Former U.S. President George W. Bush was willing, eager and ready to serve when he turned up for jury duty at a Dallas County court and set a good example for other potential jurors, a district judge said on Thursday. "Some of the others were more hesitant to ask to be excused when they saw a former president sitting there with them," 14th civil district court Judge Eric Moye said.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The retailer Abercrombie & Fitch plans to discontinue on-call shifts in New York this year, dropping a requirement for employees to remain available in case they're called to work on short notice, the company confirmed Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — Muslim groups and civil rights activists across the nation Thursday called for greater transparency in a program by President Barack Obama's administration that's aimed at countering homegrown terrorism.
PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Carpenter Hector Rojas tried to explain the emotion behind cutting, sanding and assembling a wooden chair that Pope Francis will use during a Mass at Madison Square Garden in his first U.S. visit.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise said Thursday that she is resigning, citing a range of "external issues" that she says have become a distraction for the school.