NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime leader of New York City's largest police union has been re-elected after drawing national attention for clashing with the mayor.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking records of communications between the Delaware attorney general's office and Dover city officials about a case in which a dashcam video shows a police officer kicking a man in the face.
DETROIT (AP) — A man says he could have done more to prevent the death of his 9-year-old son whose body was found in a home freezer in Detroit.
By David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Minnesota brought criminal charges on Friday against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, accusing it of failing to protect children from a priest who pleaded guilty in 2012 to sexual abuse. Prosecutors found "a disturbing institutional and systemic pattern of behavior" over the course of decades at the highest level of leadership in the archdiocese, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said. "The facts that we have gathered cannot be ignored, they cannot be dismissed and are, frankly, appalling," Choi told a news conference.
A small drone flew within a few hundred feet of a Southwest Airlines flight about a mile from Love Field on Friday as the passenger plane was about to land at the Dallas airport, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said. Southwest Flight 28 landed without incident and the pilot did not need to take evasive action to avoid the quad-copter, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said. "A controller in the Love Field Air Traffic Control Tower spotted the small, unmanned aircraft from the tower cab and notified the Dallas Police Department," Lunsford said.
By David Alexander ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday he was working with the White House to prepare a proposal for Congress on closing the Guantanamo prison for terrorism suspects, a long-time goal of President Barack Obama. The Senate is currently debating an annual defense policy bill that would permit closure of the prison, but only if the president first submits a plan that is approved by the Republican-led Congress. The U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval base on Cuba was set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for al Qaeda and Taliban detainees.
ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — The condition of an 84-year-old Oro Valley man who was hospitalized after he was stung more than 2,000 times by bees is improving.
By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Flight attendants in the United States are calling for the government to step up action against human trafficking by funding mandatory training to help them spot victims in the air. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest flight attendant union, said its 50,000 members from 18 airlines can act as a massive network of trained eyes in the skies, potentially saving millions of lives. The call came two years after U.S. authorities launched an anti-trafficking campaign called Blue Lightning to encourage airlines to train personnel on how to identify potential traffickers and report suspicious activity to police.
(Reuters) - The driver of a Tennessee school bus that crashed in December, killing two students and a teacher's aide, had been receiving and sending texts before the crash, police said on Friday. The driver, James Davenport, who was among the more than two dozen people injured in the crash, died as the investigation was nearing a conclusion, Knoxville police said in a statement. Davenport died on Monday, local media said, quoting the Knox County Sheriff's Office.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A medical marijuana advocate who at least temporarily lost custody of her 11-year-old son following comments he made during a drug education program at school now faces criminal charges.
BOSTON (AP) — Two college friends of marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were sentenced Friday to prison after one tearfully apologized to the residents of Boston for impeding the investigation and the other had a show of support from former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis.
Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc on Friday won two contracts worth a combined $4.3 billion to complete design work and construction of the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier, the Pentagon said in its daily digest of major weapons contracts. The first contract, a fixed-price deal with an incentive fee, was worth $3.4 billion for design and construction work on the new warship, and runs through June 2022. A second contract, a cost-plus contract with an incentive fee, was worth $941 million and is a modification of a previously awarded contract.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis wiped away ordinances Friday that banned lurking and spitting in the city, responding to critics who said the local laws unfairly targeted minorities.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Mourners gathered at a Catholic church in Wilmington on Friday to pay their respects to former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer last week at the age of 46.
A young woman and her family are dealing with the aftermath of a nasty accident this week.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A mother injured in a Colorado motel fire that killed two of her children has died.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman accused of dumping her quadriplegic son in the woods of a Philadelphia park for five days so she could visit her boyfriend in Maryland has been found competent to stand trial.
Mourners gathered at a Catholic church in Wilmington on Friday to pay their respects to former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer last week at the age of 46.
By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators acknowledged shortfalls in their probe of a General Motors Co ignition switch defect linked to over 100 deaths, and unveiled plans on Friday for more aggressive enforcement of auto defects. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said its staff missed early signs of an ignition problem because they misunderstood the technology and failed to demand a clear account of events from the automaker. "GM's responses often contained very little information and included invocations of legal privilege.