September 2, 2015

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Kentucky clerk still refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses, cites ‘God’s authority’

MOREHEAD, Ky. — A county clerk in Kentucky who has invoked “God’s authority” and is defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to license same-sex marriage has been summoned along with her entire staff to explain to a federal judge why they should not face stiff fines or jail time. U.S. District Judge David Bunning Read More…

State Department releases Hillary emails: Mostly innocuous, some self-aware

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. The State Department Read More…

Pope Francis: Priests can absolve women of ‘sin of abortion’

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis declared on Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church’s upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the “sin of abortion” if they repent with a “contrite heart,” saying he is acutely aware some feel they have no choice but to abort. Reflecting his papacy’s central theme of Read More…

Expanding waistline might portend Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON — One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people’s weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, but when. Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health took a closer look Read More…

In Alaska, Obama paints bleak picture of climate change

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn’t dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe. It’s a harrowing image of a future that Obama insists is inevitable unless the Read More…

Violence in Baltimore spawns disparate responses from community, police

BALTIMORE — There are only three rules at the Kids Safe Zone: Sign in, clean up after yourself, and read for 15 minutes before playing with the toys stacked around the space, a converted laundromat in West Baltimore. Ericka Alston — who launched the center in the poor, crime-riddled neighborhood in response to the violence Read More…

Thai prime minister says bombing suspect in custody

BANGKOK — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb. “It would be great if Read More…

‘Black Lives Matter’ movement facing growing pains

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police. Inside the fair, a booth also represented the group, with T-shirts bearing the slogans “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” for Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, Aug. 31

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Police seek two new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe A Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality are suspected in the blast at the Erawan Shrine, which killed 20 people and injured more than 120 Read More…

Police seek two more in Bangkok shrine bombing

BANGKOK — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, and released their images in the widening investigation into Bangkok’s deadly bombing two weeks ago that yielded its first arrest over the weekend. National police spokesman Prawuth Thavornsiri said he was certain the Read More…