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Calif. gay couples line up to marry

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Calif. gay couples line up to marry

The words "spouses for life" echoed throughout City Hall in San Francisco on Saturday as hundreds of same-sex couples were married in stairways, rotundas and seemingly every open space in the building.

On Friday afternoon the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit lifted the stay on same-sex marriages, allowing counties to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Lawyers for a group that opposes gay marriage, Alliance Defending Freedom, filed an emergency motion requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court step in to stop counties from issuing the licenses. The lawyers said the appeals court acted prematurely.

Death Valley, Calif.

Intense heat bakes parts of Southwest

Scorching heat blistered the Southwest on Saturday, where highs between 115 and 120 degrees were expected for parts of Arizona, Nevada and California through the weekend.

Forecasters said temperatures in Las Vegas hit 115 degrees on Saturday afternoon, two degrees short of the city's all-time record. Phoenix hit 119 degrees by mid-afternoon, breaking the record for June 29 that was set in 1994.


Iran: President-elect Hasan Rouhani called his win in national elections this month a vote for change and vowed Saturday to remain committed to his campaign promises of moderation and constructive interaction with the outside world.

Nigeria: Nigeria's National Human Rights Commission said today it has credible reports that security forces are killing, torturing, illegally detaining and raping civilians in a fight to halt a violent Islamic uprising in the northeast.

Turkey: Thousands of protesters returned to Istanbul's Taksim Square on Saturday, demanding justice for a demonstrator slain by police during demonstrations this month. Police later forced the protesters out of the square.

China: Dozens of armored vehicles and military trucks rolled into Urumqi, the capital of the western Chinese region of Xinjiang, on Saturday as President Xi Jinping ordered tighter security after two outbreaks of deadly violence in the area last week.

Times wires

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