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....

‘Congo: The Epic History of a People’ by David Van Reybrouck

The madness of greed and violence that engulfed Leopold’s Congo Free State was immortalized by Joseph Conrad in his novel “Heart of Darkness,” which he began writing in 1898 after working as a riverboat captain on the Congo River, collecting ivory from Leopold’s...

Yardley: ‘American Romantic’ by Ward Just

“The war fit no known precedent or pattern in American history with the possible exception of the Revolutionary War. It was sui generis and unspeakably tedious unless you were engaged with it day by day. When you were there, the war was your entire life, as seductive as the sun...

‘A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune’ by Mike Magner

Between 1957 and 1987, the Stasiaks and hundreds of thousands of other Marine families probably consumed horrifically contaminated water at Lejeune, a fact confirmed by reluctant federal researchers who were shamed into investigating this tragedy by a small group of determined...
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‘The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance’ by Steven Kotler

A look at some of our favorite images from the week of March 31, 2014. PHOTOS: Best news photos from the week of March 24, 2014 Kotler focuses on extreme sports for good reason. These athletes face a constant choice, “flow or die,” and his book contains some compelling...

‘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...
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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...