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In this photo provided by the Davis County Sheriff's Office shows Lev Aslan Dermen. Openings arguments are set Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Utah for a California businessman who prosecutors accuse of being a key figure in a $511 million tax credit scheme carried out by two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group. The men from the polygamous group pleaded guilty last year to money fraud and other charges and are expected to testify against Lev Aslan Dermen, who has pleaded not guilty. (Davis County Sheriff's Office, via AP)

Businessman found guilty in fraud scheme with polygamists

Mar. 16, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A California businessman accused of helping a pair of Utah polygamists expand a biodiesel fraud scheme that ended up stealing nearly $500 million in government funds was found guilty Monday on 10 counts including money laundering and mail fraud. The verdict against gas station owner...

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks at a rally in Springfield, Mass. Rep. Omar has announced her remarriage, just four months after her marriage ended following an allegation she was having an affair with her political consultant. Omar posted the news on her Instagram account Wednesday, March 11, 2020, with a photo that showed her and a bearded man smiling and displaying wedding rings. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh File)

Omar marries political consultant, months after affair claim

Mar. 12, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has married a political consultant who worked for her, months after the two were accused of having an affair, which she denied. A marriage license filed in Washington, D.C., shows Omar married political consultant Tim Mynett on Wednesday. Omar announced...

Tennessee state library providing records to get Real IDs

Mar. 12, 2020 4:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Library and Archives says it is providing people with older marriage, divorce and death records that they could need to get a Real ID. Library and archives officials say they are helping provide records prior to 1970 and birth records prior to 1920 that could be...

Brigham Young University student Kate Lunnen joins several hundred students protesting near The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints church headquarters Friday, March 6, 2020, in Salt Lake City, to show their displeasure with a letter this week that clarified that

Mormon students protest BYU stance on same-sex behavior

Mar. 7, 2020 2:03 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After Brigham Young University two weeks ago dropped a section from its strict code of conduct that had prohibited all expressions of homosexual behavior, bisexual music major Caroline McKenzie felt newfound hope that she could stop hiding and be herself. She even went on a date with...

FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., speaks to reporters at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago. On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Schock came out as gay in social media and web posts, saying he would do more if he were in Congress today to support LGBTQ rights _ which he opposed when he served. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Ex-GOP US Rep Schock says he's gay, regrets anti-gay stances

Mar. 5, 2020 9:11 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Saying he would do more if he were in Congress today to support LGBTQ rights — which he opposed when he served — former Illinois U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock came out as gay Thursday in social media and web posts. In the postings on Instagram and a webpage, the 38-year-old also...

FILE - In this Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 file photo, Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the wife of the Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attends a press conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A British court has found that the ruler of Dubai conducted a campaign of fear and intimidation against his estranged wife and ordered the abduction of two of his daughters, documents unsealed Thursday, March 5, 2020 show. (AP Photo/Martin Dokoupil, file)

Judge: Dubai ruler threatened wife, had daughters abducted

Mar. 5, 2020 1:13 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The ruler of Dubai conducted a campaign of fear and intimidation against his estranged wife and ordered the abduction of two of his daughters, a British judge ruled in documents that were unsealed Thursday. A judge at the High Court in London found that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,...

FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo, Sidney Draughon holds a sign as she takes part in a protest in Provo, Utah, against how the Brigham Young University Honor Code Office investigates and disciplines students. Brigham Young University in Utah has revised its strict code of conduct to strip a rule that banned any behavior that reflected

Mormon-owned BYU: Same-sex romantic behavior still banned

Mar. 4, 2020 7:40 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brigham Young University in Utah reiterated Wednesday that “same-sex romantic behavior” is not allowed on campus — dashing the hopes of LGTBTQ students who thought they could be more open after the college previously revised its code of conduct. The university...

Buttigieg's White House bid ensures place in LGBTQ history

Mar. 2, 2020 10:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A divisive debate over same-sex marriage animated the 2004 presidential election as voters across the country approved constitutional amendments banning such unions. Sixteen years later, with those bans invalidated and his husband by his side, Pete Buttigieg became the first openly gay man...

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with members of a working group created to discuss constitutional amendments in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The working group proposed holding a nationwide vote on the changes on April 22. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin's new amendments revere God, ban same sex marriages

Mar. 2, 2020 3:02 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday submitted a slew of new proposed amendments to the country's Constitution that include a mention of God and describe marriage as a heterosexual union. Putin first proposed amending the constitution in January's state-of-the-nation speech, saying it...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Mexican writer and activist Javier Sicilia, from left, Julian LeBaron and brother Adrian, pose for photos during a press conference in Mexico City. Julian LeBaron, a prominent member of a community of U.S.-Mexican dual citizens living in northern Mexico that was shattered by the November massacre of three women and six children along a rural road has fled to the United States after an apparent threat on his life. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Outspoken gang critic LeBarón flees threat in Mexico for US

Feb. 29, 2020 7:14 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A prominent member of a community of U.S.-Mexican dual citizens living in northern Mexico that was shattered by the November massacre of three women and six children along a rural road has fled to the United States after an apparent threat on his life. Julián LeBarón, who has...