WASHINGTON - U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in February despite the icy weather that gripped much of the nation, easing fears of an abrupt economic slowdown and keeping the Federal Reserve on track to continue reducing its monetary stimulus.
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - Opening statements in the military trial of a U.S. Army general accused of twice forcibly sodomizing a female captain during their illicit sexual relationship provided sharply conflicting accounts on Friday of what drove the adulterous affair.
- Attorneys for the man charged with mass murder for shooting dozens of people at a Colorado movie theater have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to force a reporter to reveal confidential sources she used for a story about the massacre.
BOSTON - Massachusetts on Friday banned people from secretly taking pictures or video under another person's clothing, two days after the state's top court pointed out that so-called 'upskirting' was allowed under existing laws.
WASHINGTON - A U.S. judge has thrown out a fine by the Federal Aviation Administration against the operator of a small commercial drone, a decision that could open up the nation's skies to more unmanned-aircraft flights.
- The shooter who critically wounded a man in a crowded shopping mall in Memphis, Tennessee, was still at large on Friday, police said.
MIAMI - A mother who drove a minivan carrying her three young children into the surf off a Florida beach has been charged with three counts of attempted murder, law enforcement officials announced on Friday.
- Kansas is violating the state constitution in its funding of public schools, a duty that is mandatory and not to be left to the whims of state legislators, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday.
- More than 440,000 homes and businesses were without power in North Carolina and South Carolina on Friday due to a strong ice storm.
BUENOS AIRES - Philanthropist and former media tycoon Ted Turner was rushed to a hospital early on Friday in Argentina's Patagonia region before flying to Buenos Aires for surgery for appendicitis, local media said.