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  • US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled that the ban added to Florida's...

  • Pope calls family of slain American journalist

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Pope Francis has called the family of an American journalist whose videotaped beheading by Islamic State militants has touched off torrents of outrage around the world. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi confirms the pope called James Foley's parents,...

  • Hamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June — the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack that helped spark the current war in the Gaza Strip....

  • Russian aid convoy advances toward Ukraine

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Fierce fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be a last-gasp attempt by government troops to snatch back territory from pro-Russian separatists before the arrival of a Russian aid convoy overseen by the Red Cross. Trucks loaded with...

  • Marathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly attack. Dias Kadyrbayev, 20, admitted in federal court...

  • Pakistan parliament rejects calls for PM to quit

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's parliament on Thursday rejected calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation as unconstitutional despite massive anti-government protests just outside the assembly in the capital Islamabad. The resolution, supported by nearly every opposition party,...

  • Man pleads guilty in fatal Purdue campus attack

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana man pleaded guilty Thursday to murder in the fatal shooting and stabbing of a fellow Purdue University student in January. Cody Cousins, 24, of Warsaw changed his plea during a Tippecanoe County court hearing in Lafayette. He has been jailed without bond...

  • Puerto Rico priest pleads guilty in abuse case

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in Puerto Rico has pleaded guilty to transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday. Israel Berrios was arrested in May amid accusations that he sexually abused an...

  • New medal to be displayed at Sept. 11 ceremony

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — This year's Sept. 11 observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in western Pennsylvania will include the first public view of the Congressional Gold Medal given to the site. The medal is the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow. It'll be presented to...

  • Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — The year since a chemical attack that killed hundreds near Damascus has been a strikingly good one for President Bashar Assad. His deadly stockpile has been destroyed, but he has stayed in power, bought time and gotten world powers to engage him. Along the way, global...

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