If you know the actress and comedian Niecy Nash, you're probably either excited about her new reality show, Leave It To Niecy, or you're cringing just thinking about it. Nash does not do things halfway. Her new show starts Sunday, and it's intended to be something like a real-life Modern Family.
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales has been officially been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder for the March 11 killings of unarmed men, women and children in Southern Afghanistan, The Associated Press just reported from Kabul.
It adds that "premeditated murder is a capital offense and if convicted, Bales could be sentenced to death."
Ohio's unemployment rate went down for the fourth month in a row in February, with the most significant job gains in the trade, transportation and utility industries.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says Friday that seasonally adjusted joblessness fell to 7.6 percent last month, from 7.7 percent in January. The number of unemployed people decreased by 4,000.
The U.S. unemployment rate for February was 8.3 percent, unchanged from January.
The state says Ohio payrolls outside of farms rose 28,300 to more than 5.1 million.
A memorial service in southwest Ohio will honor an Air Force dog that died earlier this month after a military career, which included serving in the Iraq War and helping federal authorities with more than 500 arrests.
Nisan's (NEE'-sunz) memorial service with military honors is planned Friday afternoon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he had been assigned since 2003.
The 10-year-old German Shepherd also worked with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agencies and was credited with helping track down about 20 pounds of narcotics.
The scene in Mali's capital, Bamako, shows what used to be a familiar sight: an African capital in chaos, with drunken soldiers firing into the air and looting government buildings in the wake of a coup.
Military coups were dishearteningly common for people in Africa and Latin America during the 1960s and '70s, as governments fell to opportunistic military men.
But that trend had been slowing in the past two decades, as more and more governments began to hold regular elections.