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Fire at Washington state Planned Parenthood ruled arson

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 20:16
The blaze was set around 3:30 a.m. local time and caused extensive damage to the front of the structure in Pullman, the Pullman Fire Department said in a news release. Last month, thousands of protesters rallied outside Planned Parenthood locations across the country calling for the federal government to end funding for the health organization. Demonstrators were mobilized to dozens of locations, including Pullman, after an anti-abortion group released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating prices for aborted fetal tissue.

Why Democratic senators from red states support Iran deal

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 13:59

Fewer than a half-dozen Democratic senators remain undecided about whether to approve the Iran nuclear agreement, but...

Police show in force for funeral of Texas deputy killed in shooting

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 11:33

More than 10,000 law enforcement officers from across the United States attended the Houston funeral of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday, remembering him as good-natured man who brought dignity to the profession. Goforth, 47, was fatally shot on Aug. 28 as he fueled a patrol car at a Houston-area gas station. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said officers responding to calls for help will be doing so in Goforth's honor.

Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 10:08

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009.

Marine killed in helicopter accident was doing rope training

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 09:32

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Marine who died during a helicopter accident at Camp Lejeune was part of a Virginia-based anti-terror and security team training on how to use ropes to access difficult terrain, officials said Friday.

Video called a significant lead in Illinois policeman's slaying

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 08:35

Hundreds of law enforcement officials on Friday pressed on with their search in northern Illinois for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a veteran policeman while police called a home security video among the most important pieces of evidence in the case. The officers scoured the region of Fox Lake, located about 60 miles (97 km) north of Chicago and close to the Wisconsin border, for the men suspected in Tuesday's shooting of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Gliniewicz, 52. The video was turned over to authorities by a police officer, Lake County Major Crime Task Force Commander George Filenko told CNN.

Kansas university on lockdown amid search for possible armed person

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 05:16
(Reuters) - Kansas State University was on lockdown on Friday amid a search for possible armed person, the school said on Twitter.

Gay couples in Kentucky will try to wed as defiant clerk sits in jail

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 04:49

Several deputy clerks say they will comply with a court order to issue marriage licenses.

Kentucky clerk's office issues marriage license to gay couple, ending ban

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 04:37

By Steve Bittenbender MOREHEAD, Ky. (Reuters) - The Kentucky clerk's office that had refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in defiance of orders by a federal judge on Friday morning ended its resistance. While Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed on Thursday for refusing to follow the orders of U.S. District Judge David Bunning, her deputies processed a license for James Yates and William Smith, who had previously been denied one, after the office doors opened on Friday. Davis, who has become a darling of social conservatives, had refused to issue any marriage licenses under an office policy she created after the U.S. Supreme Court in June made gay marriage legal across the United States, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

Drowned Syrian boys buried in hometown they fled

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 04:27

KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey (AP) — The Syrian man who survived a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece buried his wife and two sons on Friday in their hometown of Kobani, returning them to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fled.

U.S. men who thwarted France train attack to be honored in California parade

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 21:29
The three friends, Anthony Sadler, 22, Spencer Stone, a 23-year-old U.S. airman, and Alek Skarlatos, 22, a National Guardsman, charged the gunman on a train headed to Paris from Amsterdam on Aug. 21, helping to wrestle away a pistol and an AK-47 assault rifle. The efforts of the three Americans, along with Briton Chris Norman, earned them France's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur.

Why aren’t there more Kim Davises?

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 19:57

Other county clerks have taken a controversial but less defiant path on gay marriage.

Biden says he's not sure if he will seek presidency

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 18:04

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he was unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, telling a Jewish audience that his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the "emotional energy to run."

Shooting kills one, wounds two at community college in Sacramento

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 16:46
One person was killed and two others wounded in a shooting at a Sacramento community college, police said on Thursday. All three of the shooting victims were male, police said. The shooter, who police described as a male of Pacific Island descent and wearing cargo shorts and no shirt, was still at large by 5 p.m., police said.

Clinton aide invokes Fifth Amendment in probe

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 13:56

Bryan Pagliano has declined to cooperate in two federal probes involving Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Trump vows no third-party bid, will back GOP primary winner

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 13:33

Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party's nominee — whoever it may be.

Democratic support piles up for Iran nuclear deal in Senate

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:46

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained critical backing from three more Democratic senators Thursday, deflating opponents and boosting White House hopes of blocking a disapproval resolution in the Senate and sparing President Barack Obama from resorting to a veto.

Students at Washington's Howard University complain about mold, rats

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 10:28
Officials at Howard University on Thursday met with students who have been complaining about rats, mold, high tuition and other issues at the school, one of the oldest historically black U.S. colleges. Howard students first vented complaints on Twitter using the hashtag #TakeBackHU, which started trending nationally on Wednesday. University officials are aware of the issues and met with student leaders on Thursday to discuss their concerns, university spokesman Anthony Owens said in a statement.