A. Paul Schaap said he would donate $5 million to protect pensions and the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection in the city's bankruptcy, according to reports. Schappe said he plans to meet with U.S. Chief District Judge Gerald Rosen, who is serving as the mediator in Detroit's bankruptcy case.
The Ostersund District Court dropped the charges against the 27-year-old man, who had been arrested on narcotics charges when he was pulled over on a traffic stop on his way home from a dinner party. He submitted a blood test requested by the police who had suspicions of drug use.
A Georgia appeals court ruled that a man who dumped his fiance for another woman was to pay $50,000 to his ex-partner for breaching his promise of a marriage. The state Court of Appeals upheld the lower court's ruling in favor of Melissa Cooper, who was awarded the $50,000 when she sued Christopher Ned Kelley for fraud and breach of promise to marry, the Courthouse News Service reported Friday.
Police in California said a cat that ran away from home nearly three years ago was found and apparently lived just a few miles from the home. Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said the orange tabby cat, Dash, had spent three years living as a stray in Fremont and had been getting food from a woman who recently moved away, the Oakland, California Tribune reported on Friday.
The "Family Guy" dog, Brian's death caused an uproar among fans who hated seeing his demise on the hit show. Now they will rejoice in his return. The recently deceased dog will be returning to the U.S. animated series, according to EW.com Friday.
Although not particularly surprising, Republicans and Democrats in Washington have received mixed messages from the Labor Department's better than expected monthly jobs report on Friday. Lawmakers from both parties described the numbers as encouraging but suggested that the data provided support for their policies rather than those of their colleagues across the aisle.
Amid the troubled rollout of Obamacare, the results of a new Gallup poll released Friday showed a majority of Americans want Congress to scale back or entirely repeal the healthcare reform law. The poll found that 20 percent of Americans want Congress to scale back the Affordable Care Act, while 32 percent would prefer its outright repeal.
Martin MacNeill, the Utah doctor who was convicted last month in his wife's murder, has been hospitalized after attempting suicide in his cell.
Prison guards found him trying to kill himself and intervened. HLN reports that MacNeill tried to cut an artery near his groin.
MacNeill was convicted...
Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has improved by much more than anticipated in the month of December, according to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan on Friday. The report said the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for December jumped to 82.5 from the final November reading of 75.1. Economists had been expecting the index to edge up to 75.5.
While the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. personal income in the month of October, the report also showed continued growth in personal spending. The report said personal income edged down by 0.1 percent in October after rising by 0.5 percent in each of the two previous months.
In another upbeat sign for the U.S. labor market, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing that stronger than expected job growth in the month of November pushed the unemployment rate down to a five-year low. The report showed that non-farm payroll employment rose by 203,000 jobs in November following a revised increase of 200,000 jobs in October.
An Italian court has convicted an Egyptian Muslim cleric who was kidnapped as part of a CIA-led rendition program of terrorism charges.
The court in Milan on Friday sentenced Abu Omar, originally known as Osama Mustafa Hassan, in absentia to six years in prison.
Abu Omar was living in Italy when...
The US Defense Department has offered the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) a technical solution for removing the worst chemical weapons from war-torn Syria by December 31 and is readying the capability for early January if the OPCW accepts, American Forces Press Service quoted...
The U.S. military boosted its alert status across the Middle East following Thursday's militant bombing of a defense ministry hospital in Yemen.
A suicide car bomb attack followed by a gun battle in Yemen's capital Sanaa killed 52 people and injured more than 100 others.
"The United States military...
The National Security Agency gets billions of cellphone records worldwide a day and is tracking individuals worldwide, the Washington Post reported.
The more-than five billion records collected daily go into a database that stores the information.