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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some Florida counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples overnight. But they were beaten to the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome. They planned to move swiftly Tuesday toward a veto showdown with President Barack Obama over the...
CHICAGO (AP) — A winter weather system expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some places has begun its trek east, with a separate blast of arctic air right on its heels. Here are some things to know about this latest round of weather and its expected impact: EVEN COLDER...
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California's high-speed rail project reaches a milestone Tuesday as officials mark the start of work on the nation's first bullet train, which is designed to whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. The...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded Monday night, and a manhunt was underway for at least two suspects, authorities said. The officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx with non-life...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court was urged Monday to require medical examiners to inform families when they return autopsied bodies without certain organs. The case involves a New York City couple who buried their 17-year-old son after a 2005 car crash not knowing...
NEW YORK (AP) — A flashy attorney who once represented the family of a man killed in a police chokehold won't face criminal charges after being accused of rape, prosecutors said Monday. Prosecutors decided no charges were warranted against Sanford Rubenstein, who denied the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A 30-year-old man shot his hedge fund founder father to death inside his Manhattan apartment after the two argued over the son's allowance, police said Monday. Thomas Gilbert Jr. was arrested on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado is taking a novel approach to marijuana education — not telling people to avoid the drug, just to use it safely. State health officials announced a new $5.7 million campaign Monday. The ads are different from previous pot-education efforts because they don...