Suspect in officer's slaying spews expletives at judge
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) ? A suspect in a police officer's slaying directed expletive-laced outbursts at a judge during his initial hearing Thursday on charges that he also killed his ex-pregnant girlfriend.
Springsteen gives 'elegiac' secret show for Obama: report
Bruce Springsteen performed a secret concert for President Barack Obama and his staff as they leave the White House, urging optimism in uncertain times, the rock legend's fanzine reported. Backstreets, a long-running magazine and website that methodically documents Springsteen's shows, said The Boss played a 15-song acoustic set in the White House's East Room on January 12. The fanzine, quoting an anonymous "longtime Backstreets reader" in attendance, said Obama and First Lady Michelle both attended but otherwise the crowd consisted of 200-250 mostly low-profile administration staffers.
Dollar, bond yields up on strong U.S. data; Wall Street slips
By Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar rose against the euro on Thursday after comments from the European Central Bank chief, while U.S. Treasury yields gained on a batch of solid U.S. economic data. Trading in European equities and the euro was choppy after ECB President Mario Draghi reaffirmed interest rates would stay at current or lower levels for an extended period and that the central bank was ready to increase or extend bond purchases if the outlook worsens. U.S. shares slipped as investors remained cautious ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday.
Iran shocked by deadly fire, collapse of Tehran high-rise
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? A historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran's capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in the streets.
UK court rejects bid for bridge to be recognized as sportLONDON (AP) ? Bridge players who want the card game recognized as a sport have lost their latest legal bid in Britain.
Republicans elect Michigan's Ronna Romney McDaniel to head national committeeWASHINGTON (AP) ? Republicans elect Michigan's Ronna Romney McDaniel to head national committee.
At least 20 firefighters killed in Tehran building collapse
By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - At least 20 firefighters were killed when a 17-storey Tehran commercial building collapsed on top of them as they tried to put out a blaze, Iranian state television quoted the city's mayor as saying on Thursday. The collapse was shown live on state television. "At least 20 firefighters who were trapped under rubble have died," Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said.
AP source: Feds close Tesla Autopilot fatal crash probe without recall, but criticize companyWASHINGTON (AP) ? AP source: Feds close Tesla Autopilot fatal crash probe without recall, but criticize company.
1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections
CHICAGO (AP) ? The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers.
NY lawsuits blame social media in terror attacksNEW YORK (AP) ? Twitter says it has suspended 360,000 user accounts in the past 18 months for threatening or promoting acts of terrorism.