By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A former Russian army officer pleaded not guilty on Friday to terrorism charges for a 2009 attack on U.S. and Afghan forces, and a U.S. District Court judge set trial for April 2015. The suspect, Irek Ilgiz Hamidullin, is the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to appear in a U.S. federal court. He was arrested in November 2009 and held in Afghanistan by the U.S. Department of Defense. A U.S. grand jury indicted Hamidullin last month on 12 charges stemming from the Nov. 29, 2009, attack on an Afghan police base. ...
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff: Business associate arrested in murders of California family that vanished in 2010.
(Reuters) - U.S. job growth increased at a fairly brisk clip in October and the unemployment rate fell to a fresh six-year low of 5.8 percent, underscoring the economy's resilience in the face of slowing global demand KEY POINTS: *Despite the strengthening labor market picture, wage growth remained tepid, suggesting the Federal Reserve would be in no hurry to start lifting interest rates. *Employers added 214,000 new jobs to their payrolls last month, the Labor Department said on Friday. The unemployment rate fell from 5. ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. short-term interest rates futures rose briefly on Friday, erasing their initial decline, as data showed domestic payrolls grew slower than forecast, supporting the view the Federal Reserve might not consider raising interest rates before the second half of 2015. Federal funds futures for July 2015 delivery were last unchanged on the day at 99.76 after hitting a session high at 99.77 after the latest jobs report. Fed funds futures implied traders have not fully priced in a possible Fed rate hike until Nov. 2015 . (Reporting by Richard Leong Editing by W Simon)
(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is increasing its national stockpile of protective gear for U.S. hospitals handling Ebola patients after a "sudden increase" in demand, the agency said on Friday. The CDC has ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment that is being configured into 50 kits for rapid deployment to hospitals, it said in a statement. Some U.S. orders of protective equipment have been backlogged amid growing domestic demand, as manufacturers prioritize a flood of requests from aid agencies trying to curb the outbreak in West Africa. ...
DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman is accused of yanking the false teeth out of another woman's mouth and throwing a beer bottle at her.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has not made a decision on a nominee to replace U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a White House spokesman said on Friday. The comment came in response to a CNN report that Obama was expected to choose U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch of New York as his nominee. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said there had been no decision and that the administration would not have any personnel announcements on Friday. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Bill Trott)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday he plans to talk with congressional leaders over lunch about how to build on momentum in the economy, discussing ideas to boost manufacturing and exports, and invest in early childhood education. "Good ideas don't necessarily come from just one party," Obama told reporters ahead of meeting with his cabinet. "All these issues are ones in which there is a strong possibility for bipartisan cooperation as long as we set politics aside," he said. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Susan Heavey)
BERLIN (AP) — A German train drivers' union says it will end a strike that has caused commuter chaos ahead of the country's celebration on Sunday of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says starting this weekend, consumers can get an early peek at 2015 premiums and plans under the president's health law.
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who said he was a member of "Hitler's Order" has lost custody of his son after he argued the state made no effort to find a psychologist who was not Jewish.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by the state of Alaska challenging the national roadless rule, which prohibits road construction and timber harvesting on millions of acres of forest lands, including vast swaths of national forest in Alaska.
NEW YORK (AP) — Estée Lauder said Friday that it plans to acquire Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, the fragrance brand of perfumer Frédéric Malle. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Police say a man and his girlfriend are charged with murdering the girlfriend's 3-year-old son.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Once again, Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton was the unpredictable man in the middle on a major national issue.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic lawmakers on Friday called for the U.S. Justice Department to examine whether air bag-maker Takata broke the law, as authorities study the dangers of the safety device that is now part of a sweeping recall. The statement comes a day after the New York Times reported that officials with Takata Corp examined air bag dangers in 2004 but halted the probe after initial tests raised concerns. ...
SLOVAN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges she forced her daughter to eat cat litter and started to sew the girl's mouth shut.
By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who zoomed a sports car around Manhattan in 24 minutes, reaching speeds of about 100 miles per hour (160 kph), was found guilty on Thursday of reckless endangerment and reckless driving, prosecutors said. Adam Tang, 31, who has a Canadian passport, faces up to a year imprisonment for the daredevil act he videotaped and uploaded to the Internet last year and which quickly became an online hit, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement. "The city’s roadways are not a racetrack," Vance said. ...
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio middle school teacher who was severely injured when a rock was dropped from a Pennsylvania highway overpass onto her vehicle was welcomed by excited students as she visited the school for the first time since the accident.
NEW YORK (AP) — Abercrombie & Fitch is still having trouble getting teens to buy its clothing.