Washington governor signs gay marriage bill into law

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Chris Gregoire handed gay rights advocates a major victory, signing into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington state, making it the seventh in the nation to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed.


Indiana court weighing law on governor's testimony

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana Supreme Court justice pressed a state attorney on Monday about whether it was proper for the state to try and prevent Gov. Mitch Daniels from answering questions in a $400 million lawsuit that it filed against IBM after Daniels canceled the company's contract to process welfare applications.


Aspiring SGA executives announced

The founder of a new student charity group and the man who led Student Government Association meetings last year will face off in the SGA elections.


Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies

LOS ANGELES — Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice was ravaged by drug use and her regal image was ruined by erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48


Polar Plunge takes a spill

A dip in the pool became a roll in the mud at the Polar Plunge on Saturday after a wall of the event's small pool burst.


Sandusky seeks State College-area jury for trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's lawyer filed court paperwork Wednesday arguing that jurors in his child sex abuse trial should be chosen from the community where he lives and suggesting that a trial delay might be the best way to address the intense publicity generated by the case.

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