DENVER (AP) — The battle over same-sex marriage is moving closer to the Supreme Court. A federal appeals court panel in Denver ruled today that states must allow gay couples to marry. Utah's attorney general is planning to challenge the decision, either with the full appeals court or at the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Broadcasters have won a big copyright infringement case today at the Supreme Court. The justices said the startup Internet company called Aereo has to pay the broadcasters when it takes TV programs from the airwaves and lets subscribers watch them on smartphones and other portable devices. The justices said the company is violating the broadcasters' copyrights by taking the signals for free.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council has approved an ordinance that dramatically limits where gun stores can operate. And it requires them to videotape every purchase to prevent one person from buying a gun for another. Aldermen voted 48-0 for the measure that would prohibit gun shops in most of Chicago. The Illinois State Rifle Association says it amounts to a gun ban, and it will likely be challenged in court.
NEW YORK (AP) — Eli Wallach, who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over a long career, has died at the age of 98. Wallach earned film immortality as a conniving, quick-on-the-draw bandit in the classic Western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." He and his wife, Anne Jackson, appeared together on Broadway in plays dating back to the 1940s.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for singer Chris Brown and prosecutors have been unable to reach a plea agreement in his assault case in Washington. Prosecutors say they offered a deal for Brown to plead guilty to simple assault and to get time served. But the Grammy-winning singer's attorney says defense lawyers and prosecutors couldn't agree on a statement of facts about what happened in October outside the W hotel. A fan says Brown hit him after he tried to get in a photograph the singer was taking with two women.