INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading “no hate in our state,” gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.
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NEW YORK — Seven siblings from an Orthodox Jewish family were killed early Saturday when a fire tore through their Brooklyn home after they had gone to bed, a tragedy that authorities believe was caused by a malfunctioning hot plate left on for the Sabbath.
WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress advanced balanced-budget plans bristling with cuts in Medicaid and other benefit programs Thursday, determined to make a down payment on last fall’s campaign promise to erase deficits by the end of the decade.
BOSTON — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a variety of extremist materials on his computer, including an issue of the al-Qaida magazine Inspire with an article entitled “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom,” an FBI agent testified Thursday.
LONGMONT, Colo. — Authorities say a Colorado woman whose unborn child was cut from her womb and stolen had been nearly 8 months pregnant with a baby girl.
SEATTLE — A Washington man who posted Facebook comments threatening a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer will avoid prison but has been ordered to stay off social media sites in a case that is part of a broader legal debate about when social media rants go beyond hyperbole and become a crime.
ST. LOUIS — Marcus Johnson Jr.’s parents figured a sunny day at the park was just what their son needed while recovering from heart surgery.
PHOENIX — An ex-convict accused of killing one person and wounding five others in a series of shootings in a Phoenix suburb has a history of substance abuse and criminal convictions dating back more than 20 years.