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Supreme Court to take on same-sex marriage cases

The Supreme Court jumped into the same-sex marriage debate again, deciding Friday to hear arguments this spring on the question of whether states have the right to ban same-sex couples from getting married.

Proposed NCAA deal could restore Penn State victories

Joe Paterno could soon regain his title as the winningest coach in big-time college football history.

Woman accused of trying to murder her children with poisoned apple juice

“Prosecutors say the woman told police she wanted all three of them to go to sleep and not wake up. They allege she poisoned her two children, then attempted to kill herself with an anti-anxiety drug.

Officials seize pet alligator that family kept illegally for 37 years

Jaxson the alligator had apparently been living with the Mattson family for more than 37 years. But their decades of life together came to an abrupt end this week when Los Angeles animal control officers raided their home and seized the 8-foot f

Astronaut set to spend one year in space

NASA is sending astronaut Scott Kelly to live on the International Space Station for a year. That's the longest any U.S. astronaut has spent in space and twice as long as crew members usually stay on the space station.

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Josh McNary denies rape allegation

An Indianapolis Colts linebacker charged with felony rape "unhesitatingly denies all allegations," according to a Thursday statement from the player's lawyer.

Duke reverses decision to allow Muslim call to prayer

Duke University has reversed its decision to allow a Muslim call to prayer to sound from a campus chapel bell tower, school officials announced Thursday.

Seattle suburb bans cheese ahead of NFL showdown with Green Bay

On Sunday the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers will face off in the NFC Championship Game. For the Seahawks, winning would give them the chance to go back to the Super Bowl and perhaps net another Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Man finds himself alone on Delta flight

Imagine boarding your next flight and having the entire cabin to yourself. In this age of overstuffed planes, where we squeeze our bodies into cramped seats and jockey for overhead bin space, it sounds like a dream -- one that would never happen

Web of Terror: Paris attackers' connection to global jihad

When the sound of gunfire rattled out of the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, it looked like the systematic murder of cartoonists and staff at the satirical magazine could have been the work of lone wolf extremists, two brothers named Said and Ch