Indians fans pitch in with wedding gifts for rookie Merritt
Christie aide on trial says she told him of traffic study
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? Republican Gov. Chris Christie approved of a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge, his former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial, but federal prosecutors say it was actually a cover story for a political payback scheme designed to cause traffic jams.
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The Latest: Union: About time Minneapolis officers clearedMINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? The Latest on an internal investigation by Minneapolis police into the November 2015 fatal shooting of a black man by two white officers on the city's north side (all times local):
AT&T in advanced talks to buy Time Warner: banking source
Telecom giant AT&T is in advanced talks to acquire entertainment group Time Warner, a banking source familiar with the negotiations said Friday. A deal possibly worth more than $70 billion could be announced as soon as Monday, the source told AFP, confirming a report in the Wall Street Journal. Time Warner's assets include the networks CNN and HBO.
Let's toast: Jim Beam strike ends with promise to expandJim Beam ended a nearly weeklong strike at two bourbon distilleries in Kentucky on Friday, toasting a labor settlement that answers the workers' key demand with a commitment to hire more full-time staff. ...
Ex-player says concussions are still widely underestimatedHOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) ? Former NFL Alumni Association President George Martin says concussions are a scourge in contact sports with long-term consequences still widely underestimated.
Ex-NSA worker accused of stealing secrets to stay in custodyBALTIMORE (AP) ? A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody as prosecutors continue building a criminal case against him, a federal judge ruled Friday.
S.Africa's withdrawal rocks International Criminal Court
South Africa announced Friday that it would withdraw from the International Criminal Court, dealing a major blow to a troubled institution set up to try the world's worst crimes. The decision followed a dispute last year when Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited the country for an African Union summit despite facing an ICC arrest warrant over alleged war crimes. South Africa refused to arrest him, saying he had immunity as a head of state.
As son was dying in hot car, Georgia man sent teen sex texts
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) ? A Georgia man swapped sexual text messages with a teenage girl while his toddler son sat dying in the back seat of the father's sweltering SUV, his young texting partner testified in court Friday.