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In the groove: Scrape marks in ground linked to dinosaurs

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've discovered evidence of a frenzied mating ritual by dinosaurs: long grooves in the ground etched by the pawing of clawed feet.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Alabama chief justice denies defying US Supreme Court

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore stood firm Thursday in his position that the state's probate judges should not issue marriage licenses to gay couples, a stance he insisted is not in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last summer that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Iran says Saudi strike hits embassy in Yemen; no damage seen

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Thursday accused a Saudi-led coalition of hitting its embassy in Yemen in an airstrike and even though no damage was visible on the building from the outside, the allegation highlighted how the two countries' standoff could endanger the greater Middle East.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Radical Israeli rabbis come under fire amid settler violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — A small group of extremist Israeli rabbis who for years have made incendiary remarks against Arabs are drawing criticism from lawmakers and moderate religious leaders after authorities broke up a ring of Jewish extremists accused in a series of attacks on Palestinian and Christian targets.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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'Affluenza' teen's mom returned to Texas to face charge

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The mother of a fugitive teen who used an "affluenza" defense after killing four people in a drunken crash was returned to Texas on Thursday to face a charge of helping her son evade capture.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Poland's president signs media law despite EU concerns

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new wave of concern for media freedom in Poland rose among European Union leaders and independent journalists after Poland's president signed a temporary new law Thursday that's a step toward giving the government full control of state radio and television.

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Powerball jackpot climbs to estimated $700 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A lottery official says the estimated prize for this weekend's Powerball drawing has grown to about $700 million, making it the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 January 2016

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Benefit to fight pulmonary fibrosis draws 4 Tony winners

NEW YORK (AP) — An impressive quartet of Tony Award-winners — Judy Kaye, Cady Huffman, Annaleigh Ashford and Randy Graff — will lend their voices to the fight against the lung-scarring disease pulmonary fibrosis.

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