WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans' hospitals and clinics are beefing up staff and seeing more patients, but the number of appointments not completed within 30 days continues to grow, Department of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring swelled in October by the largest amount all year, and unemployment dropped another notch to 5 percent, increasing the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month for the first time in a decade.
A lawyer for Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State coach convicted of child sex abuse, said on Friday he is considering his next step after a judge rejected his request for an investigation that he hoped would lead to a new trial for his client. Judge John Cleland said he lacked jurisdiction over lawyer Alexander Lindsay's petition for a probe into how the Harrisburg Patriot-News newspaper obtained secret grand jury information in 2011 for its Pulitzer Prize-winning expose of Sandusky’s crimes. Lindsay has argued in court papers that the grand jury leak to Patriot-News reporter Sara Ganim, now a correspondent for CNN, was a factor in what he said was a denial of due process to Sandusky and potential grounds for a new trial.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The former prison employee who provided the tools that two murderers used to cut their way out of a maximum-security facility in northern New York will pay the state nearly $80,000 to cover the costs of repairing the damage caused during the daring breakout.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland teenager who recently discovered he had been taken from his mother's home in Alabama 13 years ago issued a statement Friday asking to be left alone by the media so that he can try to live a "normal" life.