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Ex-FAMU band member gets 1 year in hazing death

In an Orange County courtroom ,Jessie Baskin, 22, looks at his mother who was overtaken with emotion Friday, March 28, 2014, after he was sentenced to a year in jail for the beating death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion. Baskin pleaded no contest to...
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Obama to Putin: Pull back from Ukraine border

President Barack Obama waves as he gets off Air Force One upon his arrival at King Khalid International airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, March 28, 2014. President Barack Obama is in Saudi Arabia to reassure the key Gulf ally that his commitment to the Arab world...

1st brief filed after Virginia gay marriage ruling

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge who struck down Virginia’s gay marriage ban usurped the state’s authority to decide whether same-sex unions should be allowed, a lawyer defending the ban said Friday. David B. Oakley, an attorney for court clerks in Norfolk...
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Airline apologizes for note on deaf couple’s bag

FILE – In this Dec. 2013 file photo crews work around two American Airlines jets in St. Louis. A deaf couple is upset over a note that an American Airlines employee attached to a bag misplaced by the airline that was delivered with a handwritten note readin...
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Navy gunman once faced murder charge in NC

This undated photo released by the Mecklenburg (N.C.) County Sheriff’s Office, shows Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, who, according to the Navy on Thursday, March 27, 2014, is the civilian who shot and killed a sailor aboard a guided-missile destroyer at the Naval Station Norfolk in...
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Christian school pressures ‘tomboy’ to transfer

Sunnie Kahle, 8, puts on her shoes before leaving her home in Forest, Va. on March 26, 2014. Kahle recently withdrew from Timberlake Christian School in Forest, Va. after the school sent a letter asking her to either dress and act more feminine or not enroll again because she...
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Nuke test cheating linked to flawed leadership

Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson speaks to reporters at the Pentagon, Thursday, March 27, 2014. The Air Force is firing nine mid-level commanders and disciplining dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base in response to an...
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NJ Gov. Christie on major push to shed scandal

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pauses before answering a question Friday, March 28, 2014, in Trenton, N.J., about the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge, during his first news conference since his nearly two-hour back and forth with reporters in January, a day after...
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Community waits to hear full toll of mudslide

A search and rescue worker carrying a probe wades through water covering Washington Highway 530 Thursday, March 27, 2014, on the eastern edge of the massive mudslide that struck Saturday near Darrington, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, Pool) A search and rescue worker carrying a...
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Search for mudslide missing comes down to digging

Four search and rescue workers wade through water covering Washington Highway 530 Thursday, March 27, 2014, on the eastern edge of the massive mudslide that struck Saturday near Darrington, Wash. as heavy equipment moves trees and other debris in the background. (AP Photo/Ted S....