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3 States Deny Gay Unions Despite Appellate Rulings

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman | Thursday Oct 23, 2014
Officials in the three states are refusing to allow same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses without a court order directing them to do so.

Clay Aiken Seeks Win in North Carolina House Race

POLITICS | By Gary D. Robertson | Oct 23
Eleven years after becoming a national TV sensation, Clay Aiken still attracts a crowd in central North Carolina. In an hour he could only get a block or so down the street during an old textile town's fall festival while fans stopped to take pictures.

Appeal Sought in Puerto Rico Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | By Danica Coto | Oct 23
A federal court judge has rejected an attempt to end a ban on same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico, saying political order itself depends on traditional marriage and deriding the logic of courts that have overturned such bans.

Methodist Panel Hears Appeal Over Gay Wedding

RELIGION | By Travis Loller | Oct 23
A Methodist pastor who was disciplined for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination.

Exploding Airbags: Gov't Issues Warnings

CORPORATE | Oct 23
Dangerous airbags in more than 11 million cars are under recall after it was found that the airbags can explode, sending metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. Jeff Glor reports.

Ikea Makes Push for Growth

HOME | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 23
Ikea, whose stadium-sized furniture stores draw shoppers from miles around, is going where its shopper are: online.

The Meaning of Organic Beyond Food

FASHION | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Oct 23
There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.

Verizon Reports Higher 3Q Net Income, Revenue

CORPORATE | Oct 23
Verizon Communications Inc. reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its high-speed FiOS Internet services.

Google's Streaming Music Service Adds Mood to Mix

CORPORATE | By Michael Liedtke | Oct 23
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

Oh, Canada! A Kelowna Wedding Awaits

CORPORATE | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 23
American LGBT couples looking to marry in a country where their unions are sanctioned from sea-to-shining-sea, but unwilling to wait until U.S. courts put an end to their foot-dragging would be hard-pressed to find a more romantic locale than Kelowna, CA.

Top Mortgage Firm Accused of Abuses

LEGAL | By Alex Veiga | Oct 23
One of the nation's largest servicers of home loans may have denied struggling borrowers the chance to fix loan problems and avoid foreclosures, New York's financial regulator has alleged.