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  • Appeal court asked to unblock Florida gay marriage

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Attorneys for a Florida Keys gay couple turned Wednesday to a state appeals court to lift a judge's order blocking them from getting married. The Miami-based 3rd District Court of Appeal was asked to overturn a Monroe County judge's decision earlier this week preventing...

  • Man charged in chase in which Kansas girl died

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and other felonies after an alleged abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl from a gunshot wound. Marcas McGowan, 30, of Atchison, also faces charges of...

  • Ex-CEO gets prison for stealing from NYC charity

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity was sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization. William Rapfogel, who once headed the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty,...

  • APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received. But an Associated Press review shows that an unexpected rush of...

  • Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a defense lawyer told jurors during opening...

  • Feds: Ex-trader deserves 9 years for fraud

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal prosecutor is urging a judge to sentence a former Wall Street trader to nine years in prison for securities fraud. He says such conduct hurts trust in the markets and the victims included taxpayers, pension funds and charitable endowments. But Judge...

  • Arizona high court delays planned execution

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's highest court has temporarily halted the execution of a condemned inmate as it considers a last-minute appeal. The appeal focuses on arguments that Joseph Rudolph Wood received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing, along with a challenge...

  • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S. The latest recalls bring the total for GM so far this year to 60, affecting a record 29.7 million cars and trucks. GM already has passed the 22 million vehicles recalled...

  • Jury: Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask. Jurors in Morris County announced Wednesday that 66-year-old Anthony Novellino was guilty of murder. They deliberated about three hours over...

  • CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage. CBS said Wednesday that Colbert, who is replacing Letterman as the "Late Show" host next year, will keep the show in New York City's Ed Sullivan Theatre....

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