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  • Woman accused of killing fiance on Hudson pleads not guilty

    GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused of killing her fiance by sabotaging his kayak on the Hudson River has pleaded not guilty. Angelika Graswald was arraigned Friday morning in Orange County Court. Her lawyer…

  • Stocks solidly lower following disappointing economic data

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank in late-morning trading Friday, following a disappointing government report that showed the U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year. The revised data, published early…

  • Burundi opposition leader declares election boycott

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi’s most prominent opposition leader said on Friday his party is boycotting national elections amid political unrest stemming from the president’s bid for a third term. Agathon Rwasa, who leads the…

  • Carl’s, Hardee’s CEO: Not all models know how to eat burgers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s ads starring nearly naked women have become a part of American culture, according to Andy Puzder, CEO of the chains’ parent company. “People watch for the ads,…

  • At $75 a game, indoor football isn’t about the money

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Chuck Wright was hooked the first time he tried professional indoor football. His pay for that game: a $10 bill and six-pack of Bud Light. “If I never did anything else,”…

  • In South Africa, killer of anti-apartheid leader gets parole

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A man convicted for the 1993 assassination of Chris Hani, a leading opponent of the white minority rule in South Africa at the time, was granted parole on Friday. Clive Derby-Lewis, who…

  • Gold coins also reported missing from Boston Public Library

    BOSTON (AP) — Apparently more than just valuable artwork is missing from the Boston Public Library’s archives. A library spokeswoman says a retired employee who now volunteers told administrators last week that gold coins originally…

  • Bob Baffert grows into racing’s grateful elder statesman

    ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Bob Baffert came blasting into thoroughbred racing in Southern California talking smack. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, he had already conquered the quarter horse world and was ready to take…

  • EPA proposes lowering required amount of ethanol in gas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing to reduce the overall amount of ethanol blended in the nation’s gasoline in coming years, a blow to renewable fuel companies that have pushed to keep high…

  • Cuba removed from US terror list

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has taken Cuba off its list of state sponsors of terrorism. Secretary of State John Kerry has signed an order removing Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist as part of…

  • Migrants hide under trucks to board Italy-bound ferries

    PATRAS, Greece (AP) — For hundreds of migrants hoping to build a new life, access to Europe’s richest countries lies on the other side of a metal fence surrounding the western Greek port of Patras.…

  • THE LATEST: Voting begins to choose next FIFA president

    ZURICH (AP) — The latest on FIFA developments: ___ 5:05 p.m. (1505 GMT; 11:05 a.m. EDT) Voting has begun to choose FIFA’s next president. Delegates from the world soccer body’s 209 members were handing over…

  • Cleanup of oily goo could allow California beaches to reopen

    MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 7-mile stretch of Southern California coastline that was closed to swimmers and surfers after globs of oily goo washed ashore could reopen Friday after a two-day cleanup effort. Officials…

  • Washington Monument reopening

    WASHINGTON — The Washington Monument will reopen at noon Friday. “Electricians and elevator technicians have completed testing of the elevator’s electrical system and determined it is not subject to a repeat of the power failure…

  • Blatter’s future as president at stake in FIFA election

    ZURICH (AP) — The future of soccer’s embattled governing body was at stake Friday as Sepp Blatter sought a fifth term as FIFA president amid the biggest corruption crisis in the organization’s 111-year history. Voting…