By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and KRISTI EATON, Associated Press
April 17, 2014 10:14 a.m.
DENVER — Gay marriage has its second hearing at the federal appellate level Thursday as lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license square off in a Denver courtroom.
By By YOUKYUNG LEE ?and FOSTER KLUG Associated Press
April 16, 2014 10 p.m.
MOKPO, South Korea — Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered rescuers today in the search for 287 passengersstill missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea.
By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
April 16, 2014 8:12 p.m.
A federal judge in Boston ruled Wednesday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may view autopsy photographs of three people who died in the Boston Marathon bombings and indicated that he might ease some of the restrictions on the defendant to allow him unmonitored visits with his family.
By Scott Wilson, The Washington Post
April 16, 2014 7:04 p.m.
OAKDALE, Pa. — President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a pair of grant programs designed to bring academic institutions and businesses closer together to help prepare the American workforce for jobs that may otherwise go unfilled.
By James Rosen, McClatchy -Tribune
April 16, 2014 6:43 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The CIA’s former top lawyer disputes Senate findings that the spy agency lied about its brutal interrogations of terrorists, insisting the tactics produced useful intelligence and flatly denying that the CIA misled the Bush administration, Congress and the American public.
PERTH, Australia — A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, authorities said today.
By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press
April 16, 2014 5:32 p.m.
UNITED NATIONS — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council’s refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people.
By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times
April 16, 2014 5 p.m.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Two security incidents within 24 hours involving Afghan government officials have taken some of the glimmer off of this month’s generally successful presidential election and renewed concerns about safety in Kabul.
By By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press
April 16, 2014 10:47 a.m.
WEST, Texas — Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past.
By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press
April 16, 2014 10:37 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Democratic worries about this November’s elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama’s effort to pass new curbs on firearms.