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Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk, staff to court

A county clerk who invoked “God’s authority” as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign and now must face a federal judge who could impose fines or send her to jail.

Canada in recession; PM Harper denies it as election looms

Canada has fallen into a recession, dragged down by falling energy prices and economic troubles in China.

Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border

Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday.

Trash to treatise: NYC professor sees meaning in garbage

New York’s sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation’s biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents.

Obama buys out cinnamon rolls at Anchorage cafe

How many cinnamon rolls does it take to feed a presidential entourage?

Connecticut’s wildlife policy debated after encounter with bear

A debate over Connecticut’s wildlife policy reignited after state officials said last week they will trap and kill a bear cub that approached a hiker in a wildlife area, startling but not harming her.

Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed

Police in helicopters, with dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois on Tuesday after an officer was fatally shot while pursuing a group of men.

Favorable weather conditions help Washington firefighters

Lower temperatures and higher humidity helped firefighters Tuesday as they tried to control giant wildfires burning in north-central Washington.

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Missouri executes Nunley for girl's 1989 kidnapping, rape, death

A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri's death row has been executed for the kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old Kansas City girl.

Supporters of Iran deal near key vote total

Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory, in spite of furious opposition.

Carter, in folksy talks, describes US military of future

Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a speech and a wide-ranging exchange with troops on social media sites Tuesday to press his agenda for change in the military, signaling his early support for expanded maternity leave, women serving in combat jobs and greater flexibility pay, promotions and benefits.

Israel asks UN to reject Palestinian attempt to raise flag

Israel on Tuesday urged U.N. leaders to reject a Palestinian attempt to raise their flag at U.N. headquarters.

Chaos in Budapest train station amid Europe's migrant crisis

Chanting “Freedom! Freedom!,” angry migrants demanded to be let aboard trains bound for Austria and Germany after Hungary temporarily suspended all rail traffic Tuesday from its main Budapest terminal and brawny police forced hundreds of migrants out of the train station.

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US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report

Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears the world’s second-largest economy is slowing more than previously anticipated.

Men accused of threatening Pokemon tournament denied bail

Two Iowa men accused of making online threats of violence against a Pokemon competition in Boston were ordered held without bail Tuesday after a judge rejected arguments by their lawyers that their comments amounted to idle online bravado.

Comcast teeing up new services targeted at millennials

Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, baby boomers and their parents, now is fighting for millennial eyeballs.

Consumer panel: Airlines should disclose fees, seat size

Airlines should clearly disclose the cost of change and cancellation fees, as well as the size of the plane’s seats, before a passenger buys a ticket, a federal panel said Tuesday.

Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.

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In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action

Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska.

Arizona woman acknowledges drowning twin sons

An Arizona woman told investigators that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons and tried to kill her 3-year-old stepbrother in the same way because she didn’t want them to live with the difficulties she faces.