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    Republicans pledge to ‘fix’ new Indiana law so it can’t be used to target gays

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana’s top two state lawmakers pledged Monday to amend the state’s controversial “religious freedom” law to clarify that it cannot be used to discriminate against gay people. Republicans David Long and Brian Bosma, the state legislature’s senate president pro tempore and house speaker, respectively, insisted Monday that the law would not and was not intended to allow discrimination against anyone. “It is not the intent of the law to discriminate against anyone and it will not be […]

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    Police: Suspects who tried to ram gate at NSA base were men dressed as women

    FT. MEADE, Maryland — One person is dead, and two more were hospitalized after an unauthorized vehicle tried to gain access to the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Maryland, according to the NSA, which is investigating the incident. “Shortly before 9:00 AM today, a vehicle containing two individuals attempted an unauthorized entry at a National Security Agency gate,” Jonathan Freed, NSA director of strategic communications, said in a statement. “The driver failed to obey an NSA Police officer’s […]

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    Father speaks out after daughter found dead in mom’s freezer

    DETROIT — The father of two children found dead in their mother’s freezer is speaking out. Alex Dorsey said he didn’t understand why Mitchelle Blair suddenly stopped letting him take his two daughters for visits two years ago, until this week. “Two years,” Dorsey said. “Every time I asked she was never there.” That’s when police found one of their two daughters and Blair’s son dead in a freezer in her apartment. Blair allegedly confessed to killing her son Stephen in […]

  • Study Shows Most Herbal Dietary Supplements Contain Contaminants

    GNC agrees to new standards after 71 percent of herbal supplements found to be suspect

    NEW YORK — GNC, the leading retailer of dietary supplements, agreed Monday to beef up its testing and quality control standards for herbal supplements. The announcement comes after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accused GNC and other major retailers of selling herbal supplements that contained fillers and contaminants that could be harmful to consumers. In February, Schneiderman sent letters to GNC, Wal-Mart, Target and Walgreens asking them to stop selling popular products, such as Echinacea, Ginseng and St. John’s […]

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    ‘The Daily Show’ names successor to host Jon Stewart

    NEW YORK — It looks like “The Daily Show” has a new host. On Monday, the show announced that comedian Trevor Noah will take over for Jon Stewart, who announced in February that he was leaving after 16 years. Stewart himself succeeded Craig Kilborn and saw the news program’s popularity skyrocket. “You don’t believe it for the first few hours,” Noah told the New York Times from Dubai, where he’s on tour. “You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately […]

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    Viewers outraged over Jamie Foxx’s Bruce Jenner joke at awards show

    LOS ANGELES — Some viewers of the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night took to social media to vent about the opening monologue, saying one controversial joke crossed the line. Musician and actor Jamie Foxx hosted the second annual awards show in Los Angeles. “We got some ground-breaking performances, here too, tonight,” Foxx said. “We got Bruce Jenner, who will be doing some musical performances. He’s doing a his-and-her duet all by himself.” There have been reports that Jenner, an […]

  • Eight people were killed and 10 injured after a church van crashed in Glades County, Fla., on Monday, March 30, 2015. (Photo: CNN)

    Florida church van crash kills 8, injures 10

    MOORE HAVEN, Fla. — A van crash in Glades County, Fla., killed eight adults and injured 10 other people, the Florida Highway Patrol said Monday. An investigation is being conducted to determine the cause of the crash, said Lt Greg Bueno, a Highway Patrol spokesman. The van apparently was traveling east on State Road 78 when it ran a stop sign at U.S. Highway 27 early Monday, authorities said. It then traveled across all four lanes of U.S. 27, crossing […]

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    Indiana governor won’t say whether new law allows discrimination against gays

    WASHINGTON — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says concerns that his state’s new “religious freedom” law will allow businesses to turn away LGBT customers is the result of a “tremendous amount of misinformation and misunderstanding.” But he refused Sunday to answer at least six yes-or-no questions about whether the measure legalizes discrimination against gays and lesbians. And he said he won’t support legislation that would clean up the public relations mess by adding protections based on sexual orientation to Indiana’s anti-discrimination […]

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    Apple CEO: Indiana’s anti-gay law ‘dangerous,’ will push companies out of state

    HONG KONG — Apple CEO Tim Cook has spoken out against anti-LGBT legislation in the U.S., saying the new laws are “very dangerous” and contrary to America’s founding principles. Cook, who came out as gay last year, said laws enacted in Arkansas and Indiana are discriminatory, and seek to legitimize injustice under the veil of religious liberty. “On behalf of Apple, I’m standing up to oppose this new wave of legislation,” Cook wrote in an opinion piece published in the […]

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    Duke and Michigan State advance to the Final Four

    NEW YORK — You’ll see some familiar faces in the Final Four. Duke beat Gonzaga 66-52 on Sunday, giving Blue Devils’ coach Mike Krzyzewski his 12th trip to the semifinals of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Justise Winslow and Matt Jones each scored 16 to help Duke win the South Region. Gonzaga, led by 16 points from Kyle Wiltjer, was hoping to earn its first trip to the Final Four. Here’s how the Final Four, to be played in Indianapolis, […]

  • Relatives Remember The Victims of Germanwings Airbus Flight Near To The Crash Site

    Newspaper releases transcript of black box recording from Germanwings Flight 9525

    BERLIN — The sounds recorded on one of the “black boxes” recovered from downed Germanwings Flight 9525 firms up investigators’ theory that the co-pilot locked the captain out of the cockpit and then crashed the plane. “For God’s sake, open the door!” Capt. Patrick Sondenheimer screamed as he banged on the cockpit door, pleading with the co-pilot. Thirteen minutes later, the plane slammed into the French Alps. The audio from the plane’s cockpit voice recorder has not been released, but the […]

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    Ryan Reynolds posts first pic as Deadpool; Wolverine may be retiring

    With great power, comes great irresponsibility. #deadpool #officialsuit @deadpoolmovie — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 27, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Yes, that is Ryan Reynolds beneath that mask, believe it or not. The actor posed on a bearskin rug to show off how he looks as masked Marvel character Deadpool in a post that quickly got positive responses from fans on social media. The photo is a parody of Burt Reynolds’ famous nude image from a 1972 issue of Cosmopolitan […]