NEW YORK (AP) - Driving a car into the busiest parts of Manhattan could cost $11.52 under a proposal prepared for New York's governor. The New York Times reports the legislature is expected to receive the proposal on Friday. The idea, called "congestion pricing," involves using electronic tolling to charge vehicles for entering certain parts of town during especially busy times.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral or religious grounds. Leading Democrats and LGBT groups immediately denounced the move, saying "conscience protections" could become a license to discriminate, particularly against gay and transgender people.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Investigators are working to piece together the chaotic sequence of events that led to a deputy U.S. marshal being shot to death while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania's capital city, while colleagues are remembering him as the "cream of the crop." Christopher David Hill, 45, was killed early Thursday when a gunman opened fire on law enforcement officers serving an arrest warrant inside a Harrisburg home.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - One of the former stars of the "Jersey Shore" reality TV show is due in federal court in Newark on Friday to plead guilty to cheating on his taxes. Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, were charged in 2014 and again last year with multiple counts related to nearly $9 million in income from the show. They had pleaded not guilty, but wrote a letter to the judge this week stating they wanted to change their pleas.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man who admitted he plotted to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving training in Syria is set to be sentenced. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH'-mahn shayk moh-HAH'-mud) is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday in federal court in Columbus. Court documents unsealed last year show Mohamud pleaded guilty more than two years ago to terrorism charges.
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances of cure are best.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left in the cold outside a Baltimore hospital wearing only a flimsy gown and socks says the 22-year-old daughter was denied her lawful right to medical care.