US troops will hand off responsibility for military operations to the Afghans in the spring, President Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai announced Friday. That represents a modest acceleration from earlier plans.
James M. Buchanan, who died Wednesday, concluded that a government's rules often favor its own expansion. He furthered 'public choice theory,' which says that politicians and others tend to act in self-interest.
Recounting the suspect's words, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said the confrontation with the teacher was enough of a distraction to give 28 students time to escape their classroom Thursday at Taft High School.
Michael Huerta, the FAA administrator, said at a news conference Friday there is nothing in the data the agency has seen to suggest the plane isn't safe, but the agency wants to figure out why the safety-related incidents are occurring.
Attorneys for James Holmes, accused of killing a dozen people last summer in a suburban Denver movie theater, say they won't be ready to enter a plea due to the large number of charges against their client.
A boy abducted '94 from Indiana has been found in Minnesota, officials report. The boy's identity - Richard Wayne Landers Jr. - was confirmed by his paternal grandparents, who abducted him during a custody dispute when he was 5 years old.