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Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage - The News & Advance
DUBLIN (AP) — Voters in once staunchly Catholic Ireland were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no other." Opinion polls suggest the government-backed amendment favoring ...

Hundreds line up for Las Vegas public viewing of B.B. King - The News & Advance
LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 300 people were lined up Friday when doors opened for the viewing of blues legend B.B. King. First through the door was Larry Montano, 61, who had staked out his spot in line more than five hours earlier. "B.B. King has been an ...

Currency tumbles as Venezuelans look to unload bolivars - The News & Advance
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A staggering plunge in the free-market value of Venezuelan currency sent people scrambling to sell off their depreciating bolivars Friday. DolarToday, a widely followed website that tracks exchanges made near the Colombian ...

Justice Department issues policy on domestic drone use - The News & Advance
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is acknowledging that the FBI, DEA and other federal law enforcement agencies are likely to make increasing use of unmanned aerial drones in the United States. The department on Friday issued its first written ...

Mexican official: About 40 dead in shootout in cartel area - The News & Advance
MEXICO CITY (AP) — About 40 people were killed in large-scale firefight Friday between law enforcement and criminal suspects in western Mexico, a Mexican official said. Almost all the dead were suspected criminals, said the official, who spoke on ...

Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89 - The News & Advance
PHOENIX (AP) — Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world. Haynes, often called the greatest dribbler ...

Senate tweaks health law to boost specialized care - The News & Advance
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill further expanding a law giving veterans easier access to federally paid medical care from private doctors. The bill relaxes a rule that makes getting specialized care from local doctors difficult for some ...

Rockefeller makes rare appearance ahead of 100th birthday - The News & Advance
MOUNT DESERT, Maine (AP) — David Rockefeller has made a rare public appearance ahead of his 100th birthday. The retired CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank on Friday formally announced the donation of 1,000 acres bordering Acadia National Park in Maine.

Senators sing blues over impasse; GOP hopefuls stuck in DC - The News & Advance
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators have a plane to catch to Cuba, others were hoping to impress Republican presidential primary voters and then there's Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is slated to deliver a sunset piano performance of "Ol' Man River" on the banks ...

Islamic State loyalists claim Saudi mosque attack - The News & Advance
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber unleashed a blast in a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers commemorated the birth of a revered saint, killing at least 21people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest attack seen in the ...

Senate approves deal to avert construction halt at Denver VA - The News & Advance
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Senate has approved a last-minute deal to avoid a construction shutdown at a troubled veterans hospital outside Denver. Senate approval came Friday. The House approved the agreement Thursday. The measure now goes to President ...

Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university - The News & Advance
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says a "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined its archives on the trailblazing filmmaker. The typewritten memoir was in eight boxes of materials from Croatian filmmaker Oja ...

West Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract - The News & Advance
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year is officially over. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced Friday that its rank-and-file members approved a five-year ...

Penske, Ganassi and Chevy dominate final Indy 500 practice - The News & Advance
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power ended the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 up front — exactly where he doesn't want to be for most of Sunday's race. Power posted the fastest lap in Friday's hour-long session, which was free of any ...

Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife - The News & Advance
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday. Amnesty said in a statement ...

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