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Ohio Gay Marriage Ban Challenged In Federal Court

CINCINNATI (AP) — Civil rights attorneys are arguing that a federal judge should prohibit Ohio officials from enforcing the state’s ban on gay marriage. The attorneys will deliver closing arguments in the matter Friday before federal Judge Timothy Black in Cincinnati. Their...

Kerry: Peace talks not open-ended

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. will evaluate its role in the Mideast peace process after negative Israeli and Palestinian moves. Kerry says it’s regrettable that in the last few days both sides have taken steps that are not...
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Fort Hood gun store again linked to base rampage

According to Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, Ivan Lopez, the shooter, purchased his weapon recently at Guns Galore, seen Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Killeen, Texas. A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding...

AP photographer killed, reporter wounded

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. Anja Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed...
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World stocks muted ahead of US jobs report

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm showing Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 that slipped 8.11 points, or 0.05 percent to close at 15,063.77 in Tokyo, April 4, 2014. Asian stock markets were little changed Friday after the European Central Bank refrained from...

Crimea side-effect: Addicts deprived of methadone

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — Every morning, Sergei Kislov takes the bus to the rundown outskirts of this port city for the methadone doses that keep him off heroin without suffering withdrawal. Now that Russia has taken over Crimea, the trips are about to end. “For a...
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Russia says all Ukrainian servicemen left Crimea

Members of the Crimean self defense forces guard the Crimea parliament building during Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu’s visit in Simferopol, Crimea on Monday, March 24, 2014. Shoigu’s visit comes as Ukraine’s fledgling government on Monday ordered...

M.I.A., Janelle Monae perform hologram duet

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Singers M.I.A. and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms. M.I.A. performed in New York with a 3-D projection of Monae Thursday night while Monae sang on the West Coast with...