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. | Video
OLYMPIA, Wa. - Hundreds of detainees at an immigration holding center in Tacoma have gone on hunger strike to demand better conditions at the facility and an end to U.S. deportations, their attorney said on Saturday.
ORLANDO - A judge set bail at $1.2 million on Saturday for a pregnant woman facing attempted murder charges for driving a minivan carrying her three young children into the surf off a Florida beach, according to jail records.
AUBURN, New York - An 89-year-old U.S. World War Two veteran who was wounded when his plane crashed in occupied France in 1944 received a Purple Heart medal on Saturday, an honor he declined 70 years ago.
TAMPA, Fl. - A pregnant woman and her family were hospitalized this week after eating steak bought from a Wal-Mart that local authorities believed was laced with the hallucinogenic drug LSD, according to the medical examiner's initial test results.
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - A U.S. Army general twice forced a female captain to engage in oral sex when she tried to break off their illicit sexual relationship during their deployment in Afghanistan in 2011, the woman said during an emotional account on Friday at his military trial.
LOS ANGELES - Former NFL player Darren Sharper, facing California charges of drugging and raping two women, will not immediately be sent to Louisiana where he is wanted on suspicion of rape in a separate incident, a judge ruled on Friday in an extradition hearing.
TOWSON, Maryland - An 11-year-old girl who was missing from a Baltimore-area home where her mother was killed has been found at a South Carolina motel with her father, who was arrested on murder and flight charges, police said on Friday.
SARATOGA, California - Teenagers who share sexually explicit images of others on the Internet to harass them could soon face tougher punishment under California legislation proposed on Friday, spurred by the suicide of a teen after images of her sexual assault were circulated to other students.
CHICAGO - The daughter of President Barack Obama's former pastor was convicted on Friday of laundering thousands of dollars from a state grant for a Chicago-area job-training program, federal prosecutors said.