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Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states says he’s inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal, meaning most gay couples living in the state would see no immediate tangible expansion of their rights. Judge […]

Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings

DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first-responders and public officials have observed a moment of silence near the Boston Marathon finish line to mark the moment two pressure cooker bombs exploded a year ago. Three people were killed and 260 others injured in the attacks. MIT police officer Sean Collier was killed several days later, allegedly […]

Features

MTV Movie Awards continue after 22 years

>>ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” earned the prize for best film at Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner                            “12 Years a Slave.” “Hunger Games” stars also took home some of the night’s biggest […]

“Dark of the Moon” gets a review

>>By Emily DeSpain, Staff Writer Directed by Sara Gotcher and performed in the Trahern Theatre, “Dark of the Moon” was quite an experience. It’s a classic story of a small, extremely Christian town trying to set a young independent woman up with the town hunk while she is pining away for the unconventional man of […]

Sports

Monday Blog: Robles leads pitching with gem, Carkuff and Belew follow

You have reached the Monday Morning Blog. Following each conference baseball series, I’ll offer my thoughts from the weekend, as well as touching on other behind the scenes notes in APSU baseball. This weekend, I was in Nashville as the Govs took on Belmont in a three-game series from Rose Park from Thursday, April 17 […]

Govs unable to close out Bruins in series finale

NASHVILLE — One treacherous stat continues to hold APSU baseball back in taking a leap forward in the standings. The Govs have yet to compile a three-game winning streak this season, and missed a prime opportunity to erase that against Belmont on Saturday, April 19 at Rose Park. However, APSU faltered down the stretch to […]

Perspectives

White House threatens to ban selfies with Obama

>> Chelsea Leonard The Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz lucked up with taking what may be the last presidential selfie with Obama. Ortiz snapped the shot while he visited the White House with the 2013 World Series winners. Unknown to the president, Ortiz has an endorsement deal with Samsung, the company that sponsors the phone […]

Unemployment benefits could be extended

>> Valerie Mcallister The U.S. government is in complete disarray. Many Americans remain jobless and therefore, are financially unstable. Thankfully, our government is “of the people and for the people.” Despite what some Americans believe, one of our government’s top priorities is coming to the aid of the less fortunate. They do this in numerous […]

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Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

BILL DRAPER, Associated Press OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City made his first court appearance Tuesday. Frazier Glenn Cross was wearing a dark, quilted, sleeveless vest and crossed his arms as he appeared by video feed […]

Outkast Reunion at Coachella

  Outkast reunited onstage after a near decadelong hiatus with a jam-packed set at the Coachella music festival, their first of many performances planned this year. The rap duo headlined the first night of the music festival Friday in Indio, Calif., performing well-known hits such as “Hey Ya!,” ”Ms. Jackson,” ”The Way You Move,” ”Elevators […]

Authorities investigating Jackson boy’s drowning

Associated Press JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the drowning of a 7-year-old boy in a bathtub in an apartment in Jackson. The Jackson Police Department says the boy, identified as Aiden Edwards, died Thursday at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Police said the boy’s older brother found him unresponsive in the bathtub […]

4 teen suspects extradited from SC to Tennessee

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — The four Tennessee teens who led South Carolina police on a 10-hour chase last week have been extradited. Authorities say the teens arrived in Greene County, Tenn., on Tuesday night. Prosecutors are considering whether to seek to transfer their cases into adult court. A hearing is scheduled for Friday. The 16-year-old […]