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Supreme Court ruling against gay marriage could cause legal 'chaos'

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Gay and lesbian couples could face legal chaos if the Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage in the next few weeks.


Murder charge for woman who took abortion pill questioned

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Even opponents of abortion say it may be hard for Georgia authorities to follow through with prosecuting a woman who was charged with murder because she took a pill to terminate her pregnancy.



Officer recorded in pool party incident resigns

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

A white police officer in suburban Dallas has resigned after he was recorded on video pushing a black teenage girl to the ground outside a pool party and brandishing his gun at other teens.


Group seeks charges against Cleveland cops in boy's shooting

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

A group of activists, clergy and attorneys frustrated by how long it's taken to investigate the death of a 12-year-old black boy who had a pellet gun when shot by a white police officer asked a judge Tuesday to rule that there's enough evidence to charge the officer and his partner with crimes.


Hastert enters not guilty plea during first court appearance

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded not guilty to charges that he violated banking rules and lied to the FBI about promising to pay $3.5 million in hush money to conceal misconduct from his days as a high school teacher.


Sweep in small town for two escaped killers comes up empty

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

Reports of two men walking along a road brought hundreds of law enforcement officers to a small town in the Adirondack foothills for a sweep that seemingly turned up no signs of two killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison.

South African veterinarians intervene to save Hope the rhino

Posted 6/10/2015 in National

The horns and a large section of the rhino's face were hacked off by poachers, a horrific injury that exposed flesh and bone.

Protests follow video of officer drawing gun on black teens

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Hundreds of demonstrators marched Monday night to the pool where a white police officer pinned a black teenage girl to the ground and pulled a gun on others over the weekend.

Obama: US lacks 'complete strategy' for training Iraqi forces

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Acknowledging military setbacks, President Barack Obama said Monday the United States still lacks a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.


Hastert to make 1st court appearance in hush money case

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Dennis Hastert is set to appear in court Tuesday for the first time since an indictment nearly two weeks ago alleged the former U.S. House speaker agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct by the Illinois Republican.



Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests at AMA meeting

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan Monday to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope.



Harper Lee misses induction into Ala. Writers Hall of Fame

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee missed her induction as an inaugural member of the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame on Monday just weeks before the release of her second book.



This May was wettest in US records

Posted 6/9/2015 in National

Feeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists.


AP Exclusive: Abortions declining in nearly all states

Posted 6/8/2015 in National

Abortions have declined in states where new laws make it harder to have them -- but they've also waned in states where abortion rights are protected, an Associated Press survey finds.


How do justices weigh loss of health insurance for millions?

Posted 6/8/2015 in National

The Supreme Court could wipe away health insurance for millions of Americans when it resolves the latest fight over President Barack Obama's health overhaul.


'Napalm girl' photographer returns -- with iPhone

Posted 6/8/2015 in National

He stands in the northbound lane of Vietnam's Highway 1, traffic swirling around him, horns honking. He is pointing. Right there, he says -- that's where it happened. That's where the screaming children appeared. That's where I made the picture that the world couldn't forget.


Answers sought in NY 'Shawshank Redemption'-style escape

Posted 6/8/2015 in National

Two murderers who escaped from a prison by cutting through steel walls and pipes remain on the loose as authorities investigate how the inmates obtained the power tools used in the "Shawshank Redemption"-style breakout.



Report: Social Security overpaid nearly half on disability

Posted 6/6/2015 in National

Social Security overpaid nearly half the people receiving disability benefits over the past decade, according to a government watchdog, raising questions about the management of the cash-strapped program.



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