- Review: Cloying and farfetched, 'Mother's Day' unfit for mom Updated: Apr-28-16 12:55 pm
What would it take to make you fall off the upstairs balcony at your house in the middle of the day? Could you imagine being so intoxicated by your own karaoke performance of "The Humpty Dance" that it sends you a-tumbling?
- Essence Festival Durban to be held in November Updated: Apr-28-16 10:03 am
NEW ORLEANS - The inaugural Essence Festival in Durban, South Africa, will be held during that country's summer season in November.
- Oregon bakery owners file appeal in gay wedding cake case Updated: Apr-28-16 9:28 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon bakery owners who denied service to a same-sex couple are arguing that a state ruling ordering them to pay $135,000 in damages violates state and federal laws.
- Haskell commencement speaker leading Redskins mascot fight Updated: Apr-28-16 8:39 am
LAWRENCE, Kansas - A Haskell Indian Nations University graduate who is at the forefront in the fight to change the name of the Washington Redskins NFL team is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the university's commencement.
- Beach Boys to headline Memorial Day concert in DC Updated: Apr-28-16 8:28 am
WASHINGTON - The Beach Boys will be the headliners for this year's Memorial Day concert on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
- Chief justice says ethics complaints should be dismissed Updated: Apr-27-16 6:19 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says a judicial ethics panel should dismiss complaints filed against him as he fought to keep gays and lesbians from marrying in the state.
- College free speech: Hecklers on NC campuses under scrutiny Updated: Apr-27-16 3:39 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Hecklers who shout down speakers on North Carolina's college campuses could be punished under a proposal being floated before lawmakers that would make this state the newest battleground over free speech at U.S. universities.
- Attorney: Mississippi law could harm access to gay marriage Updated: Apr-26-16 6:44 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A new Mississippi law might violate a federal judge's order that blocks the state from treating same-sex couples differently from straight couples who want to marry, says an attorney who helped overturn the state's ban on gay marriage.
- Man plans horseback trip from Washington to Michigan reunion Updated: Apr-26-16 2:46 pm
HOWELL, Michigan - A cancer survivor has embarked on a roughly 2,200-mile journey on horseback from Washington to his 50th high school reunion in Michigan.
- France train attack hero to speak at Massachusetts college Updated: Apr-26-16 11:22 am
BOSTON - The Oregon National Guardsman who helped thwart a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at commencement exercises at Boston's Fisher College.
- Thousands celebrate Orthodox Palm Sunday in Romania Updated: Apr-26-16 7:02 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - Holding palm fronds and flowers, thousands of Romanians took part in processions and services as they celebrated Orthodox Palm Sunday.
- Swedish security police check info that media call a threat Updated: Apr-26-16 6:58 am
STOCKHOLM - Sweden's security service said Tuesday it is "working to assess information" after Swedish media reported that Iraqi authorities had told the agency about alleged Islamic State militants who were reportedly planning a terror attack in Stockholm.
- Colorado court: ruling stands that baker can't cite religion Updated: Apr-25-16 3:27 pm
DENVER - The Colorado Supreme Court refused Monday to take up the case of a suburban Denver baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, letting stand a lower court's ruling that the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner cannot cite his Christian beliefs in refusing service.
- More than a dozen are hospitalized for carbon monoxide Updated: Apr-25-16 5:34 am
NEW ROCHELLE, New York - Authorities say more than a dozen family members celebrating Passover were hospitalized for carbon monoxide exposure over the weekend.
- Workers killed on job in New Hampshire to be honored Updated: Apr-25-16 12:19 am
HOOKSETT, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health is hosting a memorial dinner for families of those killed on the job in 2015.
- UN Ambassador Samantha Power to be Yale Class Day speaker Updated: Apr-24-16 3:20 pm
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Yale has announced that Ambassador Samantha Power, the United States' envoy to the United Nations, will be this year's Class Day speaker.
- Brown to award honorary doctorates to 8 scholars and leaders Updated: Apr-24-16 1:58 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Brown University has announced the scholars and leaders who will be awarded honorary degrees at its 248th commencement ceremony.
- The Latest: Michelle Obama tells grads to register and vote Updated: Apr-23-16 7:31 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Latest on Michelle Obama speaking at commencement at historically black Jackson State University (all times local):
- Michelle Obama urges grads to vote to protect civil rights Updated: Apr-23-16 7:29 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - First lady Michelle Obama told graduates of a historically black university in Mississippi on Saturday that "the power of voting is real and lasting" and they need to cast ballots to protect civil-rights advances made by previous generations.
- After-prom parties aim to deter Nebraska teens from trouble Updated: Apr-23-16 11:05 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Trent Steele put on his wet suit.
- Centenary grads to hear address by school's board member Updated: Apr-23-16 10:23 am
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - The Rev. Charles B. Simmons, a 1971 Centenary graduate and member of its Board of Trustees, will deliver the commencement address at the college's ceremony on April 30.
- Former Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck to address Itawamba graduates Updated: Apr-23-16 10:10 am
FULTON, Mississippi - Former Mississippi Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck and Sean Suggs, an official from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, will address graduates of Itawamba Community College next month.
- Party like it was 1564! Make merry on Shakespeare's birthday Updated: Apr-23-16 8:35 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A party marking William Shakespeare's 1564 birthday is being held with swordplay, sonnets and theater scenes.
- Elite boarding school cancels 'healing' event on sex abuse Updated: Apr-23-16 12:36 am
MIDDLETOWN, Rhode Island - An elite New England boarding school where dozens of alumni have reported sexual abuse is canceling a gathering it billed as a "healing" event to address sexual abuse after many victims objected.
- Face time with queen, princes completes Obama's royal visit Updated: Apr-22-16 9:33 pm
LONDON - President Barack Obama plunged into a whirlwind of royal socializing Friday that began over a birthday lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and ended at a dinner hosted by the trio of young royals who represent the future of the British monarchy.