2nd NM county issuing same-sex marriage licenses

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The county clerk in the state capital and the heart of this state’s gay rights movement on Friday began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a court-ordered move that came just two days…

Conviction overturned in Ore. Islamic charity case

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court Friday overturned the conviction of a founder of the U.S. branch of an Islamic charity on charges he smuggled money out of the country to help Chechen rebels fight…
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Students face credit pitfalls

As students head back to college, there's one lesson they may not learn in the classroom and that's how to properly handle their finances. …
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Bank program targets kids

Kids got to have a little fun while their parents did their banking on Friday.…

Oversight board urges updated surveillance rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent oversight board reviewing secret government surveillance programs is warning that national security agencies’ rules governing surveillance are outdated and need to be revised to reflect rapid advances in technology. David Medine, chairman of…

Appeals court upholds NY terror plot convictions

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the convictions of four men in a terror plot to blow up New York City synagogues. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan made the decision public…

Leadership changes amid outcry over euthanized dog

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Carson City Animal Services’ leadership is changing amid outcry over a dog that was euthanized when its owner couldn’t pay $100 in fees. Gail Radtke no longer manages the department as of Wednesday…

Gov’t seeks new limits on silica dust

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators announced plans Friday to dramatically limit workplace exposure to silica dust, an agent known to cause crippling lung disease and cancer in thousands of workers each year. The proposal from the Occupational Safety…

Microsoft says CEO Ballmer to retire in 12 months

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, known as much for his zany personality as his business discipline, will leave a legacy of mixed results and a monumental challenge for his yet-to-be-named successor. Ballmer announced on Friday…

Lovato to appear in multiple episodes of ‘Glee’

NEW YORK (AP) — Demi Lovato is taking her big voice to “Glee.” The 21-year-old singer-actress will appear in multiple episodes of the show’s upcoming fifth season, her publicist confirmed Friday. “Glee” star Lea Michele tweeted Thursday that…

Steven Moyer cast in NBC’s ‘The Sound of Music’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Moyer will play Capt. Von Trapp in NBC’s upcoming live production of “The Sound of Music.” The network announced Friday that the “True Blood” star has been cast in the Dec. 5 holiday…

Jury deliberating over Ohio woman in school brawl

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jurors were deliberating Friday whether an Ohio woman involved in an in-school brawl went to her daughter’s classroom with the intention of helping the teen fight a fellow student. Precious Allen, 31, is charged with…

Serena and Venus test their culinary skills

NEW YORK (AP) — Could cooking be the new doubles endeavor for Serena and Venus Williams? The two tennis superstars giggled and teased each other as they joined celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson in a cooking demonstration Thursday as…

2 charged in $1.7M Puerto Rico Medicare fraud case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two men who ran medical supply companies in Puerto Rico have been charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud in a $1.7 million federal case. U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez said…

Obama targets college message to Pa.

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — President Barack Obama is leaving Scranton after a visit to tout his plan for college affordability as a way to keep down student debt and improve th……

Argentina’s dubbing decree praised and parodied

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines call popcorn “pochoclo,” but you wouldn’t know that watching television here, where many shows are made in the U.S. and come dubbed by actors with Mexican or Spanish accents who call it…

Couple charged after 40 pythons found in motel

BRANTFORD, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian couple has been charged with animal cruelty after 40 ball python snakes and five eggs were found in a motel room. The discovery is sure to stoke fear of snakes in Canada,…

Kanye West unveils photo of baby on TV’s ‘Kris’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baby North West has made her television debut. Kanye West showed a photo Friday of his two-month old daughter with Kim Kardashian on Kris Jenner’s Fox show, “Kris.” The family matriarch also posted an…

UN forces fire on east Congo rebels

GOMA, Congo (AP) — U.N. and Congolese army officials say that a new U.N. intervention brigade in eastern Congo has fired on M23 rebels for the first time. The development came Friday, a day after mortar shells rained…