A federal judge struck down a ban on gay marriage on Friday and hundreds descended on county clerk's offices around the state to request marriage licenses.
Massachusetts authorities pulled over a suspicious vehicle only to find 1,250 of the packets, some of them that were also stamped "Kurt Cobain."
It's the season of peace and goodwill, but President Obama may have tested the limits of both with comments at his end-of-year news conference. He suggested Republicans would be "crazy" to wage a new debt ceiling fight and seemed to question even his allies' motives on Iran sanctions.
John Hinckley Jr., who shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981, has been granted more time to visit his mother's home in Virginia.
U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled that the state's 2004 ban on same-sex marriage violates the 14th Amendment's due process clause.