In a major gay rights case, the Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it could strike down the law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of federal benefits that go to other married people.
The Supreme Court is suggesting it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on same-sex marriage without issuing a major national ruling on whether gays have a right to marry, an issue one justice said was newer than cellphones and the Internet.
Portland police shut down the Burnside Bridge Wednesday evening after they received a report that a man on the bridge had an assault rifle. Police found 13 bearded men, many of whom wore military style uniforms. One of the men had an assault rifle.