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Judge hears challenge of Texas’ gay marriage ban

In this Feb. 8, 2014 photo, Nicole Dimetman kisses her son while waiting in the checkout line at Whole Foods in Austin, Texas A federal judge is expected to hear arguments Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in a lawsuit brought by two homosexual couples who say the Texa...
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Mass. woman found guilty in cut-from-womb killing

Julie Corey listens as Judge Janet Kenton-Walker instructs the jury during her murder trial in Worcester Superior Court in Worcester, Mass. Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014. Corey is charged with killing her pregnant friend and cutting the baby from her womb. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram...

About 3,000 Verizon workers affected by shakeup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — About 3,000 Verizon Wireless workers will have to transfer to different offices or find new jobs. The changes announced Wednesday are part of a reorganization affecting Verizon offices in California, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Georgia....

Stars react to death of comedy legend Sid Caesar

Celebrities react to the passing of TV comedy pioneer Sid Caesar: - “Sid Caesar set the template for everybody. He was without a doubt, inarguably, the greatest sketch comedian-monologist that television ever produced. He could ad-lib, he could do anything that was...

Whole Foods’ 1Q profit up 8 pct

NEW YORK (AP) — Whole Foods says its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, but results were below Wall Street expectations amid a sales shortfall due to increased competition. The grocer is also lowering its earnings projection for the year. The Austin, Texas-based...

Findlay man sentenced for December shooting

A Findlay man was sentenced today to 11 years in prison for shooting a city resident during a robbery. Tyrel L. Jones, 22, pleaded guilty to charges of shooting Christopher A. Ingleston, 19, in the torso at about 1 a.m. Dec. 19 inside 222 Prospect Ave. Police said Jones believed...

Senate clears debt limit measure for Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dramatic Senate tally in which top GOP leaders cast the crucial votes, must-pass legislation to allow the government to borrow money to pay its bills cleared Congress Wednesday for President Barack Obama’s signature. The Senate approved the...
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French leader lands in California for tech talks

French president Francois Hollande, at right, waves as he arrives at city hall on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in San Francisco. The French president visited San Francisco to meet politicians, lunch with Silicon Valley tech executives and inaugurate a new U.S.-French Tech Hub. (AP...

Online offerings transform Olympic experience

The Sochi games are the first Olympics where more hours of video are available online than on television, rapidly transforming the way people experience the event. NBC said more than 30 million people have already visited its Olympics website, up 54 percent from Vancouver. NBC is...

US sounds out IOC on possible 2024 Olympic bid

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — U.S. Olympic leaders are sounding out international officials in Sochi about a potential American bid for the games – and the feedback is positive. The U.S. Olympic Committee is currently weighing a possible run for the 2024 Summer Games. If...