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Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday.... 7/1/2015 2:55 AM

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job."... 6/30/2015 11:09 PM

What's next for California's contentious vaccine law
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.... 6/30/2015 11:24 PM

Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New rules from the Education Department are going into effect for any college offering a career-training program: They have to prove their graduates earn enough money to repay their student loans.... 7/1/2015 7:08 AM

Episcopalians to vote on allowing gay marriage in churches
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.... 7/1/2015 6:58 AM

Fire crews make gains against damaging Washington wildfire
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- Surveying the smoldering ruins of his upscale home in this central Washington city, Vern Smith pointed to what had been his garage.... 7/1/2015 6:13 AM

Theater shooter's attorneys focus on his dazed, sullen look
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Defense attorneys trying to convince jurors that Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was insane focused Tuesday on a familiar image of him looking dazed and sullen with a shock of fiery orange hair.... 6/30/2015 10:22 PM

Oregon growers look forward to new era of retail marijuana
WILLIAMS, Ore. (AP) -- On the third Thursday of each month, veteran medical marijuana growers and hopeful newbies gather in the old Williams Grange hall in a small rural Oregon valley long known for growing some of the best cannabis on the planet.... 6/30/2015 8:08 PM

Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck say they're getting divorce
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- As regulars at a local farmer's market, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and their three young children looked like the perfect Hollywood family.... 6/30/2015 11:08 PM

In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening
ATLANTA (AP) -- A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday as to call it a blueprint for a fresh attack on the legality of capital punishment itself.... 6/30/2015 9:35 PM



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