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  • Episcopalians OK allowing gay marriage in churches
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 1:24 am
    The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.
  • Man questioned in case of missing Phoenix-area couple
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 12:48 am
    Authorities in Arizona questioned a "person of interest" Wednesday night in the case of a Phoenix-area couple missing for more than a week.
  • Witness: Man killed by police told officers 'shoot me'
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 12:48 am
    The man was angry. He threw rocks and scuffled with police. He yelled at them to "shoot me, kill me," before three officers opened fire, according to witnesses to the fatal shooting of an unarmed Mexican immigrant. The shooting sparked weeks of protest
  • Heeding Francis, Iowa Catholic leaders to pressure '16 field
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 12:40 am
    Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa will call Thursday on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope Francis and focus as much on the environment and income inequality in 2016 as they have in past elections on opposing gay marriage and abortion.
  • California: Record water savings shows big cuts possible
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 12:24 am
    Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.
  • Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 12:20 am
    Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.
  • What crisis? Stronger banks, economies ease fear over Greece
    Associated Press | July 02, 2015 12:13 am
  • New warden, increased security after New York prison escape
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 11:48 pm
    A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been put in place.
  • Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 11:24 pm
    Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S.
  • Former NFL star tackles overgrown field for football camp
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 11:20 pm
    The weeds and wild grass rose well above Reggie McKenzie's knees as the former NFL star walked the field bearing his name in the small Detroit enclave of Highland Park. With two weeks until the start of the youth football camp he's been running for four decades, the city-owned field had yet to be mowed -- and something had to be done.
  • Retired military dogs find new purpose in US meth wars
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 11:17 pm
    Five retired military dogs that spent years working in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs.
  • Western wildfires: Progress against Washington fires
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 11:08 pm
  • Deadheads get a new way to add Garcia to their social media
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 11:00 pm
    Deadheads looking to add a little more Jerry Garcia to their lives can now incorporate the late Grateful Dead guitarist into their social media with the video storytelling platform Magisto. And Trixie Garcia hopes that will turn more people on to her father's music.
  • Macy's dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contracts
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 10:44 pm
    The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.
  • Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer
    Associated Press | July 01, 2015 10:24 pm
    A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters.
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