NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's "The Bible" franchise continues to grow in unexpected ways. Up next? A 16-city music tour featuring some of today's most popular Christian acts.
The tour begins next March following the nationwide theatrical release of "The Bible" companion film "Son of God," and will feature music inspired by and visual components from the movie and miniseries.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Friday to toss out court rulings finding that New York City carried out its police stop-and-frisk policy in a discriminatory manner, ending what was likely the city's last chance to nullify the decisions before the arrival of a new mayor who has criticized the tactic.
A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a five-page order Friday, saying the city could make its arguments to toss out the rulings...
DALLAS (AP) — The 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination is being marked today in Dallas, where he was shot, and elsewhere in the United States and overseas.
A half-dozen Irish soldiers formed a guard of honor outside the U.S. Embassy in Dublin today as the American flag was lowered to half-staff. Among those who gathered there were more than a dozen retired Irish army officers who, as teenage cadets, had formed an honor guard at Kennedy's graveside when he...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. job openings and overall hiring both reached five-year highs in September, signaling steady improvement in the job market.
Job postings rose 69,000 to a seasonally adjusted 3.9 million, the Labor Department said Friday. That's the most since March 2008, just a few months after the Great Recession began. It's also close to the roughly 4 million job openings each month that are consistent with healthier job markets.
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal fund for people with illnesses related to the Sept. 11 attacks said Friday it has been able to issue compensation decisions to only 112 people out of nearly 55,000 who have applied so far — a performance one advocacy group called unacceptable.
In her second annual report, Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master Sheila Birnbaum said her staff had spent much of the year resolving bureaucratic problems and dealing with a huge surge in...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings said Friday they will increase their contribution to a downtown stadium to more than $500 million to make sure the project has everything they want as construction of their new home rapidly approaches.
The team had been scheduled to pay $477 million of the stadium's nearly billion-dollar cost. But bids coming in higher than expected made the Vikings worry about losing distinctive design features and having to settle for less than...
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A summary of the investigation into the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School will be released Monday, Connecticut prosecutors said.
The report by the prosecutor who has led the investigation, State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III, will not include the entire state police evidence file, which runs hundreds of pages, according to spokesman Mark Dupuis.
The report was initially expected over the summer, and the projected...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A burrito caused a minor scare at an Oklahoma City police briefing station after a man brought the foil-wrapped object in for analysis.
Oklahoma City Police Capt. Dexter Nelson says a man discovered a Thermos-type container in his lawn Thursday afternoon and brought it to a police briefing station. Nelson says the container was heavy and had tinfoil protruding from the lid, so the man considered it suspicious.
The stock market brushed past another milestone on Friday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 1,800 for the first time, capping seven straight weeks of gains.
The broader index is on track for its best performance in 15 years as a combination of solid corporate earnings, a strengthening economy and easy-money policies from the Federal Reserve draw investors to stocks. Stocks have also gained because they offer an attractive alternative...