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DENVER (AP) — A Boulder County clerk who has been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of Colorado's gay-marriage ban has been cleared to continue. Boulder County Judge Andrew Hartman ruled Thursday that county clerk Hillary Hall can ignore a federal stay on...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger Charlie Crist as an elitist for wearing a Rolex watch. Democrats pointed out the hypocrisy, and the ensuing media...
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — As a Google executive lay dying on his yacht, an upscale prostitute casually walks over him, picks up her clothes and heroin and swallows the last of a glass of wine before lowering the boat's blinds and walking back on the dock to shore, police say...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is considering legislation to regulate the costumed characters who roam Times Square. The bill would require that the costumed performers be licensed and go through a background check. City Councilman Dan Garodnick says there are still...
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Seven people died in a fast-moving Massachusetts apartment fire in the pre-dawn hours Thursday, officials said. All seven victims were found in third-floor units of the three-story building that had businesses on the ground floor and apartments on the upper...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders said Thursday they are delaying the start of business due to an accident involving asbestos. In a statement, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the House would not convene at 10 a.m. EDT for morning business, but lawmakers were...
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest of an upscale prostitute who allegedly left a Google executive dying on his yacht after shooting him up with a deadly hit of heroin. Forrest Hayes, 51, was found dead by the captain...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world's tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I'd ever encountered. And that was before I ever stepped foot in the raft. Two-thirds of the way up the circular stairs is a...