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Vatican City • The Vatican’s secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a “defeat for humanity,” evidence of the soul-searching going on in Catholic circles after the predominantly Roman Catholic country overwhelmingly rejected traditional church …

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  • Former Rep. LaTourette files claim vs US over missed cancer
    Washington • Former Congressman Steve LaTourette, gravely ill with pancreatic cancer, has filed a claim against the government over the treatment he r...
    Updated May 27 2015 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • High school’s graduating class forgoes trip to give principal $8,000 to treat cancer
    Bethlehem, N.H. • The graduating class at a New Hampshire high school is giving the money raised for its class trip to the school’s principal, who has...
    Updated May 27 2015 10:40 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Wednesday, May 6, 2015 photo, Victoria Goss, founder of Last Chance Corral, caresses a young foal in Athens, Ohio. “We wanted to put our efforts into something that people don’t want to work with, which is newborns,” said Goss. “We needed to at least give them a chance.” (AP Photo/John Minchillo) AP Gallery: Farm lets orphaned or abandoned foals thrive
    Athens, Ohio • Orphaned, unwanted and some only days old, these fragile foals will need a lot of tender, attentive care to survive. At The Last Chance...
    Updated May 27 2015 10:33 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 27, 2012 file photo, Bristol Palin attends the Sarah Palin says daughter Bristol’s wedding called off
    Anchorage, Alaska • Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says her daughter, Bristol, won’t marry Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer this month. The forme...
    Updated May 27 2015 08:59 am   |     |   Share


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  • Kerfuffle over waffle maker gets guests booted from hotel
    Pere Marquette Township, Mich. • Authorities say a dispute between two women over a waffle maker led to 30 people being booted from a western Michigan...
    Updated May 27 2015 10:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Christoph Buehrer, left, director of neonatology at Charite Hospital and Wolfgang Henrich, director of gynecology at Charite Hospital, brief the media about the situation of 65-year old mother Annegret Raunigk and her quadruplets, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to a girl,Neeta and three boys, Dries, Bence and Fjonn, by cesarean section at the hospital on Tuesday May 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) Quadruplets born to 65-year-old mom still in critical phase
    Berlin • Doctors say the week-old quadruplets born prematurely to 65-year-old Annegret Raunigk in Berlin are still in intensive care, but have been ga...
    Updated May 27 2015 10:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Members of the Houston and Webster Fire departments help residents evacuate through the floodwaters surrounding their homes in Houston, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Heavy rain overnight caused flooding and closure of sections of highways in the Houston area. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Punishing storms in Texas test government emergency response
    Wimberley, Texas • Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to de...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:51 am   |     |   Share
  • People stand near a destroyed vehicle after a powerful tornado swept past  in Ciudad Acuna, northern Mexico, Monday, May 25, 2015. A tornado raged through the city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes and flinging cars like matchsticks. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said. The twister hit a seven-block area, which Victor Zamora, interior secretary of the northern state of Coahuila, described as ‘It was totally crushed’: Survivors tell of terror during deadly Mexico tornado
    Ciudad Acuna, Mexico • Jose Francisco Contreras and his wife were driving to the bus he takes to his job at a factory in northern Mexico when the wind...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:31 am   |     |   Share
  • EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams
    Washington • The Obama administration issued new rules Wednesday to protect the nation’s drinking water and clarify which smaller streams, tributaries...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Siblings’ dispute over Martin Luther King Bible, Nobel prize headed for mediation
    Atlanta • A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation. King...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Study reveals flaws in gene testing for risk of getting a disease
    The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that ...
    Updated May 27 2015 09:11 am   |     |   Share
  • Children whose school is under construction sit in the shade of a tree for classes on a hot summer day near Badshahpur, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. In southern India, hundreds of people have died since the middle of April as soaring summer temperatures scorch the country, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) About 1,100 people dead as summer temperatures soar in India
    Hyderabad, India • Soaring summer temperatures in India have left over 1,100 people dead over the past month, officials said Wednesday. Most of the de...
    Updated May 27 2015 10:43 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 13, 2014 file photo, the Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building is seen in Washington. Thieves used an online service provided by the IRS to gain access to information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday. The information included tax returns and other tax information on file with the IRS. The IRS said the thieves accessed a system called 104,000 taxpayers have personal info stolen from IRS website
    Washington • More than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fr...
    Updated May 27 2015 08:33 am   |     |   Share
  • (In this May 21, 2015 photo, Christina Blache sits in her living room during an interview with The Associated Press)  , in Northglenn, Colo. Blache, who was shot through both legs with an assault rifle when James Holmes opened fire in a packed movie theater in Aurora, Colo., in 2012, says that testifying in the Holmes trial has been both cathartic and re-traumatizing. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom
    Centennial, Colo. • From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time ...
    Updated May 27 2015 08:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson speaks at a news conference announcing the settlement agreement with the City of Cleveland, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Cleveland. Cleveland agreed to overhaul its police department under the supervision of a federal monitor in a settlement announced Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Justice over a pattern of excessive force and other abuses by officers. The announcement comes three days after a white patrolman was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire following a high-speed chase. The case helped prompt an 18-month investigation by the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Community policing at center of Cleveland police reform plan
    Cleveland • The centerpiece of an agreement between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice on how to reform the city’s troubled poli...
    Updated May 27 2015 08:30 am   |     |   Share
  • River rafters discover wreckage of aircraft in Grand Canyon
    Flagstaff, Ariz. • A group of river rafters in search of old mining equipment on a hike at the Grand Canyon came across something unexpected during a ...
    Updated May 26 2015 04:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cars sit in floodwaters along Interstate 45 after heavy overnight rain flooded parts of the highway in Houston, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Several major highways in the Houston area are closed due to high water. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Floodwaters rise in Houston; search goes on for the missing
    Houston • Floodwaters kept rising Tuesday across much of Texas as storms dumped almost another foot of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of...
    Updated May 26 2015 03:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Woman held down husband in Vegas hatchet attack, police say
    Las Vegas • An Idaho woman who was having an affair orchestrated a gruesome Las Vegas hatchet attack that left her husband dead with his head nearly s...
    Updated May 26 2015 09:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Court sides with Utah and other states, won’t lift hold on Obama immigration deportation protection
    New Orleans • A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s executive action that could shield as many ...
    Updated May 26 2015 10:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson speaks at a news conference announcing the settlement agreement with the City of Cleveland, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Cleveland. Cleveland agreed to overhaul its police department under the supervision of a federal monitor in a settlement announced Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Justice over a pattern of excessive force and other abuses by officers. The announcement comes three days after a white patrolman was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire following a high-speed chase. The case helped prompt an 18-month investigation by the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Cleveland, U.S. Justice Department announce overhaul of police department
    Cleveland • Cleveland agreed to sweeping changes in how its police officers use force, treat the community and deal with the mentally ill, under a set...
    Updated May 26 2015 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Technicians remove the forward radar cover of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's P-3 turboprop aircraft $42 million ‘nose-to-tail’ upgrade for hurricane hunters Miss Piggy andKermit
    Tampa, Fla. • The hurricane planes known affectionately as “Miss Piggy” and “Kermit” are getting new Rolls-Royce engines, new wings and better radar. ...
    Updated May 26 2015 11:45 am   |     |   Share
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