Obama: Americans must 'come together' on gun crimes
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) ? The public must "come together" to figure out how to keep deadly mass shootings from happening, President Barack Obama said Friday. But he emerged from a private meeting with family of the victims of last week's shooting in Oregon to declare: "Today is about the families."
Milner-Scudder sees All Blacks to clean sweep win
The All Blacks remain short of their champion best and were rattled by the Tongan forwards before some Nehe Milner-Skudder magic set up a 47-9 victory on Friday. Milner-Skudder scored twice in five minutes midway through the second half at St James' Park to take the stuffing out of a Tonga side that had valiantly stayed in touch for the first 50 minutes. The New Zealanders, having already qualified for the play-offs before the game, were looking to polish their rough edges against Tonga.
Mormon leader: Africans at peace with past priesthood banSALT LAKE CITY (AP) ? One of the highest-ranking black Mormon leaders said Friday that Latter-day Saints in Africa are at peace with the religion's past ban on the lay priesthood.
Appeals court puts hold on regulation protecting waterwaysTRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) ? A federal appeals court on Friday blocked an Obama administration rule that attempts to clarify which small streams, wetlands and other waterways the government can shield from pollution and development.
Ohio prisons officials challenge FDA stand on execution drugCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? With two dozen scheduled executions in limbo, Ohio sent a forceful letter to Washington on Friday asserting that the state believes it can obtain a lethal-injection drug from overseas without violating any laws.
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Train attack hero in 'good spirits' after stabbing
One of three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a train in France, was recovering Friday after being stabbed in his home state of California, hospital officials said. Spencer Stone "is awake, able to get out of bed and in good spirits," a statement by the UC Davis Medical Center said.
Overhaul of Florida's districts hurts would-be House speaker
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) ? A Florida judge called Friday for a sweeping overhaul of the state's 27 congressional districts, including one held by one of the Republicans seeking to become the next U.S. House speaker.
Charges dropped against Ron Paul's former campaign managerDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ? A federal judge dismissed charges Friday against Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign manager, leaving two other campaign operatives to stand trial on charges alleging they secretly paid an influential Iowa politician for his endorsement.