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Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

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ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her dep... Full Story

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  • Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed
    Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to issue the licenses themselves, potentially ending the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.

  • Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty
    Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in what authorities said was a racially motivated crime during Bible study will face a death penalty trial, even though not all the victims' families agree with capital punishment, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  • Manhunt could bring subdued holiday in recreation area
    Manhunt could bring subdued holiday in recreation area

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an Illinois police officer threatened Thursday to dampen the Labor Day weekend across one of the state's most popular recreational areas, a boating and fishing playground known as the Chain O' Lakes.

  • All 3 victims at Sacramento college shooting were students
    All 3 victims at Sacramento college shooting were students

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say all three victims of a shooting at a Sacramento college campus were students.

  • Philly businesses wary, excited by prospect of papal crowds
    Philly businesses wary, excited by prospect of papal crowds

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Business owners in Philadelphia could enjoy a financial windfall from the crowds expected for the papal visit — if their employees can get to work through the security perimeters and road closures.

  • Airman who helped stop train attack set returns to US
    Airman who helped stop train attack set returns to US

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night.

  • Trump vows no third-party bid, will back GOP primary winner
    Trump vows no third-party bid, will back GOP primary winner

    NEW YORK (AP) — Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party's nomination — a U-turn made easier by his position at the front of the field.

  • Thousands of gallons of oil spilled in Mississippi River

    COLUMBUS, Ky. (AP) — Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.

  • Prosecutors call last witness in trial of Alabama officer
    Prosecutors call last witness in trial of Alabama officer

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A second colleague of an Alabama police officer accused of using excessive force against an Indian grandfather said Thursday that he thought the takedown used to subdue the man was improper, and a dispatcher said she helped "stack" the officer's probable cause information bysearching for recent incidents he could mention in his paperwork.

  • Horse industry worries about plans to curb casino subsidies
    Horse industry worries about plans to curb casino subsidies

    BOSTON (AP) — Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that's helped prop up their long suffering-industry.

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