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Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate.

Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.

Abercrombie blames primary loss on gay marriage

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.

Today in History

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Today is Saturday, August 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

PAX Prime gaming convention kicks off in Seattle

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The Penny Arcade Expo is in full swing in downtown Seattle.

NY police probed for 2nd restraint-related death

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The New York Police Department said Friday it's under investigation for a second restraint-related death, this one involving a drugged, emotionally disturbed man four days before a fatal videotaped chokehold that fueled community outcry and led the department to overhaul its use-of-force training.

Jury finds woman guilty in silicone-injection case

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death.

Man is guilty of murder after his dogs kill woman

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A jury on Friday found a man guilty of murder after his pit bulls mauled a woman to death in a high desert town in California where residents said they carried rocks and guns for protection against packs of dogs.

HIV case proves false; porn moratorium called off

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The advocacy group for the adult film industry has called off a production moratorium after just a day because a performer's HIV test turned out to be a false positive.

Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member.