|Obama will travel to South Africa for Mandela funeral
U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa next week to pay respects to legendary civil rights advocate Nelson Mandela, the White House announced Friday.
|Colorado teacher doesn't regret controversial 'castration' remarks
A western Colorado school board member has told a Denver newspaper that she doesn't regret recent remarks, in which she said boys should be castrated if they want to use the girls' locker room.
|US Army soldier charged with murder has PTSD, attorney says
The defense attorney for a U.S. Army sergeant charged in the double murder of a couple near Georgia's Fort Stewart said Friday that the soldier suffers from brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder, stemming from combat in Afghanistan.
|Winter storms kill more than 1,000 US flights, power in Texas
Winter storms moving across the United States have knocked out power to more than a quarter of a million homes and businesses, and more than 1,000 commercial flights have been interrupted by the Arctic blast.
|After Montana teacher's death, suspect's trial in doubt
The murder of a high school teacher has weighed heavily in rural Montana. Friday, the fate of her accused killer rests not with a jury, but with experts evaluating whether he is competent to stand trial.
|California family settles lawsuit over school gun accident
The family of a Southern California elementary student, who was injured when another student pulled the trigger of a rifle mounted on a police motorcycle at a school assembly, has settled a lawsuit.
|Couple orders breakfast at McDonald's, gets cash instead
A Tennessee couple got much more than they expected in their to-go order at a McDonald's drive-thru this week -- when they ordered a hot breakfast, but got a bag of cold cash instead.
|Charges dropped against North Carolina man in kids' deaths
A judge on Thursday dismissed manslaughter charges against a North Carolina man accused in the deaths of his daughter and a nephew, who died in a dirt pit the man had dug at the home.
|Jailed Utah doctor attempts suicide after murder conviction
Corrections officials intervened in a suicide attempt on Thursday by Utah physician Martin MacNeill, who was convicted last month in the drowning death of his wife in a bathtub, authorities said Friday.
|UNH fires women's hockey coach for player contact
The University of New Hampshire has fired its women's hockey head coach Brian McCloskey after an investigation into inappropriate physical contact he allegedly had with a player during a recent game.