- Another lawsuit accuses former VA employee of sexual abuse
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The number of lawsuits accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse has grown to at least five.
- 6 family members, including 4 kids, killed in Syracuse blaze
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — An early morning fire tore through a home in Syracuse on Friday, killing six members of the same family, including four children.
- LGBT community braces for impact of new counseling law
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roddy Biggs was 13 and depressed, and had been seeing a therapist for six months before he revealed something he had denied even to himself: He was gay.
- Emma and Noah continue to be tops for baby names
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to baby names, Emma and Noah reign supreme.
- Woman shot by 4-year-old son avoids prosecution
PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman whose 4-year-old son shot her in the back as they rode in her pickup truck will avoid prosecution and any jail time if she satisfies a number of conditions detailed in an agreement announced Friday.
- DC's subway to endure year of shutdowns and slowdowns
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's beleaguered subway system will endure a year of rolling shutdowns and slowdowns in an effort to catch up on maintenance and improve safety and reliability.
- SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications satellite.
- Paterno's son calls 1976 allegation about father 'bunk'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Paterno's son said Friday that an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State University football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is "bunk."
- Thousands mourn at funeral of kidnapped Navajo girl
FARMINGTON, New Mexico (AP) — Thousands of people from across the Navajo Nation came together Friday to share their grief at the funeral of an 11-year-old girl who was lured to her death by a beckoning stranger.
- In California, couple's return to meat sparks vegan uproar
LOS ANGELES (AP) — At the Cafe Gratitude restaurant chain in California, waiters serve plates of vegan rice bowls, vegetable pizzas and tempeh sandwiches with names such as "Gracious," ''Warm-Hearted" and "Magical."