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A federal appeals court has dismissed the National Organization for Marriage's effort to appeal an Oregon court ruling that allows same sex marriage.
The Ninth U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision on Wednesday.
Several same-sex couples sued the state of Oregon last year arguing the ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Chinese state media report that six people have died and 21 remain missing after a landslide hit a village in southwestern China.
The official Xinhua News Agency says 77 houses collapsed or were buried in the Wednesday night landslide in the village of Yingping in Guizhou province. Xinhua says another 21 people were injured in the landslide.
State television network CCTV said Thursday that a small reservoir was breached during the landslide, and the flooding caused further damage to the village.
Long Hot Summer won the $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes for California-bred 2-year-old fillies by three-quarters of a length at Del Mar on Wednesday.
Ridden by Joe Talamo, Long Hot Summer ran six furlongs on Polytrack in 1:10.94 and paid $12.40, $6 and $3.40 at 5-1 odds. She rallied on the far outside during a three-horse battle in the stretch.
My Fiona returned $4.40 and $2.80, while 2-1 favorite Lost Bus was another nose back in third and paid $2.20 to show.
The victory, worth $85,500, increased Long Hot Summer's career earnings to $130,500, with two wins in two starts.
Rafael Bejarano rode three winners on the card to extend his lead in the jockeys' standings over Kent Desormeaux.