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Idaho: Christian ministers may face jail over refusal to perform same-sex weddings

A pair of Christian ministers in Idaho may face up to $1,000 in fines and six months in prison for refusing to perform same-sex weddings at their for-profit wedding chapel. Although no charges have been filed yet, Donald and Evelyn Knapp have preempt ...

Even legalizing pot has to be about race in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A debate over legalizing marijuana in the nation's capital is focusing on the outsized number of arrests of African Americans on minor drug charges. The racial justice aspect of the campaign is one of many factors making the Distric ...

Rats! Official says NYC is failing at rat control

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is losing the rat race. Citizen complaints about pests to the 311 hotline plus online reports went from 22,300 in fiscal year 2012 to 24,586 the next year, city Comptroller Scott Stringer said Sunday. "Rats are a daily, stoma ...

CA beatings raise questions about safety at professional sports complexes

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The beatings of a San Francisco 49ers fan and a Los Angeles Angels fan at the respective franchises' stadiums apparently did not involve the sort of team-on-team rivalry that has led to other recent spectator violence, yet ...

Citizen objections sink move to rename Hawaiian park for Obama

Plans to rename Sandy Beach after President Barack Obama are being dropped by Hono­lulu City Council members after the idea met with a lukewarm public response. "We've heard a number of concerns from members of the community," said Councilman Stanley ...

White lesbian sues sperm bank for providing black sperm

A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American donor, a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-ol ...

Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith. The world's biggest online social network caught heat re ...

Squeezing the Middle Class

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son — so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child. The day care center they found near their Seattle home tops $10,000 ...

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick fined $11K for dropping N-word on the field

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Quarterback Colin Kaepernick awoke Sunday to a report that accused him of using a racial slur against the Chicago Bears in the 49ers' regular season home-opener. Kaepernick said after Sunday's 23-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals th ...

Drag queens dress down Facebook over names

NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. In recent weeks, Facebook has been deleting the profiles of self- ...


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