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.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday.
MILLIS, Mass. (AP) - An officer fabricated a claim that a gunman fired at his cruiser before it crashed into a tree and caught on fire, police officials said Thursday.
VILLA RICA, Ga. (AP) - The pastor of a Georgia church involved in a mass baptism before a high school football practice said Thursday the school had nothing to do with the ritual, except that it took place on a school football field.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just 6 percent of Californians are African American, yet they are involved in 17 percent of all arrests in the state and a quarter of in-custody deaths, according to what officials called a nationally unprecedented release of data Wednesday.
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - Blue Bell ice cream is back.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart says it is asking some stores to schedule workers for fewer hours, although it says the directive is only being given to stores that are assigning more hours than they were expected to.
NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung is juicing up its smartwatch with a circular face and more battery life than the Apple Watch, but it's unknown how many apps will be available for it.
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple is leaning on Cisco Systems' Internet networking expertise in its latest attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A 6-foot tall statue of Jesus that has spent the last 60 years overlooking a northwestern Montana ski hill may stay there, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department released roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails Monday, including about 150 emails that have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - An organizer behind the Black Lives Matter weekend march outside the Minnesota State Fair stood by the group's chant to fry police "like bacon," saying Monday that law enforcement officials are cherry-picking a 30-second chant to take issue with an otherwise peaceful protest.
CHICAGO (AP) - A high-profile Chicago lawyer was acquitted Monday of coaching clients and witnesses to lie, with the federal judge who oversaw the rare trial saying some practices that prosecutors questioned were, in fact, the mark of good legal work.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday abandoned his dire warnings and dark predictions about his newly elected successor and urged Americans to give President-elect ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump is considering an oil billionaire and a North Dakota lawmaker for top posts as he moves to roll back President ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Demonstrators upset over the election of Donald Trump have marched in cities around the country over the past week, and some are making ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A student at the University of Oklahoma was temporarily suspended and police are investigating a threat against a Muslim student near the University ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump made his first two key personnel appointments on Sunday, one an overture to Republican circles by naming GOP chief Reince ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Even before Donald Trump chooses a Supreme Court nominee, the new president can take steps to make several contentious court cases go away.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump was elected America's 45th president Tuesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kamala Devi Harris will change the U.S. Senate by walking through the door.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - California voters on Tuesday expanded some of the nation's toughest gun control measures.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California voters were leaning toward upholding a statewide ban on single-use plastic carryout bags, according to partial returns Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - He felt it in the breeze.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority Wednesday, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans retained their lock on the House for two more years early Wednesday as GOP candidates triumphed in a checkerboard of districts in ...
LONDON (AP) - It's the British royals versus the press - again - and Prince Harry thinks enough is enough.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - So-called "party houses" in the Hollywood Hills that feature red carpets, security guards and even wild animals are getting bigger and noisier ...