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Olympian Dolgopyat arrives home to hero's welcome in Israel

Aug. 03, 2021 07:32 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Olympian Artem Dolgopyat arrived home to Israel on Tuesday to a hero's welcome after winning Israel's first-ever gold medal in artistic gymnastics. On the ground at Ben Gurion International Airport, he soaked up cheers from the crowd, raising his...

Israel's Olympic gold victory raises Jewish identity debate

Aug. 02, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Artem Dolgopyat fulfilled a lifelong dream when he won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. But back home in Israel, his hopes of trading gold wedding bands with his longtime girlfriend seem to be an impossible dream. The Ukrainian-born Israeli gymnast...

Designer who won't make same-sex wedding websites loses case

Jul. 28, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has ruled against a web designer who didn’t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples and sued to challenge Colorado’s anti-discrimination law, another twist in a series of court rulings nationwide about whether businesses denying services...

Olympic fencing loss parried by love and marriage proposal

Jul. 26, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — For Argentine fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice, the sting of an Olympic defeat was quickly parried by a stroke of love. Perez Maurice had just been beaten in the women's saber when her long-time coach and partner Lucas Guillermo Saucedo turned the...

Games people play: A marriage of majors and the Olympics

Jul. 24, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Getting ready to reach softball's peak and make her Olympic debut, Janie Reed was on a training field at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in western Japan. Across the Pacific Ocean, 7,452 miles away, another important family first was unfolding...

Kelly Ripa's first book, 'Live Wire,' is coming next year

Jul. 20, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From her childhood in Berlin, New Jersey, to her marriage to actor-producer Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa has a lot to talk about beyond her job as host of “Live With Kelly and Ryan.” Dey Street Books, a HarperCollins Publishers imprint, announced...

European court urges Russia to acknowledge same-sex unions

Jul. 13, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A top European human rights court issued a ruling Tuesday urging Russia to recognize same-sex unions, but the Kremlin was quick to respond that same-sex marriage was “not allowed” in Russia in accordance with constitutional amendments adopted last year. ...

Group asks judge to halt university's anti-bias policies

Jul. 11, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A conservative group is asking a court to temporarily prohibit Virginia Tech from enforcing some of its policies against harassment and discrimination. The Roanoke Times reported Friday that the group is called Speech First Inc. ...

Jimmy Carter, wife Rosalynn celebrate 75 years of marriage

Jul. 10, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter on Saturday turned to his wife Rosalynn and thanked her for 75 years of marriage, telling her that she's always been right for him. “I want to express particular gratitude for being the right woman that I chose for my...

Couples flock to Las Vegas to tie the knot as pandemic wanes

Jul. 10, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After 30 years of marriage, Don and Cindy Couse made the cross-country trip from New York to renew their wedding vows at the Graceland Wedding Chapel on June 21. Friends and family back home watched and cheered through Zoom during the 2:30 p.m....