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Indiana appeals latest same-sex marriage ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is appealing a federal judge's ruling that the state must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

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Judge: Pence contradicted himself on gay marriage

INDIANAPOLIS | A federal judge says Indiana Gov. Mike Pence contradicted himself on same-sex marriage, telling the court he had no power to enforce Indiana's gay marriage ban but then directing executive agencies about how to proceed after court rulings on the subject.

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Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington. Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

WASHINGTON | Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. Bernanke's Fed had steered the economy through a deep crisis by slashing interest rates and restoring confidence in banks. Yellen has so far carried on his app…

16 hours ago

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Hold still, Bossy!

August 19, 2014 3:06 pm

Law aims to prevent student athlete concussions

CHICAGO | Illinois' high school coaches and athletic directors will be required to take an online concussion training course under a plan Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 2:48 pm
Pathologist: Brown may have had his hands raised

Pathologist: Brown may have had his hands raised

FERGUSON, Mo. | An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday.

August 18, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

The U.S. Department of Justice has mounted an unusually swift and aggressive response to the death of Michael Brown, from an independent autopsy to dozens of FBI agents combing Ferguson, Mo., for witnesses to the shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

August 18, 2014 9:45 pm
Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

President Barack Obama speaks with Attorney General Eric Holder as news photographers photograph their meeting in the Oval Office on Monday regarding the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo.

August 18, 2014 8:18 pm
Obama: Time to review local police militarization

Obama: Time to review local police militarization

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, left, meet with members of the National Security Council, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Also at the meeting, from left are, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, Biden, Obama, Deputy …

August 18, 2014 5:39 pm
Obama: Time to review local police militarization

Obama: Time to review local police militarization

President Barack Obama and daughter Malia Obama exit the Marine One helicopter to board Air Force One at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station in Bourne, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014,, en route to Washington. The president is taking a short hiatus from his family vacation on the island of Martha'…

August 18, 2014 5:39 pm
Obama: Time to review local police militarization

Obama: Time to review local police militarization

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, Obama met with top advisers at the White House to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Mo., two …

August 18, 2014 5:39 pm
Obama: Time to review local police militarization

Obama: Time to review local police militarization

President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in racially cha…

August 18, 2014 5:39 pm
Obama: Time to review local police militarization

Obama: Time to review local police militarization

President Barack Obama speaks with Attorney General Eric Holder as news photographers photograph their meeting regarding the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

August 18, 2014 5:39 pm
Obama: Time to review local police militarization

Obama: Time to review local police militarization

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in…

August 18, 2014 5:39 pm
Obama: Time to review local police militarization

Obama: Time to review local police militarization

President Barack Obama walks away from a green while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. In a rare move for him, the president planned a break in the middle of his Martha's Vineyard vacation to return to Washington …

August 18, 2014 5:39 pm
Obama: Time to review local police militarization

Obama: Time to review local police militarization

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama, left, bikes rides with President Barack Obama and daughter Malia Obama on the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest bike path outside of West Tisbury, Mass., during the Obama family vacation on the island of Martha's Vineyard. O…

August 18, 2014 5:39 pm
Obama: Time to review local police militarization

Obama: Time to review local police militarization

WASHINGTON | Calling for a sharp separation between the nation's armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with military gear from the Pentagon.

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Report: Cost to raise today's child tops $245,000

WASHINGTON | A child born in 2013 will cost a middle-income American family an average of $245,340 until he or she becomes an adult, with families living in the Northeast taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday.

August 18, 2014 10:56 am
Governor Nixon orders National Guard to Ferguson

Governor Nixon orders National Guard to Ferguson

Police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, during a protest for Michael Brown who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed…

August 18, 2014 6:25 am
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