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Same-sex couples will try to get marriage licenses as Kentucky clerk sits in jail for contempt
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) -- April Miller and Karen Roberts planned to return to the Rowan County Courthouse on Friday for the fifth time since June to ask for a marriage license....

The Latest: With defiant clerk behind bars, gay Kentucky couple receives marriage license
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- The latest on the county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage (all times local):...

Philadelphia officials working hard to get wary businesses excited by prospect of papal crowds
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Business owners in Philadelphia could enjoy a financial windfall from the crowds expected for the papal visit - if their employees can get to work through the security perimeters and road closures....

Residents of popular Illinois recreation area expect quiet Labor Day weekend amid manhunt
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Residents and business owners in one of Illinois' most popular recreational areas say a manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an area police officer will bring a more quiet and somber Labor Day weekend than usual....

Police seek gunman in shooting at Sacramento college that killed 1, wounded 2
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Law officers searched for a gunman after one man was shot to death and two others wounded in a parking lot at the edge of a Sacramento community college campus, officials said....

Near LA's Koreatown, pastor tries to lift veil on drug abuse among young Asian adults
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....

More details expected on helicopter 'hard landing' that killed 1 Marine, injured 11
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A U.S. Marine who died and 11 comrades who sustained injuries were taking part in a helicopter ropes exercise that's described as "high-risk" in a training manual that underscores the dangers....

American airman who helped 2 friends subdue train gunman in Europe returns to US
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night....

Horse racing industry frets as states look to rein in casino subsidies propping up purses
BOSTON (AP) -- Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that's helped prop up their long suffering-industry....

AP Exclusive: Ex-Calif. official says governor ordered regulators to bypass US water law
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California's top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown's senior aides in 2011 that the governor's orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state's groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified....

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