For both President Barack Obama and his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, the bid to broker a cease-fire in Gaza was high-profile, high-risk diplomacy.
Lawmakers in Uganda are preparing to vote on a new anti-homosexuality bill that proposes tough jail sentences for consensual same-sex behavior.
One sheriff's deputy was fatally shot and another one was in critical condition Friday after they were confronted by a man at an Alabama home, authorities said.
Eighteen people were injured early Friday evening when a gas-fueled explosion ripped through a strip club in the western Massachusetts city of Springfield, the city's mayor said.
Odd-even gas rationing is ending in New York City, a milestone as the city continues to recover from Superstorm Sandy, which hit more than three weeks ago. The rationing will end at 6 a.m. Saturday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Friday.
The National Hockey League on Friday canceled the All-Star game and the regular season through December 14, as the player lockout continued with no collective bargaining agreement in place.
The mother of champion boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho probably will make a decision on Saturday about whether to remove her son from life support, she told reporters Friday night.
Shoppers turned out in droves at malls and big-box stores around the country to take advantage of Black Friday deals, as retailers opened their doors earlier than ever on Thanksgiving. According to early estimates, the late evening openings are paying off.
U.S. stocks wrapped up Black Friday more than 1%, inking the fifth straight day of gains.
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