07-27-2017  1:50 pm      •     

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The administration said Wednesday it no longer would defend the constitutionality of the 1996 federal law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman

One way for President Barack Obama to win the future, it seems, is to have his administration stop defending a federal law that bans recognition of same-sex marriage.


Toyota has now recalled more than 14 million vehicles globally to fix gas pedals and other safety problems since 2009

WASHINGTON – Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver's side carpeting,


Republicans in the Senate dispatched police to the homes of some of the 14 Democratic lawmakers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats in the state Assembly agreed to a deal in the pre-dawn hours Thursday to limit debate and reach a vote, perhaps by midday


The Nets are sending rookie Derrick Favors and point guard Devin Harris to the Jazz as part of the package in a deal that also includes the Golden State Warriors

A person with knowledge of the trade says the New Jersey Nets have agreed to acquire All-Star point guard Deron Williams from the Utah Jazz in a three-team deal.


They were shot to death early Tuesday, after pirates took them hostage several hundred miles south of Oman

The boat's owners, Jean and Scott Adam of Marina del Rey, along with Bob Riggle and Phyllis Macay of Seattle, were shot to death early Tuesday, after pirates took them hostage


Takes control of a city in deep financial trouble with problems ranging from an understaffed police department to underperforming schools

CHICAGO (AP) -- Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won't have much time to celebrate his victory as Chicago's new mayor.


Gov. Scott Walker says up to 1,500 workers could lose their jobs by July if his proposal isn't passed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker warned Tuesday that state employees could start receiving layoff notices as early as next week if a bill eliminating most collective bargaining rights isn't passed soon.


As most hostages yield payouts, experts say the killings are unexplained

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Tuesday, the U.S. military said, marking the first time U.S. citizens have been killed in a wave of pirate attacks plaguing the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean for years.


Michael Ta'bon seeks to prevent crime and punishment

Ex-con Michael Ta'bon built himself a jail cell on a Philadelphia Street to advocate nonviolence and to educate young people about the dangers of crime and punishment.


Youngest winner in Daytona 500 history with a surprise victory in NASCAR's biggest race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne said Monday he's probably not going to attempt to run for the Sprint Cup championship this year.


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