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Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses

 

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her "conscience will not allow" her to follow a federal judge's orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 September 2015

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Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country — 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 September 2015

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Report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons in what not to do

WASHINGTON (AP) — The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 September 2015

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Prosecutors: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers during a Bible study will face the death penalty, according to court documents filed Thursday.

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Apple, Google bring smartphone functions to car dashboards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard.

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Lost Australian sheep yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and shedding almost half his body weight.

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Labor Day flying: behind the scenes at a very busy airport

DALLAS (AP) — More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry's trade and lobbying group.

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Global stocks gain; Europe's central bank promises support

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving steadily higher in the U.S. and Europe as markets regain their footing after a turbulent few weeks.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 September 2015

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