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Clerk in gay marriage case to appear in federal court

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:21am

The county clerk in Kentucky who has repeatedly defied court orders by refusing to issue gay marriage licenses is set Thursday to go before a federal judge who could hold her in contempt.

The Latest: Hundreds of protesters at gay marriage hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:11am

The latest on a county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage (all times local):

Strict state gun laws could lead to drops in suicide, study says

Carina Storrs, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 8:54am

State laws that restrict access to guns could reduce the rate of firearm-related suicide, according to new research.

US: Military, diplomatic families can leave Turkey base area

Lolita C. Baldor and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:31am

U.S. officials say hundreds of military and diplomatic family members near Incirlik air base in southern Turkey are being told they can leave the country.

Ritz names panel that will study decline in teacher licenses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:30am

State schools chief Glenda Ritz has announced the members of a panel she's formed to investigate why a declining number of people are becoming teachers in Indiana.

Experts work to save pair of whales found in Gulfport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:21am

Marine experts in Mississippi are working around the clock as two whales, their species unseen in South Mississippi for 40 years, fight for survival.

House Dems ask pope to address poor, environment in US visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:21am

House Democrats are pushing Pope Francis to address the minimum wage, hunger and the environment in his historic speech to Congress later this month.

Detroit announces program to train students as firefighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:21am

Officials in Detroit are unveiling a 2-year pilot program designed to train high school students as firefighters and EMTs by the time they graduate.

City officials reopen Blackridge Reservoir after algae fears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:21am

Officials say the popular Blackridge Reservoir in Herriman has reopened nearly a month after it was closed because of a worrisome algae bloom in the water.

Detroit man pleads guilty in French street artist's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:21am

A young man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old French street artist during a robbery outside an abandoned Detroit housing project.

Council to review limits on student housing in Providence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:21am

The Providence City Council is set to review proposed rules that would limit the number of college students who can live in single-family house.

Tropical Storm Fred is weakening in the Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:11am

Tropical Storm Fred is weakening far out over the Atlantic.

Report reveals 'breakdown' at Progreso school district

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:11am

The Texas Education Agency is recommending that a school district in a small South Texas border town dissolve its board of trustees.

Attorney general: Woman who died in jail was being monitored

Kevin Burbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:02am

A 24-year-old South Dakota woman who suffered a fatal methamphetamine overdose while in custody was asked repeatedly by jail staff whether she had taken any illegal drugs and was moved to a holding cell for special monitoring after her cellmate requested medical attention for her, state authorities said Thursday.

Man will go to trial in officer shooting death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:01am

A northern Idaho man is being held over for trial in the shooting death of a Coeur d'Alene police officer.

Tickets now required to get within 5 blocks of pope's Mass

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:01am

Want a close-up view of Pope Francis celebrating Mass in Philadelphia? Three weeks before his visit, planners have announced you'll need a ticket to do so.

Cops investigate assault, taunting of man at UND frat house

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 9:01am

A University of North Dakota fraternity chapter has been placed on limited operations pending a police investigation into whether a gay man was assaulted and subjected to taunts about his sexual orientation.

Hundreds flood meeting on brain-eating amoeba in Sterlington

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 8:51am

More than 300 people gathered in Sterlington to hear from state and local officials about a potentially deadly amoeba found in their drinking water.

Report: Koch, Pruitt finalists for education commissioner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 8:51am

The two finalists for Kentucky education commissioner were identified by media on Thursday as Christopher Koch and Stephen Pruitt.

2 face sentencing in Ferguson-related bomb plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 8:51am

Two St. Louis men face sentencing for planning a bomb attack targeting the Ferguson police chief and other officials after an officer killed Michael Brown there last year.