• Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DUBLIN (AP) — Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland's most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change against the nation's conservative Catholic foundation. Polls closed...

  • Georgia trooper shoots traveler after speeding stop

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    TIFTON, Ga. (AP) — A traffic stop on a south Georgia freeway Friday morning ended with a state trooper shooting a passenger after getting into a confrontation with him as the driver was being taken into custody. The shooting happened just after 11 a.m. near Tifton in south Georgia,...

  • Dentist accused of running 'house of horrors' agrees to quit

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida children's dentist accused of running a "house of horrors" that included performing surgical procedures without anesthetic agreed late Friday to stop practicing dentistry. Dr. Howard Schneider of Jacksonville faces multiple lawsuits and his office...

  • Illinois mom takes son's place at graduation after he dies

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CALUMET CITY, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a suburban Chicago teenager killed in a drunken-driving crash less than a week before his high school graduation took his place at the ceremony, wearing his cap and gown. Aaron Dunigan died early Sunday in a Calumet City crash just hours after...

  • Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. General manager Jim Popp considered Sam's sexuality a nonissue....

  • TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile. In a statement, the channel said it was...

  • Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved. The air bags, made by Takata Corp. of Japan, can deploy with...

  • Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info in hundreds of private emails

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server that has now been classified about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi. The email in question, forwarded to Clinton by her deputy chief of staff...

  • Washington officer shoots men accused of earlier beer theft

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state's capital city, authorities said. The officer reported he was being assaulted...

  • Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area's catastrophic blowout in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against drilling and fossil fuels. No one expects...

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