- Alabama judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriage Updated: Oct-03-15 11:01 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - As Alabama's all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state law to make it optional for counties to issue marriage licenses.
- Texas birth certificate denials for US-born kids get hearing Updated: Oct-02-15 6:24 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Lawyers for immigrant families denied birth certificates for U.S.-born children by Texas health officials told a federal judge Friday that a state agency must provide another option if certain forms of foreign-issued identification cannot be accepted.
- The Latest: Virginia executes serial killer Updated: Oct-01-15 10:03 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The latest on the scheduled execution of a convicted serial killer in Virginia. All times local:
- California high schools to learn 'yes means yes' sex policy Updated: Oct-01-15 8:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation aimed at making California the first state in the nation to bring lessons about sexual consent required at many colleges into high schools, his office announced Thursday.
- Gay couple takes legal action over son's birth certificate Updated: Oct-01-15 4:56 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - A same-sex couple is seeking to force the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to issue a birth certificate listing both women as the parents of their baby boy.
- Mistaken text message leads to love for St. Louis couple Updated: Sep-30-15 4:36 pm
ST. LOUIS - A married St. Louis couple is sharing their unlikely love story about three years after the mistaken text message that forged their relationship.
- Clooney, Coen Brothers at 'O Brother' special screening Updated: Sep-30-15 11:45 am
NEW YORK - George Clooney joined the Coen brothers and stars Tim Blake Nelson and John Turturro at a special 15th-anniversary screening of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" at the New York Film Festival.
- Divorce finalized for Alabama governor, former first lady Updated: Sep-29-15 9:08 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A judge on Tuesday signed a divorce decree for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and former first lady Dianne Bentley, quietly concluding the couple's 50-year marriage.
- Review: Authentic, moving performances elevate 'Freeheld' Updated: Sep-29-15 6:26 pm
Few actresses bring the simple authenticity to the screen that Julianne Moore does; it's virtually impossible to imagine this actress sounding a false note. And so it's hardly a surprise that she is deeply convincing - indeed, heartbreaking at times - in the real-life role of Laurel Hester, a dying woman who fought to her last breath to give her domestic partner rights to her pension benefits.
- Nebraska AG opposes new request in same-sex marriage case Updated: Sep-29-15 5:12 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Nebraska attorney general's office is objecting to a new effort by a civil liberties group to have both same-sex spouses listed as parents on their children's birth certificates.
- Markieff Morris says he 'wants to be' with Suns Updated: Sep-28-15 7:08 pm
PHOENIX - Markieff Morris is still with the Phoenix Suns and said all the right things at the team's media day.
- Texas pair, marriage equality plaintiffs, get license to wed Updated: Sep-26-15 5:01 pm
SAN ANTONIO - Before they were catapulted onto the national stage as plaintiffs in a marriage equality suit against the state of Texas, and before they were denied a marriage license in Bexar County two years ago, the love story of Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes began right here in San Antonio 18 years ago.
- Bennett brothers on opposite sides when Seahawks face Bears Updated: Sep-24-15 8:13 pm
RENTON, Washington - Michael Bennett dislikes playing against his brother Martellus, so much so that he nearly signed with the Chicago Bears in free agency last year to avoid having to face him again.
- Health program offers free birth control to more poor teens Updated: Sep-24-15 1:50 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - State officials say the consolidation of Texas health programs should help thousands of poor Texas teens get free access to birth control for the first time.
- British siblings survive Saudi crane collapse, perform hajj Updated: Sep-23-15 1:55 pm
MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia - For two Muslim siblings from the city of Bradford in Britain, it was a lifelong dream that their father take them on the hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia - but when that dream came true, it brought tragedy and changed their lives forever.
- The Latest: Kentucky clerk says she's not a homophobe Updated: Sep-22-15 8:08 am
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - Here is the latest on the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. (All times local).
- South Korea-backed app puts children at risk Updated: Sep-20-15 3:21 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Security researchers say they found critical weaknesses in a South Korean government-mandated child surveillance app - vulnerabilities that left the private lives of the country's youngest citizens open to hackers.
- Trump's advice to teens: Follow your heart, do what you love Updated: Sep-20-15 12:44 am
URBANDALE, Iowa - Donald Trump's advice for high school students in suburban Des Moines, Iowa, is uncharacteristically wholesome: Avoid alcohol and drugs as well as cigarettes.
- Woman creates interactive map to help young, single mothers Updated: Sep-19-15 1:09 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - First off, University of Kentucky senior Laura Greenfield credits her Tates Creek High School's International Baccalaureate program, which gave her so many college credits that she could explore many majors at UK before deciding.
- Alabama court refuses to recognize lesbian mother's adoption Updated: Sep-18-15 7:30 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Supreme Court refused Friday to recognize a lesbian woman's adoptions of her ex-partner's children that were granted in Georgia.
- School threats postpone more events in Ohio village Updated: Sep-18-15 11:26 am
UTICA, Ohio - A central Ohio community canceled Friday classes and postponed a beloved annual festival next week amid an investigation into threatening letters that were sent to the school district and targeted interracial couples.
- Another food fight? Congress mulls school meal standards Updated: Sep-18-15 3:40 am
WASHINGTON - Congress is deciding whether it wants another pitched battle with first lady Michelle Obama and the administration over school lunches that put more whole grains in kids' meals and cut salty foods.
- Household income approaches prerecession level in Florida Updated: Sep-17-15 12:17 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - Median household income in Florida has returned to the same range as it was before the recession, and fewer people in Florida are married than a decade ago, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Linebacker Brothers leads nation in tackles Updated: Sep-17-15 4:09 am
COLUMBIA, Missouri - Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers often wears a T-shirt bearing the acronym FEWDM, or "For Everyone Who Doubts Me."
- Alabama probate judge asks not to marry same-sex couples Updated: Sep-16-15 11:52 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A probate judge has asked the Alabama Supreme Court for an order protecting him and other officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.