Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs.

  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN and SAM HANANEL , Associated Press

AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016

The 2016 presidential contest was awash with charges that the fix was in: Republican Donald Trump repeatedly claimed that the election was rigged against him, while Democrats have accused the Russians of stacking the odds in Trump's favor.

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  • Written by By DAVID A. LIEB , Associated Press

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags lined streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era.

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  • Written by By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ , Associated Press

Remy Ma beats Nicki Minaj at BET Awards; '90s R&B shines


Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by '90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce.


  • Written by By MESFIN FEKADU , AP Music Writer

Forest fire in Spain threatens renowned national park


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and threatened a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered species, authorities said Sunday.

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  • Written by By JOSEPH WILSON , Associated Press