- Alabama GOP passes resolution to support Roy Moore Updated: May-23-16 6:25 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Alabama Republican Party has passed a resolution to support suspended state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
- Winners announced in Michigan APME newspaper contest Updated: May-22-16 2:12 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Newspapers in Detroit, Flint and Greenville were named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Michigan Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition.
- Supporters hold rally for Alabama chief justice Updated: May-21-16 5:02 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Supporters of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore held rally in Montgomery.
- Church of Scotland votes to allow gay marriage for clergy Updated: May-21-16 9:53 am
LONDON - The Church of Scotland has voted to let its ministers enter same-sex marriages - though saying it "maintains its traditional view of marriage between a man and woman."
- Police officer, lawyer among 19 facing immigration charges Updated: May-19-16 7:46 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A lawyer and a former Mississippi police officer are among 19 people indicted on charges that they committed visa or marriage fraud to allow Indian men to obtain legal status in the United States.
- The Latest: Man in immigration case no longer police officer Updated: May-19-16 6:50 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on immigration fraud indictments (all times local):
- Methodists trying to avoid church split over gay rights Updated: May-18-16 9:00 pm
Struggling to avoid a split over gay rights, the top policy-making body of the United Methodist Church on Wednesday narrowly approved a full review of all church law on sexuality, amid an emotional meeting roiled by talk of schism.
- Religion news in brief Updated: May-18-16 12:46 pm
Speaker defends nuns over birth control mandate
- In Cannes' hit 'Loving,' a humble love overpowers racism Updated: May-18-16 11:08 am
CANNES, France - Jeff Nichols, sitting calmly by the beach, was surprised to notice a curious lack of butterflies amid the usually anxiety-ridden premiere experience at the Cannes Film Festival. His film, "Loving," is about Richard and Mildred Loving, the Virginia couple whose biracial marriage in 1958 led to a landmark Supreme Court decision on marriage equality.
- Jefferson County man convicted of killing wife Updated: May-17-16 8:57 pm
GOLDEN, Colorado - A Jefferson County man accused of strangling his common-law wife with the cord of a curling iron has been convicted of first-degree murder.
- Mexican president proposes legalizing gay marriage Updated: May-17-16 7:15 pm
MEXICO CITY - President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed to legalize same-sex marriage in Mexico on Tuesday, a move that would enshrine on a national level a Supreme Court ruling last year that it was unconstitutional for states to bar such couples from wedding.
- Franklin Graham rallies Christians at Missouri Capitol Updated: May-17-16 2:45 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The son of the Rev. Billy Graham is urging Missouri's Christians to run for office and support candidates who adhere to biblical principles.
- Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers Updated: May-16-16 10:01 am
Des Moines Register. May 12, 2016
- Maine college grad praises peers, proposes to girlfriend Updated: May-15-16 6:37 pm
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - A graduating college student called to the commencement stage in Maine congratulated his peers then stunned them. Physical education major Timothy Babine announced he had something important to do, then left the stage to propose to his girlfriend in the audience.
- The Latest: Kobach in Kansas delegation to GOP convention Updated: May-14-16 4:52 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on Kansas Republicans' state meeting (all times local):
- 'Sister Wives' to appeal polygamy ruling to US Supreme Court Updated: May-13-16 4:50 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The polygamous family from TV's "Sister Wives" will take their fight to legalize polygamy to the U.S. Supreme Court, their lawyer said on Friday.
- Erdogan to West: Care about Syrians as much as gay weddings Updated: May-13-16 2:23 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Western countries, saying they care more about gay and animal rights than the fate of conflict-stricken Syrians.
- Kansas to toughen rules on transgender birth certificates Updated: May-12-16 8:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is pursuing regulations that would give it one of the nation's toughest policies against allowing transgender people to update their birth certificates, prompting anger from advocates and threats of a lawsuit.
- Supporters plan rally for suspended Alabama chief justice Updated: May-12-16 7:17 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Supporters of embattled Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore say they plan to rally to support both states' rights and "traditional" marriage.
- Ohio sponsor seeks vote on so-called Pastor Protection Act Updated: May-11-16 5:07 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Backers of a bill that would let Ohio's churches and pastors refuse to perform same-sex marriages are calling for action on the legislation.
- Ohio LGBT Methodist clergy join national letter to church Updated: May-11-16 4:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A group of central Ohio Methodist ministers has joined other clergy across the country who came out as LGBT in a letter to the church ahead of the denomination's general conference in Oregon.
- Ferndale Pride festival to offer legal same-sex marriages Updated: May-11-16 4:08 pm
FERNDALE, Michigan - Same-sex couples will be able to get legally married during ceremonies performed at an annual gay pride festival near Detroit next month.
- Italy joins rest of Europe in giving rights to gay couples Updated: May-11-16 2:51 pm
ROME - Italy joined the rest of Europe on Wednesday in giving some legal rights to gay couples after a years-long battle and opposition from the Catholic Church to anything that smacked of authorizing gay marriage.
- Philippines elects first transgender politician to Congress Updated: May-11-16 7:58 am
MANILA, Philippines - The first transgender politician elected in the Philippines said Wednesday she hopes her win in a congressional race shows that people like her can contribute to nation-building in a country where LGBT people are still sometimes publicly ridiculed.
- Another challenge filed to Mississippi gay marriage law Updated: May-10-16 3:09 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Another group is challenging a Mississippi law that will let workers cite their own religious objections to same-sex marriage to deny services to people.