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  • Face of gay marriage in Utah an unlikely pair SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Derek Kitchen was a teenager still coming to grips with his sexual orientation when yards signs began popping up throughout his suburban Salt Lake City neighborhood in 2004 supporting an amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Kitch

    April 7, 2014

  • At 21, recovering heroin addict starts over AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Just out of Cook County Jail after being arrested with 15 bags of heroin, Cody Lewis had all of $11 in his pocket. But not for long. Almost immediately, he spent $10 on yet another bag of smack, making the buy on the Chicago stree

    April 7, 2014

  • Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood's t

    April 7, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Today Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT MAY BE 'PROMISING' IN MALAYSIA PLANE SEARCH The head of a joint agency coordinating the effort calls the underwater sounds detected by a s

    April 7, 2014

  • US employers add 192K jobs; rate stays at 6.7 pct. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Friday's government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth.

    April 4, 2014

  • Hasbro picks five 'house rules' for new Monopoly set NEW YORK (AP) — No rent collection while in jail, double the dough for landing on Go and clean out Free Parking if your luck takes you there are among five made-up Monopoly rules Facebook fans voted in for future editions of the board game. Several t

    April 4, 2014

  • Broken ATM at Maine bank spits out $37,000 SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are investigating after a malfunctioning ATM at a bank spit out $37,000 in cash to man who requested $140. South Portland police tell WGME-TV (http://bit.ly/1dXCy0i ) that they responded to the TD Bank bra

    April 4, 2014

  • 'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea

    April 4, 2014

  • Fort Hood gunman had 'unstable' mental condition FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Unstable mental health may be a "fundamental, underlying cause" of a soldier's shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left four people dead, though an argument with another service member likely preceded the attack, according to i

    April 4, 2014

  • Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don't WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the wealthy. Either way, it's likely to benefit the two major political parties and their can

    April 3, 2014

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