By DAVID B. CARUSO and JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City cracked down on the sale of supersized sodas and other sugary drinks Thursday in what was celebrated by some as a groundbreaking attempt to curb obesity but condemned by others as a blatant intrusion into people
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Smithsonian Institution is announcing a seven-city tour to showcase the Congressional Gold Medal awarded in 2011 to Japanese American veterans from World War II.
The medal was awarded to the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. FED BOND ANNOUNCEMENT SENDS STOCKS ROCKETING
But economists caution the moves may have little effect; more action could be on the horizon.
2. UPHEAVAL OVER ANTI-
BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina corrections officials say an officer who was taken hostage by inmates at a maximum-security prison has been freed.
Corrections Department spokesman Clark Newsom said the male officer was freed at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday by armed officers who rushed a dorm at
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California Regents reached a proposed settlement with UC Davis students and alumni hit with pepper spray during a campus protest that gained nationwide attention in November.
Neither the University's lawyers nor the plaintiffs' lawyers would comment
NEWMAN LAKE, Wash. - Newman Lake residents have noticed a new creature in their water. Neighbors have spotted fresh water jellyfish all over the lake. These jellyfish are much smaller than normal salt water jellies.
"Most of the time no one notices them because they are on the bottom they sit on
WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. State Department spokesperson said Thursday the U.S. does not see any willingness on Cuba's part to seriously discuss the release of imprisoned American contactor Alan Gross, and urged Havana to send him home as a humanitarian gesture.
State Department spokeswoman Neda
CUMMING, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two people have been killed in a small plane crash near Atlanta.
Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers tells The Associated Press that the RV-7 plane crashed Thursday night in a residential neighborhood near Lake Lanier.
Shivers said the crash occurred
PHOENIX (AP) - Opponents have asked a federal judge to delay Arizona authorities from enforcing the most contentious section of the state's heavily debated immigration law.
A Sept. 5 ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton cleared the way for police to carry out the requirement that officers
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A single-engine plane that entered a temporary no-fly zone in the Denver area has landed without incident after the military scrambled two F-16s to intercept it.
The plane was intercepted after President Barack Obama spoke in Golden, Colo., around 11 a.m. Thursday but