NEW YORK - A New York City high school will be named in honor of late South African President Nelson Mandela, who had received a hero's welcome when he visited the campus on a tour calling for an end to apartheid, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday.
- The 150-page court ruling finding Detroit eligible for bankruptcy focused on the city's soaring crime, crushing debt - and the late Anna Nicole Smith.
MANAMA - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel toured a U.S. warship in the Gulf on Friday and declared Washington's commitment to Middle East security, despite policy differences over Iran and Syria that have angered Gulf allies.
AUSTIN, Texas - A winter storm that some forecasters say is the worst to hit the United States in years slammed the nation's midsection early Friday, snarling travel and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of customers.
HOUSTON - Thieves robbed an armored car on the University of Houston campus on Friday, escaping with an undisclosed amount of money, federal investigators said.
- After two straight weeks with no winner, the Mega Millions Friday night jackpot topped expectations and jumped to $297 million, with a cash option of $158 million.
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - A judge has dismissed involuntary manslaughter charges against a North Carolina man whose young daughter and nephew died when the dirt pit he was digging collapsed on them, his lawyer said on Friday.
DETROIT - A Detroit-area entrepreneur has offered to donate $5 million to help protect the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts from being sold or otherwise monetized as part of Detroit's bankruptcy, the Detroit Free Press reported on Friday.
- Residents in the upper Midwest should ditch their seasonal tradition of eating "cannibal sandwiches" made of raw ground beef, health officials warned, citing multiple outbreaks of foodborne illnesses since the 1970s and cases last year.
DETROIT - Chrysler Group is recalling a small number of Dodge Dart cars in the United States because the front seat-mounted side airbags may not deploy, according to safety regulators.