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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's attorney general is asking state courts to stop considering same-sex marriage cases until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether states have the right to ban gay marriage. Attorney General Pam Bondi filed two motions on Friday in a state...
CLEVELAND (AP) — If Cleveland and Akron seem like odd choices to host the international Gay Games, that's because they are. The eight previous hosts for this quadrennial affair have been gay-friendly cities where those who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday — but don't bring any candles to the party, please. As the friendly, huggable bear with the brimmed hat and shovel enters his golden years, he's burning up Twitter. But his message of fire prevention through personal...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York man whose story of finding Adolf Hitler's top hat at the end of World War II was told in a 2003 documentary film has died. Richard Marowitz was 88. His son, Larry, tells The Associated Press on Friday that Marowitz died Wednesday at the Veterans...
SEATTLE (AP) — Now that authorities believe they have found the body of a 6-year-old Washington girl who vanished from her home last weekend, they are focusing on a criminal investigation of the death. A planned autopsy by a forensic pathologist and painstaking examination and...
CLEVELAND (AP) — If Cleveland and Akron seem like odd choices to host the international Gay Games, that's because they are. The eight previous hosts for this quadrennial affair have been gay-friendly cities with identifiable "gayborhoods" — places where those who identify...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defeating a state senator who had used a familiar tactic in trying to cast him as an out of touch insider. Meanwhile, scandal-plagued U...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana U.S. Sen. John Walsh dropped his election campaign Thursday amid allegations he plagiarized large portions of a 2007 research project, leaving fellow Democrats to scramble for a replacement with the election less than three months away. Nationally,...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge threw out a lawsuit filed by an Alabama man who claims a botched circumcision resulted in the amputation of his penis, ruling Thursday that the complaint wasn't specific under state malpractice law. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Jim Hughey III...