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WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court's watershed same-sex marriage ruling, he held it up as evidence that a "shift in hearts and minds is possible." Obama may well have been describing his own public trajectory on gay unions — a complicated...
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left him a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and his owner took the $1,500 prize Friday night, besting 25 other dogs...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After widespread criticism of the film academy's overwhelmingly white slate of Oscar nominees this year, the organization has announced a roster of potential new members that skews younger and more diverse. Kevin Hart, Common, Emma Stone, Dev Patel and "...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After widespread criticism of the film academy's overwhelmingly white slate of Oscar nominees this year, the organization has announced a roster of new members that skews younger and more diverse. Kevin Hart, Common, Emma Stone, Dev Patel and "Whiplash" writer...
After revelations that a scientist failed to disclose his funding sources for climate change research, the Smithsonian Institution said Friday it is improving its ethics and disclosure policies to avoid conflicts of interest. The museum and research complex said it is prepared...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Huge crowds and high rollers in Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight helped Nevada casinos make more than $1 billion off gamblers in May, according to records released Friday. It was the first time casinos exceeded that total in more than a...
Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of weddings in states where they had been forbidden. The ruling, which will put an end to same-sex marriage bans in 14...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gay couples across the South and Midwest are rushing to marry at county clerk's offices and judge's chambers following the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. They are young and old. They are wearing gowns and suits or T-shirts and jeans...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden. "No longer may this...