Gay marriage supporters in four states where bans on same-sex nuptials were upheld by a federal appeals court said on Friday they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue, and officials in two of the states vowed to do the same.
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Detroit won U.S. Bankruptcy Court approval on Friday for a road map to end its fiscal free fall and revitalize a city sinking under a huge debt load and dysfunctional government.
A former Alaska broadcast news reporter who famously quit her job in an on-air stunt aimed at boosting a campaign to legalize pot in Alaska said on Friday she aims to open a bricks-and-mortar cannabis club in Anchorage before turning it into a seed-to-sale business.
In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation's top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate a federal prosecutor in New York to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department.
President orders postelection surge, seeks $5.6 billion for military campaign
Blake Benthall And Ross Ulbricht, The Men Accused Of Running The Silk Road Made The Exact Same Mistake
The FBI arrested 26-year-old San Francisco tech worker Blake Benthall on Wednesday, accusing him of running the infamous deep web marketplace the Silk Road. But Benthall
The proof we live in two Britains: RICHARD LITTLEJOHN on the magnificent millions paying silent tribute at the Tower of London - while selfish anarchists bring chaos to the heart of the capital
Four million people have visited the spectacular sea of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, created to honour Britain’s war dead. And still they keep coming.
British fiancée who 'broke psycho trader's heart' by kissing another man in bar: Goldman Sachs girl unmasked as Jutting 'confesses' to murders
This is the British fiancée who broke the heart of 'psycho' banker Rurik Jutting after apparently cheating on him with another man.
Two Britons die in Cyprus beach tragedy after man drags drowning woman out of the sea and then suffers suspected heart attack
Two Britons have died at a popular holiday spot in Cyprus during a desperate rescue attempt after one of them got into trouble in the sea and the other jumped in to help
Ruffling feathers! Ellie Goulding's Halloween fancy dress sets off a race row with critics saying her Native American costume is 'no different to wearing black face
When Ellie Goulding posed for a picture in her Halloween costume, she probably expected fans to admire her ‘beautiful’ Native American outfit.
Frankie Essex loses two stone in eight weeks after 10 am wine and pizza on TOWIE caused weight gain and left her feeling 'disgusted' at herself
Reality TV star Frankie Essex has put an end to her yo-yo dieting, which she says has plagued her for the last 10 years.
Twenty years of Pakistan defeats at Australian hands were erased in little more than 20 minutes.
Sheer disasters the stars want to forget: From Cheryl's unsightly slip to Cara's big black knickers... when the daring designs leave the wearer a little over-exposed
With its plunging neckline, elegant column shape and beautiful embellishment, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s sheer Ziad Nakad dress should have been the perfect choice for Saturday night’s UK X Factor.
'I felt out of control of my body': Frankie Bridge shows off her post-pregnancy figure as she talks about getting back to her best
When Frankie Bridge became a mum for the first time to son Parker, now one, she admits it took a while to get used to the changes in her body.
'High flier's tawdry sex and drug parties lasted for days': Private life of Hong Kong murder case banker who was left 'devastated' when fiancee cheated on him after she moved to New York revealed
The British banker accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong was reportedly left 'devastated' when his fiancee cheated on him after she moved to New York for her job.
Ego, spin and a disaster waiting to happen: Richard Branson's biographer on how the Virgin tycoon is scrabbling to save what remains of his reputation - and his fortune - after space plane crash
Richard Branson has not yet publicly announced whether he will attend the funeral of Michael Alsbury, the 39-year-old test pilot killed when the spacecraft Virgin Galactic exploded over the Mojave Desert last Friday.
Ben Roethlisberger keeps trying to tamp down expectations, insisting the Pittsburgh Steelers remain a work in progress.
"I've always been funny, a nice guy, say the right things, a go along to get along type of person," Bonnar said at a recent Bellator MMA media day and fan festival.
West Indies batsman Chris Gayle said on Sunday that he was hopeful his team's tour to South Africa would go ahead despite the pay dispute.
Lost archive that shows pitiful poverty of the real Artful Dodgers: Touching portraits of London's Victorian street children taken by photographer who took up their plight
Their boots barely hang together. Their clothes are ragged hand-me-downs. And for most a hot bath is a distant memory.
Miliband’s Romanian beggar: 14-year-old says she lives off £5 a day and that Labour leader (who 'dropped 60 or 70p' in her cup) was ONLY man in a suit to stop!
Just 14 years old and begging on the streets of Manchester instead of going to school, this is the girl who Ed Miliband was accused of giving just 2p to last week. Rebeca State came to England from Romania with her mother and father two years ago in search of a better life.
Cuddling up to a young woman... and arriving in court on two counts of murder, the self-confessed 'insane psychopath' British banker at centre of grisly Hong Kong prostitute murder
A young British investment banker was last night charged with double murder in Hong Kong after two prostitutes were found butchered in his luxury apartment.
In front of a Monday Night Football audience, the Patriots fell to 2-2 earlier this season with a dismal 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and the unthinkable rumblings about Tom Brady's decline began in New England.
'Goodbye world. Spread good energy': Terminal cancer patient, Brittany Maynard, 29, exercises her right-to-die and takes her own life surrounded by her family
A 29-year-old terminal cancer sufferer who had previously spoken of her right to die has ended her own life surrounded by her family.
STEVEN GERRARD INTERVIEW: Daniel Sturridge blows me away...he's probably the best English striker I've played with
On the training pitches of Melwood, and in Brendan Rodgers’s office, Steven Gerrard is busy trying to reinvent the wheels of his career yet again.
LeBron James makes Cleveland Cavaliers return... but emotional comeback is marred by defeat against the New York Knicks
New York Knicks took advantage of a nervous LeBron James on Thursday night to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 95-90 at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Offensive, cruel and irresponsible. Why I don't want my daughter to see this advert, writes SARAH VINE
The thing that struck me most, when my daughter started secondary school in September, is how different all the girls in her year look. All shapes and sizes, from teeny-tiny waifs who look like they’re barely out of reception, to big strapping ones, taller than me, and with all the accessories to match.
How this 25-year-old medical marvel was left on the brink of death by a car crash that shattered his skull into 30 pieces - but defied the odds to write a book, complete his degree and live an independent life
It is a medical marvel Jack Martindale made it to this interview. The 25-year-old has, like many others, just completed a bachelors degree and started the process of working out what to do next.
A shaky defence, Yaya Toure's poor form and a lack of confidence... the issues Manuel Pellegrini must address NOW to rescue Man City's season
The 168th Manchester derby is looming on Sunday and the match has gained added importance for Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
Come and play with your new train set: Devastated mother reveals how her arsonist ex-husband lured their two young sons to their deaths in attic trap due as she brands him a 'murderer'
A father ‘murdered’ his two sons by luring them into an attic playroom and setting the house on fire, it was claimed yesterday. Darren Sykes – who also died in the blaze – tricked Jack, 12, and Paul, nine, into believing they could play on a new train set he had bought for them.
What do foreign au pairs really think of British mothers? SHONA SIBARY - who's had 14 in as many years - dared to ask hers. Their blisteringly honest verdicts will make your hair curl
Last month I dropped off our latest au pair (the 14th in as many years) at Bristol airport to fly home to Hungary after his summer stint with us. As always I thought: ‘Never again! That’s the last one I’m having.’
Following the release of a tantalising and atmospheric trailer earlier this month (below) which quoted John F Kennedy's famous Rice Stadium address of 1962, Public Service Broadcasting are now excited to reveal full details of The Race For Space LP.
There is no denying the beauty, grace, and elegance of a ballerina, but is she a style icon? Have you heard of Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theater or checked out balletbeautiful on Instagram?
In the future, travelers may no longer have to decide between an airplane, a helicopter, and a car. A new concept could make good on years of ideas from science fiction, by combining all three into one device.
An unmanned U.S. supply rocket exploded shortly after lifting off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia, the first disaster since NASA turned to private operators to run cargo to the International Space Station.
Google’s latest “moonshot” project involves detecting cancer by swallowing a pill.
Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia is facing mounting pressure from his Senate colleagues to resign from his position as the co-chairman of group No Labels, according to sources familiar with Senate Democratic politics.
A bear hug is worth a thousand words? President Barack Obama embraced Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office on Friday, shortly after the 26-year-old Dallas nurse was discharged from the National Institutes of Health.
In the middle of the Kansas City Royals' clubhouse, on a table surrounded by eight desk chairs, sits a 2-foot-tall gold magnum of Armand di Brignac Brut Gold.
David Charvet files restraining order against Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss for 'terrorizing him and wife Brooke Burke with recordings of howling dogs'
David Charvet has filed a restraining order against Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, claiming the producer is harrassing him and wife Brooke Burke with loud noise and threats.
Out of this world! Coco Austin covers up her curvaceous figure in clinging intergalactic-print dress
She has an extraordinarily curvy figure. But Coco Austin covered up her voluptuous physique for once in intergalactic-print frock at a charity gala To Benefit Rock & Rawhide at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York on Tuesday.
She caused a stir when she donned a Mexican death mask to a Halloween bash over the weekend. But on Tuesday, Kate Hudson went for a classically beautiful look.
And the bride wore a hidden camera: Moment journalist snared bogus groom during documentary about how easy it is for immigrants to marry Europeans to gain a UK visa
Walking up the aisle in their wedding finery, they look like any other nervous couple about to tie the knot.
Father who 'killed his wife and two teenage daughters before hanging himself' at their Bradford home - as police reveal their bodies lay undiscovered 'for days'
Jatindra Lad, 49, may have killed his wife Daksha, 44, and their two children, Trisha, 19, and Nisha, 17, before hanging himself in Blackberry Way, Clayton.
Romo was knocked out early in the second half of Monday’s game, taking a shot to his surgically repaired back on a sack, before returning to the contest in the final two minutes in heroic fashion.