• Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses

    Kim Davis invokes her religious beliefs and "God's authority" — this time in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her. […]

  • Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis declared Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart." […]

  • This senator is the GOP's anti-Trump

    Jeff Flake still believes politics is "a noble profession" — a view that makes him an anomaly in 2015 […]

  • Clerk defies U.S. high court, denies gay marriage licenses

    Citing her religious objections, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses since the Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution. On Monday the same court rejected Davis' request for an emergency order allowing her to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples while she appeals a federal judge's order requiring […]

  • Video shows San Antonio man with arm raised fatally shot by deputies

    Gilbert Flores, 41, was shot on Friday by two Bexar County deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home in Northwest San Antonio, the San Antonio Express-News and KSAT-12 television station reported. […]

  • Obama pushes for more U.S. ice-breaking might in Arctic

    By Roberta Rampton ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday will propose a faster timetable for buying a new heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Arctic, where quickly melting sea ice has spurred more maritime traffic, and the United States has fallen far behind Russian resources. Obama will say that the government should buy a heavy icebreaker by 2020 - a year when routine Arctic […]

  • Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth. […]