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Uruguay defends Suarez as FIFA scrambles

Uruguay’s Luis Suarez uses his cell phone at a hotel in Natal, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Suarez bit Italian player Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s game with Italy on Tuesday, which could lead to Suarez being kicked out of the World Cup. (AP Photo/Hassan...
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Federal appeals court: Gays have right to marry

From left, Moudi Sbeity and Derek Kitchen kiss accompanied by fellow plaintiffs Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge at a news conference outside their lawyer’s office in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. On Wednesday, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled that states...
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Ruling pushes gay marriage closer to Supreme Court

From left, plaintiffs Moudi Sbeity and Derek Kitchen, Kate Call, Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge, five of the six people who brought the lawsuit against the Utah’s gay marriage ban, stand together at a news conference outside their lawyer’s office Wednesday, June 25,...
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State leaders want feds to stop child immigration

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer talks about the tour that she and Department of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson took of the US Customs and Border Protection facility in Nogales, Ariz., Wednesday, June 25, 2014. They saw for themselves the large number of unaccompanied children who have...
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A crack in legal unanimity for gay marriage

File-This photo taken July 16, 2008 shows Federal Appellate Court Judge Paul J. Kelly. Kelly, was in the minority in his opinion as the two other judges on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals panel found the U.S. Constitution protects the rights of gay couples to marry. Kelly has...
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Oklahoma residents seek answers on quakes

Barbara Brown poses for a photo on the front step of her home that now sits about one foot off the surface of her lawn, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Reno, Texas. Brown said that the top of the step once sat about four inches off the surface of her lawn. Brown said she believes the...

Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Great Plains, thanks to a liberal application of oil. The aging baby boom generation helped inch up the median age in the United States last year from 37.5 years to 37.6 years,...
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Vandy’s lone homer produces national championship

Vanderbilt players celebrate after Vanderbilt defeated Virginia 3-2 in the deciding game of the best-of-three NCAA baseball College World Series finals in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Eric Francis) Vanderbilt players celebrate after Vanderbilt defeated...
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World Cup: 7 teams vying for 3 spots in 2nd round

Argentina’s Lionel Messi, right, kicks a ball during a training session at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Argentina plays in group F of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano) Argentina’s Lionel Messi, right,...
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Giants’ Lincecum pitches 2nd no-hitter vs Padres

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is embraced by catcher Hector Sanchez as third baseman Pablo Sandoval, left. joins them after Lincecum threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in San Francisco. Lincecum threw his second...