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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 7:52 PM

New warden, security measures after New York prison escape
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A new superintendent has been named to run the maximum-security prison in New York where two killers escaped. He'll oversee a range of new security measures that close gaps exploited by the inmates during their breakout.... 7/1/2015 7:48 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

Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect - the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened.... 7/1/2015 7:43 PM

Thousands gather in Portland as Oregon eases into legal weed
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon began easing into an era of legal marijuana Wednesday after an early morning pot celebration at the center of Portland.... 7/1/2015 8:01 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

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