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Ala group: some judges might give same-sex marriage licenses
The association representing Alabama's probate judges says it's possible some judges there may issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples when courthouses open Monday, despite their advice against it.
National NAACP leader urges pursuit of justice
The national leader of the NAACP says people should not be deterred from pursuing justice while possible hate crimes are being investigated, including an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP.
Contestants vie for Miss Universe crown in Miami on Sunday
A new Miss Universe is about to be crowned in Miami.
Santa Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California
Power is being restored to tens of thousands of people in Southern California after fierce Santa Ana winds toppled trees and power lines.
Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys
The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales.
Major storm could hit northeast
Most of the Northeast is bracing for another winter blast that could be worse than a weekend storm that brought rain, snow and sleet.
Educator pleads guilty to sex assault in YouTube case
An educator who was confronted with allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube has pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges involving two victims.
Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators
Federal investigators are cracking down on what they say are sham universities that exploit the visa system for foreign students.
Sept. 11-era security unveiled for latest NYC terror trial
As a terrorism trial gets underway for a lone defendant in twin bombings of U.S. embassies nearly two decades ago, fears over the terror attacks in Paris and unrest a world away have raised security at the city's federal courthouses to levels not seen since the days following the Sept. 11 attacks.
NH woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru
A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash.
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