NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Jackson, Mississippi, pastor has been elected the new president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., the largest group of black Christians in the United States.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - A private U.S. plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed into the ocean north of the Caribbean island Friday after a journey of more than 1,400 miles.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she will likely make a decision on whether to run for president around the beginning of 2015.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months.
Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.
NEW YORK (AP) - Police handcuffed dozens of protesters who blocked traffic in dozens of cities across the country on Thursday in their latest attempt to escalate efforts to get McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay employees at least $15 an hour.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department plans a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, a person briefed on the matter said.
NEW YORK (AP) - Actress Lea Thompson, "Duck Dynasty" diva Sadie Robertson and NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip are making tracks for the new season of "Dancing With the Stars."
CHICAGO (AP) - They're often pegged as the civic-minded, do-gooding generation. But while they're still optimistic about their own personal prospects, a new study finds that today's youth are often more skeptical of the country's institutions than the young generations that preceded them.
BERLIN (AP) - Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Miranda Lambert released the most ambitious album of her career earlier this year and Country Music Association voters responded by giving her a record-tying load of nominations.
NEW YORK (AP) - Organizers of New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade have agreed to allow a gay contingent to march under its own banner for the first time, making an exception for a group of employees from NBC, the network televising the event.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states - Colorado and Washington - and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes. Five things to know about marijuana and driving:
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Andrea Sneiderman pleaded for mercy during her sentencing hearing.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Andrea Sneiderman pleads for mercy during her sentencing hearing.
ATLANTA (AP) - State officials are looking to identify more than 20,000 alumni of the Governor's Honors Program.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - The lawyer for a Georgia teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face is objecting to the racial makeup of potential jurors.
BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - A former Maryland college student who told authorities he killed a man and ate his heart and parts of his brain pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible Monday.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia jury found Andrea Sneiderman guilty of nine counts in her trial on charges including false statements and perjury Monday afternoon.
ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service is expanding a flash flood watch that now covers most of Georgia.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The CIA is acknowledging in the clearest terms yet the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of conspiracy theories for decades.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A federal jury in West Virginia has awarded a Georgia woman $2 million in damages in a lawsuit involving surgical mesh pelvic repair products.
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - A jury hearing the racketeering trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill has found him not guilty of more than 20 charges of theft and giving false statements.
NEW YORK (AP) - Warnings of weaker sales from two major companies and concern that the Federal Reserve could ease off its support for the economy sent the stock market spiraling lower Thursday.
GENEVA (AP) - The British stuntman who parachuted into the London Olympics opening ceremony as James Bond has been killed in an accident in the Swiss Alps while flying a special wingsuit.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials say Thursday is the deadline for those planning to apply for a dove quota hunt at one of the state's public dove fields.
ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate has risen to 8.8 percent.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police in suburban Atlanta say the principal of a private Lutheran school faces charges of child molestation.