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Alabama Public Television won't run 'Arthur' gay wedding

May. 21, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Public Television has chosen not to air an episode of the PBS children's show "Arthur" because it included a same-sex wedding. The episode "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" aired nationally on May 13, showing Arthur attending the wedding of his teacher and partner. APT...

Gay couples plan mass weddings after Taiwan legalizes unions

May. 17, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Gay couples in Taiwan plan a mass wedding registration after lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades. Legislators pressured by LGBT groups as well as by church organizations...

The road to a Colorado scenic area to open soon

May. 15, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Crews clearing avalanche debris from a road to a Colorado scenic area believe they can get the road open by May 24, but the amphitheater at the Maroon Bells area still won't be available for late spring weddings. Pitkin County officials had initially estimated the road might not open...

Colorado wedding plans disrupted by winter avalanche cleanup

May. 13, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Couples planning weddings at a Colorado scenic area need to change plans after officials moved back its opening date for avalanche cleanup. The Aspen Times reported Saturday that the U.S. Forest Service has delayed the opening of the Maroon Bells Scenic Area near Aspen from May 15 to...

Pakistani Christian girls trafficked to China as brides

May. 7, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan (AP) — Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in her home country, pregnant and seeking a divorce from a husband she says was abusive. She is one of hundreds...

Mormons making wedding rule change to be more inclusive

May. 6, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints changed wedding rules Monday in hopes of preventing family members who aren't church members from feeling excluded. Couples who get married in civil ceremonies will no longer have to wait one year to do a temple wedding ceremony that...

The Latest: Naruhito congratulated by other royal members

May. 3, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Emperor Naruhito's succession (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito received greetings from his relatives at a palace ceremony Wednesday. Naruhito, wearing a tuxedo and accompanied by Empress Masako in a white long dress, received congratulatory greetings...

Artist talks life and work, from portraits to magazines

May. 2, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

ASHFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The New Yorker recently described her as an artist who "grew up in Hong Kong and now lives in the Berkshires." Actually, Gayle Kabaker lives in Ashfield, which everyone in these parts knows is not really in the Berkshires; you can almost see and feel the collective eye roll for that...

New report offers 14-country snapshot of wedding traditions

May. 1, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In much of Europe and North America, September and October are peak months to get married. In Chile and elsewhere in Latin America, wedding guests are familiar with la hora loca, a wild late-night wedding party with masks, noisemakers and costumes. More than two-thirds of U.S. couples still...

'Cape May' novel is full of drink and lust to a fault

Apr. 29, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

"Cape May" (Celadon Books), by Chip Cheek It is early fall of 1957 when the young newlyweds arrive at Cape May for their honeymoon. This is the offseason, and the New Jersey beach with its aging Victorian homes facing a choppy sea is mostly deserted. But not entirely. The newlyweds — Henry and Effie,...