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Gay marriages won't be stopped in Fla.
MIAMI — The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

Published 2 hours ago
4 million watch dog telethon
LOS ANGELES — Producers say more than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during “Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular,” billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon.

Updated 3 hours ago
Obama vows response to cyberattack
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader. He declared the United States would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to a hack attack on Sony that the FBI blamed on the communist government.

Updated 4 hours ago
Gray wolves again endangered species in Great Lakes states
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.  — A federal judge has overturned an Obama administration decision to remove the gray wolf population in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list.

Updated 5 hours ago
Sugarland, promoter settle with state fair victims
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — Lawyers for victims of the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapse say they’ve reached a settlement with country duo Sugarland, Live Nation Worldwide and 16 other defendants.

Updated 5 hours ago
Ga. man fatally shot in argument over candy
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — A former first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels, Ryan Bolden, was killed in an argument that started over candy.

Updated 5 hours ago
Browns lineman accused of environmental violations
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin officials have accused Cleveland Browns lineman Joe Thomas of committing nearly a dozen environmental violations on his hunting land west of Madison.

Updated 6 hours ago
Obama: 2014 was 'a breakthrough year'
WASHINGTON—President Obama said today that 2014 has been “a breakthrough year for America,” putting aside the fits and starts of the past 12 months to focus on achievements and the prospect of compromise with his political foes who are taking control of Congress.

Updated 6 hours ago
FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack
WASHINGTON  — President Obama said today that Sony Pictures Entertainment “made a mistake” in deciding to shelve a film about a plot to assassinate North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un even though the studio suffered significant damage in a hack attack the FBI blames on the secretive Communist regime.

Updated 7 hours ago
Caramel apples linked to 4 deaths
WASHINGTON — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.