Democrats hold on to Louisiana governor’s seat despite Trump
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has stunned Republicans again, narrowly winning a second term Saturday as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor and handing Donald Trump another gubernatorial loss this year.
The Latest: Rispone: Disappointed at loss, but thankful too
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the Louisiana governor’s election (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Republican Eddie Rispone says he’s disappointed at losing the Louisiana governor’s race but he’s thankful for his family and supporters and vowed to continue to work to improve the state.
Alleged gunman, victim among 6 charged after game shooting
Six men have been charged after a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game that critically wounded a 10-year-old boy and sent players and the packed crowd fleeing in panic.
Parents, 3 sons die in apparent murder-suicide in San Diego
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A husband and wife and three of their young children died Saturday morning at the family’s San Diego home in what police believe was a murder-suicide sparked by a bitter divorce.
Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books
A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry far-reaching immunity from lawsuits in the aftermath of mass killings.
Florida judge draws town’s wrath over school violence case
MACCLENNY, Fla. (AP) — Anxieties multiplied quickly across Baker County, a mostly rural community of 28,000 in northern Florida, when news spread that a 15-year-old had planned a massacre at the county’s only high school.
Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won't cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded study found.
Football brings some peace to Sioux family after suicide
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Teenagers Jashawn and Jayton Pease embraced in the end zone while celebrating the 74-39 victory that made their Crow Creek Chieftains the champions of South Dakota’s tribal school league.
Study links Asian carp with Mississippi River fish drop
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Sport fish have declined significantly in portions of the Upper Mississippi River infested with Asian carp, adding evidence to fears about the invader’s threat to native species, according to a new study.
Prince Andrew again denies having sex with Epstein victim
NEW YORK (AP) — Britain’s Prince Andrew says he doesn’t remember a woman who has accused him of sexually exploiting her in encounters arranged by Jeffrey Epstein.
Chicago teachers approve contract deal that ended strike
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers on Friday approved the contract deal that ended an 11-day strike and includes pay raises, $35 million to enforce limits on class sizes and a pledge to supply each school with a nurse and a social worker.
Man, young boy shot at New Jersey high school football game
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Players and spectators ran for cover Friday night when a gunman opened fire at a New Jersey high school football game, wounding two people.
California school shooter dies with motive a mystery
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The death of a 16-year-old boy who killed two students and wounded three others at his Southern California high school has left investigators struggling to discover what prompted the deadly attack.
Texas appeals court blocks inmate Rodney Reed’s execution
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ top criminal appeals court on Friday halted the scheduled execution of inmate Rodney Reed, whose conviction is being questioned by new evidence that his supporters say raises serious doubt about his guilt.
Real estate heiress who posted $35M bail acquitted of murder
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area real estate heiress who was under house arrest on $35 million bail for more than two years plans to reconnect with her children and visit family in China after a jury acquitted her of killing the father of her kids, her attorney said Friday.
Oklahoma judge reduces J&J order in opioid lawsuit by $107M
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis on Friday reduced that amount in his final order in the case by $107 million because of his miscalculation.
Measure introduced in Ohio would ban abortion outright
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of conservative lawmakers in Ohio has introduced a bill to outlaw abortion outright except to save the pregnant woman’s life.
Mormon leader: We didn’t leave Boy Scouts, they left us
NEW YORK (AP) — A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday the church severed its century-long tie with the Boy Scouts of America because the organization made changes that pushed it away from the church.
Parole rejected for Charles Manson follower after 50 years
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A third consecutive California governor is blocking parole for a former follower of late cult leader Charles Manson who has been in prison for decades for two of the Manson family’s slayings in the 1960s.
Ex-tennis club chief pleads guilty in college bribery case
BOSTON (AP) — The former president of a private tennis club in Texas has pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal. Martin Fox entered the plea in Boston’s federal court Friday.
Man convicted in 3 deaths; bodies were burned in pig roaster
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man was convicted Friday for his role in the slayings of three young men who were lured to a suburban Philadelphia farm where they were shot, set on fire and buried.
Astronauts start spacewalk series to fix cosmic ray detector
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts launched an extraordinarily complicated series of spacewalks Friday to fix a cosmic ray detector at the International Space Station.
Attorney: Man charged in adoption case ‘made happy families’
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Arizona elected official charged with running an adoption-fraud scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands ran a legal practice and “made happy families,” his attorney said Friday.
Doorbell cameras captured final seconds of doomed flight
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two doorbell cameras captured the final seconds of the flight of a small plane that crashed into a house last month in New Jersey and burst into flames, according to a preliminary report released Friday.