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Study: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms Named After Women

Study: Americans Less Fearful Of Storms Named After WomenA study published Monday suggests Americans are less afraid of hurricanes with female names.

In The Midst Of A Historic Lull, Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicks Off

In The Midst Of A Historic Lull, Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicks OffThe 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is now officially upon us. And it comes in the midst of a historic lull.

Tennessee Gov. OKs Allowing Electric Chair For Executions

Tennessee Gov. OKs Allowing Electric Chair For ExecutionsTennessee's governor has signed a bill that would allow the state to use of the electric chair if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania’s Ban On Gay MarriageA federal judge struck down Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, saying it violated the Constitution's Equal Protection clause.

Judge Strikes Down Idaho’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Judge Strikes Down Idaho’s Same-Sex Marriage BanU.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale ruled Tuesday that the state's law banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and that Idaho must allow gay couples to marry as soon as 9 a.m. Friday

Oklahoma Agrees To Delay Executions For 6 Months

Oklahoma Agrees To Delay Executions For 6 MonthsThe next inmate in Oklahoma who is scheduled to die by lethal injection will get a six-month stay after the drug protocol in an execution last week went wrong.

U.S. Sending Team To Help With Search For Abducted Nigerian Girls

U.S. Sending Team To Help With Search For Abducted Nigerian GirlsNigeria has accepted a U.S. offer to send a team that could help in the search for 276 girls who were abducted from a school last month, the State Department said today.

USGS: Okla. Fracking Has Increased Chance Of ‘Damaging Quake’

USGS: Okla. Fracking Has Increased Chance Of ‘Damaging Quake’The U.S. Geological Survey says the number of earthquakes in Oklahoma has gone up dramatically in recent months. It says the surge in seismic activity is due in part to fracking and that it has increased the danger of a damaging quake in the central part of the state.

Marijuana Banking Bill Shelved In Colorado

Marijuana Banking Bill Shelved In ColoradoIt's OK to sell pot in Colorado, but there's still nowhere but the mattress to legally stash the proceeds.

U.S. Announces New Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine Unrest

U.S. Announces New Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine UnrestThe White House announced sanctions Monday against seven top Russian officials with links to President Vladimir Putin, including freezing their assets and banning them from obtaining U.S. visas.