- Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base Updated: May-04-16 4:47 pm
ATLANTA - When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their faith, he was directly bucking his fellow Republican lawmakers, who overwhelmingly supported the proposals, and possibly losing points with his conservative political base.
- Idaho city settles lawsuit over local law, LGBT weddings Updated: May-03-16 3:46 pm
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A city in northern Idaho has settled a lawsuit brought by wedding chapel owners who oppose same sex marriage.
- LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law Updated: May-01-16 9:14 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight.
- Winners announced in 2016 KAPB contest Updated: Apr-30-16 9:31 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Winners of the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters contest were announced April 30 in Louisville. The KAPB awards recognize outstanding performance in broadcast journalism. The KAPB college competition recognizes outstanding performance in college broadcast journalism.
- Grammy museums director wants repeal of Mississippi LGBT law Updated: Apr-30-16 4:25 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - After opening the only Grammy Museum outside Los Angeles in the Mississippi Delta, the museums' director Bob Santelli had planned to bring his 28-year-old son to visit the high-tech facility honoring the cradle of the blues.
- Episcopal priest who helped church through split to leave Updated: Apr-30-16 2:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Rev. Jerry Smith, who helped St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church heal after a congregational split about a dozen years ago, is leaving the parish for a new post in Florida.
- Papers at Little Rock, Hot Springs, Benton take top honors Updated: Apr-30-16 2:30 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Newspapers from Little Rock, Hot Springs and Benton have won top honors in the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association journalism contest for work done in 2015.
- The Latest: Kasich calls for balance on gay rights, religion Updated: Apr-29-16 7:40 pm
BURLINGAME, California - The Latest on the California Republican Party's convention, a stage for the GOP presidential candidates (all times local):
- Unexpected friendship forms in Kansas City hospice Updated: Apr-29-16 2:23 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Jen Moss took to Jody Wooton from the first moments they met.
- 3 with family ties to San Bernardino shooters arrested Updated: Apr-29-16 4:57 am
RIVERSIDE, California - The brother of the man behind the San Bernardino terror attack and two Russian sisters have been charged with marriage fraud in a case that was unrelated to the December shootings but came to light in the investigation that followed it.
- The Latest: 3 tied to terror shooter deny sham-marriage plot Updated: Apr-28-16 8:50 pm
RIVERSIDE, California - The Latest on warrants served in a marriage fraud investigation stemming from the December terror attack that killed 14 in San Bernardino (all times local):
- Missouri speaker doubts religious-objections measure revival Updated: Apr-28-16 4:09 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The leader of Missouri's House says he doesn't expect there will be an effort to revive a contested measure to protect some businesses opposed to same-sex marriage.
- Chief justice says ethics complaints should be dismissed Updated: Apr-27-16 6:19 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says a judicial ethics panel should dismiss complaints filed against him as he fought to keep gays and lesbians from marrying in the state.
- Drug charges dropped against son of Alabama chief justice Updated: Apr-27-16 4:32 pm
TROY, Alabama - Drug charges against the son of Alabama's chief justice have been dropped.
- Missouri religious objections proposal fails in committee Updated: Apr-27-16 4:19 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri religious objections proposal failed to get the approval of a key legislative committee on Wednesday in a setback for conservatives who hoped to add protections for those who cite their faith in denying services such as flowers or cakes for same-sex weddings.
- Sex charges dropped against ex-teacher who married student Updated: Apr-27-16 2:52 pm
ONEONTA, Alabama - Charges were dropped Wednesday against an Alabama teacher accused of having sex with a student he later married.
- Fraud probe in polygamous town aided by surveillance video Updated: Apr-27-16 1:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Investigators took aerial videos and installed surveillance cameras at a polygamous town's general store to gather evidence in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case, prosecutors revealed Wednesday.
- 'Sister Wives' family asks court to reconsider bigamy ruling Updated: Apr-26-16 2:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The polygamous family from the TV show "Sister Wives" is asking an appeals court to re-consider a decision that upheld Utah's law banning bigamy.
- Analysis: Several legislators make impression in '16 session Updated: Apr-24-16 5:01 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi legislators last week ended their 2016 session, their first gathering of a four-year term. With 122 members in the House and 52 in the Senate, a few stood out from the crowd.
- The Latest: Utah GOP picks national delegates Updated: Apr-23-16 8:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Latest on Republican and Democratic state conventions: (all times local):
- Correction: Harvey Milk Boulevard-Salt Lake City story Updated: Apr-21-16 11:58 am
SALT LAKE CITY - In a story April 21 about a street named for gay leader Harvey Milk, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Milk was the first openly gay person elected to public office in the U.S. He was one of the first.
- Lawmakers fail to override key vetoes Updated: Apr-20-16 6:52 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Republican lawmakers failed to override several of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's vetoes Wednesday on coal-related tax credits, legislation related to clergy opposed to same-sex marriage and other issues.
- Bill would take Alabama out of marriage license business Updated: Apr-20-16 6:46 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama House committee has approved a bill that would replace state-signed marriage licenses with contracts in a bid to free probate judges from signing licenses for gay couples.
- Appeals court dismisses Kim Davis' lawsuit against Kentucky Updated: Apr-20-16 5:41 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit that a Kentucky clerk filed against the state for requiring her to issue marriage licenses that contained her name to same-sex couples.
- Minnesota's 5-day wait for marriage license could end Updated: Apr-20-16 4:37 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's five-day wait for a marriage license, a law which dates back to the Great Depression, could soon be a thing of the past.