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Cuba approves same-sex marriage in unusual referendum

Sep. 26, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans have approved a sweeping "family law” code that will allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as redefining rights for children and grandparents, officials said Monday, though opposition in the national referendum was unusually strong on the Communist...

Cuba holds unusual vote on law allowing same-sex marriage

Sep. 26, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba held a rare referendum Sunday on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed “family law” code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt, as well as outlining the rights of children and grandparents. Cuba holds parliamentary elections...

Judge: Greitens case sent to Texas partly to limit publicity

Sep. 09, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The judge in the child custody case involving former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens ruled that it should move to Texas because his two sons now spend most of their time there, and to better protect the boys from public scrutiny, according to a court document obtained Thursday by...

Judge rules for religious adoption agency limiting services

Sep. 07, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge ruled that New York state could not require a Christian family services agency to provide adoption services to unmarried or same-sex couples. New Hope Family Services in Syracuse professes that it cannot provide adoption services to same-sex or...

AP seeks ex-Missouri Gov. Greitens' child custody record

Sep. 06, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Associated Press has joined The Kansas City Star's motion to get a sealed court record from former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ child custody case. The Star and the AP argue that a decision to make the record off-limits to the public to protect the former...

Trial in 2016 slayings of 8 members of Ohio family delayed

Sep. 05, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — The first jury trial in the shooting deaths of eight members of a single Ohio family more than six years ago has been delayed for a week. Opening statements in the trial of 30-year-old George Wagner IV were scheduled to begin Tuesday in Pike County Court. But a...

Missouri judge moves Greitens custody case to Texas

Sep. 01, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A child custody case between former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and his ex-wife has been moved to Texas. Sheena Greitens’ lawyer confirmed to the Kansas City Star Wednesday that the judge decided the case should continue in Texas, where Sheena Greitens is a...

Jury selection begins for death penalty case in slaying of 8

Aug. 29, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first trial in the case of eight members of a single Ohio family shot to death more than six years ago has begun after several delays related to the coronavirus pandemic and negotiations with other defendants. Defendant George Wagner IV was charged in Pike...

Colorado mom guilty of Qanon kidnapping conspiracy

Aug. 26, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado mother accused of plotting to kidnap her son from foster care after her teen daughter said she started associating with supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory was found guilty of conspiracy to commit second-degree kidnapping on Friday. Cynthia Abcug, 53,...

Lawyer: No evidence of mom's alleged Qanon kidnapping plot

Aug. 22, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — There is no evidence a Colorado woman who lost custody of her 7-year-old son for allegedly lying about his health problems plotted with Qanon supporters to have him kidnapped from foster care, her lawyer told jurors Monday at the start of her trial. The prosecution's...