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San Diego County fire roars to life

Greg Saska stands outside his home that was destroyed by wildfire as he talks about his loss, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Nine fires in all were burning an area of more than 14 square miles (36 square kilometers) amid a heat wave and dry conditions, said San Diego...
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Appeals court puts Idaho gay marriages on hold

FILE – In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo, Amber Beierle, left, and Rachael Robertson pose for a photograph at their home in Boise, Idaho. They are one of four same-sex couples who are suing the state in federal court to challenge laws banning same-sex marriage and denying...

Fla health workers test negative for MERS virus

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Health says all health care workers who came into contact with a Saudi resident infected with the second confirmed MERS case in the U.S. have tested negative for the rare virus. Officials said in a statement Thursday that...
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Hernandez lawyers say he’s innocent of new charges

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley points to a reporter as he and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, far left, and others on his staff hold a news conference in Boston, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Conley announced that former New England Patriots’ player Aaron...
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Sept. 11 museum opens to relatives and survivors

President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Museum on Thursday, May 15, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/John Angelillo,Pool) President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Museum on...

Hawaii scuba divers face off over aquarium fish

HONOLULU (AP) — An underwater scuffle between two scuba divers off Hawaii is highlighting a long-running conflict over the aquarium fish industry. The dispute pits environmentalists who want to shut down the industry in Hawaii and collectors who gather aquarium fish and...
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Judge strikes all Arkansas bans on gay marriage

AAA May. 15, 2014 2:49 PM ETJudge strikes all Arkansas bans on gay marriage FILE – In this May 10, 2014 file photo, Kristin Seaton, center, of Jacksonville, Ark., holds up her marriage license as she leaves the Carroll County Courthouse in Eureka Springs, Ark., with her...

White House welcomes Senate panel’s housing vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is welcoming bipartisan legislation to overhaul the nation’s mortgage financing system that has cleared a crucial Senate hurdle. The legislation would wind down the giant government-backed lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The...
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Obama at 9/11 museum: Terrorism can’t break us

President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Museum on Thursday, May 15, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/John Angelillo,Pool) President Barack Obama speaks at the dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial Museum on...

Aaron Hernandez charged in 2 more shooting deaths

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, who was already accused of murder in a man’s shooting death last year, “ambushed and executed” two other men a year earlier after an encounter at a nightclub, prosecutors said Thursday in...