KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A wide band of ice, freezing rain and snow was expected to march across the Midwest Friday, stretching across a broad swath of the country into the Northeast, where many areas were still recovering from a winter storm last week.
GREENWICH, Conn - It has been a year since Kaitlin Roig barricaded herself and 15 first-graders in a bathroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School, hiding from a gunman who would go on to kill 26 people in an 11-minute rampage.
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Boeing Co has obtained a $1-a-year lease for 468 acres of state land near its factory in South Carolina, nearly double the amount expected for a planned expansion, a spokeswoman for the planemaker said on Friday.
NEW YORK - Indian officials called for quick resolution of a criminal case involving a senior female diplomat who was arrested in New York on federal charges of visa fraud in lying about how much she paid her housekeeper, an Indian national.
- The U.S. Mega Millions jackpot has grown to an estimated $400 million, prompting a rush of ticket-buying by people betting their luck will hold out when the second-largest drawing on record takes place on the night of Friday the 13th.
OLYMPIA, Washington - A judge on Friday will hear a legal challenge to the voter-approved initiative enacting a $15 minimum wage for travel and hospitality sector workers in a Seattle suburb that is home to the region's main international airport.
CLEVELAND - Prosecutors have asked a judge on Friday to sentence an Ohio man convicted of shooting his wife to death while she was lying in a hospital bed suffering from a brain aneurism to six years in prison instead of a possible life term.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Friday said it will keep one person in charge of both the National Security Agency spy agency and the military's Cyber Command, despite growing calls for splitting the roles in the wake of revelations about the vast U.S. electronic surveillance operations.
DENVER - Four people were stabbed, with one critically wounded, in a melee late on Thursday in a parking lot outside a stadium hosting a U.S. National Football League game, police said.
LOS ANGELES - A massive cross that serves as part of a war memorial on a San Diego hilltop must be dismantled because it has been found to violate a constitutional ban on government endorsement of religion, a federal judge grudgingly ruled on Thursday.