State child advocate recommends protocol changes in update
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate says the New London School District needs clear protocols regarding staff interactions with students, documentation of those...
Mormon leader: Be kind to LGBTQ, but don’t forget God’s laws
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints laid out Saturday how the faith intends to navigate its delicate balance of firm opposition to same-sex...
The Latest: Mormons leader warns of Satan’s temptations
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints conference (all times local):
A leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...
Virginia boss convicted of killing worker he had affair with
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The owner of a Virginia security company who was having an affair with an employee has been convicted of fatally shooting her after she tried to break up with...
Same-sex couple from Japan to get married in Guam
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A same-sex couple from Japan is planning their wedding in Guam, the first U.S. territory to recognize same-sex marriage, officials said.
The Latest: Mormon leader speaks about LGBT policies
PROVO, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a speech by the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (all times local):
Washington teachers resign over policy considered anti-gay
SEATTLE (AP) — Teachers at a Seattle-area high school have resigned over a policy and language they consider discriminatory toward the gay community.
Demoted officer: Penalty for sex with co-worker was severe
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former sergeant demoted for policy violations has asked a Tennessee judge to overturn the punishment, saying he was singled out for a sexual relationship with a co-worker...
Sioux Falls man facing rare bigamy charge
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man is facing a rare bigamy charge after his first wife told police that he had married a second woman.
Man pleads not guilty to killing au pair, her boss
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to charges of killing the au pair he was dating and her boss who owned a New York City comedy club.
Vols expect better results in 2nd year under Jeremy Pruitt
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt believes his team can benefit from the lessons he learned in his debut season as a head coach.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri school district has canceled plans to hold its back-to-school assembly at a local church with anti-gay beliefs.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Shelby County Sheriff's Office says six corrections officer have resigned after an internal investigation into accusations of inappropriate conduct.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered an attorney to be disbarred after finding he engaged in a sexual relationship with a client.
Court grants visitation to grandparents over father’s wishes
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Supreme Court granted visitation rights Thursday to a set of grandparents over the wishes of the child's father who had argued the couple was undermining his...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court has ruled that the co-worker of a man who had sex with an underage girl wasn't obligated to report it because there was no reason to believe that he...
Botswana decriminalizes gay sex in landmark Africa case
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...
Top US cardinal accused of mishandling aide’s sex abuse case
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...
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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.
Biden, Harris friendship faces the test of a campaign
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...
Mormon county commissioner in Utah comes out as gay
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...
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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...
California overhauls sex education guidance for teachers
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):
Missouri lawmaker resigns amid sexual harassment allegations
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...
Former military police find camaraderie in new alumni group
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.
Hinckley says he’s happy ‘as a clam’ but lacks close friends
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.