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Baltimore board OKs $6.4 million settlement to Freddie Gray family

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 07:26

Baltimore city officials on Wednesday approved a $6.4 million settlement to the family of Freddie Gray, a black man whose death from an injury in police custody triggered protests and rioting. The unanimous vote by the Board of Estimates comes ahead of a Thursday hearing on moving the trials of six police officers charged in Gray's death from a spinal injury from the city.

Clinton threatens military action if Iran breaks deal

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 07:09

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a hardline warning to Iran on Wednesday that as president she would "not hesitate" to take military action to stop the country from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Defiant Kentucky clerk's backers want aides fired over marriage licenses to gays

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 07:08

By Steve Bittenbender MOREHEAD, Ky. (Reuters) - Supporters of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples due to her religious beliefs, said on Wednesday that any of her deputies who provide such documents without her permission should be fired. U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered Davis released on Tuesday after six days in jail, warning her not to interfere with her deputy clerks who are issuing the licenses, or face further sanctions. Bunning had found Davis, clerk for Rowan County in eastern Kentucky, in contempt after she stopped issuing licenses to any couples, citing her belief as an Apostolic Christian that a marriage can only be between a man and a woman.

Clerk in gay-marriage fight back to work Friday or Monday

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 07:03
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — After a five-day stint in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will return to work as soon as Friday to face another day of reckoning.

The many reincarnations of Hillary Clinton

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 05:19

Her 2016 campaign is just the latest attempt to reshape the former secretary of state's public image.

London-bound plane catches fire on Las Vegas runway

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 01:28

Passengers fled down emergency slides as flames leaped from the British Airways jet.

Group urges Republican candidates to defund Planned Parenthood

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 01:07

By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An influential conservative group is calling on Republican presidential candidates to vow they will veto any future funding for women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood, which is under fire from abortion opponents. In a letter seen by Reuters that is being sent to all party hopefuls in the 2016 White House race, the ForAmerica advocacy group asks candidates to make "a firm commitment" to starve Planned Parenthood of federal funding. ForAmerica Chairman Brent Bozell - who has personally endorsed Republican Senator Ted Cruz for 2016 - also calls on the candidates to say whether they would launch an investigation by the Department of Justice into Planned Parenthood.

Queen Elizabeth II surpasses Queen Victoria's long reign

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 00:51

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II reached a major milestone Wednesday, becoming the longest-reigning monarch in Britain's history by passing Queen Victoria, who served for 63 years and seven months.

Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' debut: A wild, funny night

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 23:19

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert premiered on Tuesday night with an extra-long edition that confirmed Colbert gift for being himself: enthusiastic, funny, and warm; un-ironic and certainly not his Colbert Report blowhard character.

Arizona police report nine possible shootings along interstate highway

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 20:14

The number of possible vehicle shootings along a stretch of freeway in Phoenix has jumped to nine over the last 10 days, the head of Arizona’s state police said on Tuesday. Colonel Frank Milstead, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said the attacks continued following two possible shootings early Tuesday on Interstate 10, the southernmost transcontinental highway in the U.S. The shootings began on Aug. 29 along a roughly 10-mile segment of the highway when gunfire shattered the windshield of a sport utility vehicle, authorities said.

Oregon judge accused of blocking gay marriage applicants, hanging Hitler picture

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 18:15
An Oregon judge who refused to perform same-sex marriages is facing multiple complaints in a state ethics investigation, including that he put up a picture of Adolf Hitler in the Salem courthouse, a state judicial commission said on Tuesday. A U.S. Supreme Court decision in late June legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, but a small number of elected clerks and lower-court judges have voiced opposition on religious grounds, including Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis who was released from jail on Tuesday after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. In addition to the wedding refusal, Day faces complaints of putting up a picture of Hitler in the Marion County courthouse and allowing a veteran with a felony to handle a firearm.

Jury recommends death for man who killed 3 at Jewish sites

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 14:04

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A jury recommended the death penalty Tuesday for a white supremacist who fatally shot three people at Jewish sites in Kansas, less than two hours after he told jurors he didn't care what sentence was handed down.

Hillary Clinton: I’m sorry for using private email

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 13:55

This is the farthest Clinton has gone yet in offering an apology for her use of a private email server while Secretary of State.

Killer of three at Kansas Jewish centers sentenced to death

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 11:06

A Kansas jury on Tuesday said a white supremacist who shot three people to death outside two Jewish centers last year should be put to death. Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who has been representing himself in court, was found guilty last month of killing Reat Underwood, 14, and his grandfather, William Corporon, 69, outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, and Terri LaManno, 53, outside a Jewish retirement home, both in Overland Park, Kansas.

Kentucky clerk in gay marriage case released from jail

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 11:05

By Steve Bittenbender Grayson, Ky. (Reuters) - Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, walked out of jail on Tuesday after the U.S. district court judge who found her in contempt said he was satisfied licenses were being issued in accordance with a U.S. Supreme Court decision. U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered her release after six days in jail, saying she "shall not interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples." If she tries to interfere, "that will be considered a violation of this Order and appropriate sanctions will be considered," Bunning said. "Kim Davis cannot and will not violate her conscience," Staver said.

Trump: I 'always felt that I was in the military' at military school

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 10:02

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump reportedly told the author of a forthcoming biography that while he never served in the military, he “always felt” that he had because he attended a military-themed prep school that gave him “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military.”

Baltimore offers $6.4 million to settle Freddie Gray case

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 07:56

Baltimore has reached a tentative $6.4 million settlement with the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died from an injury sustained in police custody, city officials said on Tuesday. The settlement with his family will be submitted to the Baltimore Board of Estimates for a vote on Wednesday, the office of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement, adding that it does not constitute an admission of liability. It will have no effect on the criminal trials of six officers charged with Gray's death in April, the statement said.