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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Same-sex couples in Washington state started saying wedding vows early Sunday morning, just minutes into the first day they could marry after the state's gay marriage law took effect. Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples...
TAMMY WEBBER,Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge Monday threw out a lawsuit filed by five states that want barriers placed in Chicago-area waterways to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes, but said he would consider new arguments if the case were filed...
Tags: Trials, Judges, U.S. Congress, Lakes and Ponds, DNA
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Timing is everything when it comes to the battle over whether to amend Indiana's constitution to ban same-sex marriages. And key lawmakers are playing their cards close to the vest heading into the 2013 legislative session with a...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan House panel on Thursday rejected a proposal to create a state-run online market where people can compare and buy health insurance plans, leaving Michigan to continue down the road of teaming up with the federal...
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northeast Indiana man who has been on Indiana's death row for 14 years for fatally shooting his brother and three other men has lost his latest appeal. A federal judge in South Bend has denied Joseph Corcoran's death...
Tags: Trials, Judges, Punishment, Shootings, Crime, Law and Justice
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions was declared unconstitutional Thursday by a deeply divided federal appeals court, six years after state voters said race could not be an issue in choosing students. In an 8-7...
Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana....
Tags: Washington, DC, Jerry Brown, Referenda, Gay Rights, Politics
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Mindy Sigg sat sobbing, listening to prosecutors tell a court that her 17-year-old son had confessed to the abduction and killing of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway. While any mother would be devastated, there was an even more...
Tags: Prosecution, Trials, Judges, Punishment, DNA
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has heard arguments in a case that could determine whether prisoners locked up for murder when they were teens will be given a shot at parole. The issue is whether a recent U.S. Supreme Court...
PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says a major U.S. Supreme Court decision shouldn't apply to inmates who already are serving no-parole sentences for murders committed when then they were teens. Schuette's staff...
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — About a year ago, the Anderson Police Department hosted a block party at the downtown plaza to reach out to local citizens. There were bounce houses and raffles, but the main attraction was a tactical demonstration led by...
Tags: Trials, Punishment, Shootings, Crimes, Crime, Law and Justice
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state attorney general's office says it no longer will defend most of the disputed portions of Indiana's new immigration law because they've been rendered invalid by the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling striking down similar parts...
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