GOP lawmakers want exemptions for gay marriage opponents


ATLANTA (AP) — Months after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage, lawmakers across the U.S. are pushing bills that would give businesses and some public employees the right to refuse serving gay couples because of their religious beliefs.

  • Written by KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press

Kansas lawmaker imposes dress code on female witnesses


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A dress code imposed by a Kansas Senate committee chairman that prohibits women testifying on bills from wearing low-cut necklines and miniskirts is drawing bipartisan ridicule from female legislators.


Would Flint crisis happen in wealthier, whiter community?

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Ever since the full extent of the Flint water crisis emerged, one question has persisted: Would this have happened in a wealthier, whiter community?

  • Written by ROGER SCHNEIDER, Associated Press MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press

45 migrants drown as 2 smuggling boats sink off Greece


ATHENS, Greece (AP) — At least 45 people, including 17 children, drowned Friday in the Aegean Sea as two smuggling boats sunk off different Greek islands. A search-and-rescue operation was underway for others feared trapped in the wreckage.

  • Written by ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press