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Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

ASHLAND, Ky. - A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to issue the licenses themselves, potentially ending the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.

September 03, 2015 | By ADAM BEAM | Associated Press

DeKalb police enter wrong house, shoot homeowner, his dog

ATLANTA - A man shot by police officers who went to the wrong Atlanta house ran bleeding outside, where a neighbor heard him asking, "Why did they come in my house? Why did they shoot me? Why did they shoot my dog?"

September 01, 2015 | By RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press

Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled

LOS ANGELES - Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected. But they are still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

August 31, 2015 | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press | Associated Press

Suspect in Houston-area deputy's death had mental evaluation

HOUSTON - The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, authorities said Monday.

August 31, 2015 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press

Survey: Generation LOL most irked by grammar, spelling slips

NEW YORK - It's the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by

August 29, 2015 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Associated Press

Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean

ROSEAU, Dominica - Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving nearly 50 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

August 29, 2015 | By CARLISLE JNO BAPTISTE and DANICA COTO Associated Press | Associated Press

1 billion log-ins

A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth's population.

August 29, 2015 | By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer | Associated Press

On-air shooter was angry, volatile man

ROANOKE, Va. - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two police officers walked him to the door. "You'll need this," he said.

August 27, 2015 | By ADAM GELLER and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday.

August 27, 2015 | By CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press | Associated Press

Stock slump continues

U.S. stocks slid again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunging more than 1,000 points in a sell-off that sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street.

August 25, 2015 | By ALEX VEIGA and STEVE ROTHWELL AP Business Writers | Associated Press

Second cancers are on the rise

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.

August 25, 2015 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press

Dominating TV, Donald Trump a ratings draw

NEW YORK - Opinion polls are one thing, but Nielsen numbers speak more loudly to television executives: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's ability to pull in viewers makes him catnip for news programs and wins a level of coverage that feeds on itself.

August 24, 2015 | | Associated Press

Indiana enlists NRA to train Guard on firearms

INDIANAPOLIS - The National Rifle Association has been instructing Indiana's National Guard members on how to use concealed weapons after Republican Gov. Mike Pence directed the state's military bases and training centers to beef up security in response to recent attacks in Tennessee.

August 21, 2015 | By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press | Associated Press

US stocks tumble on global slowdown fears

NEW YORK - Growing concerns about a slowdown in China shook markets around the world on Friday, driving the U.S. stock market to its biggest drop in nearly four years.

August 21, 2015 | By MATTHEW CRAFT and BERNARD CONDON AP Business Writers | Associated Press

Cheating website subscribers included WH, Congress workers

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of U.S. government employees - including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies - used Internet connections in their federal offices to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison, The Associated Press has learned.

August 20, 2015 | By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIS Associated Press | Associated Press

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Ala. judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriages

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - As Alabama's all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state ...

October 03, 2015 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press

Oregon gunman was Army dropout

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people, was an Army boot camp ...

October 02, 2015 | By JEFF BARNARD and MARTHA MENDOZA | Associated Press

Gunman opens fire at Oregon college

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A gunman opened fire at an Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least a dozen people before dying in a shootout with police ...

October 01, 2015 | By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press | Associated Press

Strengthened Hurricane Joaquin closes in on central Bahamas

MIAMI - Hurricane Joaquin gained power as it bore down on the central Bahamas early Thursday, and forecasters said it was likely to grow into a ...

October 01, 2015 | By BEN FOX Associated Press | Associated Press

Why phones break

NEW YORK - Ask a roomful of people to take out their phones, and you're bound to see several with cracked screens.

September 29, 2015 | By ANICK JESDANUN Associated Press | Associated Press

Life on Mars?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the ...

September 28, 2015 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press

'Blood Moon' a sign of end times?

SALT LAKE CITY - A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an ...

September 27, 2015 | By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press | Associated Press

Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York visit

NEW YORK - Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims' families at ground zero ...

September 25, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and DAVID CRARY Associated Press | Associated Press

Speaker Boehner stuns Congress, announces resignation

WASHINGTON - With Congress in turmoil, House Speaker John Boehner suddenly informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign at the end of October, stepping ...

September 25, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press Associated Press | Associated Press

Pope visits New York City

NEW YORK - Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New York after reminding the country of its immigrant origins in the first papal speech ...

September 24, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press

Papa! Pope stirs excitement in D.C.

WASHINGTON - Cheered by jubilant crowds across the nation's capital, Pope Francis forged common cause Wednesday with President Barack Obama on climate change, immigration and ...

September 23, 2015 | By JULIE PACE and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press | Associated Press

Pope Francis arrives in US

WASHINGTON - Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his "church of the ...

September 22, 2015 | By NICOLE WINFIELD and RACHEL ZOLL Associated Press | Associated Press

Survey: 1 in 4 college women report unwanted sexual contact

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Nearly a quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college, according ...

September 21, 2015 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press

No poverty, hunger in 15 years?

A season of goal-setting begins this month as the United Nations launches a new 15-year plan to fight grinding world poverty, improve health and education ...

September 21, 2015 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press | Associated Press

Coca-Cola: IRS says we owe $3.3 billion in back taxes

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola was notified by the IRS that it owes $3.3 billion more in federal taxes, as well as interest, for 2007 to ...

September 18, 2015 | | Associated Press

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