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  • At last, de Blasio takes off gloves and hits back at Cuomo
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 5:16 pm
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, who 18 months ago in his inaugural address pledged to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with his one-time boss and friend of more than two decades Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revised his opinion of him on Tuesday in a highly unusual and extraordinarily personal news conference.
  • Kansas Supreme Court stays lower court's order on school aid
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 4:44 pm
    Kansas' highest court Tuesday put on hold a lower court's order for the state to immediately increase aid to public schools by roughly $50 million but promised to move quickly to decide whether the state is distributing its money fairly.
  • Hawaii OKs traditional burials involving burned corpses
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 4:40 pm
    The governor of Hawaii signed a bill on Tuesday ensuring that Native Hawaiians can practice an ancient tradition in which a corpse is cleansed by fire and the bones are held as sacred in a natural cloth before being buried or interred.
  • Girl Scouts refuse $100,000 anti-transgender donation
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 4:36 pm
    The Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn't be used to support transgender girls.
  • What's next for California's contentious vaccine law
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 4:29 pm
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.
  • Review: In Winehouse doc 'Amy,' celebrity is the villain
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 4:25 pm
    especially her father, Mitch -- have publicly denounced "Amy" as "misleading." That, though, should be taken as a good sign of Kapadia's independence in making "Amy."
  • Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 4:12 pm
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job."
  • Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck say they're getting divorce
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 4:12 pm
    As regulars at a local farmer's market, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and their three young children looked like the perfect Hollywood family.
  • Tulsa judge says grand jury can review sheriff's operations
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 4:00 pm
    A grand jury should review operations at an Oklahoma sheriff's office that sent onto the streets a 73-year-old reserve deputy who shot and killed an unarmed and restrained suspect, a judge ruled Tuesday.
  • Ted Cruz turns 'Simpsons' jobseeker; he'll take any part
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 3:52 pm
    Ted Cruz wants to be president, but he's got another job in mind as well: voice actor for "The Simpsons."
  • Grenade-shaped perfume bottle leads to courthouse evacuation
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 3:48 pm
    A suspicious item that prompted a Cincinnati courthouse evacuation turned out to be a perfume bottle shaped like a World War II grenade.
  • Shell secures new authorization in pursuing Arctic drilling
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 3:48 pm
    Royal Dutch Shell has secured another federal authorization as it pursues plans to drill exploration wells in the Arctic waters off the Alaska coast.
  • 3 indicted in brutal rape, killing of Baltimore teen
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 3:44 pm
    Three men have been indicted in the brutal sexual assault and slaying of a teenage girl whose body was discovered inside a Baltimore home that had been intentionally set on fire.
  • Appeals court sides with veterans in suit over experiments
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 3:36 pm
    The U.S. military must continue to alert veterans exposed to chemical and biological weapons experiments of any new information that may affect their health and provide them ongoing medical care, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.
  • Endangered Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoo
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 3:36 pm
    Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species.