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SCV Raw: From the ACLU

Washington, D.C. - December 7, 2012) -- The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will grant review in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the challenge to California's Proposition 8, and in Windsor v. United States, the ACLU's challenge to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. The ACLU of California was co-counsel with Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights in In Re Marriage Cases, the case that legalized marriage for California same-sex couples in 2008. Windsor, an 83-year-old New York City resident, was forced to pay more than $363,000 in federal estate taxes after the death ...

December 07, 2012 | Signal news sources | Signal AP


Second winning ticket in Powerball jackpot

PHOENIX (AP) - The other ticket holders in last week's record $577.5 million Powerball jackpot have claimed their half of the prize but aren't stepping into the spotlight just yet, the Arizona Lottery said Friday.

December 07, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Supreme Court will take up same-sex marriage ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will take up California's ban on same-sex marriage, a case that could give the justices the chance to rule on whether gay Americans have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals.

December 07, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Sugarland's Nettles welcomes son

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles has a new member of the family.

December 07, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


No progress in fiscal cliff talks

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner said Friday there has been no progress in negotiations to avert a "fiscal cliff" combination of automatic tax increases and spending cuts in January and called on President Barack Obama to produce a new offer.

December 07, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Widespread hunger in Haiti after storms

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Haitians have suffered widespread hunger following an unusually active storm season this year and are likely to experience more, according to a study released Friday.

December 07, 2012 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Long-sealed Notorious B.I.G. autopsy released

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities have released a long-sealed autopsy report showing that rapper Notorious B.I.G. was shot four times in a 1997 drive-by shooting in Los Angeles that remains unsolved.

December 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shadowy donor behind record 'super' PAC checks

WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer in Tennessee who is mysteriously linked to millions of dollars in campaign contributions steered to congressional candidates doubled his investments in the weeks before Election Day and quietly funneled $6.8 million more to a prominent Tea Party group, according to new financial statements filed with the government.

December 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pearl Harbor dead remembered on 71st anniversary

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - More than 2,000 people are gathering at Pearl Harbor on Friday to mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II.

December 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Hospital: Nurse involved in Kate hoax call dies

LONDON (AP) - A nurse who fell victim to a prank telephone call seeking information about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has died, the London hospital where she worked reported Friday.

December 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Legal pot in Wash. state - questions and answers

SEATTLE (AP) - Marijuana became legal under Washington state law Thursday. So, bong hits and funny brownies for everybody?

December 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


U.S. economy adds 146K jobs, rate falls to 7.7 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. hiring gains held steady in November despite disruptions from Superstorm Sandy and employers' concerns about impending tax increases from the year-end "fiscal cliff."

December 07, 2012 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


McAfee hospitalized after being denied asylum

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Software company founder John McAfee was hospitalized briefly Thursday after being denied political asylum in Guatemala, and his lawyers said they were making a last-ditch effort to keep him from being flown back to Belize for questioning about the killing of a fellow American expatriate.

December 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Michigan GOP approves right to work amid protests

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Republicans slammed right-to-work legislation through the Michigan House and Senate Thursday, drawing raucous protests from throngs of stunned union supporters, whose outnumbered Democratic allies were powerless to stop it.

December 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Safety, need compete in typhoon-hit Philippines

NEW BATAAN, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine government's geological hazard maps show why this farming community was largely washed away by a strong typhoon: "highly susceptible to flooding and landslides." That didn't stop some villagers from rebuilding even with bodies still lying under the mud.

December 07, 2012 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


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Calif. motorist cleared in Google Glass case

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego traffic court threw out a citation Thursday against a woman who authorities said was driving while wearing the Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Senate approaches final OK of $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown and underscores lawmakers' fatigue with budget battles.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan: Musharraf advised to move to US hospital

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A lawyer representing Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf in his high treason trial said Thursday that his client needs to go to the U.S. for further medical treatment following a heart scare.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Report: Recidivism fell before prison realignment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's recidivism rate dropped in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders returned to prison, the corrections department said in a report released Wednesday.

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


"American Hustle," "Gravity" lead Oscar race

The con-artist comedy "American Hustle and the 3-D space odyssey "Gravity" lead the Academy Awards with 10 nominations each, including nods for best picture.

January 16, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

January 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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