SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches.
By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - Consumers in Colorado bought more than 17 tons of recreational marijuana buds during the first year of the state's new retail market, but sales of medicinal pot still outstripped that at almost 50 tons, officials said on Friday. In a national first, voters in Colorado and Washington state opted to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults in landmark twin ballots in 2012. States such as Oregon and Alaska that have now also voted to legalize recreational pot, and others where lawmakers face proposals to do so, are watching the Colorado results closely. State tax officials say sales hit nearly $700 million last year, with medical marijuana accounting for $386 million and recreational pot bringing in $313 million.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Texts and phone records shown to jurors Friday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez showed that several messages he exchanged with a co-defendant before the killing were deleted from his phone.
By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man accused of killing a New York boy missing for decades admitted he had hurt a child but did not say he killed him, a psychiatrist testified on Friday. Pedro Hernandez, on trial on charges of kidnapping and murdering 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, made the confession during a psychiatric evaluation in a New York City jail, psychiatrist Flavia Robotti testified in state Supreme Court. Hernandez was evaluated in 2012, a month after confessing to police that he choked the boy, stuffed him in a box and left him in a New York City alley.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of supporters formed a makeshift greeting line to escort Muslims into the Oklahoma state Capitol for Friday's first-ever Muslim Day as a smaller group of protesters heckled participants as they arrived.