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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Universities, charities and hospitals affiliated with churches that oppose same-sex marriage are facing the thorny question of whether they have an obligation — morally or legally — to extend health care benefits to spouses of gay and lesbian employees in...
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's troubles with domestic violence were selected the sports story of the year Tuesday in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press. Ninety-four ballots were submitted from U.S. editors and news directors. Voters were asked to rank the top 10 sports...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado was the first state to flout federal drug law with recreational marijuana sales. Now the state's voters may consider a ballot measure to allow pot smokers to carry a concealed firearm. The "Colorado Campaign for Equal Gun Rights" is working to put a...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook after the social media site wouldn't let her list her real age has died in Minnesota. Anna Stoehr, one of Minnesota's oldest residents, died Sunday in her sleep after several days in hospice care, according to her...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's official: Florida has surpassed New York in population to become the third-most populous state in the union. Figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Florida has at least 19.9 million residents. The number is likely higher since the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In May 2013, the mayor of the nation's capital announced that the city would partner with a produce supplier to build what the company called "the most productive urban farm in the world." But no one bothered to inspect the site. If they had, they would have...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police say the Oregon driver accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian and carrying him on top of her car for 11 blocks has acknowledged that she found him on the roof when she stopped to check for damage, removed the man and left him in the street. The details...
WASHINGTON (AP) — For as often as Democrats attack the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch for their heavy spending on politics, it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash on the just completed midterm elections. At least, that is, among those...
New York police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the final act in a rampage that began when he shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend at her home outside Baltimore, then made threatening posts online, including a vow to put "wings on...