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  • Ex-CIA man likely to plead guilty in leak case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA officer accused of leaking the names of covert operatives to journalists is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a plea deal. …


  • Complaint: NY wedding site banned same-sex couple

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two upstate New York women turned away from a potential wedding site because they are gay have filed a discrimination complaint, setting up a possible precedent-setting …


  • Judge rules for cheerleaders in Bible banner suit

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that cheerleaders at an East Texas high school can display banners emblazoned with Bible verses at football games, saying the school district’s …


  • NY appeals court nixes Defense of Marriage Act

    NEW YORK (AP) — Saying the gay population has “suffered a history of discrimination,” a divided federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled Thursday that a federal law defining marriage as …


  • Decades late, FDR memorial park dedicated in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dignitaries on Wednesday dedicated a new memorial state park overlooking the United Nations to former President Franklin Roosevelt. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, on …


  • Texas AG intervenes in cheerleader banner dispute

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Wednesday he will defend high school cheerleaders who want to use Bible verses on banners at football games. Abbott has …


  • Decades late, FDR memorial park is opening in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been nearly 40 years since New York City started planning a memorial to President Franklin Roosevelt on an island in the East River. Welfare Island …


  • Gallaudet employee seeks reinstatement

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The chief diversity officer at the nation’s leading university for the deaf and hard of hearing is fighting for her job after signing a petition to …


  • Gay man sues Ky. jail, says inmate bit his nose

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An incarcerated gay man sued a southern Kentucky jail and a fellow inmate Tuesday, claiming the prisoner bit off part of his nose after days of …


  • Justice seeks dismissal of Fast & Furious suit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says federal courts should stay out of a political dispute between the Obama administration and Congress over documents in a botched law enforcement probe …


  • Lynx star speaks out against MN marriage amendment

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seimone Augustus has always preferred to stay out of the public eye even as her basketball career has taken her to the heights of an Olympic gold …


  • Mont. Indians sue over lack of election services

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Fifteen Native Americans are suing state and county officials over a lack of election services on three Montana reservations, saying their inability to vote early or …


  • NYC, rabbis clash over circumcision ritual

    NEW YORK (AP) — A group of rabbis is clashing with New York City health officials over the safety of an ancient circumcision ritual. Three rabbis and three Jewish groups …


  • High court questions Texas affirmative action plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas’ use of race in college admissions Wednesday in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative …


  • High court takes up Texas affirmative action plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas program that considers race in some college admissions. The case could produce new limits …


  • Ex-Peace Corps worker faces prison for sex abuse

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Peace Corps volunteer will learn how much time he will spend in prison for sexually abusing four young girls while serving in South Africa. …


  • Court: Can Va. keep out-of-staters from using FOI?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decided Friday it would hear arguments over whether states can keep out-of-staters from using their Freedom of Information Act laws to get government documents. …


  • SF prelate jokes about DUI charge at installation

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s new Roman Catholic archbishop made self-deprecating jokes about his recent drunken-driving arrest during his formal installation ceremony, which came just days after he pleaded …


  • Scalia says abortion, gay rights are easy cases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Antonin Scalia says his method of interpreting the Constitution makes some of the most hotly disputed issues that come before the Supreme Court among the easiest …


  • Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly …


  • SF archbishop jokes about recent DUI arrest

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amid heavy security and the splendor of his faith’s most sacred rites, the new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco assumed office Thursday without referring to …


  • Oklahoma to end Planned Parenthood contracts

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is withdrawing federal funding to three Planned Parenthood clinics in Tulsa that for 18 years has allowed them to provide food and nutritional counseling to …


  • Man gets 10 years for firebombing abortion clinic

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A homeless man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Thursday for the New Year’s Day firebombing of a violence-plagued abortion clinic in the …


  • SF archbishop selection riles gay rights advocates

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amid heavy security and the splendor of his faith’s most sacred rites, the new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco assumed office Thursday without referring to …


  • Induction of SF archbishop brings cheers, rebukes

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The installation of a new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco — a backer of California’s same-sex marriage ban — is drawing support and concern as …


  • Lawmakers divided on counterterror effort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stinging criticism from Congress about a counterterrorism effort that improperly collected information about innocent Americans is turning up the heat on the Obama administration to justify the …


  • Pa. judge blocks photo ID rule for Election Day

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters won’t have to show photo identification to cast ballots on Election Day, a judge said Tuesday in a ruling on the state’s controversial voter …


  • Ban on gay ‘conversion’ therapy to be challenged

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gay rights advocates are making plans to get other states to join California in banning psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight, even as opponents prepared …


  • Justices open big term with new human rights case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court plunged into its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The next nine …


  • High court begins new term with human rights case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The justices appeared ready …

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