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.
Little Rock settles lawsuit over 2010 police shooting
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The city of Little Rock agreed to settle a lawsuit Friday from the family of 67-year-old black man who was fatally shot in 2010 after two off-duty, white police officers entered his apartment without a warrant, a city official told The Associated Press.
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.
Rick Perry ditches glasses for portrait, defends Trump
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ditching his now-famous black glasses Friday for his official Texas portrait, former Gov. Rick Perry is back looking like his old self but sounding far different when it comes to former presidential rival Donald Trump.
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."
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