New warden, security measures after New York prison escape
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month....
Boy chained up with dead chicken around neck tells his story
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Handcuffed and shackled to a block of steel, the young boy would brace himself when he heard footsteps outside his bedroom door. He knew that once the grown-ups entered, the abuse would begin....
Episcopalians to vote on allowing gay marriage in churches
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Episcopalians were set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for gay couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide....
Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding license
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife....
Confederate emblems 'treason,' says head of rights group
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The national president of a civil-rights group says Confederate symbols represent "treason" and should be removed from public objects, including the Mississippi state flag....
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the 14th republican to officially launch his White House campaign for president. He's considered a political warrior who is plainspoken and direct. Once considered a top contender, Christie's bid is now considered a long-shot following Bridgegate and falling poll numbers.
Should the people of Greece accept the terms of the IMF's austerity measures?