Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) -- A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her "conscience will not allow" her to follow a federal judge's orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples....
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Father of dead boys: 'All I want is to be with my children'
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- He is one among many, far too many. But the plight of one boy, washed up like a piece of debris on a Turkish beach, has focused the world's attention on a wave of war-and-deprivation-fueled migration unmatched since World War II....
Young nurse asked to adopt newborn after mom dies of Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The 19-year-old mother clutched her newborn son as she arrived at the Ebola holding center. The child's father was gone, and she had no family to help her. She knew she was dying....
NATO opens military center in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) -- Fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia's military presence....
Police seek man who threw officer down 40-foot embankment
NEW RINGGOLD, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities are looking for a man who jumped a Pennsylvania police officer and threw her down a 40-foot rocky embankment....
Pope visit this month presents unprecedented security issues
NEW YORK (AP) -- Those planning security for the New York City leg of the upcoming United States visit of Pope Francis have circled Sept. 25 on their calendars as the perfect storm....
Former sports gear execs sentenced in school fraud scheme
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A former executive of a sports gear company was sentenced to nearly 3 1/2 years in prison Thursday for his role in a scheme that federal prosecutors said defrauded high schools in New Jersey and elsewhere by inflating invoices and forging fake bids from competitors....
Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments, neither of which were ever developed, federal prosecutors said....
Tickets now required to get within 5 blocks of pope's Mass
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Want a close-up view of Pope Francis celebrating Mass in Philadelphia? Three weeks before his visit, planners have announced you'll need a ticket to do so....
Pittsburgh offer leaves Chrysler alone in flash-flood suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The city of Pittsburgh's recent decision to pay $375,000 to settle legal claims brought by families of four people killed in flash flooding leaves Chrysler as the remaining defendant....
Things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday....
New Jersey pizzeria owner rejects pope pizza boxes
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A southern New Jersey pizzeria owner finds pizza boxes that depict Pope Francis and welcome him to Philadelphia in poor taste....
Judge: PPG liable for pollution from Pennsylvania plant
FORD CITY, Pa. (AP) -- A federal judge says PPG Industries Inc. is liable for decades of pollution from a western Pennsylvania glass plant....
Lannett says it will pay $1.23B for division of UCB
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of Lannett jumped Thursday after the generic drugmaker said it will buy a U.S.-based division of Belgian drugmaker UCB, nearly doubling its annual sales....
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is refusing to surrender in a battle over who can and can't be wed. She invoked "God's authority" Tuesday as she defied a series of federal court orders and once again denied marriage licenses to same-sex couples. After the Supreme Court's landmark decision on same-sex marriage in June, Davis announced she would issue no more marriage licenses. County taxpayers pay Davis $80,000 as the elected clerk.
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