CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extra-marital affair.
In a statement, Mr Petraeus said he had submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama, and that he had shown "extremely poor judgement".
He described his behaviour as "unacceptable" for the leader of the nation's main intelligence agency.
President Barack Obama would not sign legislation that extends the current lower tax rates for the wealthiest Americans, the White House said on Friday.
Despite lingering concerns over voter intimidation, the Supreme Court has decided it will review the Voting Rights Act, The Associated Press tweeted Friday afternoon.
And those are just a few of the news items reported today. What have you heard?