Political clashes leave 6 dead
At least six people were killed in political violence in Egypt on Friday calling for a rollback of the recent military takeover. The violence flared across the country as the new government installed on July 3 by Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sissi struggles to consolidate its control of the streets. Its Islamist opponents, meanwhile, are seeking to re-energize their protest movement against the takeover. Four civilians were killed in Cairo, the official news media reported, as marches called by the Islamist supporters of the ousted president, Mohammed Morsi, tried to converge on Tahrir Square. Two soldiers were killed in an assault on an army convoy near the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, the state news media reported, and security officials attributed the attack to Islamist militants.
4 killed in fiery crash of small airplane
Four people were killed Friday in the fiery crash of a small plane near the northern Arizona town of Paulden, authorities said.
The twin-engine Cessna 340 was flying from Bullhead City in northwestern Arizona and was apparently headed to the Prescott Airport when it went down about 12:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Gunsite Ranch west of Paulden, according to Yavapai County Sheriff's Department.
Witnesses reported seeing the plane either clip some trees or a radio tower on the Gunsite grounds and then explode into flames when it struck the ground.
Navy mulls redesign of fatal shooting site
The Navy is considering an extensive redesign of the Washington Navy Yard building where 12 workers were gunned down last month.
A contract for repairs to Navy Yard Building 197 directs the contractor to create "a different sense of place" to soften the impact on returning occupants.
The Navy says it hasn't decided whether Naval Sea Systems Command will still be headquartered in the five-story, red brick building damaged by the shootings on Sept. 16.
Riots break out after Muslim cleric's death
Deadly riots broke out in the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya, on Friday morning after a popular but controversial Muslim cleric was fatally shot in what his followers said they believed was an attack by state security services.
Four people were confirmed dead and seven injured in the unrest, according to the Kenya Red Cross, and a church was set ablaze. The cleric, Sheik Ibrahim Ismail, was killed Thursday night along with three others when their car was sprayed with bullets as they drove along Mombasa's palm-fringed coastal highway.
Watchdog scolds nuclear plant operator
In an unusually public scolding, Japan's nuclear watchdog agency criticized the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Friday for making mistakes that allowed radioactive water to leak into the Pacific Ocean, and ordered it to quickly fix the problems.
In a public hearing, an official at the Nuclear Regulation Authority, Katsuhiko Ikeda, dressed down the utility's president, saying the problems raised serious questions about the company's ability to operate its other nuclear plants, like the huge Kashiwazaki-Kariwa facility, which the company wants to restart.
Mexico: At least 12 people were killed and many more injured Friday morning when a passenger bus overturned on a highway west of the Mexican capital, according to government and media reports. Municipal officials said that 15 people were injured.
San Diego: Frederick Hengl, a 73-year-old San Diego County man accused of killing his 73-year-old wife and then cooking her body parts, has died of cancer while awaiting trial.
Missoula, Mont.: Jordan Linn Graham, 22, a newlywed bride accused of pushing her husband off a cliff to his death in Glacier National Park after having second thoughts about her marriage, pleaded not guilty to murder charges Friday.