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  • Justices: Same-day audio for April 28 gay marriage cases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear arguments over same-sex marriage on April 28 and make audio of the proceedings available later that day. The gay marriage cases mark the only time this term…

  • Insurgent attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 11 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Insurgents unleashed a series of attacks mostly targeting civilian areas in and around the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 11 people, as Islamic State militants in the country’s north set…

  • Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus?

    POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday it will phase out the show’s iconic elephants from its performances by 2018. Elephants have long been the symbol of…

  • Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a Delta plane from Atlanta has skidded off a runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport and has crashed through a fence. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey…

  • Kathleen Matthews running for Van Hollen’s seat

    WASHINGTON — Kathleen Matthews, Marriott International’s executive vice president and chief global communications and public affairs officer, and wife of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, will run for Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s House seat. Kathleen Matthews, once…

  • NFL: Greg Hardy is eligible to sign free agent contract

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner’s exempt list. League spokesman Greg Aiello said…

  • Burkina Faso allows family to exhume grave of Thomas Sankara

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s interim government has authorized the exhumation of the supposed grave of assassinated revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara. The family long has doubted that the Ouagadougou cemetery holds the remains…

  • Dog survives being shot twice, tied to railroad tracks

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dog that was found shot multiple times and tied to the railroad tracks was rescued by Tampa police and is expected to survive. Officers found the dog after responding to…

  • Scientists warn Obama of marine life harm from seismic tests

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Marine scientists are raising concerns about the Obama administration’s decision to move ahead on use of seismic air guns in the Atlantic Ocean for oil and gas exploration. Seventy-five scientists from…

  • Floods kill 42 people in Tanzania, authorities say

    ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — Floods from a heavy 30-minute storm in Tanzania killed at least 42 people in an area close to Lake Victoria in Kahama district, authorities said. Rains from the storm left 900…

  • GOP lawmaker launches bid in California 2016 US Senate race

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California legislator who has sought to broaden the appeal of the Republican Party with Hispanics has launched an uphill campaign for U.S. Senate. Assemblyman Rocky Chavez entered the 2016 race…

  • Man found dead in national park was shot in head with arrow

    PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man was found dead at a campground in Olympic National Park after being shot in the head with an arrow, and authorities are trying to determine what…

  • Dollar gains

    The U.S. dollar is higher against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.25 Canadian dollars, up from late Wednesday. And the dollar is trading at 15.09 Mexican pesos, also up from…

  • Maker of device in ‘superbug’ outbreak lacked FDA clearance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say that the manufacturer of a medical instrument at the center of a recent “superbug” outbreak in Los Angeles did not receive federal clearance to sell the device. The…

  • Evans issues denial, Cisse apology after spitting incident

    LONDON (AP) — When two Premier League opponents spit at each other, the television evidence seemed clear. Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse apologized Thursday for spitting at Jonny Evans, but the Manchester United defender denied any…