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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Judge Orders Ky. Clerk To Court After She Again Denies Marriage Licenses

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Morehead, Ky. — A county clerk who invoked “God’s authority” as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign and now must face a federal judge who could impose fines or jail time. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis turned away several gay and lesbian couples who sought marriage licenses — some for a …

Veteran Cop, Father of 4 Slain in Ill.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Chicago — The Fox Lake, Ill., police officer shot and killed while chasing three suspects Tuesday morning was a 30-year veteran of the force who went by the nickname “G.I. Joe” and was married with four children, according to police and family. “He’s got four sons who are going to have to go on alone,” said Terry Resetar, mother-in-law of the slain officer, …

Obama Takes to Trail on Alaska Trip

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Seward, Alaska — As President Obama makes his biggest sustained public push yet on fighting climate change, he and top aides seem to be realizing that they need their own theatrics. Six months ago, a leading Republican skeptic brought a snowball onto the Senate floor. On Tuesday, Obama saw that snowball, and raised …

Study: College Kids Prefer Pot Over Cigs

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Daily marijuana use among U.S. college students is rising, and, for the first time since data has been collected, their use of pot has surpassed cigarette smoking, according to a new national survey. In 2014, 5.9 percent of college students were smoking marijuana daily or near-daily. That compares …

Rail Halted to Stop Migrants

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Brussels — Overwhelmed by thousands of asylum-seekers, Hungarian authorities Tuesday briefly halted rail traffic from their nation’s main train station, the latest blow to a borderless movement in Europe. Police authorities triggered chaos when they shuttered Budapest’s grand fin-de-siecle train station for hours on Tuesday, stopping rail traffic …

Fiorina Likely Earns Spot On GOP’s Big Stage

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The organizers of the next Republican presidential debate have announced changes to debate criteria that mean former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will almost certainly join the rest of the top-tier candidates on the main stage at the Reagan Library on Sept. 16. “CNN re-evaluated its criteria and decided …

‘A Different World’ For Police After Killings

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Houston — During his 21 years in law enforcement, Cpl. Wayne Curry hasn’t worried much about the approach of strangers. The Texas officer, like anyone who wears a badge, said he has had his share of run-ins with those who harbor a dislike of the police. But when …

Ukraine Clashes Leave 1 Dead

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Kiev, Ukraine — As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a …

Foster Care Reform On The Table

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Washington — Congress is moving toward an overhaul of the country’s foster-care system, one that reflects a shift in how policymakers and child-welfare experts view the problem of keeping kids safe. It isn’t yet clear what form legislation might ultimately take, and any agreement could be derailed by …

Poland Hunts For Nazi Gold Train

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Gold fever has descended on southwestern Poland since a top culture official gave credence to the claim of two treasure hunters to have located a legendary Nazi train loaded with valuables in an abandoned mountain railroad tunnel. Locals and foreigners have arrived by the scores in recent days …

As EU Looks for Answers, Migrant Influx Raises Tensions

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Brussels — French and German leaders reminded other European countries Monday of their shared responsibility toward refugees, as one official blamed harsh government policy for the deaths of dozens of migrants crammed into a truck. An emergency meeting was called for Sept. 14 on the migrant crisis in …

Conviction In Killings At Jewish Center

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A Johnson County, Kan., jury took less than two hours Monday to find F. Glenn Miller Jr. guilty of capital murder in the shooting deaths of three people outside Jewish facilities last year in Overland Park. The 74-year-old avowed anti-Semite had argued that the shootings were justified because …

Wes Craven, Horror Movie Writer and Director, Dies at 76

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wes Craven, who had a strict religious upbringing that forbade the watching of movies, only to gain renown as a master of the horror genre with the A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, died Aug. 30 …