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  • new storyThe Latest: Kentucky clerk invokes 'God's authority' story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 9:13 am

    MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses (all times local):

  • new storyKentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 8:56 am

    MOREHEAD, Kentucky - A county clerk in Kentucky has again refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, invoking her religious beliefs and "God's authority" - this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her.

  • new storySuspended T officer charged with assaulting wife at concert 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 8:56 am

    FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts - A suspended transit police officer named in a civil rights lawsuit for allegedly assaulting a woman at a bus station is now facing charges of assaulting her wife outside a country music concert at Gillette Stadium.

  • new storyProtests spotlight Lebanon dysfunction, but reforms elusive 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 8:35 am

    BEIRUT - Anti-government demonstrators in Lebanon have staged three large rallies and in the past two weeks and a small group Tuesday stormed the environment ministry to press demands for reform. Here's a look at what's behind the protests, the most significant public expression of frustration with Lebanon's dysfunctional system of government in years.

  • new storySri Lanka leader calls for reforms to promote ethnic harmony 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 8:24 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's president asked the country's newly elected lawmakers on Tuesday to draft political reforms to promote ethnic reconciliation and economic development in the post-war era.

  • new storyGermany: up to $3.7B needed next year to integrate refugees 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 8:20 am

    BERLIN - The German economy has room to accommodate refugees, the labor minister said Tuesday, but the government will need to spend billions of extra euros (dollars) to cover language courses, benefits and their integration into the labor market.

  • new storyThe Latest: Hungary: Over 156,000 migrants have entered story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-01-15 7:56 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):

  • Police chief says he's sorry former officer not charged 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 7:52 am

    BIDDEFORD, Maine - A police chief in Maine says he is sorry the state's attorney general declined to charge a former police officer with sexually abusing a teenager.

  • European court: Italy failed 3 Tunisian Arab Spring migrants 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 7:49 am

    PARIS - The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld the case of three Tunisians expelled from Italy in 2011 in the wake of the Arab Spring uprising, ruling that the migrants had been subjected to degrading and inhuman treatment during time spent in a detention center, suffered a collective expulsion and could not challenge their forced return home.

  • Most USC fraternity recruiting suspended 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 7:46 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Most social fraternities at the University of South Carolina have been suspended from recruiting activities.

  • Jury to weigh death sentence for man in Jewish site killings story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 7:13 am

    OLATHE, Kansas - Jurors who convicted a white supremacist of killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City will begin hearing more evidence Tuesday before deciding whether to recommend a death sentence.

  • 5 in Florida pleading guilty in $36M affordable housing scam 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 6:37 am

    MIAMI - Four developers in Miami and a Fort Lauderdale contractor are pleading guilty to federal charges stemming from an alleged $36 million affordable housing fraud.

  • Immigrants with disputed status sue for GA driver's licenses 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 6:25 am

    ATLANTA - A group of immigrants whose legal residency is disputed sued Georgia's state government Monday for refusing to issue them driver's licenses.

  • Parents of SF pier murder victim to file legal claim 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 6:13 am

    SAN FRANCISCO - The parents of a San Francisco woman shot to death by a man being sought for deportation plan to file legal claims against San Francisco and federal officials in connection with her killing.

  • Bethel homeless shelter receives state grant 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:41 am

    BETHEL, Alaska - A homeless shelter in Bethel has been awarded state funding even as the Alaska Legislature continues to slash the budget.

  • San Diego college ends firearms class after investigation 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:40 am

    SAN DIEGO - Miramar College in San Diego has ended its firearms classes that they had offered to the general public amid an investigation into an instructor who brought a gun to a meeting.

  • Trial set for officer charged with abusing Indian man 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:13 am

    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - An Alabama police officer goes on trial Tuesday on a federal charge of using excessive force against an Indian man who was thrown down and partially paralyzed during a confrontation in a suburban neighborhood.

  • State's appeal of gay marriage ruling dismissed 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 5:07 am

    HELENA, Montana - A federal appeals court has formally dismissed Montana's gay marriage case now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have the right to wed.

  • Ministers say cheating scandal time to seek Jesus 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:58 am

    TUPELO, Mississippi - Some 37 million Americans have learned how quickly life can change with the click of a mouse, as notorious affair website ashleymadison.com fell victim to hackers who released a list of user names and information. The list, broken down by state and city, quickly hit social media.

  • The war room, the street: 2 responses to Baltimore violence story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:55 am

    BALTIMORE - There are only three rules at the Kids Safe Zone: Sign in, clean up after yourself, and read for 15 minutes before playing with the toys stacked around the space, a converted laundromat in West Baltimore.

  • Marion trailer park pays $75K to settle discrimination probe 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:47 am

    MARION, Illinois - The owners of a southern Illinois mobile home park have reached a $75,000 settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over allegations of housing discrimination.

  • China urged to free reporter detained for stock market story story has photos
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:25 am

    BEIJING - The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Chinese authorities to release a reporter accused of spreading false information on the country's stock market meltdown, calling it the latest act of media intimidation by President Xi Jinping's administration.

  • University survey looks at issues for transgendered 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:08 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A national survey conducted by the University of Illinois-Springfield shows positive attitudes toward the rights of transgendered people.

  • NAACP branches deliver letters supporting Voting Rights Act 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:07 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina NAACP branches are holding 17 simultaneous news conferences and delivering letters stating their support of a proposal to restore and strengthen the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

  • Christian school founder in court over sex offender's work 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 4:06 am

    FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - The co-founder and principal of a private Christian school in Fayetteville is due in court after authorities say a registered sex offender was allowed to work there in violation of state law.