Pennsylvania professors agree to contract, end strike
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) ? The union representing striking professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities says it has reached a tentative contract agreement and is ending its walkout, now in a third day.
Church bells peal in town retaken by Iraqi troops from Islamic State
By Stephen Kalin BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - The din of bullets, mortars and bombs in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella was replaced momentarily on Friday by a sound not heard there for more than two years: the peal of church bells. A cautious calm returned to this historic Christian area following its recapture from Islamic State a day earlier as Iraqi forces push west towards Mosul, the jihadists' last major stronghold in the country. Bartella, once home to thousands of Assyrian Christians, emptied in August 2014 when Islamic State seized control as part of a lightning blitz across large swathes of Iraq and neighboring Syria.
US top diplomat refers to NKorea as 'illegitimate regime'WASHINGTON (AP) ? Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday described North Korea's government as "an illegal and illegitimate regime."
Striking Pennsylvania state university professors to end walkout, negotiators reach tentative contractHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) ? Striking Pennsylvania state university professors to end walkout, negotiators reach tentative contract.
Prosecutors: Judge convicted of bribing officer with beerWILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) ? Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina judge has been convicted of bribery after he offered beer and money to an officer in exchange for text messages from his wife's cellphone because he suspected she was cheating on him.
Cameroon says at least 53 dead after crowded train derailsESEKA, Cameroon (AP) ? At least 53 people have died after a train overloaded with passengers derailed along the route that links Cameroon's two major cities, the country's transport minister said late Friday.
Trump vows no regrets; Clinton ups pressure over Khan attack
Hillary Clinton ramped up her pressure on Donald Trump in the election's most competitive states Friday with an emotional TV ad targeting his criticism of a Muslim-American family. Trump vowed to go all-out ...
Wall Street ends flat; Microsoft rallies, healthcare falls
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow ended little changed and the Nasdaq advanced on Friday, as a record day for Microsoft and earnings from McDonald's helped offset a fall in energy and healthcare names.
1 classification upgrade in new batch of Clinton emailsWASHINGTON (AP) ? One email in a new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails released Friday by the State Department contains classified information.
NY enacts restrictions on Airbnb, with fines of up to $7,500ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) ? New York state enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb on Friday with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals.