trial in Atlanta's school cheating case will go on as scheduled in August without former school superintendent Beverly Hall, who is battling cancer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that the economy will rebound from a dismal first quarter.
(Reuters) - A U.S. District Court judge on Friday ruled that bond insurer Syncora Guarantee Inc cannot block bankrupt Detroit's access to casino tax revenue. Syncora, which insures some of the city's bonds and interest-rate swaps, appealed an Aug. 28, 2013 ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes that gave Detroit access to about $11 million in monthly tax revenue that the insurance company had tried to block. Judge Bernard Friedman said that Rhodes had correctly decided that the disputed money was part of the bankruptcy estate. Syncora's attorney, James H.M. Sprayregen at law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, said an appeal will be filed with the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Police arrested a man in connection with a robbery at a Burlington County mall.
DENVER (AP) — A third Colorado county is issuing marriage licenses to gay couples even though the legal fight on the issue isn't over in the state.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has announced the arrests of eight men on unrelated child pornography charges.
Eight men throughout Pennsylvania have been arrested on child porn charges.
By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - The man accused of fatally shooting four children aged 4 to 14 and their parents after entering their suburban Houston home while looking for his former wife collapsed when details of the murder scene were read in court on Friday. Ronald Lee Haskell, 33, who is being held without bond, was in court for a procedural hearing after being charged on Thursday with capital murder and multiple murders. Capital murder can bring the death penalty in Texas. Haskell said "Yes, sir" after his rights were read and then collapsed as details of the crime were listed in the court.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives containing leaked National Security Agency documents last year, newly declassified documents show.