CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Hours after a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper was laid to rest, the hunt for a man charged with killing him briefly intensified late Thursday as authorities blocked roads around the home of the suspect's parents.
New York (AFP) - Spoof Nobel prizes that honor the humor in science were handed out at Harvard University, celebrating the physics of stepping on a banana skin and the neuroscience behind spotting Jesus in toast.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
Miami (AFP) - A man killed his daughter and six grandchildren, the youngest just three months old, in a mass shooting at a house in the US state of Florida.
By Anirban Nag LONDON (Reuters) - Sterling rose on Thursday, hitting a two-year peak against the euro and a near two-week high against the dollar on growing expectations that Scotland will vote to stay within the United Kingdom. Thursday's vote on whether Scotland will opt for independence or not closes at 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) and the first trends are likely to come out a few hours after that. Most surveys show those supporting independence slightly behind those voting for a union, but given the high number of people who are still undecided, it was too close to call. Sterling rose to $1. ...
LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — Federal police on Thursday vowed to restore order in the hurricane-stricken resort area of Los Cabos after looting emptied store shelves and unnerved residents who worried their homes could be next.
U.S. warplanes hit an Islamic State group training camp in Iraq Thursday in their first strike not directly supporting Iraqi or Kurdish forces as France announced it will join the air war.
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton still needs to have five teeth fixed or replaced, along with a procedure to assess how much blood remains in his sinus cavity, and he will be understandably leery the next time he grabs a bat.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military ruler apologized for suggesting that attractive foreign tourists might be unsafe on the country's world-famous beaches if they wear bikinis.
Buyers from China, deprived of the latest iPhone launch at home, were among the first in line Friday in Japan to grab the "6" and its new large-screen cousin as Apple hit back at rivals.
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter turned on R.A. Dickey's fastball, sent it deep into the left-field seats and circled the bases at Yankee Stadium for the first time in 14 months.
The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a ruling that could influence the national fight for control of the Senate.
The Senate has approved a plan for the military to train and equip Syrian rebels, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's signature.
The Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer ...
By Alistair Smout and Angus MacSwan EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland voted against breaking apart the United Kingdom in four small constituencies, early referendum results showed on Friday, as Scots agonized over the fate of their country following a divisive independence campaign. Scotland's verdict on the union should be clear around breakfast time on Friday, but a YouGov poll of 1,828 voters the organisation had previously polled indicated 54 percent of Scots would back the union while 46 percent would seek independence. ...