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Gay couples can begin to marry as soon as Friday morning unless an appeals court puts a stay on the decision. It was the second state in less than a week to have its ban wiped out by a judge.
May 13, 2014
Swede Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man, won a Best Documentary Feature Oscar in 2013. He died in Stockholm.
May 13, 2014
The 700-acre blaze near San Diego started early Tuesday and has been spurred on by gusty winds and record-high temperatures.
May 13, 2014
The sanctions against an ex-president of the CAR and four other rebel leaders comes amid escalating sectarian violence.
May 13, 2014
A local election official says that unregistered voters collected many of the signatures for the Detroit Democrat, who has served in the U.S. House since 1965.
May 13, 2014
The YouTube video of astronaut Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station is set to come down as the licensing agreement on the iconic David Bowie song expires.
May 13, 2014
A review of federal mine safety data shows that the Brody mine had a rate of violations more than twice the national average for underground coal mines.
May 13, 2014
The the ACA may eventually smooth out the volatility in health insurance costs for small businesses. But for the next few years, it could be a bumpy — and expensive — ride for some firms.
May 13, 2014
OR-7, as he is known, traveled from northeast Oregon all the way to California for years in search of a new home and a chance for a mate. Now, biologists say, he may have found a mate.
May 13, 2014
For the fashion-conscious gardener, here are the most colorful and flavorful new edibles. This year's picks include the indigo tomato, wasabi and a pineapple-flavored berry.
May 13, 2014
A malaria patient can carry different parasites that respond differently to drugs. Now there's a way to profile the parasites, which could lead to more effective treatment.
May 13, 2014
People are rarely offered medication to help them stop drinking. But there are drugs that work, and they don't make you sick. Instead they target the underlying mechanisms of addiction.
May 13, 2014
The moves come after Washington banned some high-tech equipment sales to Russia as part of sanctions in response to the annexation of Crimea.
May 13, 2014
Pfizer, the giant drugmaker, is the latest American company seeking a foreign merger to elude U.S. taxes. Public advocacy groups call such deals unfair and want Congress to crack down.
May 13, 2014
Distributing aid can be an incredibly risky job for Westerners in Somalia, so local entrepreneurs have filled the gap. But what happens when aid become a profitable business in a lawless place?
May 13, 2014
The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing from a controversial nominee for the Georgia federal district court bench. Though President Obama nominated him, many Democrats take issue with his history.
May 13, 2014
Arlington National Cemetery kicks off celebrations of its 150th anniversary by commemorating its first military burial on May 13, 1864. Members of the family of Army Pvt. William Christman will participate in a wreath laying ceremony and place a stone of remembrance from the family's original home.
May 13, 2014
The U.N. envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, quit in frustration over the difficulties of bringing an end to the civil war and the failure of the United Nations to intervene.
May 13, 2014
The U.S. wants to allow imports of fresh beef from Brazil, but the country has a history of foot-and-mouth disease. Imports could lower beef prices, but the deal has American ranchers worried.
May 13, 2014
Despite much hype, there were fewer seats for 4-year-olds in 2012-2013, leading to a decline in enrollment for the first time since researchers began examining the issue in 2002.
May 13, 2014

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