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August 22, 2015 - 10:11am
1 week 4 days ago

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Two Detroit-area nurses whose lawsuit erased Michigan's ban on gay marriage and played a role in making it legal across the country have exchanged vows.

April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse wed Saturday in Southfield. Federal Judge Bernard Friedman, who struck down the state's ban, performed the ceremony.

Between 250 and 300 family members and friends attended the wedding at a banquet hall. DeBoer wore a cream-colored wedding dress...

August 22, 2015 - 7:29am
1 week 4 days ago

The latest on the gunman who was subdued by passengers after opening fire at a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris (all times local Paris time):

9:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. GMT)

A French official close to the investigation says police have positively identified the train gunman as 26-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El-Khazzani. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said earlier Saturday that Spanish authorities had alerted French intelligence to him in...

August 22, 2015 - 3:04am
1 week 5 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey congressman says a man who gunned down a security guard at a federal building in Manhattan before killing himself was a whistleblower who had been given "a raw deal" by the agency that fired him.

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell said Saturday that several members of his staff worked with gunman Kevin Downing to resolve his case and Downing never showed any violent tendencies.

Pascrell says he has no idea why Downing snapped....

August 22, 2015 - 3:04am
1 week 5 days ago

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Jose Amaya Guardado's mother said she brought her son to the United States nine years ago to escape the violence of their native El Salvador. Now his family is mourning his death in what police describe as a brutal machete attack.

Lucia Guardado said Friday she never imagined something like this this could happen in the United States.

Miami-Dade police have charged four of Amaya Guardado's classmates with second-degree murder...

August 22, 2015 - 2:59am
1 week 5 days ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Georgia Ferrell says she's still seeking justice after a jury couldn't unanimously decide the fate of a white North Carolina police officer accused in the 2013 shooting death of her son, an unarmed black motorist.

"I've got to keep fighting," Ferrell said outside a courthouse late Friday afternoon after she heard a judge declare a mistrial in the voluntary manslaughter case of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick. "We must get...

August 22, 2015 - 2:21am
1 week 5 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors at a civil trial focused on the market value of Michael Jordan's identity have handed him a major win, ordering a grocery-store chain to pay him $8.9 million for invoking his name in a steak ad without his permission.

The amount was close to the $10 million his attorneys said the one-time use of his name was worth and Jordan hugged his lawyers after the decision was read Friday night in a federal court in Chicago, where Jordan won six NBA titles...

August 22, 2015 - 12:42am
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal documents show managers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were aware of the potential for a catastrophic "blowout" at an abandoned mine that could release "large volumes" of wastewater laced with toxic heavy metals.

EPA released the documents late Friday, following weeks of prodding from The Associated Press and other media organizations. EPA and contract workers accidentally unleashed 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater on...

August 21, 2015 - 10:57pm
1 week 5 days ago

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to release from detention centers immigrant children and their mothers caught entering the U.S. illegally from Mexico.

In a filing late Friday, California U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee rejected the government's request that she reconsider her ruling and ordered it to implement remedies by Oct. 23, 2015, saying that the children and their mothers must be released without unnecessary delay....

August 21, 2015 - 8:26pm
1 week 5 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — A jury has ordered a defunct grocery store chain to pay Michael Jordan $8.9 million for using his name.

Jurors returned the verdict Friday night.

They had to calculate how much the now-defunct grocery chain Dominick's should pay the former Chicago Bulls basketball player for invoking his name in an ad without permission. They sent one note to the judge, saying: "We need a calculator."

In his closing argument,...

August 21, 2015 - 8:03pm
1 week 5 days ago

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut-based firearms maker Colt Holding Co. is asking a bankruptcy judge to approve payments totaling $2.5 million for nine top executives.

The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1Jb3Cn0 ) the bonuses would be paid if an executive is fired, resigns because of reduced pay under future owners or moves. The bonuses would be paid if the company reaches a certain profit before January.

The West Hartford-based...

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