Iraqi protesters storm Baghdad's Green Zone, shooting erupts

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and gunshots in the air as hundreds of anti-government protesters stormed Baghdad's heavily secured Green Zone on Friday. Several demonstrators, mostly supporters of powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, were wounded as the crowd rushed the prime minister's office and the parliament building.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

New San Francisco police chief inherits city divided by race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First, police fatally shot two minority suspects carrying knives. Then transcripts surfaced showing officers using racial slurs in text messages. Finally, a young black woman was shot dead as police tried to pull her from a stolen car.

  • Written by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press

Stocks move higher, led by health care and tech companies

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are climbing in afternoon trading Friday as investors respond to encouraging corporate news and dealmaking. The gains were broad. Nine of the 10 sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index rose, led by health care and technology companies.

  • Written by BERNARD CONDON, The Associated Press

Jury selection begins in Peterson murder-for-hire trial

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jury selection started Friday in the murder-for-hire trial of Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars in his third wife's death.

  • Written by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press