LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 47-year-old woman and a friend were charged Friday with kidnapping, murder and attempted murder in an alleged plot to steal babies that investigators say was an effort by the woman to convince her married boyfriend that she had given birth to his twins.
Wayne Rooney and debutant Harry Kane scored as England sank Lithuania 4-0 at Wembley on Friday to claim a fifth consecutive win in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship. Rooney's early header took him to 47 England goals — two shy of Bobby Charlton's record — and Tottenham Hotspur breakthrough star Kane netted with his second touch after coming on as a substitute to mark his first international appearance with a goal. Raheem Sterling also claimed his first goal in an England shirt, while Danny Welbeck capped a man-of-the-match performance with his sixth strike of the qualifying campaign.
Italy’s highest court has overturned the conviction of Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of her British roommate, the court announced Friday night. FULL STORY
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority.
NEW YORK (AP) — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two missing people.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — For the first time in more than six years, North Dakota doesn’t have the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, due in part to sliding oil drilling activity spurred by low crude prices.
ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court overturns Amanda Knox murder conviction, closing legal saga.
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of — mystery.
DETROIT (AP) — A brother and sister whose bodies were found in a deep freezer in their Detroit home had been beaten to death, autopsies determined Friday, painting a more complete picture of the horrors that unfolded inside the home for years but that apparently went unnoticed by the outside world.
Supporters of gay rights united in outrage Friday after the US state of Indiana adopted a law critics say would allow businesses to deny service to homosexuals on religious grounds. Governor Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 101 on Thursday at a closed-door ceremony attended by Catholic nuns, orthodox Jews and socially conservative lobbyists. "It is vitally important to protect religious freedom in Indiana," the Republican governor said in a statement.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia plans to eliminate Ukraine as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that aim, Ukraine's prime minister told The Associated Press on Friday.
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement for far too long — up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review by the U.S. Justice Department's Division of Civil Rights.
In March, the U.S. recovered and returned 60 stolen Iraqi artifacts that were illegally smuggled out of the country.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that shined a light on gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade and made partner at her small firm before her fraud was discovered, according to charges announced Friday.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors investigating an alleged bribery scheme have questioned the former finance minister about the origins of 100 paintings, including three works by Pablo Picasso.
Listen closely to the testimony in federal court and you begin to learn how a 19-year-old stoner who played Jay-Z, watched “The Walking Dead” and referred to himself on a resume as “nice” and a “people person” came to embrace violent global jihad.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jury decides Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate against female worker who filed lawsuit .