Sheriff: Colo. school shooter wounds 2, kills self
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver student shot two other students at a high school Friday before he apparently killed himself, authorities said.
Kansas airport worker arrested in car bomb plot
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man was arrested Friday on charges that he planned to set off a car bomb at the Wichita airport in an attack intended to support al-Qaida, authorities said.
Astronaut may get Christmas wish for spacewalk
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronaut Rick Mastracchio may get his Christmas wish for a spacewalk or two because of a broken cooling system.
US faces new pressure over missing CIA contractor
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration faced intensified pressure Friday to find former CIA contractor Robert Levinson — both from lawmakers and the Levinson family — nearly seven years after he disappeared in Iran during what now has been revealed as an unofficial spy mission.
New drug, study method show breast cancer promise
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.
Ohio man gets 6 years for wife's hospital killing
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of fatally shooting his ailing wife in her hospital bed was sentenced Friday to six years in prison and plans to seek clemency from the governor.
Guard brings Christmas to remote Alaska village
KWETHLUK, Alaska (AP) — The mere presence of Santa and Mrs. Claus put broad smiles on the faces of many children in an Alaska Yup'ik Eskimo community this week, and it wasn't just because they were about to receive gifts.
AP Photos: Newtown images tell tale of grief, hope
As incredible as the news coming out of Newtown was a year ago, as wrenching as the images of frightened children and grieving relatives were, delicate expressions of support and hope also emerged.
Prospects for budget legislation solid in Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after winning lopsided House approval, bipartisan legislation to ease across-the-board spending cuts and reduce economy-rattling budget brinkmanship appears likely to command the 60 votes necessary to clear the Senate, officials in both parties said Friday.
Brisk sales raise Mega Millions jackpot to $425M
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Superstition didn't deter players hoping that Friday the 13th would bring them good luck in the recently revamped Mega Millions game, as heavy sales prompted lottery officials to boost the jackpot from $400 million to $425 million.
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