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Court clears way for gay marriage in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared the way for same-sex couples to be married in South Carolina beginning this week - at least for now. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va.
Atlanta closes out its preseason with a win

ATLANTA - Josh Smith scored 14 of his 21 points in the first half, and the Atlanta Hawks earned a 92-75 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday.
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...coal-fired power plant nearly two decades ago. By a 2-1 vote, a panel of judges on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said the statute of limitations hadn't run out on the continuing emissions from the TVA's Bull Run fossil...
Judge dismisses suit seeking to give racehorse controversial name

...constitutional rights. Redmond said Monday he plans to appeal Forester's decision to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Redmond said Forester improperly used a New York court ruling as the basis for his decision and that The...
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NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg joked that he's planning a sit-down with newly signed New York Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson, who clashed with a TV cameraman on a Manhattan street a day earlier.
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Some see benefit promises broken

WASHINGTON -- Retirees beware. A January ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has opened the door for employers to change promises made to retirees about health-care coverage. The decision stems from a...
State incentives to be challenged

...not have to pay for private businesses wanting to expand or move their operations. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati sided with the neighbors two years ago, striking down Ohio's practice of granting companies tax credits...
Court rules music 'sampling' may violate anti-piracy law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that rap artists should pay for every musical sample included in their work - even minor, unrecognizable snippets of music.
Cincinnati's gun industry lawsuit dismissed

CINCINNATI -- An Ohio state judge today dismissed the city's lawsuit against gun manufacturers, a distributor and three trade associations on the grounds that it was vague and unsupported by legal precedent.\r