Kentucky clerk, citing God, defies courts on gay marriage licenses gay couples again Tuesday in direct defiance of the federal courts, and vowed not to resign, even under the pressure of steep fines or jail."It is not a light issue for me," Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis said later through her lawyers. "It is a...
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Scientists, tribe study shrinking glacier

MOUNT BAKER, Wash. - Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice...
Hungary bars migrants from trains; smugglers wait

...European gangs have mobilized fleets of vehicles for illegally transporting migrants to Austria, Germany and elsewhere - but at steep prices and in often dangerous conditions. They warned that blocking public transportation would increase risks of a repeat...
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Movie guide and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home...
Obama heading up melting glacier in dramatic push on climate

...stripes have implored Obama to open up more areas to drilling to alleviate a $3.5 billion budget deficit that has triggered steep cuts to state services that are critical for poor and rural Alaskans."For a population as small as we are, it's pretty...
One last summer road trip for Troop 6 and saying good bye to their ranger, the crew began a steep hike over 9.1 miles to reach 8,000 feet, with great a hilarious campfire with skits and singing.Day 5 ? A steep 7.6-mile hike to get the blood boiling. The day included...
Fire crews eye weather as heat, wind build in parts of West

...allergic reactions to poison oak while battling a 5-square mile blaze on the coast.The dreaded plant is so ubiquitous in the steep wilderness of San Luis Obispo County that crews can't avoid it, said Bennett Milloy, spokesman for the California Department...
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Portions of Steep Creek trail temporarily closed

...managers have closed the back side of the Steep Creek trail near the Mendenhall Glacier...cross between Moraine Ecology Trail and Steep Creek Trail. Hikers and cyclists will...closure zone.Black bears congregate at Steep Creek during sockeye and coho salmon runs...
Photo: First Sockeye

Two male sockeye salmon battle for territory in Steep Creek near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Friday. Salmon moved into the stream for the first time this year Friday morning after Juneau received over an inch of rain on Thursday.
Social Security disability fund to run dry next year

WASHINGTON - The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and political crisis in the middle of a presidential...
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