- TV shooting survivor's husband recounts story before gunfire Updated: Aug-28-15 7:30 pm
ROANOKE, Virginia - The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera's bright light blinded her.
- Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case Updated: Aug-28-15 7:29 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
- Emmett Till relatives gather at boy's grave 60 years later Updated: Aug-28-15 7:20 pm
ALSIP, Illinois - The legacy of the lynching of thousands of black people in America was recalled when the death 60 years ago in Mississippi of just one - Emmett Till - was commemorated Friday at his gravesite in a suburban Chicago cemetery.
- GOP's tough talk doesn't square with US-China relationship Updated: Aug-28-15 6:37 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it: Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation.
- White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings Updated: Aug-28-15 6:34 pm
OLATHE, Kansas - A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people.
- After TV slaying, reporter's dad finds voice on gun control Updated: Aug-28-15 6:30 pm
COLLINSVILLE, Virginia - Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he briefly mentioned the issue as he eulogized Alison. By Friday, he was pledging a full-scale fight for tougher gun laws on national TV.
- Arkansas attorney general: Law allows 'open carry' of guns Updated: Aug-28-15 6:29 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A 2013 Arkansas law allows people to openly carry handguns if they don't plan on using them illegally against someone, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Friday, contrasting with her Democratic predecessor's stance.
- University defends mattress-carrying project against lawsuit Updated: Aug-28-15 6:29 pm
NEW YORK - Citing the importance of the First Amendment, Columbia University asked a judge Friday to reject a student's lawsuit alleging the school failed to protect him after a onetime friend called him a "serial rapist" and carried a mattress around campus to protest sexual abuse.
- Man convicted of killing friend granted motion hearing Updated: Aug-28-15 6:01 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday ordered an evidentiary hearing be held for a Lincoln man convicted of murder who says his trial attorney failed him by not objecting to jurors being allowed to hear parts of recorded police interviews with him.
- Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce Updated: Aug-28-15 5:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.
- Venezuela extends border closure despite Colombia's protests Updated: Aug-28-15 5:49 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday that he would extend the week-old partial closure of the border with Colombia to four more cities and send an additional 3,000 troops to the area, doubling down on a policy has drawn rebuke by Colombian leaders.
- Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal Updated: Aug-28-15 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans.
- Man gets prison term for assaulting 2 corrections officers Updated: Aug-28-15 5:09 pm
FLORENCE, Arizona - A man accused of attacking two corrections officers in Pinal County in separate incidents has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.
- Arpaio lawyer hopeful that contempt case will get settled Updated: Aug-28-15 4:44 pm
PHOENIX - A lawyer for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has expressed hope that a contempt-of-court case over his client's acknowledged disobedience of court orders in a racial profiling lawsuit could be settled before the lawman undergoes contempt hearings next month.
- Abbott wants new abortion limits following undercover video Updated: Aug-28-15 4:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Greg Abbott is calling on the Legislature to approve several new abortion restrictions - even though Texas already has some of the nation's toughest limits on the procedure.
- Plaintiffs seek to block Miss. ban on gay couples adopting Updated: Aug-28-15 4:26 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Four lesbian couples are asking a federal judge to immediately stop Mississippi from enforcing a law that bans same-sex couples from adopting or taking children into foster care.
- Vatican gets embroiled in Italy's 'banned books' fray Updated: Aug-28-15 3:44 pm
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican has gotten embroiled in a modern-day, secular version of the Index of Banned Books.
- Abortion-rights activists to protest Trump fundraiser Updated: Aug-28-15 3:26 pm
NORWOOD, Massachusetts - Abortion-rights activists are planning to protest outside a private fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday night.
- School employee harassed by co-worker sues Portland district Updated: Aug-28-15 3:13 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland Public Schools employee who was harassed by a co-worker seeks $650,000 in a lawsuit against the district.
- Non-profit threatens suit over decals on sheriff's vehicles Updated: Aug-28-15 2:14 pm
DOTHAN, Alabama - A nonprofit group is asking an Alabama sheriff to remove decals that include a portion of a Bible verse from patrol vehicles.
- Keep off: Judges rule Supreme Court can ban plaza protests Updated: Aug-28-15 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court, the setting for landmark rulings in favor of free speech, can keep protesters off its marble plaza without violating their constitutional rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
- The Latest: Survivor expresses condolences for TV workers Updated: Aug-28-15 1:36 pm
ROANOKE, Virginia - The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):
- Senegal activist: Release 7 men convicted of gay acts Updated: Aug-28-15 12:20 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - A Senegalese activist and a rights group on Friday called for the release of seven men arrested in July and sentenced to six months in prison for homosexual acts.
- O'Malley makes presidential campaign stop in Tennessee Updated: Aug-28-15 8:53 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley knows he needs to make a big splash in early presidential contests like Iowa and New Hampshire, but he said he's already looking ahead to the next group of primary states like Tennessee in his bid for the Democratic nomination.
- Fairbanks politicians warned for violating 'billboard law' Updated: Aug-28-15 8:42 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Politicians in Fairbanks and the rest of the state are receiving letters warning them to keep campaign signs compliant with the billboard law.