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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — There is conflict, confusion and legal chaos in Alabama over same-sex marriage rights. The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to block a lower court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. But Alabama's chief justice has ordered the state's probate judges to refuse to issue licenses to same-sex couples. All but seven of Alabama's 67 counties complied.

BOSTON (AP) — Well over a foot of snow has fallen today at Boston's Logan Airport and some communities to the South, like Quincy, have seen about 2 feet. Other parts of New England have also been hit with heavy snows after recent deep accumulations, including the Blizzard of 1978. One concern is roof collapses.

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal health officials say the number of measles cases in the nation is up to 121 so far this year. Until recently, it was unusual to see more than 100 cases a year in the U.S. All but 18 of the cases are tied to an outbreak that started at the Disneyland amusement park in California.

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A jury has been seated in Stephenville, Texas, to hear the trial of the former Marine charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in the Oscar-nominated movie "American Sniper" and a second man. Eddie Ray Routh (rowth) could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Chris Kyle, and Kyles' friend Chad Littlefield. The two were killed at a gun range.

NEW YORK (AP) — He's being remembered for revolutionizing sports broadcasting and helping to promote the NFL. NFL films founder Ed Sabol has died. Sabol, who was 98, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. He and his son, Steve, introduced super slow-motion replays, blooper reels, and stuck microphones on coaches and players.

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