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Aaron Hernandez's fiancee: He was drunk before the slaying

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez took the stand in his murder trial Friday, telling the jury that he was drunk in the hours before the slaying of her sister's boyfriend.

Apple chief Cook to give his wealth away: Fortune

Apple chief Tim Cook is joining Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and other technology titans who have vowed to donate their wealth to charities, according to a report in Fortune magazine. "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change," Cook was quoted as saying in a Fortune story focused on how he has brought his own winning style of leadership to the iconic California company more than three years ago. His net worth was estimated at about $120 million, based on the amount of Apple stock he owns. Cook, 54, last year became the first openly gay chief executive of a Fortune 500 company.

2 charged with murder, kidnapping in alleged baby-theft plot

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a woman and man with kidnapping and murder in a scheme to steal babies.

Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to give away most of his fortune

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers.

Museum's 'Little Syria' exhibit going to Ellis Island

DETROIT (AP) — The Arab American National Museum is sending its exhibition about one of the earliest Arab-American settlements to Ellis Island, the same place where many of those immigrants first set foot in the U.S.

At least 9 dead as militants attack hotel in Somali capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab militants blasted their way into a Mogadishu hotel and took positions inside, exchanging fire with security forces seeking to regain control of the facility late Friday, a Somali police official said.

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Retiring Reid backs successor

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, a surprise move that's certain to open a fierce battle for his seat as well as a fight to lead the Democratic party in the chamber.

Ripped doctor's letter found in co-pilot's trash

Notes found in the home of the co-pilot suspected in this week's crash suggest he "kept his illness secret," a prosecutor said. FULL STORY | The victims | Cockpit rules change | Watch CNNgo | Coverage

Zayn Malik: 'I've let the fans down'

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik spoke for the first time since leaving the group this week -- and said he's sorry for the pain he's caused.

Attack at hotel kills at least 6

Gunmen raided a hotel in Somalia's capital after detonating a car bomb outside the building Friday, killing at least six people and sparking a gun battle with security forces, a police officer at the scene said.

From stoner to accused Boston bomber

Listen closely to the testimony in federal court and you begin to learn how a 19-year-old stoner who played Jay-Z, watched "The Walking Dead" and referred to himself on a resume as "nice" and a "people person" came to embrace violent global jihad.

Why Bergdahl left his base

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his unit in eastern Afghanistan in July 2009 intending to walk to the nearest U.S. military outpost to report wrongdoing, believing he could not trust his own commanders to deal with his concerns, an Army report say, according to sources familiar with the investigation. It is the clearest indication yet of the motive behind his decision to leave his post.

Introducing city kids to nature -- by bike

At 74 years old, Marilyn Price still remembers the first time she rode a bike.

Why the Dead Sea is dying

Court to rule today on Amanda Knox conviction

Italy's highest court will rule Friday whether to uphold Amanda Knox's murder conviction in the 2007 death of her British roommate.

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St. John's cuts ties with Lavin after 5 seasons

St. John's coach Steve Lavin and the school have mutually agreed to part ways after five seasons.

Cubs prez, prospect at odds over readiness

Is top Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant ready for the major leagues? He says yes, but team president Theo Epstein isn't so sure.

Fiancee: Hernandez intoxicated before killing

The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified in his murder trial that he was intoxicated in the hours before the killing of her sister's boyfriend.

Vandy QB Robinette quits game, cites health

Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette has decided to end his playing career, citing health concerns and his desire to enter med school.

Don't bite the hand: Coyotes analyst arrested

Arizona Coyotes radio analyst Nick Boynton has been placed on a leave of absence by the team after being involved in a disturbance at the casino in Buffalo while in town for Thursday night's game against the Sabres.

Bling kings: Buckeyes get 1st of 3 title rings

Ohio State football players received their College Football Playoff championship rings on Friday morning, the first of three rings that the school will give the players.

Tanaka gets Opening Day nod over Sabathia

Masahiro Tanaka will make the Opening Day start for the Yankees, ending the six-year Opening Day run of CC Sabathia.

Tennessee fires Tyndall amid NCAA probe

The Tennessee Volunteers have fired Donnie Tyndall because the basketball coach is "highly likely" to be found responsible for NCAA violations stemming from his time at Southern Miss, Tennessee announced Friday morning.
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