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  • Despite court ruling, no wedding bells for same-sex couples in South Carolina

    CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Five gay couples were denied marriage licenses on Wednesday at a South Carolina courthouse as they offered a symbolic challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban. As a crowd of supporters waited outside a Greenville...
  • Toni Atkins will briefly be California's first openly gay governor

    With California's governor, lieutenant governor and state Senate president pro tem all out of town for part of Wednesday, newly elevated Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) finds herself briefly serving Wednesday as acting governor. Atkins is the...
  • Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq: sources

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Hezbollah commander has died during a mission in Iraq, sources familiar with the incident said on Wednesday, indicating the Lebanese group that is already fighting in Syria's civil war may be involved in a second conflict in the...
  • Venezuelans find solace in comedy amid economic travails

    CARACAS (Reuters) - A genie appears from a lamp in the hands of an astonished Venezuelan boy to declare: "You can ask for anything - except toilet paper!" The world's highest inflation and shortages of basics from milk to toilet roll are really no...
  • Germany to examine BlackBerry's planned Secusmart buy

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will examine BlackBerry's planned acquisition of Secusmart, whose encryption technology protects the devices of government officials including Angela Merkel. BlackBerry, which is trying to reinvent itself under new Chief...
  • Iran says Egypt dragging its feet on allowing aid to Gaza

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran criticised Egypt on Wednesday for delays in issuing permits to bring in aid to Gaza and to transport wounded women and children out of the area for medical treatment. Egypt's government, at odds with the Islamist Hamas group...
  • U.S. turns back Central Americans, welcomes 'dusty foot' Cubans

    WASHINGTON/MIAMI (Reuters) - Yasel Lopez's journey to the United States was as harrowing as any endured by the thousands of people rounded up in recent months at the Mexican border - he survived days without food and water and the death of a companion...
  • President Hillary Clinton [Commentary]

    President Hillary Clinton [Commentary]
    Hillary Rodham Clinton — imagine if she runs and wins! In America, moms and dads of daughters will throw their arms around their girls' shoulders and say, "OK honey, now that the highest and seemingly most impervious glass ceiling is gone, in...
  • Malaysian Formula E race postponed at PM's request

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Malaysian round of the new electric Formula E series has been postponed because the country's Prime Minister is unable to attend on the date originally scheduled, organisers said. The race in Putrajaya was due to be held on October...
  • White House says Ebola outbreak won't alter U.S.-Africa summit

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa will not change a summit in Washington next week that about 50 African leaders are expected to attend, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday. The White House continues to monitor the...
  • State Bond Commission approves grant for artificial turf field at EHHS

    The town of East Hartford announced on July 25 that it has received a $1.5 million state grant to help fund a new synthetic turf field at East Hartford High School. "This is a phenomenal opportunity for our student athletes," said EHHS Principal...