Train stuck in tunnel nearly 3 hours, then stun gun sparks stampede

A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sparking a stampede.

Arkansas' multiple execution plan unravels after rulings

Arkansas’ plan to execute eight men by the end of the month appeared to be unraveling on Friday, with a judge blocking a lethal injection drug use and the state’s highest court granting a stay to one of the first inmates who had been scheduled for execution.

Arkansas' multiple execution plan unravels after rulings

Arkansas’ already compromised plan to execute eight men by the end of the month fell apart further Friday, with a judge blocking the use of a lethal injection drug and the state’s highest court granting a stay to one of the first inmates who had been scheduled to die.

The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

Apple will be vying against 29 other companies that already have California permits to test self-driving cars. The list includes major automakers, including Ford, General Motors, BMW, Volkswagen and Tesla, as well as one of its biggest rivals in technology, Google, whose testing of self-driving cars has been spun off into an affiliate called Waymo.

Wrong-way crash kills 3; university says 2 were students

An early morning wrong-way collision on a Phoenix freeway killed two university students and another young adult, the latest such wreck that has state officials trying to find ways to prevent the resulting deaths and injuries typically caused by impairment.

Pope speaks of humanity's "shame" in Good Friday procession

Thousands of people, including nuns, families with toddlers, and young tourists, patiently endured exceptionally tight security checks to pray along with Pope Francis at the traditional Way of the Cross Good Friday procession at the Colosseum.

Pope presides at Good Friday Colosseum procession

Thousands of people, including nuns, families with toddlers, and young tourists, patiently endured exceptionally tight security checks to pray along with Pope Francis at the traditional Way of the Cross Good Friday procession at the Colosseum.

US prosecutors are geared to target border crossers

Through Republican and Democratic presidential administrations, the top federal prosecutor on California’s border with Mexico has resisted going after people caught entering the United States illegally on their first try and instead targeted smugglers and serial offenders.

AP PHOTOS: Haitians make pilgrimage, pray for better future

Arms raised to the heavens, tens of thousands of Haitians have flocked to a craggy hillside to pray and seek renewal in one of the spiritually steeped country’s biggest annual pilgrimages — one of many exuberant expressions of Good Friday devotion across the Americas.

After attacks, Egypt's Pope curbs Easter celebrations

The Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros III says he will be canceling most Easter celebrations, limiting them to a simple mass, following the recent twin attacks on churches by Islamic State militants that killed dozens of Christian worshippers.