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Conservative states balk at gay marriage action

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative officials in some of the six states where Supreme Court action this week likely cleared the way for same-sex weddings say they won't issue marriage licenses to gay couples until their hands are forced. Now, gay rights advocates are preparing to do just that.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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Canadian Parliament authorizes air strikes in Iraq

TORONTO (AP) — Following a request from the U.S., Canada's Parliament has voted to authorize airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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Syrian rights groups call on world to save Kobani

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Several Syrian human rights groups called on the world to save the embattled Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani from falling into the hands of the Islamic State group as new U.S.-led airstrikes targeted the extremists near the town Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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California pilot dies in crash fighting wildfire

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — An air tanker fighting a wildfire on the edge of Yosemite National Park in Northern California smashed into a steep canyon wall Tuesday, killing the pilot who was believed to be the only person aboard, officials said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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US predicts lower heating bills this winter

NEW YORK (AP) — Heating bills should be lower this winter because the deep freeze that chilled much of the nation last year is unlikely to return.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Instead of ticket, officer buys girl booster seat

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan officer who pulled over a vehicle because a 5-year-old girl wasn't secured in a booster seat decided a ticket wouldn't cut it.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren't just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley's balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and eBay Inc. are scrambling to regain their footing to better compete against mobile-savvy trendsetters like Apple and Google, as well as rising technology stars that have built businesses around "cloud computing."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Lawrence: Photo hacking was 'sex crime'

NEW YORK (AP) — The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed "a sexual offense," actress Jennifer Lawrence says in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in its November issue.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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