• 2 Flint women charged with abusing emaciated man

    The Associated Press 4 minutes ago
    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Genesee County authorities have arrested two women after an elderly man in their care was found emaciated and in septic shock due to bed sores. County Sheriff Robert Pickell tells the Flint Journal ( ...
  • Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

    The Associated Press 6 minutes ago
    US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ...
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    Australia plans to arrest 2 Middle East fighters

    The Associated Press 9 minutes ago
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian police have obtained arrest warrants for two Australians who are fighting with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria after one posted photographs of the other posing with severed heads of Syrian soldiers. Australian Federal ...
  • New federal standards for beaches

    The Associated Press 10 minutes ago
    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — New federal standards may be bad news for beaches that line the murky waters of the Mississippi Sound. Mississippi fell to 28th of 30 coastal states last year — down from 19th in 2012 — in rankings by the ...
  • Hearing on phthalates scheduled in Maine

    The Associated Press 10 minutes ago
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is set to hold a public hearing about the use of chemicals called phthalates (THAL'-ates) in household products in response to petitions from parents. Parents called on the agency to ...
  • Talks set for FairPoint Communications and union

    The Associated Press 13 minutes ago
    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Contract talks are due to resume between FairPoint Communications and the largest union representing workers across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers business manager Mike Spillane tells WPTZ-TV FairPoint is determined to ...

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