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Indiana: Law OK, will add clarity

Subscriber onlyIndiana's legislative leaders on Monday joined Gov. Mike Pence in saying that they planned to amend a new religious freedom law to make clear that it did not allow discrimination against homosexuals, while still insisting that the law did not do so in its current form. Continue reading...

Consumer spending rises 0.1%

But February’s end to declines trails income growth

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. Economists hope the bigger paychecks improve spending in the coming months. Continue reading...

1 killed at NSA gate after SUV didn't stop

Police open fire; 2nd man, officer hurt

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- One man was killed and a second was injured Monday at the National Security Agency in suburban Maryland when their car sped toward an NSA police vehicle and security personnel opened fire. Continue reading...

Justices: Sex offender can challenge GPS

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a North Carolina sex offender should have another chance to challenge an order that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet around the clock and for the rest of his life. Continue reading...

Prosecution rests in Boston bombing trial

Subscriber onlyBOSTON -- Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack. Continue reading...

8 killed in church van crash

Nighttime plunge into Florida canal leaves 10 injured

Subscriber onlyMOORE HAVEN, Fla. -- An overloaded church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a dark rural highway and nosedived into a canal, killing eight people and injuring 10 early Monday in southwest Florida, authorities said. Continue reading...

Tributes to Kennedy evoke bipartisanship

Subscriber onlyBOSTON -- Even though Ted Kennedy died less than six years ago, the U.S. Senate today is a changed institution, President Barack Obama said as he remembered the senator from Massachusetts and Democratic Party icon. Continue reading...

Pharmacists disdain role in execution

Subscriber onlySAN DIEGO -- A leading association for U.S. pharmacists adopted a policy Monday that discourages its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections. Continue reading...

The nation in brief

Subscriber onlyEx-agents charged in drug-site thefts Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber only Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to The Daily Show a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving The Daily Show after 16 years as the show's principal voice. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber only Prince William, 32, who is second-in-line to the British throne, began work as an air ambulance helicopter pilot and will work with medics responding to emergencies ranging from road accidents to heart attacks. Continue reading...

Net failures reveal gaps in broadband

Subscriber onlyFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert in February, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places. Continue reading...

Indiana leader defends new law seen as anti-gay

Subscriber onlyINDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended a new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against homosexuals and said Sunday that it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it. Continue reading...

Hashtag, boycott are confusing to Indiana

Subscriber onlyINDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana conservatives watched their brethren in state after state approve legislation that, supporters said, was written to ensure the religious rights of their residents. Kansas in 2013, Mississippi in April, and, on Friday, the Arkansas Senate. Continue reading...

Philly corruption trial set to start

Drug suspects, turncoat officer seen key to case of 6 police

Subscriber onlyPHILADELPHIA -- A sweeping police corruption case starting today in Philadelphia will largely rest on the credibility of about 20 drug suspects and one turncoat officer as it plays out after the wholesale dismissal of scores of cases developed by members of an elite narcotics unit now accused of pocketing cash and cocaine seized on the job. Continue reading...

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