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Judge strikes down Arizona’s ban on gay marriage

By JACQUES BILLEAUD PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has cleared the way for legally recognized gay marriages in Arizona by ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex unions is…

Storms blamed for 2 deaths sweep across the South

By JEFF MARTIN (ATLANTA, AP) — A severe storm system roughed up much of the South for a second day Tuesday, knocking out power to tens of thousands as it…

Kansas asks court to block gay marriage licenses

By JOHN HANNA (TOPEKA, Kan., AP) — Kansas’ attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to block same-sex marriage licenses, hours after a court office in the state’s most…

Ebola patient’s temperature spiked to 103 degrees

(DALLAS AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan’s temperature spiked to 103 degrees during the hours of his initial visit to an emergency room — a fever that was flagged with an…

Sick journalist to get blood from Ebola survivor

(OMAHA, Neb., AP) — The first American flown back to the U.S. for treatment of Ebola this summer has donated blood to the most recent one to return from West…

Home where Ebola patient stayed disinfected

By DAVID WARREN and JAMIE STENGLE (DALLAS, AP) — After days of scrutiny about their treatment, a family that was living in the Texas apartment where an Ebola patient was staying…

Kids who had contact with Ebola patient monitored

(DALLAS, AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a handful of school-aged children who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola are being monitored. Perry says health officials learned…

Jeb Bush appears for Sen. Roberts in Kansas

By ROXANA HEGEMAN (WICHITA, Kan., AP) — Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush weighed in to a key midterm election race on Monday, telling a Kansas fundraiser for struggling…

9/11 illness kills 3 retired firefighters in 1 day

(NEW YORK, AP) — The Fire Department of New York says three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from 9/11-related illnesses. Lt. Howard…

State police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody

By BOB SALSBERG (BOSTON, AP) — Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian…