All eyes were on John Fairgrieve on Friday as his wife, Jenny, and 10-year-old son, Ian, helped him shrug into his black robe after he was sworn in as a Clark County Superior judge. He slowly buttoned the robe, prompting Judge James Rulli to call out, "We will have to get you one of those zippers next time." The audience erupted into laughter.
By NEDRA PICKLER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
April 24, 2015 2:32 p.m.
MCLEAN, Va. — A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Barack Obama on Friday praised the nation's spying operations as the most capable in the world while promising a review aimed at preventing future mistakes.
By DERRICK NUNNALLY and RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press
April 24, 2015 6:57 p.m.
OLYMPIA — The Washington state Legislature adjourned Friday night, ending its regular session two days early, but only because lawmakers were already set to return for a special session to finish their work on a two-year operating budget.