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Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:19
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A Louisiana state judge ruled on Monday in favor of a same-sex couple, saying the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, advocates said. The ruling compels the state to recognize the out-of-state marriage of the plaintiffs in the case but its full extent is not immediately clear because it is temporarily under seal, said Bruce Parker, a spokesman for Equality Louisiana. "This judgment of the court is a sign of hope amid the maelstrom of despair and confusion that Louisiana's LGBT community has lived through recently," C. ...

Sheriff's comments criticizing Md. gun laws go viral

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:18

Staunch Second Amendment supporter openly opposes Maryland's stringent gun laws.

       

Seahawk DeShawn Shead’s proposal after Broncos game took months of secret planning

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:16
Not even Seahawks coach Pete Carroll knew of safety DeShawn Shead’s plan to ask Jessica Martinez to marry him in front of family and friends at CenturyLink Field. Here’s how it happened.

Louisiana judge: Gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:16
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge in Louisiana has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, in part because he says it violates equal protection rights.

Obituary: J. (Joan) California Cooper

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:16
Seattle Times theater critic Misha Berson writes:

Homelessness increases among school children

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:16
The number of homeless school children is rising in U.S. schools.

Jury: Arab Bank liable in terror attacks

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:15
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. jury found on Monday that a large Jordan-based bank should be held responsible for a wave of Hamas-sanctioned suicide bombings in the early 2000s that left several Americans dead or wounded.

Voices: Buddy Holly hit a chord for all ages

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:14

In Lubbock and beyond, some 55 years later the musician still holds sway.

       

Rock quarry working day and night for Boeing 777X

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:13
Snohomish County has given a Granite Falls quarry permission to truck rocks, gravel and sand at night until 3 a.m. to keep up with the needs of contractors building the new Boeing 777X factory at Everett.

Bear suspected to have killed New Jersey hiker

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:12
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A black bear believed to have attacked and killed a hiker over the weekend likely was looking for food and was circling the victim's body when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it, officials said Monday.

Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:11

Deborah Williams, spokeswoman for "Big Marijuana. Big Mistake," a group opposing a ballot measure to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska, speaks at a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. Williams addressed the media after local KTVA's Anchorage television reporter Charlo Greene, not seen, abruptly quit during a live telecast Sunday, Sept. 21, night, announcing she owned a medical marijuana company and was devoting all her efforts to getting the ballot measure passed. Alaska voters will decide in November whether to join Washington and Colorado in decriminalizing pot. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska.


ArtsBeat: ‘Gotham’ Recap: ‘Batman’ Before Batman

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:06
The Fox series, billed as a new chapter of the “Batman” saga, debuted on Monday.

Reserves narrowing for California water wholesaler

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:03
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The giant wholesaler that provides drinking water for half the California population has drained two-thirds of its stored supplies as the state contends with a punishing drought, officials said Monday.

VIDEO: Must-see Monday

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:01
There's a postgame interview that's making national headlines. Thanks to Lauren Mickler of Time Warner Cable News Austin, Georgetown's (Texas) Apollos Hester has entered the national spotlight.

Lincoln Rock and Daroga state parks to get new docks

Chelan County PUD - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:00
Work starts this week at Lincoln Rock State Park
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Pac-12 schedule released, Washington and Washington State open play on road

Seattle Storm - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 05:01
%%%ae94c461801594904e39d9ef2df53511%%%The Pac-12 released its conference schedule on Monday, including its projected broadcast slate.
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