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Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban


Associated Press

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban, but the decision will not take effect until March 9. U.S. District Judge...full story
updated 2015-03-02 11:22 PM
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Rescue workers from Kenya National Youth Service stand on the buildings rubble at dawn in the capital Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) Former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian waves to supporters as he is wheeled in a chair from the Taichung prison by his son Chen Chih-chung Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 in Taichung, Taiwan. Chen, who is serving a 20-year-term for corruption, was granted a one-month medical parole Monday for treatment of neural degeneration, more than four years into his 20-year prison sentence for corruption. But he must return to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence if his condition improves. (AP Photo) Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of the collapsed building in the capital Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) Palestinian mourners carry the body of Palestinian Imam Dwikat who was shot dead by Israeli troops on Monday, in the West Bank village of Baita near City of Nablus , Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. The Israeli military said its forces shot and killed Dwika who was throwing stones at drivers in the West Bank. The military said forces on patrol Monday were confronted by a group of stone throwers. The forces called out to them to stop and fired live rounds into the air to disperse them, then opened fire on the stone throwers when they persisted. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed) A crew member of Indonesian Air Force NAS 332 Super Puma helicopter, looks out of the windows during a search operation for the victims and wreckage of AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 over the Java Sea, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The Singapore-bound plane crashed into the sea 42 minutes after taking off on Dec. 28. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, Pool) Revellers celebrate arrival of the New Year in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein) Rescue workers reach for survivors of a multi-storey building collapse in the capital Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, over a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo) Kenyans watch rescue workers from a nearby building at the site of the collapsed building in the capital Nairobi, Kenya , Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) In this Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, shares a meal with Syrian troops during his visit on the front line in the eastern Damascus district of Jobar, Syria. Assad has made a rare visit to the front line of his country's civil war, spending New Year's Eve with his troops in a tense eastern Damascus neighborhood. (AP Photo/SANA) In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, photo, starling seller Mohammed Jamil shows a bird after it was purchased by a customer to set it free in Irbil, Iraq.  Some will buy the birds to eat them as a delicacy, but most will buy them only to set them free as an act of mercy. This year, however, the nearby fighting with the Islamic State group has driven many of the skittish birds away.  (AP Photo/Dalton Bennett)
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Federal judge blocks Nebraska's gay marriage ban

Associated Press

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked Nebraska's gay marriage ban, but the decision will not take effect until March 9. U.S. District Judge....Fullstory

2015-03-02 11:22 PM

President Ma urges people to face history pragmatically

Central News Agency

Taipei, March 2 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou(???) urged his fellow countrymen Monday to face history pragmatically and give historical....Fullstory

2015-03-02 11:17 PM

EU gives member states right block GM crops

Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops even if they have been....Fullstory

2015-03-02 11:01 PM

Netanyahu, US officials to face off on Iran Netanyahu, US officials to face off on Iran
By JULIE PACE and ARON HELLER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top U.S. officials were set to face off Monday in dueling speeches on the high-stakes Iran....Fullstory

2015-03-02 10:22 PM

Cleveland: Boy shot by cop died because of his own actions

Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The city of Cleveland says it isn't to blame for the death of a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when....Fullstory

2015-03-02 10:01 PM

Navy set to commission two more locally made vessels in late March

Central News Agency

Taipei, March 2 (CNA) The Navy is set to commission its first locally designed stealth missile corvette and a new....Fullstory

2015-03-02 07:55 PM

Professor: Tzuchi’s books should be open to the public

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Tzu Chi has responded by saying info on its finances is available on the organization's website....Fullstory

2015-03-02 06:37 PM

US drone kills 2 suspected al-Qaida militants in Yemen
By AHMED AL-HAJ
Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Tribesmen and witnesses say a US drone strike killed two suspected al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen. The witnesses, speaking on condition of....Fullstory

2015-03-02 04:42 PM

Florida's Rubio close to decision about presidential run
By THOMAS BEAUMONT and PHILIP ELLIOTT
Associated Press

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it does look like he will seek....Fullstory

2015-03-02 03:42 PM

Obama-Netanyahu relations never promised happily-ever-after
By NANCY BENAC
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office early in 2009, there were plenty of reasons to expect....Fullstory

2015-03-02 03:22 PM

AP Sources: Longest serving woman in US Congress to retire
By DONNA CASSATA
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic officials say the longest serving woman in the history of Congress is ready to announce her retirement. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is set....Fullstory

2015-03-02 11:22 PM

China's air route decision good for Taiwan, China: Cabinet

Central News Agency

Taipei, March 2 (CNA) China's decision to delay enforcing its new air routes near the median line of the Taiwan....Fullstory

2015-03-02 11:07 PM

Germany's Merkel: want good future in eurozone for Greece

Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's hoping for a good future for Greece in the eurozone as Germany pushes Athens to comply fully....Fullstory

2015-03-02 11:01 PM

President Ma says he has heard voices on Wang membership flap

Central News Agency

Taipei, March 2 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (???) said Monday that he has heard the voices of Kuomintang (KMT) legislators....Fullstory

2015-03-02 10:03 PM

-AP European News Digest at 1200 GMT, AP

Associated Press

TOP STORIES FOR MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015 EU-RUSSIA-OPPOSITION MOSCOW -- The investigation into the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who....Fullstory

2015-03-02 08:42 PM

Ukraine's leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east Ukraine's leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east

Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president has a signed a decree opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in....Fullstory

2015-03-02 07:01 PM

French foreign minister wants probe into Nemtsov killing

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- France's foreign minister is calling for an investigation into the killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, calling it an "assassination that....Fullstory

2015-03-02 05:42 PM

Opposition leery of negative voting in elections

Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Skeptics say negative voting could lead to situations in which a candidate gets the most positive votes but loses the election....Fullstory

2015-03-02 04:22 PM

Former ICC chief Dalmiya returns as BCCI president

Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Former International Cricket Council chief Jagmohan Dalmiya has returned as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. Dalmiya emerged....Fullstory

2015-03-02 03:22 PM

GSMA Launches Humanitarian Connectivity Charter

Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 2, 2015--The GSMA today announced the launch of an industry-wide Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, demonstrating the commitment of the mobile industry to support....Fullstory

2015-03-02 03:22 PM

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