Cain: 'all of these women are lying'
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says "all of these women are lying" about unwanted sexual advances. In an appearance on David Letterman's Late Show on Friday night, the former pizza executive again denied any impropriety during his time running the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. Meanwhile, Cain in Orlando on Friday suggested that the Taliban is playing a role in Libya's new government, adding another foreign policy misstep to his presidential campaign.
Alleged plot on envoy deplored
The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Friday deploring the alleged plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States and pointed a finger at Iran. The world body didn't directly accuse Iran of involvement, but it called on the Islamic Republic to comply with international law requiring protection of diplomats and to cooperate in bringing those responsible for the assassination plot to justice.
Sweat lodge guru to serve 2 years
An Arizona judge sentenced James Arthur Ray, a bestselling author and self-help guru, to two years in prison Friday for the deaths of three clients overcome by heat during a sweat lodge ceremony. In June, a jury convicted Ray of three counts of negligent homicide.
Cellphone records remain off-limits
A federal judge in Houston has ruled that authorities need a search warrant to obtain cellphone records that can be used to track a person's movements. U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes said in his ruling that cellphone data is constitutionally protected from intrusion and can only be acquired with a search warrant.
New government has broad support
Prime Minister Mario Monti of Italy on Friday won broad support in Parliament for his new government, whose mission will be to spur growth and reduce debt during a Europe-wide economic crisis. He called on lawmakers to work with him in a moment of hard decisions and sacrifice. Monti now has full powers to begin drafting his agenda.
2 jailed in online job ad slaying
An apparent job-seeking scam on Craigslist has left one man dead and another man injured. The two victims, one from Florida and one from South Carolina, responded to an ad on Craigslist for a job working on an Ohio cattle farm. The man from South Carolina was shot but managed to escape and inform authorities. As police investigated the shooting, they found the body of a missing man from Florida in a shallow grave outside Caldwell, Ohio, about 80 miles east Columbus. Two men have been arrested in Ohio for the crimes. Authorities believe robbery was the motive.
Boy says he hit woman with cart
A 12-year-old boy admitted Friday to dropping a shopping cart onto a woman from four stories above at a shopping center in New York. The woman was initially in a coma and is now in serious condition at a hospital. The boy pleaded guilty to assault; another 12-year-old also has been charged, both of them as juveniles.