- The Latest: Senator seeks reconvening of Congress over Zika
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local):
- 2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop
SAN DIEGO (AP) — One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night stop to check out a person, authorities said Friday. A suspect was wounded and taken into custody shortly after the gunfight and police hours later surrounded a home as they searched for man described as a possible accomplice.
- Drew Peterson gets 40-year sentence in murder-for-hire case
CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson was given an additional 40 years in prison Friday for trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for killing his third wife.
- Special prosecutor to help in Minnesota police killing case
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor said Friday that he won't step aside but will add a special prosecutor to his team as he decides whether to charge a police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist, whose case gained national attention after the shooting's gruesome aftermath was broadcast live online.
- Reliance on jailhouse informant dooms Chandra Levy case
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Armando Morales was a gang leader, drug dealer and a jailhouse snitch. But he was also a commanding, dynamic presence on the witness stand when he told jurors that his cellmate, Ingmar Guandique, confessed to the murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy.
- Governor signs bill reducing marijuana penalties in Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Marijuana possession in small amounts in Illinois will be punishable by fines but not jail time after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday that makes the state the third largest to decriminalize minor pot offenses.
- GMO wheat found in Washington state could affect US trade
SEATTLE (AP) — Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food.
- Navy ship to be named for late gay rights leader Harvey Milk
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The late gay rights leader Harvey Milk already has schools, streets and parks named in his honor. Soon, a U.S. Navy ship will join the list.
- Woman in UN bribery scandal gets 20 months in prison
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who bribed a top United Nations official to get support for business ventures has been sentenced to 20 months in prison.
- Eroding Alaska village to vote on whether to move or stay
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tiny island village on Alaska's storm-battered western coast is entering a new chapter in its decades-long pursuit to move the entire community from its badly eroding shores to safer ground.