NEW YORK (AP) — A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth's population.
North Carolina prosecutors said on Friday they have decided against seeking a retrial for Randall Kerrick, a white police officer whose manslaughter trial in the killing of an unarmed black man ended in a hung jury last week. The North Carolina Attorney General’s office said it would move to dismiss the case after a jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict, with eight of the 12 panelists favored acquittal. “In consideration of the jurors' comments, the evidence available to the state, and our background in criminal trials, it is our prosecutors' unanimous belief a retrial will not yield a different result,” Senior Deputy Attorney General Robert Montgomery wrote to District Attorney Andrew Murray.
MIAMI (AP) — A Kenyan man described by U.S. prosecutors as a fundraiser and recruiter for terrorist groups in Africa and the Middle East was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man told them he was adjusting a gun he kept in his underwear when it fired, killing one of his friends.
A Kenyan man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday by a judge in Miami after pleading guilty to funneling $11,600 dollars to U.S.-designated terrorist organizations in Africa and the Middle East. U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro sentenced Mohamed Hussain Said, 27, for conspiring to provide material support to al Qaeda, al Qaeda in Iraq/Nusra Front, and al Shabaab. Said was arrested along with Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, a 31-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen born in India, in Saudi Arabia in August 2013 and turned over to U.S. authorities.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson wants the Obama administration to keep alive a South Carolina project to turn weapons-grade materials into commercial nuclear reactor fuel.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo's panda parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, have another son.
The man who was news director during Vester Flanagan's rocky tenure at Virginia station WDBJ-TV described him as someone who constantly saw himself being victimized by others.
Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico with rain and wind Friday after killing at least four people in Dominica.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. appellate court decision on the National Security Agency's collection of phone metadata was consistent with the Obama administration's stance that the intelligence gathering programs are constitutional, the White House said on Friday.
Two SUVs ended up on top of each other after crashing in a driveway in Philadelphia's Bustleton section.
Raleigh police are searching for the driver who collided with a police officer's patrol cruiser and another car early Friday morning.
Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The daughter of a slain Ohio officer has received a police escort to school on her first day of kindergarten.
SUPPLY, N.C. (AP) — A former police officer in North Carolina has been sentenced to at least 22 years in prison for his guilty plea on charges involving a chase and attempted murder.
A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit accusing New York prison officials of locking an inmate for weeks in tiny cells that reeked of urine and feces, including one cell where they disabled his toilet and forced him to inhale his own excrement. Reversing a lower court ruling, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday said Aaron Willey could pursue civil claims against officials at the Wende Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison, in Alden, New York, near Buffalo.
Firefighters battled a blaze in Camden, New Jersey where three row houses burned.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All of Florida is carefully watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola.
The fatal shooting of a student on the campus of Georgia's Savannah State University was under investigation on Friday, with no suspect yet identified a day after the confrontation that resulted in the man's death. Christopher Starks, a junior from the Atlanta area, was shot during an "altercation" late on Thursday at the university's student union, the school said in a statement. The shooting appeared to be "an isolated incident," the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.
A southeastern Oklahoma day care is under investigation for child abuse on suspicion of drugging children in its care, including those under a year old, to get them to sleep, police and state officials said on Friday. Officials from the day care center were not immediately available for comment. According to dosage recommendations on its packaging, liquid Benadryl is not to be given to infants younger than one year old or children who weigh less than 20 pounds, unless specifically ordered by a doctor.