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Kim Davis stands ground, but same-sex couple get marriage license

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kim Davis, America's highest-profile county clerk, returned to work Monday vowing to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.<p>But that didn't stop Carmen and Shannon Wampler-Collins from successfully walking out of the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk's office with a marriage license in hand.<p>…

LGBTQI

WSJ: Amazon axes hardware projects after Fire Phone failure

An Amazon exec revealed last year that the company's continuing to develop more Fire phones despite the first one's failure to sell. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, though, that might not happen anytime soon: Amazon's shelving future phone plans, among other projects, and has even laid off a …

Enterprise Tech

A former Apple CEO just launched two new Android phones

John Sculley, who headed Apple for a decade starting in 1983, has launched Obi Worldphone, a new smartphone brand that’s aimed at emerging markets. The company has announced two mid-range Android handsets that are set to be released later this year.<p>The phones are designed by Ammunition, a studio …

Theater shooter Holmes gets 12 life sentences, plus 3,318 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Colorado judge formally sentenced James Eagan Holmes to multiple life terms plus thousands of years in prison for the Aurora movie theater massacre that killed 12 and wounded 70.<p>Holmes, a 27-year-old former grad student, received one life term for each person he killed, plus 3,318 years …

Panasonic to shut battery factory in Beijing, cut 1,300 jobs

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp (6752.T) on Thursday said it will stop making lithium-ion batteries at its factory in Beijing this month, cutting 1,300 jobs as part of a move to focus on higher-margin products such as electric car batteries.<p>A man looks at television sets …

Batteries

Memories, tears mark newscast a day after on-air shootings

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The colleagues of two journalists shot to death on live television returned to their morning show Thursday with memories, tears and a determination to carry on.<p>WDBJ-TV's "Mornin'" show opened with images of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, with the words "In …

Virginia Tech

Tianjin explosion: Chinese prosecutors investigating 'dereliction of duty' by company officials

More than 500 people remain in hospital after the explosions which killed 139 people<p>Twelve people have been arrested over the explosion which killed 139 people in north-eastern China two weeks ago, state media reported.<p>Those held include the chairman, Yu Xuewei, and his senior managers of Ruihai …

China

Probe ordered into police brutality at Ahmedabad rally

The Gujarat High Court has asked the Ahmedabad police to investigate alleged police brutality during this week's massive protests by the Patel community over reservation policies.<p>At least seven people were killed in unrest across the state, and the notice issued on Thursday gave the police two …

India

Monaco seeks forgiveness for deporting Jews during WWII

MONACO (AP) — In an unprecedented gesture of repentance, Monaco's Prince Albert II apologized Thursday for his country's role in deporting Jews to Nazi camps — seven decades after police rounded up scores of people from the seaside principality, including those who had sought refuge from the …

Israel

Will Washington Redskins ever change their name?

Record numbers of migrants arriving in Europe

Mayor thanks American who helped thwart France attack

SACRAMENTO — An American college student who helped stop a terror attack on a Paris-bound high-speed train said it has been a "crazy last few days," and he's happy to be home.<p>Anthony Sadler spoke briefly Wednesday during a news conference with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. The 23-year-old says he …

National Guard
Middle East

Truck 'Full of Bodies' Found in Eastern Austria: Official

An abandoned truck "full of bodies" was found on the side of a highway in eastern Austria on Thursday.<p>Police said the dead were thought to be refugees.<p>Gerald Pangl, a police spokesman in the Austrian state of Burgenland, told NBC News that the death toll was unclear.<p>Hans Peter Doskozil, the head of …

North Africa