- Australian leader brushes off snub to diplomat's gay partner Updated: May-06-15 2:19 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's prime minister on Wednesday brushed off controversy over his office's treatment of the gay partner of the Australian ambassador to France.
- Education Dept. sees increase in campus sex crime reporting Updated: May-05-15 4:46 pm
WASHINGTON - The number of sex offenses on college campuses reported to the Education Department has nearly doubled over a five-year period.
- Queen Elizabeth II meets latest addition to family Updated: May-05-15 10:55 am
LONDON - Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Kensington Palace to meet three-day-old Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
- Colorado lawmakers agree to limit odd proxy marriages Updated: May-04-15 8:40 pm
DENVER - Colorado lawmakers have agreed to limit the state's unique rules for proxy marriages in which couples are wed with only one of the people present.
- New book tells story of Wright brothers Updated: May-04-15 6:00 pm
"The Wright Brothers" (Simon & Schuster), by David McCullough
- Texas lawmakers attempt to revive religious objections bill Updated: May-04-15 3:17 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas got a taste Monday of the religious objections issue that drew strong criticism elsewhere, with many church leaders imploring state lawmakers to protect religious freedoms in the name of tolerance but others taking the opportunity to openly decry gay marriage.
- Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life Updated: May-04-15 10:20 am
LONDON - William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale.
- Police: Man hits a grandfather pushing grandson in stroller Updated: May-04-15 6:22 am
BETHPAGE, New York - A Long Island man is in custody after police say he was driving drunk when he hit a man pushing his 2-year-old grandson in a stroller.
- Valencia County attorney charges parents for kids' truancy Updated: May-04-15 6:13 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Valencia County District Attorney Lemuel Martinez says charging parents of children who are habitually truant is working.
- A Claysville institution is no more Updated: May-03-15 1:58 pm
CLAYSVILLE, Pennsylvania - Mary Campsey accepted Frank Miller's offer.
- Lost River Trading Post offers eclectic experience Updated: May-03-15 9:47 am
WARDENSVILLE, West Virginia - For years, Paul Yandura and Donald Hitchcock had passed through this small dot of a town on the way to their vacation home in Lost River about 20 miles away. The Hardy County town, with a population of about 250 people, really only has one main drag, but it's a classic Main Street, which had been a sleepy one for many years.
- Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts Updated: May-02-15 12:11 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about programming. In Southern California, 250 middle school Girl Scouts will be given tiny computers, the chance to fly drones and earn special patches.
- Non-profit founder starts project for emergency foster care Updated: May-02-15 10:23 am
LEOMINSTER, Massachusetts - When Tami J. Arguelles was taken by the state from her unsafe, abusive Fitchburg home at age 6 with her then 9-year-old brother, she said she spent the first night at the foster home scared and alone in the dark, unable to even find the bathroom.
- George Washington High has multiple sets of twins graduating Updated: May-02-15 10:17 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - They've been walking the halls of George Washington High School for nearly four years, but it wasn't until last Monday that 12 brothers and sisters realized they were part of a unique group of students.
- Michael, Sophia most popular baby names in New Jersey Updated: May-01-15 2:58 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Michael and Sophia are the most common baby names in New Jersey.
- Sibling directors Kathleen and Rob Marshall help each other Updated: May-01-15 8:13 am
NEW YORK - When you're a respected, Tony-winning director and choreographer, who do you turn to for a second opinion? If you're Kathleen Marshall, you go to your older brother, Rob.
- Decades-long friendship leads to life-saving transplant Updated: May-01-15 4:14 am
EATON RAPIDS, Michigan - Dean Peters and Don Wyckoff met in eighth grade.
- Sixth-grader leads town hall, puts Obama through the paces Updated: Apr-30-15 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Put President Barack Obama in the hands of a precocious sixth-grader and you a get a fast-paced, revelatory Q&A specially tailored to an audience more concerned about homework assignments than homeland security.
- Obama pushes reading through e-book, library initiatives Updated: Apr-30-15 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and that he is seeking commitments from local governments and schools nationwide to provide library cards to all students.
- North Dakota GOP lawmaker defends sexting man from gay site Updated: Apr-29-15 9:05 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A North Dakota lawmaker who has voted against extending legal protections to gays and lesbians is defending his decision to send a graphic photo of himself to another user of a gay dating website, telling his hometown newspaper that he is gay and "that's what gay guys do on gay sites, don't they?"
- AP-GfK Poll: Nuanced views on gay rights, religious liberty Updated: Apr-29-15 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON - Most Americans think the government should protect religious liberties over gay rights when the two come into conflict, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds, though fewer think most businesses should be allowed to turn away gay couples because of religious beliefs.
- State Patrol concludes Ohio transgender teen's death suicide Updated: Apr-29-15 3:50 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The State Highway Patrol has closed its investigation into a transgender teenager's death on a southwest Ohio highway after concluding it was suicide.
- Justice Kennedy sent clearer signal in 2013 marriage case Updated: Apr-29-15 3:51 am
WASHINGTON - Two years ago, Justice Anthony Kennedy left little doubt during Supreme Court arguments that a part of the federal anti-gay marriage law was doomed.
- For Afghanistan's abandoned children, help is scarce Updated: Apr-29-15 1:50 am
KABUL, Afghanistan - Starved and beaten by his stepmother, the little boy with big brown eyes was already withdrawn and unhappy by the time his father banished him from the family home and sent him to an orphanage in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
- Massachusetts AG optimistic court to OK gay marriage rights Updated: Apr-28-15 3:23 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says she's cautiously optimistic the Supreme Court will rule in favor of gay marriage.