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Americans divided as Obama endorses gay marriage

Posted: 05/10/2012 - Americans reacted with joy, scorn and indifference to Obama's words in a television interview on Wednesday: "It is important for me personally to go ahead and affirm that same-sex couples should be able to get married."

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Minn. Vikings a vote away from new stadium

Posted: 05/10/2012 - Only a state Senate vote stands between the franchise and the $975 million stadium the Vikings would move into ahead of the 2016 season. The House passed the stadium plan early Thursday by a 71-60 vote.

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Obama to require regular reviews of federal rules

Posted: 05/10/2012 - President Barack Obama is signing an executive order Thursday that will force federal agencies to scrutinize old rules to determine which ones are justified and to issue regular reports on their progress.

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Suspect billings at 2,600 drugstores

Posted: 05/10/2012 - Medicare paid $5.6 billion to 2,600 pharmacies with questionable billings, including a Kansas drugstore that submitted more than 1,000 prescriptions each for two patients in just one year, government investigators have found.

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Oregon norovirus traced to reusable grocery bag

Posted: 05/10/2012 - Oregon investigators have traced an outbreak of norovirus to a reusable grocery bag that members of a Beaverton girls' soccer team passed around when they shared cookies.

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Obama backs same-sex marriage

Updated: 05/09/2012 - Three days after Vice President Joe Biden said he is "absolutely comfortable" with two men or two women getting married, Mr. Obama told ABC News in a hastily arranged interview that "Americans should be treated fairly and equally."

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Cattle prices jump as ranchers begins rebuilding

Posted: 05/09/2012 - The high-profile auction at the Neches River Ranch gave cattlemen a good indication of how long it might take to rebuild after Texas' devastating drought and what it might cost them.

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Closing arguments in Hudson family murders trial

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Two weeks of expert witnesses, grisly crime-scene photos and tearful testimony by Jennifer Hudson culminates Wednesday in closing arguments at the trial of the man accused of killing three of her relatives.

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AP-GfK Poll: Support for Afghan war at new low

Posted: 05/09/2012 - In results released Wednesday, 66 percent opposed the war, with 40 percent saying they were "strongly" opposed. A year ago, 37 percent favored the war, and in the spring of 2010, support was at 46 percent.

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Double agent hands al-Qaida its 3rd failed bombing

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Over the past three years, al-Qaida bomb makers in Yemen have developed three fiendishly clever devices in hopes of attacking airplanes in the skies above the United States.

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Wis. recall is rematch of 2010 governor's race

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee since 2004, easily won the Democratic primary Tuesday and will take on Walker in the June 5 recall a short four weeks away.

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Bachmann becomes a citizen of Switzerland

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Bachmann represents Minnesota's 6th Congressional District and plans to seek re-election following her unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Colorado lawmakers reach impasse on civil unions

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Chants of "shame on you" from gay rights supporters thundered through the Colorado House on Tuesday night after Republican House Speaker Frank McNulty said legislation to allow civil unions won't get a vote.

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Effect of NC gay marriage amendment unclear

Posted: 05/09/2012 - North Carolina voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman, but not much is expected to change immediately.

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Wis. recall is rematch of 2010 governor's race

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Wisconsin has been rocked with massive protests over workers' rights, recall elections over a contentious union rights law and a partisan divide. Now, Walker and Barrett are headed for a rematch.

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Retired couples may need $240,000 for health care

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Couples retiring this year can expect their medical bills throughout retirement to cost 4 percent more than those who retired a year ago, according to Fidelity Investments.

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