the republic logo
rss feed
Stories with subject: Relationships
  • New SAT: What will those questions look like? 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:43 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.

  • Alicia Silverstone out with book 'Kind Mama' 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:13 pm
  • NEW YORK - She's famous as an actress for "Clueless." But Alicia Silverstone is also famous for her sometimes controversial ideas about mothering, and now she's put those philosophies down in writing in a just-published book, "The Kind Mama" (Rodale).

  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:06 pm
  • MONACO - Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments - including possibly the French Open - to be with his wife when she gives birth again.

  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits? 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:22 am
  • EVANSTON, Illinois - They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

  • Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:13 pm
  • CINCINNATI - Attorneys for the state of Ohio asked a federal judge Tuesday to stay his decision ordering the state to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, a request the judge said he was inclined to grant.

  • Special julep cups offered to support Old Friends 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:07 am
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Woodford Reserve is selling special mint julep cups to raise money for an organization that takes care of retired thoroughbreds.

  • NC LGBT group to hold rally over tax filing policy 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:05 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples.

  • Brothers' wild pitch in 8th costs Rockies 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:26 am
  • SAN DIEGO - Rex Brothers has been in tough spots before, but it's likely the Colorado Rockies' pitcher has ever lost a game like this.

  • Hawaii, Bali form sister state relationship 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:17 am
  • HONOLULU - Hawaii and the Indonesian province of Bali on Monday took a step toward forging closer ties by becoming sister states.

  • McCord defends single-mom message in Pa. campaign 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:20 pm
  • HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rob McCord insisted Monday that he has not ignored his stepfather's role in raising him but rather that he is emphasizing that being raised for a time by a single mother familiarized him with financial insecurity.

  • Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:23 am
  • Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor's birth, no such thing as paternity leave.

  • Ga. parents: GM knew of defect in daughter's car 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 6:43 pm
  • ATLANTA - Parents of a Georgia teenager who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash say General Motors knew of a defect in her car but took steps to conceal it.

  • Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 6:21 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus and big rig drivers were killed, but their identities have not been released.

  • Man, stepdaughter die in Anderson County incidents 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:34 am
  • ANDERSON, South Carolina - The Anderson County corner says a man found dead in a vehicle near Interstate 85 was related to a woman found dead in a burned-out vehicle earlier this month.

  • UN conference provokes heated gay rights debate 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:52 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - Many countries at this week's U.N. population conference are objecting to the idea of enshrining the right of women to make their own sexual decisions, fearing it would tacitly condone same-sex relationships, the U.N. population chief said.

  • Probe of alleged pimping targets French website 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:13 am
  • PARIS - French prosecutors are examining whether an online dating site called, which seeks to connect older men with younger women, is actually pimping.

  • Missouri brothers meet after 60 year separation 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:24 am
  • FULTON, Missouri - After six decades of separation, two brothers' journeys for their biological families ended this week.

  • Court rules on ending parental rights for inmates 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:32 am
  • PHOENIX - An Arizona appellate court says judges have leeway in determining whether the length of a parent's incarceration justifies terminating parental rights.

  • Policy on weddings at Ohio statehouse under review 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:36 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A committee will review a policy that now prevents same-sex couples and others without valid Ohio wedding licenses from renting the Ohio Statehouse and its grounds for weddings and receptions.

  • Free online course helps parents of teen drivers 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:46 pm
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Colorado transportation officials are pointing parents to an online resource aimed at limiting the risks associated with teen driving.

  • Judge: Ind. must recognize 1 gay couple's marriage 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:04 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - A federal judge ordered Indiana on Thursday to recognize the out-of-state marriage of a gay couple before one of the women dies of cancer. The decision, specific to the couple, doesn't affect other lawsuits challenging Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages.

  • Same-sex couples plan filing NC taxes as married 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:57 pm
  • ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - Gay and lesbian activists are protesting North Carolina's ban against same-sex marriage as they file their income tax statements.

  • State intervenes to halt same-sex adoptions 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:11 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Attorney General is asking a state appeals court to block two adoptions recently approved for same-sex couples.

  • 2 nations leading jet search have turbulent past 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:17 am
  • CANBERRA, Australia - The leaders of Malaysia and Australia have used warm and glowing terms to assure the world that their partnership in the desperate hunt for a missing airliner is built on a firm and abiding friendship. But it's also an odd-couple relationship that has proved brittle in the past and has been blighted by hostility, rivalries and cultural misunderstandings.

  • Wyoming urges judge to dismiss gay marriage suit 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:07 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The state of Wyoming has asked a district judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by four gay couples and a gay-rights advocacy group seeking to force the state to recognize gay marriage.