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  • In Alabama same-sex marriage battle, county judges caught in the middle

    In Alabama same-sex marriage battle, county judges caught in the middle
    About 9 o'clock the night of Feb. 8, Judge Tim Russell felt his phone vibrate, which seemed strange at that hour. It was his work phone. He and his wife, Sandy, had just finished the long drive from Birmingham, Ala., where they visited family, back home...
  • Suspicion surrounds Mississippi hanging, though suicide is suspected

    Suspicion surrounds Mississippi hanging, though suicide is suspected
    They found the black man's body hanging by a bedsheet from a locust tree. Claiborne County Sheriff Marvin Lucas called in everybody he could think of. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. The FBI. By late Friday, a day after the disturbing...
  • On winter roads, a de-icing stew of more than just rock salt

    On winter roads, a de-icing stew of more than just rock salt
    Friday marks the first day of spring, but tell that to cities still smothered in snow. Consider Boston, which Sunday set a new record for snow in a single season there — 108.6 inches. The city famous for tossing tea into the harbor has lately...
  • Unlike generations past, universities crack down on fraternity transgressions

    The images of higher education seared themselves into the consciences of several generations: bad boys acting out, drinking too much, using too much profanity, torturing pledges, besmirching women and insulting racial groups. In recent weeks and months,...
  • Presidential long shots often win big after losing election

    Presidential long shots often win big after losing election
    Heeding the call of his own voice, celebrity developer Donald Trump announced Wednesday the formation of a presidential exploratory committee, flirting — again — with a contest he stands no chance of winning. His declaration, with a...
  • Detroit resident finally feels at home next to wacky public art project

    Detroit resident finally feels at home next to wacky public art project
    Otila Bell settles into a chair on the front porch of her house, swaddled in coats, sweaters and blankets to ward off the bitter chill. A box of felt-tip markers sits on a table beside her, and steam rises temptingly from a large thermos filled with hot...
  • Las Vegas pedestrians are gambling with their lives

    Las Vegas pedestrians are gambling with their lives
    Tom Rainey is dressed in a flashy leprechaun costume, out to play the odds: Just before St. Patrick's Day, he strolls through a marked crosswalk in the middle of a block — with no stop sign or traffic light — amid the grinding teeth of...
  • Snow problems in Boston send a chill through 2024 Olympic bid

    Snow problems in Boston send a chill through 2024 Olympic bid
    The hundreds of grumpy commuters crammed into South Station vented to one another as they waited to see whether their trains would be canceled or delayed. The snowiest winter on record had already exposed deep gaps in this city's infrastructure and soured...
  • Few have faced consequences for abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq

    Few have faced consequences for abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq
    Photos of Iraqi prisoners tethered to dog leashes and electrical wires dominated the news when they emerged in 2003 and 2004. The abuse scandal centered at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad aroused bipartisan shock at home and embarrassment abroad....
  • There are indeed pies in Pie Town, a slice of heaven for travelers

    When Kathy Knapp first stepped foot in this rugged little mountain town, something was terribly wrong. There was no pie in Pie Town. Knapp's mother had spotted the place on a map and, amused, insisted they stop for a slice while driving through on...
  • In Alabama, a patchwork of reactions over same-sex marriage

    In Alabama, a patchwork of reactions over same-sex marriage
    Like lightning striking a Southern oak, the conflict over gay marriage split the judges of this state Monday. Some followed the prodding of their own state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who ordered probate judges not to obey a U.S. District...