- Judge strikes down Utah's same-sex marriage ban
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban Friday in a decision that brings a growing shift toward allowing gay marriage to a conservative state where the Mormon church has long been against it.
- Obama: 2014 could be economic 'breakthrough year'
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama singles out recent improvements in the economy and says 2014 could be a 'breakthrough year' for the United States.
- Treatment of arrested diplomat was typical in US
NEW YORK (AP) — It has sparked protests outside the American embassy in New Delhi. Burnings of President Barack Obama's photo. And angry speeches by Indian officials.
- Fury and frustration over Target data breach
NEW YORK (AP) — Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target's security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter through its website and call centers.
- Foul weather threatens to snarl US holiday travel
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Holiday travelers in the Midwest and parts East and South were keeping a leery eye Friday on a band of foul weather stretching across the nation's midsection that was threatening to mar the opening weekend of one of the year's busiest travel periods.
- Gay marriage supporters see hope in deep-red Ind.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In one of the most conservative states in the nation, supporters of gay marriage are pondering the unthinkable: a victory, or at least not a loss.
- Judge orders man in bomb plot jailed pending trial
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas airport worker charged with planning a suicide bomb plot at a commercial aircraft terminal poses a public danger and should not be released pending trial, a federal magistrate judge ruled Friday.
- Neighbors say Nevada gunman had botched vasectomy
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada authorities say they're trying to determine whether a California man's anger over complications he suffered from a 2010 surgery prompted him to go on a shooting rampage at a urologist's office, killing one doctor and critically wounding another before committing suicide.
- Navy says more to come in contracting scandal
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy has not seen the end of the multimillion-dollar bribery and contracting scandal that has implicated several contractors and naval personnel, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Friday, warning that more disclosures are coming.
- Wash. students protest gay vice principal's exit
SEATTLE (AP) — Students at a Seattle-area Catholic school are gaining national attention for their protest over the forced departure of a gay vice principal.