April 17, 2014

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Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

Judge Timothy Black

  CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state’s gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid “premature celebration and confusion” in case it’s overturned on appeal. Judge Timothy Black stayed his ruling ordering Read More…

Tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

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BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies. “This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong,” former Mayor Thomas Menino told an invitation-only audience of about 2,500 people gathered at the Read More…

Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

Judge Timothy Black

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states says he’s inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal, meaning most gay couples living in the state would see no immediate tangible expansion of their rights. Cincinnati-based Judge Timothy Black ordered attorneys Read More…

Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

Authorities investigate a crime scene at a house in Pleasant Grove Utah, Sunday. According to the Pleasant Grove Police Department, seven dead infants were found in the former home of Megan Huntsman, 39. Huntsman was booked into jail on six counts of murder. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Mark Johnston)

  PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage. According to a probable cause statement released by police Monday, Megan Huntsman said Read More…

Judge orders Ohio authorities to recognize out-of-state gay marriage

Attorney Al Gerhardstein, left, stands with several same-sex couples at a news conference April 4 in Cincinnati.  (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court victory for gay rights supporters. Judge Timothy Black ruled that refusing to recognize gay marriage is a violation of constitutional rights and “unenforceable in all circumstances.” “The record before this Read More…

Man ordered to hold ‘I am a bully’ sign calls sentence unfair

Edmond Aviv sits on a street corner holding a sign Sunday in South Euclid declaring he's a bully, a requirement of his sentence because he was accused of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children for the past 15 years.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

SOUTH EUCLID (AP) — An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he’s a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life. Sixty-two-year-old Edmond Aviv mostly ignored honking horns and people who stopped Read More…

White Sox 4, Indians 3: Closer John Axford blows save as Tribe loses on homer in 9th inning

Cleveland Indians closer John Axford reacts as he leaves the field after Chicago White Sox's Alexei Ramirez hit the game-winning two-run home run. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians looked poised to salvage a four-game split. One pitch from John Axford and one big swing by Alexei Ramirez changed that. Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Axford in the ninth inning, rallying the Chicago White Sox over the Indians 4-3 on a rainy Sunday. The Indians scored twice in Read More…

Bubba Watson pulls away to win 2nd Masters in 3 years

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — One of golf’s most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That’s just fine with Bubba Watson. All he cared about was slipping into that green jacket. Instead of hitting a 40-yard hook out of a forest of Georgia pines — the signature shot in his Read More…

Indians get win as Ryan Raburn burns White Sox again

Cleveland Indians' Ryan Raburn hits a two-run single against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO — The Cleveland Indians almost wasted a great chance to grab the lead in the seventh inning Saturday. Then Ryan Raburn came to the plate and did what he usually does against the Chicago White Sox. Raburn hit a tiebreaking single and David Murphy drove in four runs, leading the Indians to a 12-6 Read More…

The Masters: Bubba Watson stumbles into a tie for first with Jordan Spieth, leaves the door open for a host of challengers

Jordan Spieth hits out of a bunker on the 16th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Even without golf’s biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages. Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday at Augusta National. He was too busy trying to handle a lightning-fast golf course to Read More…