Abortion-rights activists plan to challenge laws in Arkansas and North Dakota. The Arkansas law bans most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy, while the North Dakota measure bans them after six weeks.
Several organizations paid for 24 educators in Ohio to receive a 3-day firearms course. The training included role-playing, and participants were required to know basic firearm safety and marksmanship.
Navy SEAL accident Ariz.: Brett Shadle, a special warfare operator chief with the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 died Thursday when he and another SEAL collided in midair during a parachute training exercise.
Christopher Knafelc, from Philadelphia, put himself in danger Thursday when he leaped onto the subway tracks to help a stranger who had fallen. Knafelc, who has a colorful past, was able to halt train traffic.
Man thrown from plane: A flight instructor says his student was thrown from an experimental aircraft at 2,500 feet above the ground. The canopy on the plane came off and he fell out. His body was found Saturday.
On Friday Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill permitting livestock owners to slaughter horses so their meat may be prepared and packaged. However, processing plants must still be authorized by the federal government.
An investigation by the state of Georgia found widespread cheating on standardized tests by nearly 180 educators in 44 Atlanta schools, dating back to 2005. On Friday, 35 administrators and teachers were indicted by a Fulton County grand jury.
To help reduce the deficit, President Barack Obama has suggested using a different measure of inflation to calculate Social Security benefits, leading to a slower growth rate. Veterans groups worry such a change could apply to disability payments.
On Friday an Arizona judge sentenced George Sanders, 86, to two years unsupervised probation. Last fall, at her request, Sanders shot his ailing wife, whom he had cared for since she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1969.
The rate for subsidized Stafford loans is set to increase from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1, due to Congressional inaction, just as millions of new college students start signing up for fall courses.