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Minnesota Senate GOP renews push for voter photo ID

Jan. 27, 2020 1:58 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate plan to renew a push for a photo ID requirement for voters in the legislative session that convenes next month. Minnesota voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment in 2012 to require a photo ID to vote. But Senate Majority...

Wyoming lawmaker trying again to raise minimum marriage age

Jan. 27, 2020 1:16 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A state lawmaker seeks to raise the minimum age for legal marriage in Wyoming. Wyoming allows marriage at 16 but people even younger may wed with approval by a parent or guardian, and from a judge. A bill banning child marriages failed 31-26 in the Wyoming House in 2019. Democratic...

Tunisia's Ons Jabeur celebrates after defeating China's Wang Qiang in their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

First for Jabeur as she reaches quarterfinals in Australia

Jan. 26, 2020 4:25 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ons Jabeur is the first Arab woman to make it to a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal, and she's proud to lead the way. “I'm trying to inspire many young generations back home either in Tunisia or the Arabic world, especially in Africa, which is amazing," she said....

Trial expected this year for Michigan farmer suing city

Jan. 25, 2020 10:24 AM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal trial is expected to begin later this year in the case of a Michigan apple orchard owner who sued the city of East Lansing after he was not allowed to participate at the city's farmers market because he doesn't allow gay couples to marry at his orchard. The trial will...

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Review: `Recipe for a Perfect Wife' full of twists and turns

Jan. 22, 2020 12:29 PM EST

“Recipe for a Perfect Wife,” Dutton, by Karma Brown Although she agreed when her husband suggested they move to the suburbs, Alice is feeling out of sorts with her new slow-paced life. While trying to fill the time, she finds entertainment in an old stack of letters penned by the woman who once...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 file photo, from left, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg look to answer a question during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. Multiple Democratic presidential hopefuls have talked about their faith on the campaign trail, weaving it into their approach to issues from immigration to climate change. Among the most vocal Democrats on that front is Buttigieg, who asserted his party’s connection to religion on Tuesday during its final primary debate before next month’s first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Democrats' challenge: Courting evangelicals in the Trump era

Jan. 21, 2020 12:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s strong white evangelical support poses a challenge to Democrats: how to connect with a group of Christian voters whose longtime GOP lean makes them compelling antagonists in a polarized era. Former President Barack Obama reached out to evangelicals in notable...

In this Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, photo, Bill Adams and Sherri Daniel exchange vows at Christ Restoration Branch church, in Lucasville, Scioto County, Ohio. After a years-long fight for their right to marry without losing any of their disability income, the couple finally wed this month. The couple found out Sherri can keep her income as a dependent drawing from her deceased father's Social Security. (Courtney Hergesheimer/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Disabled couples navigate red tape on way to altar

Jan. 18, 2020 8:24 AM EST

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — As the wedding photographer snapped away, Sherri and Bill Adams leaned over their wheelchairs for a kiss. One felt good, so they enjoyed another. And another. “That’s enough!” someone teased. Sherri beamed. How long had she waited for this? Five years had passed...

Imam in Uganda is mocked for mistakenly marrying a man

Jan. 16, 2020 1:11 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The mocking of a Ugandan imam who unknowingly married a man in a Muslim ceremony highlights intolerance in the East African country, a gay rights activist said Thursday. The imam, who says he did not know his partner was male, has been suspended from clerical duty and his partner...

Cypriot Kevork Tontian, right, and Brazilian Wemson Gabral da Costa talk during an interview inside Cyprus' prison complex in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Former heroin addict Kevork Tontian says he met the man he wanted to spend the rest of his life with behind bars, and not even his freedom was enough to keep him away from Wemson Gabral da Costa. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Gay inmates tie the knot inside Cyprus prison

Jan. 16, 2020 12:49 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Former heroin addict Kevork Tontian met the man he wanted to spend the rest of his life with behind bars. And not even his freedom was enough to keep him away from Wemson Gabral da Costa. Tontian, a Cypriot, says that after being released from Cyprus' central prisons complex two...

Tokyo-based Australian journalist Scott McIntyre speaks during a press conference at Foreign Correspondent's Club Japan in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. McIntyre said he is a victim of “inhumane

Japan convicts Australian who sought to see his children

Jan. 16, 2020 11:13 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — An Australian journalist based in Japan says he is a victim of Japanese child custody laws that allow only one parent access to children of broken marriages, a day after he was convicted of trespassing at the apartment building of his estranged wife's parents to try to find his children. ...