NJ Transit reaches deal with rail workers, averting strike


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit and its rail workers reached a tentative deal Friday to avert a strike that would have thrown Monday's commute into New York City into chaos.

  • Written by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press

Tears, prayers as Japan marks 5th anniversary of tsunami

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan (AP) — Japanese gathered in Tokyo and along the country's ravaged northeast coast to observe a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. Friday, exactly five years after a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck offshore, triggering a devastating tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people and sent reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant into meltdown.

  • Written by EMILY WANG, Associated Press MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

Gunmen, 1 with rifle, worked as team to kill 6 at cookout

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two gunmen working as a team fatally shot five people including a pregnant woman and critically wounded two others at a backyard cookout, with one attacker using a rifle to shoot the victims in the head as they were driven in his direction, a prosecutor said Thursday.


Rain continues in north Louisiana, flooding moves south

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — Torrential rains pounded northern Louisiana for fourth day Friday, trapping several hundred people in their homes, leaving scores of roads impassable and causing widespread flooding.

  • Written by GERALD HERBERT, Associated Press BILL FULLER, Associated Press

Trump's rough handling of rally dissenters stirs questions

To Rakeem Jones, flanked on all sides by uniformed sheriff's deputies, it was more than just the shock of being ejected from a political rally for Donald Trump. The black man felt as if he was being transported back in time.

  • Written by ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer