- Court nixes assembly ban in German town hit by violence Updated: Aug-29-15 7:49 am
BERLIN - Germany's highest court has overturned a weekend ban on assemblies in an eastern town where anti-foreigner violence a week ago shook the country.
- The Latest: Canada asks for release of Al-Jazeera defendant Updated: Aug-29-15 7:47 am
CAIRO - Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):
- As asylum-seekers flood in, Germany struggles to house them Updated: Aug-29-15 5:46 am
BERLIN - Twenty-three-year-old Leila, her husband and two small children spent their first week in Germany in a temporary shelter, an austere but desperately needed haven after a traumatic flight from Syria that began when her husband was told to fight for the government.
- Prison scrambles as Legionnaires' disease sickens inmate Updated: Aug-29-15 4:01 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Officials at California's oldest state prison scrambled to provide safe drinking water to thousands of inmates after waterborne Legionnaires' disease hospitalized one inmate and was suspected of sickening more than two dozen others.
- 'Candy Man' doctor guilty of issuing illegal prescriptions Updated: Aug-28-15 8:14 pm
SANTA ANA, California - A California doctor known as the "Candy Man" was convicted Friday of illegally prescribing powerful painkillers, and authorities said 20 of his patients died.
- Cash-strapped Illinois: Can't do the 'impossible' on paying Updated: Aug-28-15 7:29 pm
CHICAGO - The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services providers for the disabled, saying compliance should "not mean doing the impossible" amid one of the nation's worst budgetary crises.
- Judge denies bid to halt Oklahoma inmate's execution Updated: Aug-28-15 6:53 pm
McALESTER, Oklahoma - A judge ruled against an Oklahoma death row inmate on Friday after his attorneys argued he is insane and sought to halt his upcoming execution for the 2002 killing of his 9-month-old daughter.
- Mexico adoption-for-cash scheme took babies from mothers Updated: Aug-28-15 5:09 pm
MEXICO CITY - A child welfare official in northern Mexico took at least nine babies from poor or drug-addicted mothers and offered them to adoptive parents in exchange for payments ranging from $5,000 to $9,000, authorities said Friday.
- Project Everlast for at-risk youths to go statewide Updated: Aug-28-15 4:59 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - An innovative program for at-risk youths has won a grant that will allow it expand across Nebraska and serve a larger variety of struggling kids.
- Arizona lawmaker to lead Nevada anti-school bullying program Updated: Aug-28-15 4:33 pm
PHOENIX - Nevada education officials have tapped an Arizona lawmaker to run a new anti-bullying program championed by Gov. Brian Sandoval.
- Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea Updated: Aug-28-15 4:28 pm
VIENNA - Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.
- 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.
- Task force tackles homelessness among Native Americans Updated: Aug-28-15 4:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A liaison has been named to bridge the gap between New Mexico's largest city, the Navajo Nation and other tribal communities as they work to address chronic homelessness among Native Americans.
- Prison monitors missed problems at Arizona private prison Updated: Aug-28-15 3:53 pm
PHOENIX - A report shows five senior Arizona Department of Corrections officials assigned to monitor operations at a private prison in Kingman were apparently unaware of brewing discontent among inmates or massive guard overtime and understaffing before riots broke out in July.
- USDA to approve Simplot's genetically engineered potato Updated: Aug-28-15 3:16 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops around the world.
- Katrina-scattered families rebuild separately and together Updated: Aug-28-15 2:50 pm
HOUSTON - Bunk beds dominate the narrow living room of Chevelle Washington's modest three-bedroom brick townhouse apartment. A large box in the corner is piled high with kids' shoes. The 51-year-old is raising six of her grandchildren. Her home is a refuge, a haven.
- 200 feared dead in latest migrant disaster off Libya's coast Updated: Aug-28-15 9:50 am
ZUWARA, Libya - Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean.
- Wicomico County medical marijuana facility proposed Updated: Aug-28-15 9:35 am
HEBRON, Maryland - A company is hoping that its plan to build a medical marijuana growing facility in Wicomico County is one of 15 applications approved by the state of Maryland.
- The Latest: Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya Updated: Aug-28-15 8:47 am
GENEVA - Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.
- Refugees or migrants? Debate over words to describe crisis Updated: Aug-28-15 7:04 am
STOCKHOLM - Day after day, images of soaked and exhausted parents clutching their glassy-eyed children as they arrive on Europe's shores make their way around the world.
- Jersey City to implode 3 former public housing buildings Updated: Aug-28-15 5:56 am
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - Jersey City is going to implode three buildings at a former public housing site to make way for a mixed income, affordable senior housing community.
- Former Rockingham County inmate sues county for negligence Updated: Aug-28-15 4:53 am
BRENTWOOD, New Hampshire - A former inmate at the Rockingham County prison is suing the county for allegedly not providing safe conditions inside their jail cells.
- Court: Mom can't see records of child's abuse investigation Updated: Aug-28-15 3:49 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has blocked a mother's efforts to inspect children's services agency records regarding an abuse investigation focusing on her daughter.
- Plans announced to start clearing Hawaii homeless encampment Updated: Aug-28-15 3:07 am
HONOLULU - As families living in a large homeless encampment in Honolulu worked to repair the tents and tarps they call home after a series of downpours, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced that crews will begin clearing out a section of the Kakaako camp in a little more than a week.
- Doctor fights charges he misled patients about marijuana Updated: Aug-28-15 1:57 am
CHICAGO - Supporters of an Illinois doctor who's in trouble for a marijuana recommendation say his case could have a chilling effect on other doctors' participation in the state's medical cannabis pilot program.