Official calls attack near border 'reprehensible'
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection is calling the kidnappings and assault of three people in South Texas "serious and disturbing."
FDNY: Explosion death toll at 8, may not rise
NEW YORK (AP) — All eight people reported missing after a deadly New York City gas explosion have been recovered, the fire commissioner said Friday, but workers are still treating the scene as a rescue operation in case there are unknown survivors in the rubble.
Explosion a reminder of NYC's aging infrastructure
NEW YORK (AP) — Even while the cause remains unknown, a deadly blast that leveled two buildings served by a 127-year-old gas main has provided a jarring reminder of just how old and vulnerable much of the infrastructure is in New York and many other cities nationwide.
After 37 years on lam, killer caught in Fla.
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In the nearly 40 years after he escaped from the maximum-security military prison at Fort Leavenworth, convicted killer James Robert Jones carved out a new life for himself in Florida, living under an assumed name, getting married and working for an air conditioning company.
Clinton records: Fight back hard after 1994 losses
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by the GOP takeover of Congress in the 1994 elections, White House advisers urged President Bill Clinton not to take the blame and make light of it in public but instead to hit back hard by casting Republicans as defenders of "wealthy special interests," according to documents released Friday.
APNewsBreak: LAX union wants emergency training
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Los Angeles International Airport workers had no idea what to do when a gunman opened fire last year in a terminal because they were inadequately trained to deal with an emergency, according to a union report.
Man sentenced to 249 years for 1991 temple slaying
PHOENIX (AP) — A man convicted of killing nine people, including six monks, during a robbery at a Buddhist temple in metro Phoenix was sentenced Friday to 249 years in prison, marking the end of one of the most notorious criminal cases in Arizona over the past 25 years.
Man known as kissing sailor in WWII-era image dies
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who became known for claiming he was the sailor kissing a woman in Times Square in a famous World War II-era photo taken by a Life magazine photographer has died.
No charges against Connecticut man who killed son
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A popular fifth-grade teacher will not face prosecution for fatally shooting a knife-wielding prowler in a ski mask who turned out to be his 15-year-old son, a prosecutor announced Friday.
MLK daughter's lawyers want estate lawyer removed
ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter want a lawyer for her father's estate disqualified from participating in an ownership dispute over King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.