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NEW YORK (AP) -- To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day.... 7/1/2015 6:57 PM

Episcopalians to vote on allowing gay marriage in churches
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Episcopalians were set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for gay couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.... 7/1/2015 3:47 PM

California law decried after black woman's `lynching' arrest
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn't charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace.... 7/1/2015 7:04 PM

Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions.... 7/1/2015 6:29 PM

2 convicted murderers practiced night before prison breakout
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) -- One of two convicted murderers who broke out of a maximum-security prison in June told police that they conducted a practice run the night before their daring escape, a district attorney said.... 7/1/2015 3:18 PM

Official: Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson
GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Preliminary indications suggest arson was not the cause of a fire that destroyed a black church targeted by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years ago, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday.... 7/1/2015 5:31 PM

US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.... 7/1/2015 7:25 PM

Thousands gather in Portland as Oregon eases into legal weed
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon is easing into an era of legal marijuana after an early-morning party on a bridge at the center of Portland.... 7/1/2015 6:44 PM

Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.... 7/1/2015 4:07 PM

Indiana's religious freedom bill among host of new laws
ATLANTA (AP) -- Just days after a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Indiana's religious freedom law took effect Wednesday amid an ongoing national debate over gay rights and religious objections.... 7/1/2015 9:11 AM



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