Judge Strikes Down Oregon Gay Marriage Ban

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday struck down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, saying it is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said the ban unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples and ordered the state not to...

Sitting On Death Row, Inmates Complain About Birds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Inmates on Ohio’s death row are complaining about birds and bird droppings getting into their cells through open windows. Prisoners responding to a survey by a state prison inspection committee are asking for screens on windows to keep the birds out....

NBA’s biggest losers look for lottery win

NEW YORK (AP) — They lost often, 67 times in all for the Milwaukee Bucks. Sometimes they lost always, such as 26 straight times for the Philadelphia 76ers. Now the NBA’s biggest losers have a chance for a huge win. The draft lottery is Tuesday, a night some teams...
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CANNES WATCH: R-Patz rates romps; Chastain billows

Actress Jessica Chastain poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of Foxcatcher at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Actress Jessica Chastain poses for photographers as she arrives for...

Experts: Online gambling slowed by illegal action

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling in the United States is off to a slower start than many had imagined, held back, experts say, by illegal offshore operators who are continuing to draw users and siphon off millions of dollars. A year since the first legal...
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AT&T eyes football in DirecTV buy

File- This Aug. 8, 2006 file photo shows the DirecTV building in El Segundo, Calif. AT&T says it is buying DirecTV for $95 per share, or $49 billion, a move that gives the telecommunications company a larger base of video subscribers and increases its ability to compete...
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Floods threaten power plant, land mines in Balkans

A flooded area is seen in Obrenovac, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) southwest of Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, May 19, 2014. Belgrade braced for a river surge Monday that threatened to inundate Serbia’s main power plant and cause major power cuts in the crisis-stricken country...

Hearing Delayed For Titans’ Lewan In Assault Case

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A judge has delayed the arraignment of Tennessee Titans’ first-round draft pick Taylor Lewan in a Michigan assault case. The judge granted a request by Lewan’s attorneys for more investigation. The new date is June 16. The former Michigan...

Executive Pleads Guilty In Ohio Campaign Probe

CLEVELAND (AP) — The chief financial officer of a northeast Ohio telemarketing firm has agreed to cooperate in a case involving allegations that the company funneled illegal campaign contributions to two candidates. Michael Giorgio of the North Canton-based Suarez Corporation...
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Oregon ruling marks 13th gay marriage win in a row

Julie Engbloom, left, and Laurie Brown, right, get married by Judge Beth A. Allen at the Melody Ballroom, Monday, May, 19, 2014, in Portland, Ore. Federal Judge Michael McShane released an opinion on Oregon’s Marriage Equality lawsuit that grants gay and lesbian couples the...