NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal appeals judges on Friday peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.
In an April 16 story about the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date and location of where the truck was loaded with explosives. The vehicle was loaded in Kansas, not Oklahoma City, and was loaded on April 18, not April 19.
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A baby sitter accused of fatally shaking a toddler left in her care has been convicted of aggravated manslaughter and child endangerment but acquitted of murder.
A former state Senate candidate accused of molesting a young neighbor more than 25 years ago has been sentenced to one year of probation for unlawful sexual contact.
By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE (Reuters) - A University of Kentucky student was fatally shot early on Friday during a street robbery near the campus in Lexington and authorities have charged an 18-year-old man in the killing, police said. Jonathan Krueger, 22, a photo editor for a student newspaper at the university, was walking with another person on a street about a block from the campus in Lexington when he was shot, police said. Krueger, a junior from Perrysburg, Ohio, near Toledo, was found lying in the street and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later, police said. Justin Smith, 18, was charged with murder, robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fleeing, police said.
CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, whose Chicago archbishop nod showed church's conservative shift, dies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Civil-rights groups settled their legal dispute with Ohio's elections chief on Friday over actions that trimmed early voting opportunities in the political battleground state.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A construction worker has fallen 80 feet to his death at a Philadelphia building site near the city's main railroad station.
The U.S. government must return 10 exceptionally rare gold coins worth millions of dollars each to a Pennsylvania family from which the purloined coins were seized a decade ago, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. By a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Joan Langbord and her sons Roy and David are the rightful owners of the double eagle $20 gold pieces, after the government ignored their claim to the coins and missed a deadline to seek their forfeiture. "The government knew that it was obligated to bring a judicial civil forfeiture proceeding or to return the property, but refused," Circuit Judge Marjorie Rendell wrote.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When a man tumbled onto the tracks at a downtown Philadelphia subway station, one passenger leaped into action.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An Iraqi man convicted of terrorism charges in Kentucky is asking a federal judge to change his conviction and prison sentence because he says he was misrepresented by his court-appointed attorney.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A plumber told jurors in a police corruption trial that undercover agents burst into his home, took $10,000 in tuition money from a safe and planted methamphetamine and a digital scale.
Oil train operators must have detailed information on hand about the possible risks of their cargo in case of an accident and perform more thorough checks before moving on the tracks, U.S. transportation officials said on Friday. In March there was an oil train accident in Galena, Illinois, although it did not lead to an injury. New measures announced Friday are meant to reduce the chance that a routine train mishap would lead to the kind of fiery explosion that followed several other oil train accidents, officials said. The measures were announced jointly by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (Phmsa).
CINCINNATI (AP) — An arrest warrant for a woman accused of deliberately making her 9-year-old son sick by contaminating his IV with fecal matter at a Cincinnati hospital has been withdrawn after she showed up in court.
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - A bill that would stop Texas cities from enacting their own bans on hydraulic fracturing in the nation's top crude oil and natural gas producing state was approved on Friday in the state House of Representatives. The bill bars cities from overly regulating the industry, targeting a ban on fracking, a method of extracting oil and gas that uses high pressure, adopted by voters in Denton, Texas, a college town about 30 miles (50 km) north of Dallas. Representatives voted 122-18 to advance the bill. The Texas Senate has yet to vote on a similar bill.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police say the parents of a 3-year-old boy have been charged with endangering his welfare after they overdosed on heroin while giving him a bath in New Hampshire.
(Reuters) - Kansas has begun a search for underwriters to sell $1 billion of taxable pension bonds that won final approval this week, the state's Development Finance Authority said on Friday. A bill signed into law Wednesday by Governor Sam Brownback authorizes 30-year bonds backed by annual state appropriations and limits the bond interest rate to 5 percent. Kansas sold $500 million of insured pension bonds through the authority in 2004 with interest rates topping out at 5.5 percent for bonds due in 2034. States and local governments have sold about $105 billion of taxable pension bonds since 1986, according to a July 2014 report by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.