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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney says he remains convinced that he could win the presidency. But Romney told supporters on a Friday conference call that a run would be a "difficult test and a hard fight." That's because several major Romney donors and one of his most trusted veteran staffers have defected to Jeb Bush's team. In an indirect swipe at Bush, Romney says he hopes Republicans will turn to a fresh candidate to take on Democrats.
NEW YORK (AP) — A spokesman for the New York City Law Department says it's in the city's interest to settle with the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012. The family of Ramarley Graham will be paid $3.9 million. The officer said he thought he was about to be shot, but no weapon was found in Graham's home.
NEW YORK (AP) — A man and woman in New York have been sentenced to more than decade in prison for battering a partially paralyzed woman and controlling her finances for more than a year. A prosecutor says the victim was bleeding from her head and had broken bones when found huddled on the floor in a locked room. The room had no mattress or bed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rap music icon Marion "Suge" Knight is behind bars and could possibly wind up staying there for decades. He has been booked on suspicion of murder in connection with what authorities say was a hit-and-run that left one man dead and another injured. Knight's lawyer says his client was the victim of an attack and that his vehicle accidently struck the men as he was attempting to flee. If convicted, Knight could face up to 30 years in prison.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Elvis memorabilia collectors have a chance to add to their collections at a Saturday auction in Jackson, Mississippi. Available items include life-sized cardboard Elvis cutouts and even a non-functioning electric chair made in tribute to "Jailhouse Rock." The stuff came from a roadside museum called Graceland Too that was owned by Elvis super-fan Paul MacLeod, who died last summer.
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