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Cuba protests planned in Miami, but turnout unclear

Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:28 am

Cuba protests planned in Miami, but turnout unclear MIAMI (AP) — Cuban-American groups opposed to President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the Castro government plan to protest Saturday…


Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot

Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:54 am

Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of pot By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press
DENVER (AP) — Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows that at least two…


Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida

Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:51 am

By GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.

In a one-paragraph order, the court decided not to step into the Florida…


More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:14 pm

More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon By SUE MANNING, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star…


Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward dies in California at 95

Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:38 pm

Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward dies in California at 95 By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World…


State Rep. wants investigation of Ferguson prosecutor

Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:04 pm

State Rep. wants investigation of Ferguson prosecutor By JIM SALTER, Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, saying he "manipulated"…


2nd hatched penguin at National Aviary

Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:37 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Web camera has captured images of the second of two endangered African penguins hatching at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.

Aviary officials spotted the second chick for the first time Friday. But they say the nesting…


Prosecutor: Some Ferguson witnesses clearly lied

Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:31 pm

Prosecutor: Some Ferguson witnesses clearly lied By JIM SALTER, Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some witnesses before the grand jury that investigated the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown obviously lied under…


1st drone in Nev. test program crashes in demo

Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:27 pm

1st drone in Nev. test program crashes in demo By KEN RITTER, Associated Press
BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — A drone testing program in Nevada is off to a bumpy start after the first unmanned aircraft…


Wind Farm pleads guilty in bird deaths

Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:24 pm

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty to charges in connection with the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming. The company, a subsidiary of Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp, pleaded guilty…


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