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Texas gay discrimination bill opens complex father-son split
HOUSTON (AP) -- Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been partners for four years, but last December was the first time they spent Christmas at Miller's parents' home.... 5/6/2015 11:12 PM

Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks
NEW YORK (AP) -- The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: A do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media.... 5/6/2015 8:41 PM

Baltimore mayor seeks federal civil-rights probe of police
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore's mayor was emphatic last week: She did not want federal oversight of her police department.... 5/6/2015 11:09 PM

Brown lawns loom this summer in California
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) -- It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the Southern California sun.... 5/6/2015 10:56 PM

Jim Wright, former US House speaker, dies at age 92
DALLAS (AP) -- As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his rich oratorical skills in the U.S. House. He never relied on them more than the day in 1989 when he told those who had elected him speaker that he was prepared to resign after being accused of violating ethics rules dozens of times.... 5/6/2015 11:20 PM

Ex-in-law testifies from Kazakhstan in Boston Marathon trial
BOSTON (AP) -- A former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev testified Wednesday from Kazakhstan about the role of a conservative Muslim convert who steered Tsarnaev's older brother toward a stricter version of Islam.... 5/6/2015 9:52 PM


Train hauling crude from ND oil patch derails, catches fire
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, raising questions about whether new state standards intended to reduce the volatility of such shipments are sufficient.... 5/6/2015 11:11 PM

Tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Nebraska on active day
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A storm that produced tornadoes across parts of southwestern Oklahoma bore down on suburban Oklahoma City during the evening rush hour Wednesday, and forecasters declared a tornado emergency for suburban Moore, which was hit hard two years ago.... 5/6/2015 11:09 PM

Hospital efforts to save very premature babies vary widely
They weigh as little as a pound yet force some of the toughest choices in all of medicine. Extremely premature babies face big differences in how hard hospitals try to save them, a study finds.... 5/6/2015 9:14 PM



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