SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — In a sweeping indictment of one of the country's most decorated basketball programs, the NCAA suspended Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim for nine games Friday and outlined a decade-long series of violations that included improper benefits, academic misconduct and drug-policy failures.
TORONTO (AP) — In a video recorded before his death, the gunman who killed a Canadian soldier and then stormed Parliament said he did it because of Canada's military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq.
HOUSTON (AP) — A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration is alleging the U.S. government misled a judge about whether officials began implementing one part of the action prior to the judge's Feb. 16 decision to issue a temporary hold of the directives.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama says this weekend's 50th anniversary commemoration of historic civil rights marches is as much about stirring young people to change as about honoring yesterday's legends.
Lawmakers in several states are seeking to address the high-profile problem of sexual assaults on college campuses, but their bills have encountered criticism and legal complexities. Among the contentious measures, some are viewed as infringing on victims' rights and others as too favorable to accused students.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police officer who went to a video game store to buy a present for his son ended up in a fierce gun battle with two would-be robbers, fighting to the end of his life to protect patrons and employees, a police captain said Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evildoers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford finds his answer in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An investigator hired by a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm to look into a complaint of gender discrimination has taken the stand for a second day in a lawsuit filed by a former female employee at the firm.
NEW YORK (AP) — As the National Transportation Safety Board begins its investigation into a Delta jetliner that slid off a runway while landing during a snowstorm at LaGuardia Airport, there is no shortage of questions to pursue:
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A crime lab scientist testifying in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified that his DNA matched DNA found on a cigarette butt at the crime scene.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Amazon.com and caffeine powder distributors didn't provide proper warnings about the supplement's dangers, resulting in the death of an Ohio high school student last year, the teen's father said in a lawsuit filed Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the spy agency, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable, enhance the agency's cyber capabilities and shore up espionage gaps exacerbated by a decade focused on counterterrorism.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have sent two pieces of soap purportedly dating back to World War II for forensic tests to establish if they contain remains of Jews murdered in the Holocaust — reacting to rumors that scholars largely dismiss as myth.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring in February underscored the resilience and confidence of U.S. businesses, which are adding workers at the fastest pace in 17 years. Yet the strong job gains did little to raise wages last month.
NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Maysles, the acclaimed documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer feature-length nonfiction movies that used lightweight, hand-held cameras to spontaneously record the lives of both the famous and the unexamined, has died. He was 88.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House committee investigating the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks are demanding that the panel's Republican chairman withdraw a subpoena for Hillary Clinton's emails and schedule a hearing for Clinton to testify immediately.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely presidential candidate who built his reputation on limiting the power of public-sector unions four years ago, plans to quickly sign a right-to-work bill after the Assembly passed it Friday at the end of an all-night session.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks dropped sharply on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs survey raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. The dollar jumped and U.S. government bond prices fell after the report.
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief on Friday came out against a bipartisan call in the United States to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Friday approved the first lower-cost copy of a biotech drug in the U.S., a long-awaited milestone that could save billions for insurers, doctors and patients.
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — A former Marine found guilty in the shooting deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man is being processed at an intake center of the Texas prison system to determine where he will serve his life sentence.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A retired University of Florida professor was killed by an ex-convict to whom he'd given $37,000 in recent years in what authorities described as a "Good Samaritan" relationship, police said.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State group's rampage through the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is an act of "cultural cleansing" that amounts to a war crime, and some of the site's large statues have already been trucked away for possible illicit trafficking, the head of the U.N.'s cultural agency said Friday.
PARIS (AP) — Kanye West swapped the newly-blond Kim Kardashian for a brunette at Dior Friday, stunning some photographers into thinking momentarily that his wife had dyed her hair back to its natural color.
GALENA, Ill. (AP) — The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, railroad officials said.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric joined UNESCO Friday in decrying the Islamic State group's attack on the renowned archaeological site of Nimrud, a nearly-3,000 year-old city in present-day Iraq whose treasures were one of the 20th century's most significant discoveries.
MILLVALE, Pa. (AP) — Police believe a 22-year-old woman died of an overdose a week or two ago, before her 10-month-old boy starved when no one was left to care for him in the western Pennsylvania apartment they shared.
PARIS (AP) — The French girl knew him as "Tony Toxiko" — an Islamic State recruiter who first used Facebook to cajole her into joining him in Syria, then brusquely called to force the issue: Come to me or risk damnation. She was 14.
It only lasted minutes, but images of sheriff's deputies lobbing tear gas and beating civil rights marchers with batons and whips on March 7, 1965 energized the nation into fighting against segregation in the South.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson city leaders will meet with Justice Department officials in about two weeks and provide a plan for ways to improve the police department following a scathing report released this week, Mayor James Knowles III said Friday.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Cleaning ladies who have waged Greece's longest-running anti-austerity protest have camped outside a finance ministry building in Athens for nearly two years with one goal — getting their state-paid jobs back.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces, residents and an intelligence officer said.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's new government gave an inaugural performance this week by hosting a U.S.-sponsored conference on investment and entrepreneurship designed to boost international confidence in the struggling new democracy.
CHICAGO (AP) — The funeral home that handled services for Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks has jumped into the legal battle over the estate of the Hall of Famer with a claim for more than $35,000 it says it has not been paid.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after covering the civil rights marches in Selma for CBS News, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante is returning to Alabama for this weekend's commemorations still working for the same news organization.
MOSCOW (AP) — Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic.
EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — An 85-year-old man says his suburban Cleveland home has been pelted with eggs several times a week for a year, and police haven't been able to crack the unusual case despite stakeouts, questioning neighbors, installing a surveillance camera and even testing eggshells as evidence.
N'GOUBOUA, Chad (AP) — The Boko Haram militants attacked N'gouboua before dawn, marking the first time the Nigerian extremist group had hit a town inside Chad. Crying "Allahu akbar" or God is Great into the pre-dawn darkness, they opened fire indiscriminately and burned scores of mud-brick houses with gasoline, killing at least eight civilians and two security officers.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice.
MIAMI (AP) — A businessman who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig get out of Cuba to sign a rich American baseball contract was sentenced Friday to a month in prison and five months' house arrest for violating U.S. immigration laws.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Four members of Food and Drug Administration's tobacco advisory panel, including its chairman, have left after a federal judge ruled some of its members had conflicts of interest, the agency said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start farther north where there is snow and ice.
BERLIN (AP) — The headlines would suggest Europe is under siege: Thousands of Germans march against the continent's "Islamization." French readers flock to read a novel about a Muslim president who imposes Sharia law on their country. Commentators warn darkly about an encroaching age of "Eurabia" in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say taxpayers shelled out around $3 million to prosecute and defend convicted murderer Jodi Arias at a series of trials that concluded with jurors deadlocked a second time on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company's iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going to be able to do the same?
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of British students mark World Book Day by going to school in costume as their favorite fictional characters. But one 11-year-old found himself in a bind when he dressed as Christian Grey, the S&M-loving billionaire hero of erotic thriller "50 Shades of Grey."
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice drifting in the water turned out to be just as interesting.
LONDON (AP) — Another strong U.S. jobs report gave the dollar a big lift Friday as traders think it may prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this summer. Stocks, meanwhile, were fairly flat-footed as any concerns over higher borrowing rates are offset by hopes over the U.S. economic outlook.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's warring parties failed to reach a breakthrough in peace talks in Ethiopia, mediators said Friday, expressing disappointment following months of discussions attempting to stop violence in the world's newest country.
CAIRO (AP) — The U.K.-based energy company BP on Friday announced agreements worth $12 billion to develop a major gas field in Egypt, which has been trying to attract foreign investment after four years of unrest.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Parliament on Friday approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe's biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards starting next year.
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian panel ruled Friday against returning one of the country's most stunning works of art to heirs of the original Jewish owner, and the government said it would keep the masterpiece in line with that recommendation.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials say government forces are withdrawing heavy rocket launchers from the front line with Russian-backed separatists in accordance with last month's cease-fire accord.