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  • Ruling allows same-sex marriages for Florida Keys

    MIAMI — A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by six gay couples said ...
    July 17, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia plane incident

    MOSCOW — The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have discussed the Malaysia Airlines plane incident over eastern ...
    July 17, 2014 - 1:39 pm
  • Washington wildfire burns through Alp-like terrain

    SPOKANE, Wash. — A wind-fueled wildfire chased people from nearly 900 homes in Washington state as it burned through a landscape so reminiscent of the ...
    July 17, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

    WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Microsoft cutting 18,000 jobs, signals new path

    LOS ANGELES — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its workforce as it str ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Malaysia Airlines plane lost contact over Ukraine

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia Airlines says it lost contact with a plane over Ukrainian airspace.
    July 17, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Republicans criticize handling of IRS inquiry

    WASHINGTON – Republicans chastised the Justice Department on Thursday for failing to share information with Congress about its investigation into the ...
    July 17, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • U.S. home construction drops 9.3 percent in June

    WASHINGTON – U.S. home construction fell in June to the slowest pace in nine months, a setback to hopes that housing is regaining momentum and will bo ...
    July 17, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Jerry Sandusky son discusses alleged sexual abuse

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – An adopted son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is providing details of the alleged sexual abuse he suffered at the hands ...
    July 17, 2014 - 8:52 am
  • Nowhere to go for Gaza civilians urged to evacuate

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The text message was as urgent as it was unwelcome: The Israeli army advised Mouin Ghaffir to leave his home quickly or risk b ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Democrats seek gains with women in birth control loss ahead of election

    WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political dividends ...
    July 17, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Obama on a high wire on immigration law changes

    WASHINGTON – Democratic opposition increased Wednesday to legal changes that would speed removals of young Central American migrants, jeopardizing Pre ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • What happens to your online accounts when you die?

    WASHINGTON – You’ve probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and al ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Bergdahl hires lawyer for military investigation

    WASHINGTON — The lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Wednesday that his client has been vilified by some people, but the public should not lea ...
    July 16, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Washington firefighters battle heat, high winds

    SPOKANE, Wash. — A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires and scorching hot temperatures ...
    July 16, 2014 - 2:47 pm
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