- Gay rights advocates: Jailed Kentucky clerk is no martyr
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr. Martin Luther King.
- Bears spotted in and around Denver searching for food
DENVER (AP) — When a helicopter circled her quiet suburban cul-de-sac early Friday, Carol Rose didn't think it was a manhunt or an air ambulance but instantly knew there must have been another bear sighting in the neighborhood.
- Eagles trade Barkley to Cardinals, clear spot for Tebow
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tim Tebow made Matt Barkley expendable.
- Judge's NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in 'Deflategate'
NEW YORK (AP) — The root question of the "Deflategate" scandal might be following New England quarterback Tom Brady for a while, regardless of a judge's ruling in his favor.
- Experts: Unlikely German sailor fell ill in Rio's water
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Medical experts and scientists said Friday it's unlikely that a German sailor with a bacterial skin infection that's resistant to antibiotics contracted the illness in polluted Olympic waters.
- Guatemala ex-president tells court he's innocent of graft
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Otto Perez Molina sat in a defendant's chair Friday and declared his innocence in a customs corruption scandal that forced him to resign a day earlier as president of this Central American nation.
- College initiative aims to keep oil workers in North Dakota
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Newly hired North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott was recently touring the state's booming oil patch when the Rhodes scholar met a rig worker with a high school diploma. Hagerott, a cybersecurity expert, said he soon found himself talking shop with an intellectual equal.
- A look at investigation of shots fired at Arizona vehicles
PHOENIX (AP) — Four vehicles traveling on the same freeway in the heart of Phoenix have been struck by gunshots in the last week, and the state police agency is appealing for information from the public as it conducts what it says is a robust investigation.
- Amid grief, Jill Biden said to share VP's hesitation on 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the Bidens are emotionally equipped for another campaign.
- Ticket requirements for the pope's Philadelphia events
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers faced an outcry this week over a ticket plan keeping most of Pope Francis' audience at his two biggest Philadelphia events several blocks away. A map added to some confusion over the size of the ticketholder-only zone.
- Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez nears end
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The more-than-yearlong trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was nearing an end Friday as the imprisoned politician prepared to give his final remarks in a closed courtroom.
- US stocks drop; mixed jobs report clouds rate outlook
NEW YORK (AP) — It's an adage that investors hate uncertainty. Unfortunately for them, they got more of it on Friday.
- US deports Salvadoran man wanted in prosecutor's slaying
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities say they have deported a Salvadoran gang member wanted in his country in the slaying of a government prosecutor.
- Houston-area sheriff's deputy remembered during funeral
HOUSTON (AP) — Thousands of law enforcement officers stood at attention to form a wall Friday outside one of Houston's largest churches as a 21-gun salute and flyover by police helicopters were carried out in honor of a slain sheriff's deputy.
- Lawsuit: Montana dam transfer to tribes is security risk
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to block the transfer of a Montana dam to two Native American tribes makes the unusual assertion that the transfer could lead the Turkish government to seek raw nuclear materials on U.S. soil to blow up the dam or other targets.