By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was celebrated on Friday as an engineering marvel on the 50th anniversary of its opening, but a proposed toll increase for the longest suspension bridge in the United States put a damper on the birthday party. When traffic began crossing the Brooklyn-to-Staten Island span in 1964, it was the first time that all five New York City boroughs could be reached without traveling on water. ...
FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — The death of an Indiana aid worker at the hands of Islamic State militants is "barbaric" and is not a true reflection of Islam, a cleric told hundreds of people who gathered Friday for the first of three memorial services honoring the slain man.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a 10-year period.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in August — a death that stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb.
The Buffalo area began the backbreaking work of digging itself out Friday after a historic 7-foot wallop of snow and braced for possible flooding ahead of what is expected to be a much warmer weekend.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Two men imprisoned for nearly four decades walked free on Friday after being exonerated in a 1975 murder because the key witness against them — a then-13-year-old boy — recanted his testimony.