PORTLAND, Ore. - The wishes of a 12-year-old boy should be considered in a dispute between his divorced parents about whether he should be circumcised, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled Friday.
LOS ANGELES - Streets flooded, hillsides slipped and commuters cursed Friday during powerful rain and snow storms that lashed Southern California.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A relative of Mahatma Gandhi has resigned from a peace institute after drawing condemnation for comments he made in an online forum that Israel and Jews ''are the biggest players'' in a global culture of violence.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Authorities believe a teen accused of plotting to hijack a plane was suicidal, and a judge was scheduled to decide Friday whether to keep him in custody.
RICHMOND, Va. - A man who sold a female pit bull to Michael Vick's dogfighting operation and attended some of the fights avoided prison time Friday because he cooperated with investigators and did not physically harm any of the dogs.
DETROIT - The county prosecutor said Friday she has opened an investigation into reports that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his top aide exchanged romantic text-messages.
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MINNEAPOLIS - An instructor at the flight school Zacarias Moussaoui attended before the Sept. 11 attacks is $5 million richer for his efforts to alert authorities - but colleagues say he wasn't the only one sounding an alarm.
NEW YORK - Police set up barricades outside a funeral home Friday as Heath Ledger's family made arrangements to claim the body of the 28-year-old ''Brokeback Mountain'' actor.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Huff announce the engagement of their daughter, Evangeline Z.S. Huff of Statesboro, to Samuel C. Watkins Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Watkins Sr.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Leading South African gold, diamond and platinum mines stopped production Friday in the face of power outages that threaten to choke economic growth.
VIENNA, Austria - Right-wing leaders from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria and France announced plans Friday to form a pan-European party with a mission to ''rescue the Western world'' from Islam and other perceived threats.
PARIS - The rogue futures trader who allegedly cost French bank Societe Generale $7.14 billion had been betting on an even larger scale - with tens of billions in fraudulent deals, the bank said Friday.
DEAR ABBY: Our divorced daughter has been dating "Brian," a man she met online, for a little over a year. My husband and I are concerned about the behavior of our 13-year-old granddaughter, "Lolita," toward him. Lolita is naive in many ways and unaware of the pitfalls she may encounter. She's constantly sitting on Brian's lap, hugging him, or talking to him in very close proximity.
For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."
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