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.
NEW YORK - Former Manhattan madam Kristin Davis, whose quixotic bid for New York City comptroller last year was interrupted by her arrest on drug charges, pleaded guilty on Friday to selling prescription drugs for cash.
CLEVELAND - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine collapsed during a speaking engagement on Friday and was taken to a Cincinnati hospital, his office said in a statement.
TOWSON, Maryland - Police seeking a Maryland man suspected of abducting his 11-year-old daughter and wanted in connection with the death of her mother widened their search to across the United States on Friday.
ORLANDO/MIAMI - A pregnant woman who drove a minivan with her children inside into the surf off a Florida beach was charged with three counts of attempted murder, law enforcement officials said on Friday.
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.