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  • Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off

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    (AP) A new survey from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for gay marriage could be leveling off. The study's authors caution it's too soon to draw any definitive conclusion. But the new poll released Monday found a 5 percentage ...

  • Judge lowers damages against Hyundai in crash case

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    (AP) POLSON, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has reduced a punitive damages award from $240 million to $73 million in a lawsuit against Hyundai (HUHN'-day) over a crash that killed two Missoula cousins in July 2011. KERR-AM reports jurors awarded ...

  • White House intruder: Security changes weighed

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is "obviously concerned" about a weekend White House breach by an ex-soldier with a small knife who scaled a fence, sprinted across the lawn and entered the mansion before being arrested, a spokesman says. ...

  • AP Top News at 2:04 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Obama has built a complicated immigration record WASHINGTON (AP) — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, ...

  • Man shot dead after fight in Las Vegas backyard

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a man is dead after being shot in a backyard northeast of downtown Las Vegas. Police say the incident happened about 5:30 a.m. Monday on Kolanut Lane, near the intersection of Pecos Road and ...

  • Chicago museum only US site for Bowie exhibit

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    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — An art exhibition chronicling the five-decade career of musician David Bowie opens Tuesday at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, the only U.S. stop on its schedule. "David Bowie is" features more than 400 items including photography, album ...

  • Police: Canadian woman arrested at JFK with guns

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 24-year-old Canadian woman has been arrested at Kennedy Airport with handguns, ammunition and 33 pounds of marijuana in her checked baggage. Joseph Pentangelo is the spokesman for the Port Authority of New York ...

  • High-profile Israeli spy Mike Harari dead at 87

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    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's secret service agent Mike Harari, who played a major role in planning Mossad's revenge attacks against Palestinian militants implicated in the 1972 Munich massacre of the country's Olympics team, has died. He was 87. Harari was ...

  • LA attorney faces suspension over doctored photos

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has recommended a six-month suspension for a Los Angeles attorney who posted doctored photos on her firm's website that show her arm-in-arm with high-profile people like President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio and ...

  • Cuban salsa singer split between island and US

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    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — In his most famous song, Cuban salsa singer Manuel Gonzalez croons about creating a bridge between Miami and Havana. "A bridge made up of long sleeves," he sings in "The Bridge." ''So that the people of Havana ...

  • Obama has built a complicated immigration record

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama. He turned them down. It ...

  • Monday's Sports Scoreboard

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    (AP) All Times Eastern Interleague Arizona vs Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. American League Baltimore vs N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City vs Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Seattle vs Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Houston vs Texas, 8:05 p.m. ...

  • Competency hearing slated for boy in artist death

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    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A boy accused of helping rob and kill a French street artist outside an abandoned Detroit housing project has been ordered to undergo a psychological competency exam. Wayne County Judge Alexis Glendening granted defense lawyer George Chedraue's ...

  • Officials: French citizen kidnapped in Algeria

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    (AP) ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian security official says a Frenchman has been kidnapped by militants in an area where North Africa's al-Qaida branch has a hideout. The security official in the mountainous city of Tizi Ouzou, in the region ...

  • Review: Bezmozgis novel explores loyalty, betrayal

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    (AP) "The Betrayers" (Little, Brown and Co.), by David Bezmozgis The betrayals come thick and fast in David Bezmozgis' aptly titled and beautifully written second novel, "The Betrayers." The first involves Baruch Kotler, a 64-year-old Israeli politician who cheated on his ...

  • SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site

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    (AP) BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — SpaceX founder Elon Musk says his company expects to spend $100 million in South Texas over the next three to four years on the first commercial orbital spaceport. Musk was joined Monday by Gov. Rick Perry ...

  • Iraq officials: Car bomb in busy Baghdad commercial district kills 10 people, wounds 25.

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    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq officials: Car bomb in busy Baghdad commercial district kills 10 people, wounds 25.

  • Bear suspected of killing hiker in New Jersey

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    (AP) WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A 300-pound male bear believed to have killed a hiker in northern New Jersey was circling the victim when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it. Twenty-two-year-old Darsh Patel and four friends from Edison, New ...

  • Police: Texas solider beat daughter to death

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    (AP) EL PASO, Texas (AP) — El Paso police have charged a Fort Bliss soldier with capital murder after they say he beat his 2-year-old daughter to death because she soiled her diaper. Police Det. Mike Baranyay says 20-year-old Dartarious Graham ...

  • Media wants cameras in court for shooting trial

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    (AP) CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the Colorado theater shootings case say witnesses would be vulnerable to harassment and threats if cameras are allowed in court during the trial. At a hearing Monday, news media attorneys responded ...

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