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Gay marriage's corporate boosters

The Supreme Court is toiling over a decision on two landmark cases involving same-sex marriage. But many companies have already decided to support them.

U.S. Defense officials: North Korean threats are 'bellicose rhetoric'

North Korea's threatening rhetoric has reached a fever pitch, but the Pentagon and the South Korean government have said it's nothing new.

9/11 relatives seek to stop sifting of debris

Relatives of firefighters and others killed in the 9/11 attacks are urging New York state officials to step in and postpone the medical examiner's plans to sift through untouched debris for human remains.

Obama back on golf course after spending outcry from GOP

Nearly a month after forced spending cuts prompted some Republicans to call on President Barack Obama to cease his weekend golf outings, the commander-in-chief returned to the links for a springtime round Saturday.

CDC: Second 'Tips' anti-smoking campaign

After what it calls a successful first campaign, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a second anti-smoking campaign featuring tips from former smokers.

Navy releases name of SEAL killed in parachute training accident

The Navy SEAL killed in a parachute training accident this week in Arizona was identified as Special Warfare Operator Chief Brett D. Shadle, 31, of Elizabethville, Pennsylvania, the Navy said Saturday.

Testing begins for dental patients possibly exposed to hepatitis, HIV

Patients who were treated by suburban Tulsa dentist W. Scott Harrington will begin getting tested Saturday for HIV and hepatitis after an investigation found unsanitary conditions at his office.

Domestic abuse phone number turns out to be sex chat line

The Lake County Sheriff's Office discovered a number printed on its domestic abuse and sexual assault brochure was actually a number for a sex chat line.

Obama: 'Shame on us' if Newtown doesn't bring new gun laws

President Barack Obama tried to shame the nation and Congress into action against gun violence Thursday, saying it is time to pass new laws after the tears and grief of tragedies like the Newtown massacre in December that killed 20 first-grader

Facebook: Marriage issue prompts 2.7 million profile picture updates

You may have noticed something different about your friends' profile pictures as you scrolled through your Facebook feed this week.