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Alabama probate judges ordered to halt gay wedding licenses

- Associated Press

Probate judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite a federal court’s decision to the contrary.

This Monday, April 15, 2013, file photo provided by Bob Leonard shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, second from left, and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, center, standing in the crowd as Boston Marathon runners headed to the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died during a police pursuit of the duo four days after the marathon. (AP Photo/Bob Leonard, File)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev case: Boston Marathon bombing trial begins

- Associated Press 8 minutes ago

His life on the line, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing, with prosecutors saying he used a backpack to plant a bomb specifically designed to “tear people apart and create a bloody spectacle.”

FILE- In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police watch the street as protesters gather outside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Mo. The city of Ferguson is making progress in attracting African-American applicants to police jobs, including the position left vacant by the resignation of Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, Mayor James Knowles III said. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Justice Dept.: U.S. report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

- The Washington Times

The Justice Department will conclude that there is a “pattern of police bias and excessive force” at the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, but is unlikely to directly charge former Officer Darren Wilson in the death of teenager Michael Brown, reported news agencies who were briefed on the report Tuesday.

In this Tuesday, July 6, 2004, file photo, Kelly Gissendaner, the only woman on Georgia's death row, peers through the slot in her cell door as a guard brings her a cup of ice at Metro State Prison in Atlanta. Gissendaner was scheduled to be executed Monday, March 2, 2015, but citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed Gissendaner's execution for the second time in a week. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bita Honarvar, File)

Georgia waffles on execution with cloudy drug, lawyers say

- Associated Press

Georgia officials waffled on whether to proceed with an execution when the lethal injection drug was discovered to have a cloudy appearance, according to court documents, and one expert said their decision to postpone it was the right move.

This Feb. 28, 2015, photo shows smoke rising from a fire at the Rite of Passage Silver State Academy near Yerington, Nev. Authorities are investigating a riot at a juvenile rehabilitation camp in northern Nevada where two buildings were set on fire, four staff members hurt and 10 youths briefly escaped before they were recaptured over the weekend. (AP Photo/Mason Valley News, Keith Trout)

Uprising at juvenile camp leads sheriff to call for changes

- Associated Press

School officials insist that everything is back to normal after a riot at a juvenile rehabilitation center in rural western Nevada. But the local sheriff says the neighboring town is on edge and “at its wits’ end” following the latest in a series of violent outbursts by the teenagers.

In this July 6, 2013, aerial file photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, more than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Deal with 72 Asiana passengers leaves many cases unresolved

- Associated Press

The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly 200 people.

In this May 8, 2009, file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife. On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, Peterson is expected in court at the Randolph County Courthouse in Chester, Ill., for a preliminary hearing on charges that he tried to hire someone to kill the Will County prosecutor who helped put him in state prison. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Drew Peterson back in court in murder-for-hire plot

Associated Press

The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth spouse’s disappearance is returning to court on charges of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison.

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Winter weather affects flights, classes; bigger storm coming

Associated Press

Yet another round of winter weather in Pennsylvania has prompted flight cancellations and delays, speed reductions on highways and the Pennsylvania turnpike and early dismissal of some school classes - but officials are already focusing on a larger storm expected later in the week.