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Obama: US to provide loan guarantees for Tunisia

President Barack Obama talks with Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa, Friday, April 4,2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) President Barack Obama talks with Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa, Friday, April 4,2014, in the Oval...

Judge To End Ohio Ban On Recognizing Gay Marriage

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge says he will strike down Ohio’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, meaning the state must recognize marriages of gay couples who legally wed elsewhere. Judge Timothy Black made the statement Friday following final arguments in a lawsuit...

Saints agree to terms with Champ Bailey

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Veteran defensive back Champ Bailey has agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints. The 35-year-old Bailey played the last 10 seasons with Denver after spending his first five in the NFL with Washington. A shutdown cornerback for much of...

US Sen. Carl Levin Pushes For Great Lakes Funding

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Sen. Carl Levin and some fellow Great Lakes lawmakers are asking their congressional colleagues to fund programs designed to preserve and protect the lakes. Levin is co-chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force. The Detroit Democrat’s...

Federal Judge Says He Will Issue Ruling That Will Strike Down Ohio’s Ban On Gay Marriage

CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal judge says he will issue ruling that will strike down Ohio’s ban on gay marriage.

NC judge denies Duke motion to seal coal ash docs

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge on Friday denied Duke Energy’s motion seeking to shield records related to groundwater pollution leeching from 33 coal ash dumps in the state while a separate federal criminal investigation is ongoing. Superior Court Judge...
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The Web’s grumpiest cat has hit her terrible twos

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out world, Grumpy Cat has hit her terrible twos. The top dog in Internet cat stardom, known for her downward smile and bugged-out baby blues, spent her birthday Friday touring New York City with an entourage worthy of...

US official: Iran nuke deal to be drafted in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says world powers and Iran will start drafting a comprehensive nuclear agreement next month. The official says the sides are making progress in talks. The official was not authorized to speak for attribution and demanded anonymity. The U.S....
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No clear security fixes for Fort Hood violence

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, left,and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, right, talk to the media near Fort Hood’s main gate, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas. A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and...

‘John Wayne: The Life and Legend’ by Scott Eyman

He was born Marion Morrison in Iowa in 1907, but his parents moved him and his younger brother to Southern California seven years later in a vain search for prosperity. It was a bitterly divided household where money was scarce, with an affectionate but feckless father and a...