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Gay rights advocates: Jailed Kentucky clerk is no martyr
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr. Martin Luther King.... 9/4/2015 10:06 PM

Jailed clerk's attorney: Marriage licenses for gays are void
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- A jailed Kentucky clerk asserted that marriage licenses issued without her authority Friday to gay couples in Rowan County are void and "not worth the paper they are written on" because she didn't authorize them, her attorney said.... 9/4/2015 9:11 PM

Arson was cause of Planned Parenthood fire in Washington
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- A pre-dawn blaze that heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic was arson, fire investigators in Washington state determined Friday.... 9/5/2015 1:18 AM

Amid grief, Jill Biden said to share VP's hesitation on 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden's reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the Bidens are emotionally equipped for another campaign.... 9/4/2015 9:46 PM

Florida college band member gets 4 years in hazing death
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A former Florida A&M University band member was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for his role in a drum major's hazing death.... 9/4/2015 9:16 PM

US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed - a mixed bag of news that offers few clues to whether the Federal Reserve will raise rock-bottom interest rates later this month.... 9/4/2015 9:33 PM

As crisis grips Europe, a look at how US takes in refugees
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Europe is struggling with a surge of refugees and immigrants that has resulted in countless deaths, including that of a 3-year-old Syrian who washed up on a beach in Turkey and has become a symbol of the crisis.... 9/4/2015 7:55 PM

Houston-area sheriff's deputy remembered during funeral
HOUSTON (AP) -- Thousands of law enforcement officers stood at attention to form a wall Friday outside one of Houston's largest churches as a 21-gun salute and flyover by police helicopters were carried out in honor of a slain sheriff's deputy.... 9/4/2015 9:38 PM

Near LA's Koreatown, pastor tries to lift veil on drug abuse
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In a blue-and-white church on the outskirts of Los Angeles' Koreatown, pastor Young Ho Han is trying to lift the veil on a problem silently afflicting his community: drug abuse among young Korean-Americans.... 9/4/2015 8:17 PM

Tennis officials eye security after US Open drone crash
NEW YORK (AP) -- A drone crash during a U.S. Open match has tennis officials thinking about whether they can do more to safeguard the sprawling National Tennis Center from such hazards, a spokesman said Friday.... 9/5/2015 12:30 AM



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