A fresh load of supplies is finally on its way to the International Space Station. A SpaceX rocket blasted off today with more than two tons of cargo, more than a month late. Storms cleared out at Cape Canaveral just in time for the mid-afternoon launch. The California company's Dragon supply ship will reach the orbiting lab Sunday - Easter morning. That pushes urgent spacewalking repairs to Wednesday.
Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.
Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the "Way of Suffering."
A California educator has pleaded not guilty to sexual molestation charges that prosecutors say were filed after a former student confronted her in a phone call and posted the conversation on YouTube.
Andrea Cardosa, a 40-year-old former assistant principal, entered the plea Friday in Riverside County Superior Court.
Judge Helios Hernandez also rejected motions to toss the case and to reduce Cardosa's $5 million bail.
Authorities in Kansas City, Mo., have announced charges against a man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people. Mohammed Whitaker is facing 18 felony counts, and is being held on $1 million bail. Police aren't saying what led them to the suspect, but they say they received more than 100 tips.
A Florida man suffocated his crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday.
Cody Wygant, 24, is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect. He was being held Friday without bail at the Citrus County Jail.
Sixteen-month-old Daymeon Wygant wasn't breathing when emergency crews arrived at the home Thursday morning. The child pronounced dead at a hospital, investigators said.
Four additional charges have been filed against the driver accused in the crash that killed four people and injured more than 20 others during South by Southwest.
Rashad Owens, 21, has been charged with four additional counts of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle.
That brings the total number of charges filed against Owens to 26.
That's according to the Travis County Jail's website.
Several people are at the Edinburg Police Department to witness the arraignment of two men accused of fatally hitting a cyclist and trying to hide his body. We have a crew there working to get the very latest updates in the case.
President Barack Obama's national security adviser says anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Ukraine were "utterly sickening" and that Obama has bluntly expressed his disgust.
Susan Rice is referring to leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with a self-proclaimed local authority or face consequences. She says the leaflets have no place in the 21st century.
Rice says Secretary of State John Kerry has forcefully conveyed that view to his Russian counterpart.
More details are coming in from Acapulco, Mexico, where a powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake has struck. The quake was felt across at least a half-dozen states and Mexico's capital, where it shook for at least 30 seconds. So far, there have been no reports of major damage or casualties, but the tremor did send people running into the streets, where broken windows and debris have been falling. The quake was centered 170 miles southwest of Mexico City.
One of the Olympic gold medals won by the American "Miracle on Ice" hockey team in 1980 is being auctioned off. It's being sold by Mark Pavelich, who was a Minnesota collegiate player when he helped Team USA beat the Soviets on the way to the gold medal. He's selling his medal through Heritage Auctions, with online and email bidding. The auction company says Pavelich isn't in any financial distress -- he just wants to help out his kids. Bidding starts at $62,500.
Family members and friends of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects are honoring him a year later. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Sean Collier worked and died, held a remembrance ceremony today and unveiled plans for a permanent memorial. Collier was shot and killed in his cruiser days after the bombing. Investigators say the bombing suspects shot him while trying to take his gun. He was 26.
Stormy weather in Florida may bring another delay in the launch of a critical delivery flight to the International Space Station. The launch by SpaceX, which is NASA's commercial supplier, had been foiled by a leaky rocket valve earlier in the week. The valve has been replaced. The unmanned cargo ship contains more than two tons of station supplies, including material for some urgent computer repairs.
There are no reports yet of any injuries or damage from a powerful quake that shook central and southern Mexico today. The U.S. Geological Survey measures it at 7.5, and says it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco. Many Mexicans are vacationing there for the Easter holiday.
Brownsville police got a call about a young man on the hood of a moving car near the 400 block of Rey Jaime Street. Police found the vehicle and the driver. The driver told police his 12-year-old friend wanted to ride on the hood of the car, so he gave him a ride around the block. While implicating himself, the driver said he wasn’t going fast. No injuries were reported. The 24-year-old driver is waiting to be formally charged.
Michaels Stores Inc. says Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.
The nation's largest arts and crafts chain, based in Irving, Texas, says that its subsidiary Aaron Brothers was also attacked.
Former President George W. Bush's annual mountain bike ride for U.S. military members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan will be held this year at his Crawford ranch in Central Texas. The three-day ride will start on May 1st. This will be the fourth year that Bush has hosted the Warrior 100K, a 100-kilometer ride.
U.S. regulators have again approved a Merck tablet for gradually reducing seasonal allergies, this time for ragweed pollen. Ragwitek is approved for patients aged 18 through 65. Merck's tablet for spring grass allergies, Grastek, was approved Monday for patients aged 5 to 65. Ragwitek and Grastek should be available in pharmacies by April 30.
Stocks are mostly higher on Wall Street as upbeat earnings news from several big U.S. companies encouraged investors. The S&P 500 index rose two points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 1,864. A drop in IBM's stock pulled the Dow Jones industrial average lower. The Dow fell 16 points, or 0.1 percent, to 16,408. The Nasdaq rose nine points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,095.
A man who was widely considered to be the most popular Spanish-language writer in centuries has died. A person close to the family confirms that Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico.
He was 87. His novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. His works out-sold everything published in Spanish except the Bible.
Houston ISD officials say a student has been caught with a loaded handgun on the campus of Cullen Middle School.
Officials say school leaders received a tip, then detained the student and found the loaded gun in a backpack. The weapon has been confiscated.
HISD issued the following statement: "Please know that we take these situations very seriously. The safety of our students and staff at Cullen Middle School is always our absolute top priority."
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