CLEVELAND (AP) — Proving life and love can be a carousel, a couple is marrying at the Ohio airport baggage claim where they met 12 years ago.
LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — A U.S. Army soldier and Ohio native killed last month during a combat mission in Afghanistan has been honored at a funeral outside Columbus.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan told mental health professionals last year that he's "happy as a clam" living with his mother and older brother in...
CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman says she was fired from her role as a teacher at a Baptist child development center for her same-sex relationship.
Japan’s crown prince hopes to continue father’s legacy
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito says he hopes to continue the close relationship his father built with the people when he succeeds him as emperor later this year.
Judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay couple
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had...
Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Friday postponed a ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships, disappointing many in the country's LGBT community.
Emanuel says Sydney is Chicago’s newest sister city
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has a new sister city.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Lord Mayor Clover Moore of Sydney, Australia, say they've signed a new sister city agreement.
Wisconsin court candidate helped found school barring gays
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn helped create and serves on the board of a private Christian elementary school that prohibits anyone working there from being in a same-sex relationship and could expel students who are LGBTQ, documents released Thursday show.
Audio-only book features writer’s memories of Philip Roth
NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming audio-only book will feature an author's memories of his complicated friendship with the late Philip Roth.
James Atlas' "Remembering Roth" comes out March 1, the audio publisher and distributor Audible announced Tuesday. Atlas, whose books have ranged from the memoir "My Life in the Middle Ages" to an acclaimed Delmore Schwartz biography, will reflect on a relationship which began in the late 1970s and continued for decades. Roth died last spring.
Robert Swan moves from interim to permanent CEO at Intel
NEW YORK (AP) — Intel is changing Robert Swan's status as interim CEO, to permanent.
Swan, 58, has led the chipmaker since June, when CEO Brian Krzanich resigned after the company learned that he had carried on a consensual relationship with an employee. The relationship violated Intel's non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers.
CES 2019: “Family tech” gadgets appeal to parental anxiety
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Every year, the CES gadget show brings more devices promising to make life a little bit easier for harried parents.
Sure, the kids might love them too: who wouldn't want a computerized Harry Potter wand that also teaches coding? The Las Vegas show's growing "family tech" sector encompasses products that range from artificially intelligent toys and baby monitors to internet-connected breast pumps.
Sheriff: Vandals targeted teen for interracial relationship
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff says the vandalism of two vehicles is being investigated as a hate crime stemming from an interracial relationship between two teens.
A Wednesday release from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office says that on Dec. 27 a white family's minivan was found spray-painted with a swastika and several racial slurs, while another vehicle was set on fire.
Forest Whitaker files for divorce from Keisha Nash-Whitaker
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forest Whitaker has filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years, Keisha Nash-Whitaker.
The 57-year-old "Black Panther" actor cites irreconcilable differences in the divorce filing Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The brief document says the exact value of the couple's assets and debts are unclear and will be determined later.
The couple has two daughters together, and each has a child from a previous relationship. All four are adults.
Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth reportedly got married
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth appear to have tied the knot amid reports the couple got married in a secret wedding ceremony.
Cyrus posted three black-and-white photos of her and Hemsworth on the singer's Instagram and Twitter accounts on Wednesday. She captioned her photos writing "10 years later ..." and "12.23.18," possibly indicating the day they exchanged vows.
Staff allege violence, sex abuse at Kansas’ juvenile prison
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Allegations of violence between staff members and sexual relationships between workers and underage inmates at Kansas' only juvenile corrections facility were uncovered during a state audit prompted by allegations that a former superintendent of the center assaulted an employee.
Police: Deaths in Kirkwood apparently murder-suicide
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Police say the death of a married couple in Kirkwood appears to be a murder-suicide.
Kirkwood police say the bodies of 57-year-old Leonard Goggio and 52-year-old Linda Goggio were found in a home Monday night.
Kirkwood officers had to force their way into the home after receiving a call from someone who said the home's rear door was unlocked.
Police did not say how the two died or describe their relationship.
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Media Guide: James series on ESPN+ looks at his friendships
LeBron James' first season with the Los Angeles Lakers has generated plenty of hoopla but not as much scrutiny as his signing with Miami in 2010 and move back to Cleveland in 2014. That's why it might be the perfect time for a series looking at the relationship between James and three of his closest friends and business partners.
Panel says federal judge pursued inappropriate relationships
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A panel of federal judges in New Orleans has found that a federal magistrate judge "inappropriately pursued social relationships" with an attorney who practices before him and with a court employee.
The findings by a committee of the Judicial Council of the 5th Circuit are posted on the website of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals .
After a year full of tears, Ariana Grande comes out on top
NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande capped off a successful year as a pop star — but a trying one as a maturing young woman — at the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event, where she was named Woman of the Year.
Netflix maintains high-priced relationship with ‘Friends’
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix will still be there for fans of the old TV series "Friends," but maintaining the relationship will come at a steep price.
George and Barbara Bush, a ‘storybook’ 73-year marriage
HOUSTON (AP) — They met at a Christmas dance. She was 16. He was 17.
Three years later they were married. The couple stayed together for 73 years, becoming the longest-married couple in presidential history.
"George Bush knows how I feel," Barbara Bush had said. "He is the hero ... He is my hero."
Trump, Pelosi spark a new power relationship in Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) — They haven't spoken in days, not since President Donald Trump called to congratulate Nancy Pelosi on Democrats' election night win.
Star Trek’s interracial kiss 50 years ago heralded change
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the kiss heard around the galaxy.
Fifty years ago — and only one year after the U.S. Supreme Court declared interracial marriage was legal — two of science fiction's most enduring characters, Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, kissed each other on "Star Trek."
Cranston welcomes mayor of ‘sister city’ in Italy
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island city welcomed the mayor of its Italian sister city over the weekend for a reception.
Reports: Suspect filed for custody 6 days after massacre
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Documents say that a suspect in the massacre of a family in which a parenting dispute is said to have played a role filed for custody of his daughter six days after the slayings.
Defendant Edward "Jake" Wagner is one of four members of a different family charged with killing eight members of the Rhoden family in April 2016.
The 26-year-old Wagner shared custody of a daughter with Hanna Rhoden, one of the victims.
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The Latest: Trump, Macron try to project unity
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump in France (all times local):
President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron are trying to project unity after Trump lashed out at one of America's strongest allies in Europe.
Trump had claimed Macron insulted the United States when the French president pushed the idea of the continent having its own defense force.
After testy tweet, Trump calls French president good friend
PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron tried to project unity Saturday after Trump had lashed out at one of America's strongest allies in Europe, claiming Macron insulted the United States when he pushed the idea of the continent having its own defense force.
Court blocks visits between missing woman’s son, mother
BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled that the youngest son of missing woman Crystal Rogers can no longer visit his grandmother.
News outlets report that the court on Nov. 2 ruled that the boy's relationship with his father and guardian, Brooks Houck, is more important than his relationship with Rogers' mother, Sherry Ballard.
Court: DSHS liable for children’s safety with foster parents
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Supreme Court has that the state is responsible for protecting children from abusive foster parents.
The Seattle Times reports that in the 5-4 decision the court ruled that the state Department of Social and Health Services "owes a duty of reasonable care to protect foster children from abuse at the hands of their foster parents."
Rosie O’Donnell is engaged, no wedding date set
NEW YORK (AP) — Rosie O'Donnell is getting married.
The 56-year-old confirmed to People magazine on Monday her engagement to 33-year-old Elizabeth Rooney.
O'Donnell says their wedding date is "a long time in the future." They've had a long-distance relationship because O'Donnell lives in New York and Rooney lives in Boston.
Correction: Film-Chalamet and Carell story
TORONTO (AP) — In a story Oct. 10 about the film "Beautiful Boy," The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote about drug use by Timothee Chalamet's character to Steve Carell.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Carell and Chalamet on bonding for the film 'Beautiful Boy'
Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet both knew the addiction drama "Beautiful Boy" hinged on the father-son relationship
Ex-girlfriend of Bills’ McCoy alleges physical abuse
ATLANTA (AP) — LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend says in a new court filing that the Buffalo Bills running back physically abused her and orchestrated a home invasion that left her beaten and bloodied.
Japan city snubs San Francisco over ‘comfort women’ statue
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of Osaka, Japan, says he's ending a six-decade "sister city" relationship with San Francisco to protest a statue honoring women forced to have sex with Japanese soldiers during World War II.
West Virginians rehearse for play thousands of miles apart
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — By the end of "The Last Five Years," which finished recently at the Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown, the audience has witnessed the destruction and birth of a young couple's marriage, which somehow seems new, even though the breakup happened in the very first scene of the musical.
Soon-Yi Previn defends husband Woody Allen, attacks mother
NEW YORK (AP) — Soon-Yi Previn, the wife of Woody Allen and the estranged adopted daughter of Mia Farrow, defended her husband against what she contends is unfair treatment in the #MeToo era and attacked her adoptive mother in her first public comments about the relationships in decades.
California announces sister relationship with German state
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has announced a sister-state relationship with a German state that furthers strengthens climate and economic ties between the two entities.
Brown signed the agreement on Saturday with the minister-president of Baden-Württemberg, a state in southwestern Germany that is the country's third-largest.
The minister-president of the German state is Winfried Kretschmann.
No fault: UK proposes major easing of divorce procedures
LONDON (AP) — The British government is proposing to introduce "no-fault" divorces and make other changes to make it much easier for married couples to divorce.
Justice Secretary David Gauke Saturday began a consultation process to revise laws he said were "out of touch with modern life." New legislation would be needed to make these proposals law.
Review: Author chronicles her coming of age in memoir
"Namaste the Hard Way: A Daughter's Journey to Find Her Mother on the Yoga Mat" (HCI), by Sasha Brown-Worsham
A girl's emotional connection to her mom never stops evolving, even decades after the mother dies.
Sometimes the thing that was fraught in a mother-daughter relationship later turns out to be a source of strength.
Such is a theme in Sasha Brown-Worsham's memoir, "Namaste the Hard Way."
Co-workers discover they are actually father and son
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — It was a surprising and unlikely meeting for a father and son in western Wisconsin.
The two men have been co-workers at Rock Solid Transport in Chippewa Falls for two years, but never knew they were related. Nathan Boos was adopted at birth and did not know anything about his biological parents. His adoptive parents knew who they were, but never discussed it because Boos never asked.
Study: Many teens - and parents - feel tethered to phones
NEW YORK (AP) — Parents lament their teenagers' noses constantly in their phones, but they might want to take stock of their own screen time habits.
A study out Wednesday from the Pew Research Center found that two-thirds of parents are concerned about the amount of time their teenage children spend in front of screens, while more than a third expressed concern about their own screen time.
A focused Mackenzie Phillips takes it one day at a time
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mackenzie Phillips, who's upending expectations with her portrayal of a brutal inmate on "Orange is the New Black," deserves another look off-screen as well.
Phillips has battled addiction and made disturbing sexual abuse allegations well before such revelations were common, and she's forthright when asked to look back at those dark chapters.
Bentley discusses relationship, investigation in deposition
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Gov. Robert Bentley provided new details of his view of the scandal that helped topple his administration, according to a deposition filed this week in circuit court.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Damien Smith Jr. wasn't always embarrassed that his father is in prison. Just this winter, when playing with a giant checker set at the Monona Public Library, he readily told a little girl that he played the game with his dad in prison and beat him all the time.
But Damien's grandmother, Pat Dillon, saw the look on the little girl's face.
At 6, Damien doesn't want to talk about his dad's incarceration anymore. He gets teased or talked about. This summer, he was bullied.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that a woman can inherit from her husband's estate despite living apart for more than 30 years.
The court in a 4-3 decision issued Tuesday affirmed rulings by lower courts in a dispute about the relationship between Maggie Erwin and her late husband, James Erwin Sr.
CHICAGO (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has a saying he uses with his program: Event + Response = Outcome.
The outcome this time was the dismissal of a longtime assistant.
Meyer is facing questions about his relationship with former receivers coach Zach Smith, who was fired Monday after an Ohio court granted a domestic violence protective order to Smith's ex-wife last week.
Review: Memoir sums up life as a new mom
"Now My Heart Is Full: a Memoir" (Penguin Books), by Laura June
Having a child, most parents will say, is a profound experience. It's so profound that many writers have built careers chronicling this transition and phase of life.
One such book is Laura June's debut memoir, "Now My Heart is Full." It sums up her life as a new mom to baby Zelda and how this mother-daughter relationship was influenced by June's own mother, who suffered from alcoholism.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the mistrial declared at the murder trial of a neo-Nazi accused of killing a Phoenix woman involved in an interracial relationship (all times local):
A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a neo-Nazi charged with murdering a woman in an interracial couple because a witness made a reference to the white supremacist spending time in prison.