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AP Top U.S. News At 5 p.m. EDT

Jailed clerk's attorney: Marriage licenses for gays are void
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- A jailed Kentucky clerk asserted that marriage licenses issued without her authority Friday to gay couples in Rowan County are void and "not worth the paper they are written on" because she didn't authorize them, her attorney said....

Man at center of immigration debate faces murder trial
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A judge ruled Friday that a man at the center of the national immigration debate must stand trial on a murder charge in the shooting of a young San Francisco woman....

Sacramento community college reopens after deadly shooting
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A Sacramento community college reopened Friday as officers searched for a gunman who fatally shot one man and wounded two others in a parking lot at the edge of campus, officials said....

Flyover used to help locate spilled oil in Mississippi River
COLUMBUS, Ky. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard used aerial observations of the Mississippi River on Friday to try to determine the location of more than 120,000 gallons of oil that spilled after two tow boats collided, prompting the closure of that part of the river....

Amid grief, Jill Biden said to share VP's hesitation on 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden's reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the Bidens are emotionally equipped for another campaign....

Florida college band member gets 4 years in hazing death
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A former Florida A&M University band member was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for his role in a drum major's hazing death....

US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed - a mixed bag of news that offers few clues to whether the Federal Reserve will raise rock-bottom interest rates later this month....

As crisis grips Europe, a look at how US takes in refugees
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Europe is struggling with a surge of refugees and immigrants that has resulted in countless deaths, including that of a 3-year-old Syrian who washed up on a beach in Turkey and has become a symbol of the crisis....

Near LA's Koreatown, pastor tries to lift veil on drug abuse
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In a blue-and-white church on the outskirts of Los Angeles' Koreatown, pastor Young Ho Han is trying to lift the veil on a problem silently afflicting his community: drug abuse among young Korean-Americans....

Teacher arrested after drone crashes at US Open; no injuries
NEW YORK (AP) -- A high school science teacher was arrested Friday after a drone plummeted into empty seats and caused a scare at the U.S. Open tennis tournament....

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Interactives
A year after the Gulf oil spill, problems remain
Local governments spent BP money with abandon
Civil War celebrations stir controversy
States' attempts to resist health care reform
A look at extremist attacks on the U.S. government
Gun law changes across the U.S.
A look inside the Statue of Liberty
A look around the Statue of Liberty
A look at Guantanamo's history
Up to the Minute
Rally held after Santa Clara County jail inmate's death

Police testify for colleague accused of excessive force

College initiative aims to keep oil workers in North Dakota

Suspicious, early morning fire damages Planned Parenthood

Massive rock threatening to crash into base of Arizona dam

Report: Massachusetts agency failed to save boy now in coma

AP PHOTOS: Haunting images of people fleeing their homelands

Houston-area sheriff's deputy remembered during funeral

Parents arrested after abandoning baby on the roadside

Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states