- Kindergartner's haircut leads to civil rights complaint Updated: Jun-30-15 12:50 am
SAN FRANCISCO - A legal advocacy group has brought a federal civil rights complaint on behalf of a San Francisco Bay area boy who was allegedly kicked out of his parochial school kindergarten class because of his hair style.
- Christie creates gun study commission after woman's death Updated: Jun-30-15 12:22 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - Republican Gov. Chris Christie has created a commission to study the ownership and possession of firearms after a woman who had received a domestic-violence restraining order against an ex-boyfriend was killed at home while waiting for a gun permit to be approved.
- La. court clerks get OK to issue same-sex marriage licenses Updated: Jun-30-15 12:11 am
NEW ORLEANS - Two New Orleans men celebrated what apparently was the first same-sex wedding in Louisiana as the last holdout state began issuing licenses to same-sex couples after the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision that marriage is a fundamental right for all Americans.
- NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired; Televisa drops pageant Updated: Jun-29-15 10:49 pm
NEW YORK - NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.
- Some counties give gay marriage licenses, others refuse Updated: Jun-29-15 10:35 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Nearly one-third of Alabama counties on Monday were not issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, or had shut down marriage license operations altogether, despite Friday's landmark U.S Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry.
- Jury rejects conservative's bias suit against U. Iowa dean Updated: Jun-29-15 7:44 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The former dean of the University of Iowa law school didn't commit illegal political discrimination when she passed over a conservative lawyer for teaching jobs, a jury ruled Monday.
- Clerks issuing same-sex marriage licenses in Mississippi Updated: Jun-29-15 7:41 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - In the basement of the Hinds County Courthouse, in a corner underneath peeling paint and next to a United Way poster, Michael Dorado and Aaron Polk were getting married Monday.
- Texas issuing gay marriage licenses, despite AG's opinion Updated: Jun-29-15 7:30 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Many county clerks across Texas have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite instructions from the state attorney general that they could refuse to do so if it violates their religious beliefs. And most of the ones holding out say they are doing so for logistic - not religious - reasons.
- Transgender immigration detainees may be housed by gender Updated: Jun-29-15 7:13 pm
SANTA ANA, California - Immigration authorities will consider housing transgender detainees based on the gender they identify with in the wake of criticism about detention conditions for the population, officials said on Monday.
- Arizona death penalty unresolved after Supreme Court ruling Updated: Jun-29-15 6:55 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug used in the lengthy execution of an Arizona inmate last year.
- Michael Sam, 1st openly gay NFL draftee, rejoins CFL team Updated: Jun-29-15 6:23 pm
MONTREAL - In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues - and a country where gay marriage has been legal for a decade - Michael Sam has come to restart his football career.
- Owner of fake service animal may get jail time with new law Updated: Jun-29-15 6:13 pm
MIAMI - A new Florida law taking effect July 1 will make it a misdemeanor to pass off an unqualified pet as a service animal.
- Arkansas clerk will resign over same-sex marriage licenses Updated: Jun-29-15 6:08 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A county clerk in Arkansas announced plans to resign effective Tuesday, saying she has a moral objection to issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
- Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open Updated: Jun-29-15 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.
- Chicago's archbishop calls for compassion toward gay people Updated: Jun-29-15 5:41 pm
CHICAGO - Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago is calling on Roman Catholics to be compassionate toward gay people following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.
- US resuming aid to Bahrain military, ally against IS Updated: Jun-29-15 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON - The State Department says it is resuming aid to the military in Bahrain, which has been withheld since Bahrain cracked down on demonstrations in 2011.
- 2 former officers plead not guilty in holding-cell beating Updated: Jun-29-15 5:32 pm
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Two former Las Cruces police officers charged with aggravated battery in the beating of a man in a holding cell have pleaded not guilty.
- ND judge sides with gay marriage lawsuit plaintiffs Updated: Jun-29-15 5:29 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge has ruled in favor of plaintiffs in two federal lawsuits against North Dakota's constitutional ban on gay marriage.
- Upstate New York school district settles anti-Semitism suit Updated: Jun-29-15 5:20 pm
PINE BUSH, New York - An upstate New York school district will pay $4.48 million and pass curriculum and training reforms to settle a lawsuit filed by five current and former Jewish students who claimed they were victims of anti-Semitism in the schools.
- Kobach: No plans to change dual voter registration system Updated: Jun-29-15 5:14 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas residents can register to vote using a federal form without having to provide proof of citizenship under Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, but they won't be allowed to vote in state and local elections, the state's top election official said.
- WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business Updated: Jun-29-15 4:39 pm
- ND unlikely to extend anti-discrimination protection to gays Updated: Jun-29-15 4:37 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - David Hamilton and his husband, Bernie Erickson, say they're "thrilled" the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed gay marriage nationally, but the Fargo couple believes anti-discrimination protections for gays and lesbians are still lacking in North Dakota.
- DC can enforce 'good reason' handgun requirement, for now Updated: Jun-29-15 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON - People who want to carry a concealed handgun in the nation's capital will once again have to show a good reason, at least until that portion of the law is argued in court.
- Democrats want to remove marriage definition in constitution Updated: Jun-29-15 4:05 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats on Monday called for the elimination of nullified language in the state's constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
- Mom pleads guilty to killing 2 kids found in home freezer Updated: Jun-29-15 3:43 pm
DETROIT - A Detroit woman pleaded guilty Monday to killing two of her children and storing their bodies in a home freezer, telling a judge that she had no remorse for beating and suffocating them.