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A Kentucky county clerk who has become a symbol of religious opposition to same-sex marriage was jailed Thursday after defying a federal court order to issue licenses to gay couples. The clerk, Kim Davis of Rowan County, Ky., was ordered detained for contempt of court and later...
Donald Trump has signed the pledge. The Republican presidential front-runner met privately with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Thursday afternoon, and soon after, came out to the lobby of Trump Tower to declare that he has signed a loyalty pledge. This...
The number of Texas teachers accused of having inappropriate relationships with students has increased for the seventh year in a row, a trend experts say is fueled by off-campus contact through social media and text messaging. The Texas Education Agency opened 188 cases in the...
A Hays County grand jury indicted two dog owners late Wednesday afternoon on felony charges after their dogs attacked a woman and killed her dog in June. Alba Mercado-Cruz and Daniel Viera, a couple living a new subdivision within Kyle city limits, will be charged with "attack...
Ronda Rousey has accepted a viral Facebook invitation to attend the Marine Corps Ball with a man who called the UFC Champion a “phenomenal person” and his “celebrity crush.” The star fighter told TMZ on Tuesday that she “would go for sure” to the December prom with U.S. Marine...
Authorities are investigating after a couple said their 18-month-old son was bitten at a Llano-area day care on Monday. Randi Grounds said she couldn't believe what she saw when she picked up her son Casey Gass from Lil Jackets Learning Center. She said she found 10 bite marks...
Defying the Supreme Court and saying she was acting “under God’s authority,” a county clerk in Kentucky denied marriage licenses to gay couples on Tuesday, less than a day after the court rejected her request for a delay . A raucous scene unfolded shortly after 8 a.m. at the...
A transgender high school student in Missouri is facing backlash from her peers after requesting to use the girls’ bathrooms and locker room. More than 100 students at Hillsboro High School, about an hour south of St Louis, walked out of class on Monday in protest. “I’m hoping...
A 16-year-old Michigan girl was able to fake that she was pregnant to family and friends for ten months., and even tripled-down on the lie by saying she had triplets. The unidentified teenager from Wyandotte, a suburb of Detroit, used a website called fakeababy.com to trick...