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Gay marriage arrives in parts, but not all, of Alabama

Gay marriage arrives in parts, but not all, of Alabama

Gay marriage arrived to parts of Alabama on Monday — but not to others — after the state’s chief justice sought to put the weddings on hold, echoing familiar southern…

Jury selection starting for trial on murder of Chris Kyle

Jury selection starting for trial on murder of Chris Kyle

Jury selection is to begin Monday in the trial of the man accused of fatally shooting a former Navy SEAL who was depicted in the Oscar-nominated film “American Sniper.” More…

Obstructionist Alabama justice tries to stop gay marriage

Obstructionist Alabama justice tries to stop gay marriage

Tori Sisson and Shante Wolfe camped in a blue and white tent outside the Montgomery County Courthouse during the early hours Monday, hugging and talking excitedly of getting married soon.…

Amid controversy, Brian Williams takes self off air for ‘several days’

Amid controversy, Brian Williams takes self off air for ‘several days’

Brian Williams said he is temporarily stepping away from the “NBC Nightly News” amid questions about his memories of war coverage in Iraq, calling it “painfully apparent” that he has…

Health insurance hacks raise data security concerns

Health insurance hacks raise data security concerns

Insurers aren’t required to encrypt consumers’ data under a 1990s federal law that remains the foundation for health care privacy in the Internet age — an omission that seems striking…

Less drinking, more drug use among drivers

Less drinking, more drug use among drivers

The number of drivers on the road with alcohol in their systems has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but there has been a large increase in drivers using marijuana…

In South Carolina, racism lives on a war memorial

In South Carolina, racism lives on a war memorial

Along Main Street in a small South Carolina city, there is war memorial honoring fallen World War I and II soldiers, dividing them into two categories: “white” and “colored.” Welborn…

Public support for gay marriage has caveats

Public support for gay marriage has caveats

While finding that Americans narrowly favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, a new Associated Press-GfK poll also shows most believe wedding-related businesses should be allowed to deny…

Chokehold details sought

Chokehold details sought

Two months after a grand jury declined to press criminal charges in the police killing of an unarmed New York City man, a state judge must decide whether to disclose…

Deficit cuts? What deficit cuts?

Deficit cuts? What deficit cuts?

President Barack Obama’s budget is relying on a series of familiar accounting tricks to show $1.8 trillion in deficit reduction over a decade, an amount that would shrink by almost…