ATLANTA (AP) - Thomas Francis Forkner Sr., who jumped from selling real estate to the restaurant business when he co-founded Waffle House in the 1950s, has died less than two months after the death of his business partner who recruited him to help launch the famous Southern diner chain.
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are not happy about reports that former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at a September health care conference put on by the Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A jury has stripped right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of having primary custody of his children and awarded joint custody to his ex-wife.
The widow of the Delaware state trooper killed this week in the line of duty says her husband was proud of his job, wanted to get to know people so he could help them, and had dreams of becoming the state's governor one day.
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush was released Friday from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay.
WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) - Why would someone go around shaving other people's cats?
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) - Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Government scientists launched an investigation Thursday into an unusually large number of humpback whale deaths from North Carolina to Maine, the first such "unusual mortality event" declaration in a decade.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Ricans will be facing a water rate increase, privatization of government operations and the closure of a bank that once oversaw the island's debt transactions, officials said Friday as they worked on measures to offset an economic crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - The father of a blogger who was killed this week in the Maldives said Friday that his son received death threats for months from local gangs who appeared to hold radical religious views.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria's military says at least 15 gunmen believed to be Boko Haram Islamic extremists have been shot dead during a battle with soldiers.
BERLIN (AP) - The German Parliament has approved a government proposal that would ban the wearing of full-face veils for public servants while they are at work.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnamese state media say a court in Hanoi has condemned eight people to death for heroin trafficking.