Gay marriage rulings in Okla., Utah build momentum

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, file photo, Gay Phillips, left, her partner Sue Barton, along with Mary Bishop and her partner Sharon Baldwin, right, toast during a celebration at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, in Tulsa, Okla., after a federal judge struck down...

Gay marriage rulings in Okla., Utah build momentum

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, file photo, Gay Phillips, left, her partner Sue Barton, along with Mary Bishop and her partner Sharon Baldwin, right, toast during a celebration at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, in Tulsa, Okla., after a federal judge struck down...

Experts see possible charges in NJ bridge scandal

FILE – In this June 4, 2012, file photo, former assistant United States Attorney Reid Schar speaks during an interview at the office of his law firm Jenner & Block in Chicago. Schar, who served 13 years as as an assistant U.S. attorney, was the lead prosecutor in former...

Experts see possible charges in NJ bridge scandal

FILE – In this June 4, 2012, file photo, former assistant United States Attorney Reid Schar speaks during an interview at the office of his law firm Jenner & Block in Chicago. Schar, who served 13 years as as an assistant U.S. attorney, was the lead prosecutor in former...

Police: Shooter warned some students away

Thirteen year old Kimberly Macias cries as she sees schoolmates at a vigil for the victims, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in Roswell, N.M. A 12-year-old New Mexico boy drew a shotgun from a band-instrument case and shot and wounded two classmates at his middle school Tuesday morning...

Navy jet crash off Virginia coast; pilot ejected

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy official says an F-18 fighter jet has crashed into waters off the Virginia coast, but the pilot ejected safely. The official says the pilot was recovered by a civilian fishing vessel. Navy helicopters were en route to pick up the pilot Wednesday....

S&P 500 index ekes out another record high close

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — It was a squeaker, but the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at its first all-time high of 2014. The S&P 500 closed up nine points Wednesday, or 0.5 percent, at 1,848.38. That’s just two-hundredths of a point above...

Lindsey Vonn: Surgery on right knee ‘successful’

Lindsey Vonn announced on her Facebook page that she had surgery on her right knee. The knee injury has prevented the reigning Olympic downhill champion from competing in the Sochi Games next month. The 29-year-old Vonn posted Wednesday that her surgery was...

Training credited for quick end to school shooting

Thirteen year old Kimberly Macias cries as she sees schoolmates at a vigil for the victims, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in Roswell, N.M. A 12-year-old New Mexico boy drew a shotgun from a band-instrument case and shot and wounded two classmates at his middle school Tuesday morning...

SolarCity turns to retail investors for cash

AP Photo/Ed Andrieski NEW YORK (AP) — Solar panel installer SolarCity is turning to retail investors for cash. The company said Wednesday that it plans to sell securities directly to individuals and others interested in investing in its rooftop solar systems. The move is a...