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U.S. recognizes gay marriages in six more states

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Saturday the U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages in six more states, bringing to 32 the number of states where couples in gay unions qualify for federal benefits.

Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

MARYSVILLE Wash. - Authorities in Washington state were working on Saturday to piece together why a popular high school student opened fire on classmates sitting at a cafeteria table, killing one and wounding four others, some of them apparently cousins, before killing himself.

3:01pm EDT

U.S. car safety regulators face review over safety lapses

WASHINGTON - The Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of U.S. auto safety regulators in response to a series of safety lapses, including this week's reports of defective air bags, a senior administration official said on Saturday.

3:35pm EDT

Illinois orders mandatory Ebola quarantine for high-risk travelers

- Illinois has ordered mandatory 21-day quarantines for all "high-risk" people who have had direct contact with Ebola patients while in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, the three West African nations most affected by the outbreak.

Health, 2:02pm EDT

Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree

SACRAMENTO Calif. - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said.

12:30am EDT

Governor Cuomo did not tell NYC about new Ebola airport rules: mayor

NEW YORK - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did not inform New York City officials before announcing mandatory quarantines for some people arriving at airports around the city from Ebola-affected countries, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday.

Health, 3:25pm EDT

Virginia remains identified as those of missing college student

- Human remains found in Virginia were identified on Friday as those of missing university student Hannah Graham, and prosecutors are focusing on more charges against the suspect in her disappearance, authorities said.

24 Oct 2014

Ferguson shooting probe to be complete in coming months: Attorney general

WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that he expects the Justice Department's investigation into the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, to be complete by the time he leaves office.

24 Oct 2014

Maker of U.S. highway guardrails stops shipments over safety concerns

- Railcar maker Trinity Industries Inc said on Friday that it would stop shipping a highway guardrail system, after the U.S. government demanded earlier in the week that the company conduct more crash tests of the product.

24 Oct 2014

Atlantic City Trump casino workers picket, target investor Icahn

ATLANTIC CITY N.J. - Hundreds of unionized workers lashed out at Carl Icahn on Friday, picketing the Trump Taj Mahal Casino where the billionaire activist seeks to terminate health-care and pension plans.

24 Oct 2014

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