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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wedding chapels in Las Vegas readied for a flood of gay couples on Wednesday as bans on same-sex marriage were imposed and lifted in dizzying fashion. But in a sign of the uncertainty over gay marriage across the U.S., clerks who had gender-neutral marriage...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Suburban Dallas officials say a sheriff's deputy who went into the apartment where the first U.S. Ebola patient had stayed is hospitalized "out of an abundance of caution" after falling ill. Frisco officials say the deputy was transported Wednesday after an...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference. The 29-year-old woman expects to die no later than Nov. 1. If the brain cancer from which she suffers does not kill her in October, she plans to take advantage of Oregon's Death with...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference. The 29-year-old woman expects to die no later than Nov. 1. If the brain cancer from which she suffers does not kill her in October, she plans to take advantage of Oregon's Death with...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A state appeals court will decide in coming weeks whether chimpanzees are entitled to "legal personhood" in a case that could lead to expanded rights for animals such as gorillas, elephants and dolphins, according to the lawyer advocating for a 26-year-old...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's fleet of air tankers was temporarily grounded Wednesday after one crashed in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot. The grounding left the park service with a single contract helicopter assisting firefighters battling a blaze that had...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Four Northeastern states have agreed to collaborate in investigations of heroin trafficking that often cross state lines, authorities said Wednesday. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said their...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general says the thriving interstate drug trade is fueling the heroin epidemic plaguing all segments of society, with the drug both cheap and plentiful. Attorney General Kathleen Kane says it costs as little as $3 to $10 per one-dose...
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend were due to appear in court Wednesday on charges they put alcohol in her disabled 13-year-old son's IV tube, contributing to his death. Melissa Robitille and Walter Richter III were charged Tuesday with second-degree murder in...