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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...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before 20 first-graders were massacred at school by a gunman in Newtown, Conn., first-grader Luke Schuster, 6, was shot to death in New Town, N.D. Six-year-olds John Devine Jr. and Jayden Thompson were similarly killed in...
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...
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana trailer park where a 9-year-old girl was slain and dismembered is now home to more convicted sex offenders than it was when she died just a few days before Christmas last year, state records show. The online...
SOUTH BEND -- Local law enforcement officials reacted with surprise this week at comments made by Indiana State Police Superintendent Paul Whitesell regarding legalizing and taxing marijuana. Whitesell said earlier this week at a State Budget Committee...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — One early focus of new gun regulations by President Barack Obama and some lawmakers would reinstate a federal ban on assault weapons, a law widely regarded as imperfect. The ban, which existed for 10 years until 2004, would...
WAYLAND, Mich. (AP) — A West Michigan attorney is facing drug-related charges after police say they found a methamphetamine lab at a law office. State police say 35-year-old Patrick Burson of Wayland turned himself in Wednesday at the Allegan...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Direct costs from deaths and injuries due to motorcycle crashes were $16 billion in 2010, but the full cost is likely higher because long-term medical expenses are difficult to measure, a government report said. Motorcyclists are...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Supporters and opponents of gay marriage are already squaring off in a battle over whether to amend Indiana's constitution that could stretch until voters decide the issue in November 2014. Gay marriage supporters released a...
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DETROIT (AP) — Here are five of the top issues the Michigan Legislature likely will grapple with during the final dozen or so scheduled meeting days before the end of the year. EMERGENCY MANAGER LAW — Gov. Rick Snyder and fellow Republican...
Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be...
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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — McDonald's and one of its franchise owners agreed to pay $700,000 to members of the Muslim community to settle allegations a Detroit-area restaurant falsely advertised its food as being prepared according to Islamic dietary...
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