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Biden to meet with Pope Francis to discuss COVID-19, climate

Oct. 14, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to meet Pope Francis when he visits the Vatican later this month as part of a five-day swing through Italy and the U.K. for global economic and climate change meetings. Biden plans to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, the...

Apple CEO, NBA's Dwyane Wade help LGBTQ group build homes

Oct. 13, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook and retired NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade joined Utah leaders Wednesday to announce the completion of a local advocacy group's campaign to build new homes that provide services for LGBTQ youth in the U.S. West. Encircle, a non-profit...

Virginia attorney general candidates face off in debate

Oct. 13, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Republican attorney general candidate Jason Miyares relentlessly attacked Democratic incumbent Mark Herring for the actions of the state’s parole board at a debate Wednesday, while Herring said Miyares fundamentally misunderstands the duties of the office. ...

Herring seeks 3rd term as AG; Miyares stands in his way

Oct. 12, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Democrat Mark Herring is seeking a third term as attorney general, highlighting a progressive record that includes defending gay marriage, gun control and criminal justice reform. Republican Jason Miyares, Herring's opponent in next month’s...

Russian man convicted in fraud visa marriage scheme

Oct. 12, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A jury has convicted a Russian man on multiple charges related to visa fraud for paying a Maine woman to enter a sham marriage and later falsely claiming to be the father of a child with her. Alexander “Sasha” Gormatov, 33, was convicted...

Indiana court upholds marriage limit on son's inheritance

Oct. 12, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld a woman’s will that made her adult son’s inheritance dependent on whether he was married. The court said in a 5-0 ruling last week that nothing in state law prohibits a will from making an inheritance based on...

Montreal plane in crash carrying marriage proposal banner

Oct. 03, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — A small plane crashed on an island near Old Montreal while towing a marriage proposal banner, killing a passenger and injuring the pilot, Canadian authorities said Sunday. Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said the aircraft was pulling a banner that...

Japan princess to wed commoner next month despite dispute

Oct. 01, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Princess Mako and her fiancé are tying the knot next month but no wedding ceremonies are planned. Their marriage is not fully supported by the public because of a financial dispute involving her future mother-in-law, the palace announced Friday....

2 women in Japan party leadership race get mixed reactions

Sep. 30, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The inclusion of two women in Japan's leadership race — the first time in 13 years there hasn't only been men — surprised many, prompting some hope of progress for a ruling party long seen as sexist and out of touch. But their sound defeat? That was no...

Japanese princess's fiancé returns for delayed marriage

Sep. 27, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Princess Mako’s fiancé returned to Japan on Monday for their marriage, which was suspended for more than three years because of a financial dispute involving his mother. Kei Komuro, 29, arrived from New York, where he studied law and plans to...