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.
MANAMA - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel toured an anti-mine warfare ship in the U.S. Fifth Fleet on Friday to underscore U.S. commitment to Middle East security despite policy differences over Iran and Syria that have angered Washington's longtime 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.
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.
- 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.
- Over 225,000 homes and businesses in the Texas and other U.S. South Central states had no electricity Friday morning following severe ice storms starting Thursday night, according to local power companies.
NEW YORK - Bill Bratton, a veteran police chief who has led departments across the country, was named on Thursday as New York City's next police commissioner, taking over a force credited with a sharp drop in violent crime but criticized for its tactics.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama lived briefly with his Kenyan-born uncle while attending law school, the White House said on Thursday, reversing earlier statements that there was no record of the two men ever having met.
- Two Britons facing trial in the United States for charges of supporting militant groups including al Qaeda by operating websites promoting jihad plan to change their pleas to guilty next week, court papers filed on Thursday showed.