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FILE - In this March 10, 2014 file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips cracks eggs into a cake batter mixer inside his store in Lakewood, Colo. The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado. The justices said Monday, June 26, 2017, they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
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  • FILE - In this March 10, 2014 file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips cracks eggs into a cake batter mixer inside his store in Lakewood, Colo. The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado. The justices said Monday, June 26, 2017, they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) Lifestyle

    Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado. The justices said Monday they will consider whether a baker who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a wedding cake […]
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    Police chief loses part of arm in fireworks accident

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief has lost part of his arm following a fireworks accident at the town’s fireman’s carnival. Karen Diebold says her son, Leechburg Police Chief Michael Diebold, is in stable condition and in good spirits nonetheless because of the outpouring of community support. Police say the 39-year-old chief was lighting […]
  • This cover image released by Random House shows "Behold the Dreamers," a novel by Imbolo Mbue and Oprah Winfrey's latest selection for Oprah's Book Club. (Random House via AP) Lifestyle

    Oprah picks debut novel ‘Behold the Dreamers’ for book club

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imbolo Mbue, whose debut novel “Behold the Dreamers” is Oprah Winfrey’s latest selection, owes her career in part to the talk-show host. “Years ago, I went to the library one day in Falls Church, Virginia, to borrow a book and saw a shelf that only had Oprah book club picks,” Mbue, […]
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    Vatican worries about ‘forcibly removed’ bishop in China

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican expressed “grave concern” on Monday for a Chinese bishop who it says was “forcibly removed” from his office several weeks ago and whose whereabouts are unknown. The matter is the latest episode in a wider, decades-old dispute between the Vatican and China’s communist authorities over papal authority to appoint […]
  • FILE - In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 file photo, rhino are photographed at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Limpopo province, South Africa. A rhino breeder in South Africa is planning an online auction of rhino horn, capitilizing on a court ruling that opened the way to domestic trade despite concerns about poaching. (AP Photo/Renee Graham, File) Lifestyle

    Rhino breeder in South Africa plans online auction of horn

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A rhino breeder in South Africa is planning an online auction of rhino horn, capitalizing on a court ruling that opened the way to domestic trade despite an international ban that was imposed to curb widespread poaching. The online sale of rhino horn belonging to breeder John Hume will happen Aug. 21-24 […]
  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington. The Supreme Court is expected to decide in the next few days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the United States from six mostly Muslim countries. The legal fight has been going on since President Donald Trump rolled out a ban a week after his inauguration.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Lifestyle

    Attention on Supreme Court as justice weigh Trump travel ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The focus is on the Supreme Court as the high-stakes legal fight over President Donald Trump’s travel ban awaits action by the justices. The court is expected to decide within days whether the Trump administration can enforce a ban on visitors to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries — Iran, Libya, […]
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks from his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. Senate Republicans unveil a revised health care bill in hopes of securing support from wavering GOP lawmakers, including one who calls the drive to whip his party's bill through the Senate this week "a little offensive." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Lifestyle

    GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders added a penalty for people who’ve let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing their health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion within GOP ranks. Under the new provision, people who’ve had at least a 63-day gap in coverage during the past year and […]
  • President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and their son and Barron Trump walk from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Sunday, June 11, 2017, as they return from Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Lifestyle

    Melania Trump takes to Washington in her own understated way

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly. Not that she hasn’t been busy fulfilling her duties as first lady and first mom. Her top priority has been settling in 11-year-old son Barron — the first […]
  • In this Sunday, June 25, 2017, file photo, family members grieve at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province. Crews searching through the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found bodies, but many others remained missing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File) Lifestyle

    AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

    Family members grieved for their dead relatives at the site of a massive landslide in Xinmo village in southwestern China’s Sichuan province as more than 2,500 rescuers searched for signs of life. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region last week, people in India and other parts of Asia took part in mass yoga sessions […]
  • Australian Consul General Graeme Meehan, left,  arrives at the Baoshan District People's Court in Shanghai, China, Monday, June 26, 2017.  Australian and Chinese casino employees stood trial Monday on charges relating to gambling, which is illegal in mainland China, in a case that highlights the sensitivity of doing certain businesses in China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) Lifestyle

    The Latest: 3 Australian Crown Resorts employees sentenced

    SHANGHAI (AP) — The Latest on the criminal trial of Australian and Chinese casino workers in a Chinese court (all times local): 1:30 p.m. An Australian official says Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company have pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling in a Chinese court and that the three Australians have been […]