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Former U.S. Marine released after months in Mexican jail

A former U.S. Marine, who had been held in Mexican jail for months after arriving at the border from California with guns in his vehicle, was freed on psychological grounds on Friday, a Mexican court said.

Thousands show for Nevada Day parade in Las Vegas

High school bands from across the valley, a larger-than-life Elvis balloon and a silver Ford Mustang carrying UNLV President Don Snyder paraded through downtown Las Vegas on Friday to celebrate Nevada Day and the state’s 150th birthday.

Woman charged after 2 men thrown from top of moving car

Las Vegas police arrested a woman Friday on a DUI charge, among others, after two men riding on the trunk of a car were thrown from it near Sahara Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard.

Girl, 14, dies after Washington school shooting

One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria.

2 Hawaii residents arrested for trespassing to see lava

Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.

Gray wolf sighted at Grand Canyon, first since 1940s

A gray wolf was recently photographed on the north rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona in what would be the first wolf sighting in the national park since the last one was killed there in the 1940s, conservation groups said on Thursday.

1 dead, 1 injured in crash of Virgin Galactic spaceship flight

A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing at least one person, officials said.

NYC jail cell death reaches $2 million settlement

The city on Friday reached a $2.25 million settlement with the mother of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said.

Maine judge orders temporary restrictions for nurse

The confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up on Friday when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine after she defied state officials and took a bike ride.

Pa. fugitive makes court appearance

Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and held with the handcuffs of a Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of slaying, arrived at court on Friday to face murder charges, authorities said.

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