NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former police officer, accused of killing two people during a robbery at an east Tennessee pharmacy, gunned down his victims after they complied with his demands for painkillers, a prosecutor said Friday. More »DA: Tenn. victims shot after drugs handed over
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was never a fan of MTV's "Jersey Shore," saying it unfairly cast the state in a negative light. More »Snooki: NJ Gov Christie 'just doesn't like us'
Without even thinking, Joe Ortner rattles off a list of items on his family's dairy farm that could kill you: 1,000 gallons of diesel, 500 gallons of gas, cleaning chemicals in the milking parlor, oil ... More »Wis. farmers, firefighters partner on hazards maps
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — With a growing sexual assault epidemic staining the military, President Barack Obama urged U.S. Naval Academy graduates Friday to remember their honor depends on what they do when nobody is looking and said the crime has "no place in the greatest military on earth." More »Obama: Sexual assault threatens trust in military
CANNES, France (AP) — For the aging, gruff patriarch of his father-son road trip "Nebraska," Alexander Payne tried to lure Gene Hackman out of retirement and considered the likes of Robert Duvall and Jack Nicholson. Bruce Dern calls them "the obvious guys." More »Cannes: Dern a leading man again in 'Nebraska'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many states get hit frequently with tornadoes and other natural catastrophes, but Oklahoma is Disaster Central. More »Oklahoma gets far more than its share of disasters
WASHINGTON (AP) — No one answered the tax-help hotline at the IRS. Forget about getting advice on avoiding foreclosures at any of the Housing and Urban Development offices nationwide. More »Budget cuts mean unpaid day off for many in gov't
The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers who want to help the victims of this week's Oklahoma tornado that they need to be wary of scams and make sure that their donations are going to a reputable ... More »FTC warns of charity scams in wake Okla. tornado
WASHINGTON (AP) — Failure is OK, but continuing to work hard is more important, Michelle Obama said Friday. More »First lady to students: 'I have failed at things'
THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — Police searched a high school in the northern Denver suburbs Friday after a report of a man with a rifle outside the school. More »Colo. school searched after report of armed man
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's government has agreed to attend a U.S.-Russian-brokered peace conference, according to Moscow. While this development might seem at first glance to be a step toward ending the civil war, strong skepticism persists on both sides. More »Syrian regime OKs peace talks amid skepticism
Shares of GameStop Corp., which have made strong gains in 2013, sank Friday in spite of the video game retailer's better-than-expected quarterly results and increased outlook. THE SPARK: GameStop, the ... More »GameStop shares slump following 1Q report
Officials in Las Vegas say McCarran International Airport handled slightly fewer passengers in April than a year earlier. Data released Friday shows slightly more than 3.5 million people flew in and out ... More »Las Vegas air traffic down .2 percent in April
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira says he expects to play in a minor-league game Wednesday with Double-A Trenton. More »Teixeira expects to play in minors Wednesday
LONDON (AP) — Britain scrambled fighter jets Friday to intercept a commercial airliner carrying more than 300 people from Pakistan, diverting it to an isolated runway at an airport on the outskirts of London and arresting two British passengers who allegedly threatened to destroy the plane. More »UK-bound Pakistan plane diverted, 2 men arrested
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's president has ordered the creation of a new workers' militia to defend the country's "Bolivarian revolution" at a time when the government faces economic problems and political turmoil. More »Venezuela to create new workers militia
Shares of Intuitive Surgical Inc. rose Friday after a jury ruled the company did not owe damages to the family of a patient who suffered complications following a surgery performed with Intuitive's da ... More »Intuitive Surgical rises on lawsuit verdict
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press that Jets running back Mike Goodson is expected to return to practice Tuesday despite his legal troubles. More »AP Source: Jets RB Goodson to practice Tuesday
A line of children's beds with defective mattress support rails and motorized shades with overheating batteries are among this week's recalled consumer products. Here's a more detailed look: CHILDREN'S ... More »Recalls this week: Children's beds, shades
A truck hauling an oversized load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major route between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the interstate into the river below as the driver ... More »'Horrified' trucker watches I-5 bridge collapse
Shares of Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. rose in heavy trading Friday after the Chinese company said it reached a deal to supply modules for a solar project in Southeast Asia. THE SPARK: Yingli said its ... More »Yingli shares rise on news of contract
The Ocean Conservancy, a Washington D.C.-based environmental organization, released its 2012 list of trash collected during its International Coastal Cleanup. More than 10 million pounds of debris was ... More »Top 10 items found during 2012 coastal cleanup
The New Hampshire Senate's budget committee voted Friday to require hospitals to participate in a managed care network by July 1 if they want state compensation for charity care. The Finance Committee ... More »NH Senate budget panel making spending decisions