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2 Japanese, 1 American win Nobel for LED lights

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that spurred the development of LED technology used to light up computer screens and modern smartphones.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Same-sex marriages begin in the South

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gay and lesbian couples are getting legally married in the South for the first time, crossing a threshold into a conservative region that long stood united against same-sex marriage.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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1st banker conviction in UK market-fixing case

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Serious Fraud Office says a senior executive from a U.K. bank has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud in a case of market-rigging.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Balloon stolen at Albuquerque Balloon Fest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California woman wasn't able to honor her late husband at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta after a thief made off with the balloon her daughter planned to pilot.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Court clears the way for gay marriage expansion

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. The court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014

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Feds: Illinois man wanted to join Islamic State

CHICAGO (AP) — An American teenager who expressed disgust with Western society was arrested at a Chicago airport, from where he intended to travel to Turkey so that he could sneak into Syria to join the Islamic State group, according to criminal complaint released Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014

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Even an Ozarks coroner gets surplus military guns

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Doug Wortham used a Defense Department giveaway program for law enforcement to stock his office with an assault rifle, a handgun and a Humvee — even though the people in his custody are in no condition to put up a fight.

They're dead.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014

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Kurds repel jihadist attack on Syrian town

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish forces defending a Syrian town near the Turkish border clashed with the Islamic State group on Monday after repelling a wide-ranging militant assault the day before in battles that left dozens dead on both sides.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014

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