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Some judges refuse to issue licenses...Governor angered over transit system's troubles...Knight to stay jailed



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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some Alabama judges are following an order from the state's chief justice, Roy Moore, who has told them not to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples. They're doing so even though the U.S. Supreme Court today refused to block the marriages. In those areas where probate judges are listening to the Supreme Court -- and not to Moore -- Alabama is now the 37th state where gays and lesbians can legally wed.

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker calls the performance of Boston's public transit system during the latest severe winter weather "unacceptable." He says he's disappointed and frustrated that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority hadn't been able to maintain even limited service on some rapid transit lines as the latest storm pounds the Boston area. This morning, nearly 50 commuters were evacuated from a disabled Red Line train in Quincy after being stranded for more than two hours.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he has "very real differences" with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) over Iran and the need for more sanctions. He's also defending his decision not to meet with Netanyahu during his upcoming Washington visit, which comes shortly before Israel's elections. Obama spoke at a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl). He says as much as he loves Merkel, if she were two weeks out from an election, she wouldn't have received a White House invitation either.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's investigators are contacting Bruce Jenner and other drivers involved in a fatal chain-reaction crash to ask for access to their cellphone records. They're trying to determine if distracted driving played a role in the four-vehicle crash over the weekend on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Investigators say this type of request is routine in major wrecks. A publicist for the Olympic gold medalist says Jenner wasn't texting while driving and will provide his phone records if asked.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says former rap mogul Suge (shug) Knight should stay behind bars until his next court hearing in March related to a deadly hit-and-run. A prosecutor and Knight's attorney asked for a delay in a bail-review hearing today, with both sides stating they needed more time to prepare. Knight has been charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run after authorities say he ran down and killed one man and seriously injured another in a parking lot.

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