HOUSTON - A judge dismissed grand jury indictments Friday that accused a Texas Supreme Court justice and his wife of involvement in an arson at their home, but prosecutors noted the couple had not been absolved and the investigation was continuing.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A multibillion-dollar effort to produce bomb-resistant vehicles for U.S. troops in Iraq is moving ''as fast as humanly possible,'' Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday, after a visit to the military facilities playing a key role in the program.
SPARTA, Ky. - Five bodies were found in a car submerged in a northern Kentucky creek, near a sharp curve on a rural road, police said.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Eight men whose skeletal remains were discovered last year in Fort Myers were the victims of homicide, police said Friday.
POMONA, Calif. - Monica Thomas-Harris got the chilling news just before Christmas: Her estranged husband, jailed for abducting and threatening her, had been released.
Both the Gator and Lady Gator basketball teams notched their 10th wins of the season Friday night as Bulloch Academy swept Region 2-AA foe Memorial Day School.
ATLANTA - Even the fractious Georgia Legislature can agree on one thing: The state needs its first water management plan.
DETROIT - A jury convicted a 911 operator Friday of willful neglect of duty after authorities said she didn't take seriously a boy's calls to report his mother had collapsed. The mother was found dead three hours after the first call.
ELIZABETH, N.J. - Two inmates returned Friday to the scene of their daring Hollywood-style escape last month, which also led to the suicide of one of their guards.
LAS VEGAS - The fight for top-billing in Saturday's Nevada Democratic presidential caucus has become much like its model in Iowa: an hour-by-hour test of who has the best organization.
LAS VEGAS - The White House campaign has brought a new act to Vegas.
ATLANTA - When civil rights elders signed on to support Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for president, it was seen as a coup in the competition for the black vote, especially in the Deep South.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels fatally shot 10 ethnic Sinhalese civilians in southern Sri Lanka, the Defense Ministry said Friday, amid escalating violence following the government's withdrawal from a cease-fire.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Friday distanced itself from one of its own officials who criticized U.S. efforts to deal with North Korea's nuclear programs.
WASHINGTON - President Bush embraced as much as $150 billion in tax relief on Friday to jump start the lackluster economy. If Congress passes an economic stimulus package, the country will be ''just fine,'' he said.
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