Survey: More acceptance of social changes _ except divorce

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are more accepting of gay relationships and couples living together before marriage — but they've grown less comfortable with divorce, a new survey shows.

  • Written by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

Cranking up pressure, Dems ready to bring Garland to Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a name, face and judicial record finally fleshed out, President Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court vacancy is ready to commence courtesy calls with senators that Democrats hope will ultimately put unbearable election-year pressure on Republicans refusing to consider any Obama nominee.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Texas officer who killed teen arrested on murder charge

ADDISON, Texas (AP) — An off-duty suburban Dallas police officer who fatally shot a 16-year-old and wounded another juvenile was arrested Wednesday on charges of murder and aggravated assault, authorities said, while a funeral service for the teen was underway.


AP sources: Autonomous braking to be in most cars by 2022

DETROIT (AP) — Major automakers and the U.S. government have reached an agreement to make automatic emergency braking standard equipment on most cars by 2022, two people briefed on the deal said.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer