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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A deputy for the Kentucky county

clerk who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses

to gay couples questioned on Friday the validity of the licenses

he has issued since his boss' return.

5:45pm EDT

CHICAGO - Caught in a political stalemate that has

forced it to operate for nearly three months without a budget,

Illinois' spending decisions are increasingly being made by

courts and at a rate that is further deepening the state's

fiscal woes.

5:29pm EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Lawyers for two Jewish

congregations feuding over the ownership of the United States'

oldest synagogue made their closing arguments on Friday, leaving

the question of who owns the temple in the hands of a federal

judge in Providence, Rhode Island.

4:55pm EDT

NEW YORK - A 64-year-old former investment manager

was sentenced in New York federal court on Friday to serve six

years in prison and pay restitution to his victims for running

an $18 million Ponzi scheme, prosecutors said.

4:46pm EDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. House Republicans voted to deny

funds to women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood for a

year on Friday but the action did little to quell party desires

to use a spending bill as leverage in their fight to punish the

group in an abortion controversy.

4:26pm EDT

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration announced

wide-ranging new rules on Friday to ease trade, travel and

investment restrictions with Cuba, the latest effort to chip

away at the long-standing U.S. economic embargo amid a

diplomatic thaw between the two former Cold War foes.

4:07pm EDT

WASHINGTON/DETROIT - Volkswagen AG

faces penalties up to $18 billion after being accused of

designing software for diesel cars that deceives regulators

measuring toxic emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection

Agency said on Friday.



3:43pm EDT

WASHINGTON - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld

some gun restrictions in Washington, D.C., while striking down

others, including a requirement that gun owners re-register

every three years.

1:31pm EDT

WILMINGTON, Del - A Delaware judge signaled on

Thursday that the rules are changing for shareholder class

actions challenging corporate mergers, which are widely

criticized for reaping millions dollars in lawyers' fees while

rarely generating a penny for investors.

1:25pm EDT

DENVER - A 41-year-old Colorado man has been

sentenced to six months in federal prison for leaving 4.25 tons

(3,855 kg) of litter in a scenic national forest that took

dozens of volunteers and a helicopter to remove, authorities

have said.

1:07pm EDT

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