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Q&A: In Alabama, state court vs. federal courts. Who wins?
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Alabama Supreme Court is in a showdown with a federal judge who ruled that the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. The state's justices say they remain the authority on state law, at least until the U.S. Supreme Court settles the question of whether the U.S. Constitution gives gay couples nationwide a fundamental right to marry.... 3/4/2015 10:00 PM

`It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon
BOSTON (AP) -- The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.... 3/4/2015 10:36 PM


A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriage
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. But advocates said they're not giving up either - and that the justices in Montgomery will find themselves on history's losing side.... 3/4/2015 9:33 PM

Pakistani man guilty in al-Qaida plot to bomb NYC subway
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Pakistani man was found guilty Wednesday in a failed al-Qaida bomb plot after a New York trial that featured spies in disguise, evidence from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound and the defendant's questioning of an admitted co-conspirator.... 3/4/2015 8:41 PM

Children in Southern California breathing easier, study says
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Smog-covered mountains, gritty sidewalks, smelly fumes from traffic-choked freeways. The Los Angeles area was a tough place to breathe several decades ago. Now a study shows how much that has changed, especially for the region's youngest residents.... 3/4/2015 10:41 PM

Guards ferrying gold bars get robbed on N. Carolina roadside
WILSON, N.C. (AP) -- The crew of a truck carrying a load of gold bars had just pulled off the interstate in North Carolina when, the two men told police, a seemingly ordinary episode of carsickness turned into a multimillion dollar heist.... 3/4/2015 10:05 PM

France, Cameroon wouldn't take foreigner later shot by LAPD
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A homeless foreigner shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row was in the country illegally after serving time for a bank robbery but couldn't be deported because no country would take him, U.S. immigration authorities said Wednesday.... 3/4/2015 8:46 PM

Storm could be winter's last big one but some want more
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England is set to bring what could be winter's last significant snowfall for the East Coast.... 3/4/2015 9:30 PM

Bostonians, gluttons for punishment, want to set snow record
BOSTON (AP) -- Talk about gluttons for punishment: Bostonians buried beneath more than 8 1/2 feet of snow suddenly are clamoring for a little more so they can boast of a new record.... 3/4/2015 8:05 PM



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