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When The Federal Government Told Two Men That Their Marriage Could Not Exist

"You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots," an Immigration and Naturalization Service official wrote in 1975. The letter behind The Washington Post's story of Anthony Sullivan's marriage to Richard Adams.

iPhone 6 has serious camera problems, say Tom’s Guide testers

The iPhone has been known for its great camera. But iPhone 6, maybe not so much.<p>Even with its new “focus-pixel” autofocus and optical image stabilization (in the iPhone 6 Plus), the cameras on the newest iPhones have some serious problems. That’s what the good (and typically reliable) people at …

Amanda Knox Rejects Court's Reasoning for New Conviction

Amanda Knox rejected an Italian court's contention Tuesday that she slit her British roommate's throat, saying there was still no credible evidence that she was involved in the 2007 murder.<p>"I want to state again today what I have said throughout this process: I am innocent of the accusation against …

More than 4% of death row inmates wrongly convicted, study says

A new study argues that more than 4% of all defendants who have been sentenced to death -- and who remain under threat of execution -- are probably innocent.<p>In a paper published Monday in the journal PNAS, a team of researchers statistically examined the cases of 7,482 death row convictions from …

Death Row

Clayton Lockett writhed and groaned. After 43 minutes, he was declared dead

We had been warned that the execution of Clayton Lockett, a convicted murderer and rapist who had shot his 19-year-old victim and ordered a friend to bury her alive, would take longer than usual.<p>Jerry Massie, a spokesman for Oklahoma's corrections department, explained to the group of witnesses …

Tuesday Was the Worst Day for Death Penalty Advocates Since 1972

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The faltering, error-filled execution attempt in Oklahoma on Tuesday night came at the end of a day …

Video Fingerprints Could Help Fight Child Porn

Digital fingerprints could help law enforcement find and remove child pornography on the Internet.<p>The new forensics technology, donated to the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) by British-based Friend MTS, leaves a distinctive mark on child pornography videos.<p>It’s not …

Montana Supreme Court Overturns Ex-Teacher's 30-Day Rape Sentence

The Montana Supreme Court has overturned a 30-day prison sentence handed to a former high school teacher who was convicted of a raping a 14-year-old student.<p>We told you last year about the case. Here's a brief summary:<p>Stacey Dean Rambold was sentenced to a month in prison for the rape in 2007 of a …

Hundreds march over Nigeria schoolgirl kidnappings

Nigerian protesters have marched on parliament to demand the government and military do more to rescue scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists more than two weeks ago.<p>Dubbed "a million-woman march" and promoted on Twitter under #BringBackOurGirls, the protest was not expected to …

Family of man who shot co-workers at FedEx facility is 'shocked and devastated'

The family of the FedEx worker who police say went on a shooting rampage at his suburban Atlanta workplace before committing suicide has offered its "deepest sympathies and condolences" to the victims.<p>Police said Geddy L. Kramer, 19, wounded six people at a FedEx package and delivery facility in …

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:<p>1. ROB FORD TAKING LEAVE<p>The Toronto mayor …

Denmark bans Nigeria adoptions after raid on suspected baby factory

Denmark has suspended adoptions from Nigeria less than a month after Lagos police arrested eight people at a suspected baby factory.<p>"I have decided to suspend all adoption from Nigeria with immediate effect," Denmark's minister for children tweeted. "We must do everything we can to protect the …

Massive sinkhole opens in Baltimore, Maryland - video

A large sinkhole appeared in the ground in Baltimore, Maryland, on Wednesday, after two days of heavy rain. Local witnesses say the ground shook and a loud rumble could be heard before the hole opened up, swallowing a number of cars. No injuries were reported in the incident

2 dead, 100 injured in gas explosion at Florida jail

An explosion Wednesday night ripped through a Florida Panhandle jail's booking facility, killing two inmates and injuring up to 150 inmates and guards.<p>The explosion occurred around 11:30 p.m. local time Wednesday in Escambia County jail's booking facility and caused the building to partially …

China destroys statues as 'anti-Christian' campaign widens

Chinese Catholics weep as statues depicting the Passion of Christ are removed or hidden from public view in what they say is reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution<p>Holy statues depicting Biblical scenes including Jesus’ crucifixion have been destroyed, removed or "hidden" by authorities in a city …

South Korean ferry survivors return to school after classmates' deaths

They left school two weeks ago on a field trip with hundreds of classmates.<p>They came back Wednesday without the scores of students who died at sea.<p>About 70 survivors from the sunken South Korean ferry visited a memorial at the Danwon High School in Asnan -- the high school that sent 325 students on …

2 Feet Of Rain Causes Massive Flooding In Florida, Alabama

Extreme rainfall in much of the East and parts of the South is causing major problems, with Florida's Panhandle and southern Alabama — which got more than 2 feet of rain in 24 hours — bearing the brunt of the onslaught.<p>The torrential rains followed close on the heels of a rash of deadly tornadoes …

Amanda Knox might get the retrial she deserves if anyone considers the facts

The longer the Italian courts consider the Meredith Kercher case – and we have now had three trials, six presiding judges, two hearings before the Italian high court and a third on the way – the more the country's institutions of justice have covered themselves in shame.<p>Judge after judge has …

7 Tech Logos Before They Became Iconic

<i>Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for Rackspace Digital, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>Logos are an essential part of a brand’s identity. A great logo encapsulates the personality and promise of the business behind it.<p>Some of the world’s most ubiquitous …

Affordable healthy diet 'too expensive for many'

<b>Many people do not have enough income for a "decent diet", public health experts have claimed in an open letter to the prime minister.</b><p>The UK Faculty of Public Health said the situation had become so serious that an independent group should be set up by the government to investigate.<p>The letter …

Public Health

Donald Sterling Reportedly Will Sue NBA If Forced to Sell Clippers

Despite being cast out of the NBA, Donald Sterling plans to do everything he can to maintain control of the Los Angeles Clippers.<p><b>Updates from Thursday, May 14</b><p>SI.com's Michael McCann reports that Donald Sterling has hired a litigator to fight the NBA's sanctions:<p>SI.com has learned that Donald …

10 Things We Learned from Mean Girls

Ten years after its release (that's today!), we haven't forgotten the most important things we took away from the most important movie ever.<p><b>1.)</b> Be weary of Swedish diet bars that offer dubious weight loss solutions.<p><b>2.)</b> Tina Fey, Lizzy Caplan, Amanda Seyfried and Rachel McAdams are all amazing. So …

China vows to halt terrorists' 'rampant momentum' after attack kills three

Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, orders 'decisive actions' against militant groups after assailants kill three people during an attack on a railway station in China's far west<p>The Chinese president has vowed to crush terrorist activity in the country's west after at least three people were killed …

10 Summer Entertaining Essentials

The pieces you need to delight guests at Summer soirees<p>The pieces that will elevate your next party to the next level

7 Ways to Balance Strength Training and Cardio

As part of my 6 Weeks to Bootcamp Fit journey, I’m learning all about how to fit in both my running and strength training, without sacrificing either<p>Of of all the perks of strength training, the promise of a boost in my running performance—and injury-proofing my body—was one of the most compelling …

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss

And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods

The Total-Body Workout You HAVE To Try

Meet the cure-all for that annoying gym plateau<p>The secret to busting out of a fitness rut is doing something totally out of your comfort zone. You need a workout that’ll surprise your muscles and keep you engaged the <i>whole</i> time. The fix: an intense series of supersets and fat-burning cardio …