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Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

Fugitive killed in Oregon had 'moveable dungeon'

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young women in a van that he converted into a "moveable dungeon" with chains and handcuffs after one of his victims managed to escape from it in January.

Cardinals player to be sentenced for assault plea

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for his guilty plea to a charge that he assaulted a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter.

Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.

Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court.

Harris channels 'Hedwig' when audience acts unruly

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris knows that his character Hedwig speaks directly to the audience throughout his Broadway show, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." So he understands how things can sometimes get unruly.

Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A Kansas judge on Wednesday will consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she continues serving a 35-year sentence for passing loads of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Republican activists push party on gay marriage

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.

Federal judge to hear Oregon gay marriage case

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to defend the measure.

California bill reignites affirmative action fight

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.