JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday, a landmark case for Africa, as the High Court rejected laws punishing it with up to seven years in...
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A couple says that a suburban St. Louis restaurant canceled their wedding rehearsal after learning they're gay.
Bride-to-be Mindy Rackley says issues arose Tuesday when...
HOUSTON (AP) — When Cardinal Daniel DiNardo first met Laura Pontikes in his wood-paneled conference room in December 2016, the leader of the U.S. Catholic Church's response to its sex abuse...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended a suburban Indianapolis judge for 45 days for judicial misconduct stemming from an estate case he oversaw.
Trial begins in Kalispell stabbing death
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A trial is underway in Kalispell for a man charged with fatally stabbing his boyfriend while they were having sex.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year after Beau Biden died of brain cancer, Kamala Harris was still grieving. Speaking at the California Democratic Party's convention in 2016, Harris spoke of Biden's...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican lawmaker Nathan Ivie says it took him more than 20 years to come to terms with his identity.
But on Wednesday morning the 40-year-old Utah County...
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Journalist and political commentator David Brooks urged University of New Hampshire graduates to lead with vulnerability and weave relationships together through "aggressive...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he thinks "some people" may have an issue with 2020 Democratic rival Pete Buttigieg's (BOO'-tuh-juhjehz) same-sex marriage, but he thinks "it's...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The top Republican in the Minnesota Senate, who helped defeat a proposed ban on so-called gay conversion therapy for minors, sent his daughter to a therapist opposed to gay...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to talk about gender identity with kindergartners and give advice to...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California State Board of Education's vote to revise sex education guidance for public school teachers (all times local):
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker has resigned under pressure after an investigation into a sexual harassment complaint found he engaged in "ethical misconduct" by sending flirtatious...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — About 20% of Wisconsin teens have reported experiencing some form of violence in romantic relationships, according to a statewide victims organization.
Hate charge: White man drove car at interracial couple
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana man is charged with a hate crime after allegedly running down an interracial couple.
News outlets report Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies say...
Michelle Branch, Black Keys’ Patrick Carney tie the knot
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys are married.
The Grammy-winning musicians tied the knot Saturday at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans in front of...
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (AP) — The sense of camaraderie is an obvious presence at the monthly meetings of local residents who were members of the military police during their stints in the Armed...
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.
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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.
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.
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."