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Hope and despair: Kathy Gannon on 35 years in Afghanistan

Jul. 03, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan policeman opened fire on us with his AK-47, emptying 26 bullets into the back of the car. Seven slammed into me, and at least as many into my colleague, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus. She died at my side. I could barely...

Hope and despair: Kathy Gannon on 35 years in Afghanistan

Jul. 03, 2022 21:00 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan policeman opened fire on us with his AK-47, emptying 26 bullets into the back of the car. Seven slammed into me, and at least as many into my colleague, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus. She died at my side. Anja weighed heavy...

$50.6B budget with property tax help, surplus goes to Murphy

Jun. 29, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers passed a record $50.6 billion budget Wednesday, sending the spending plan with $2 billion in property tax aid, a new child tax credit, a break on Motor Vehicle Commission fees, marriage license cost waivers and billions in more spending compared with last...

Mass same-sex wedding in Mexico challenges discrimination

Jun. 25, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Even after five years of living together in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, something as simple as holding hands or sharing a kiss in public is unthinkable for Dayanny Marcelo and Mayela Villalobos. There is an ever-present fear of being rejected or attacked...

Clela Rorex, who issued 1st same-sex marriage licenses, dies

Jun. 20, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Clela Rorex, a former Colorado county clerk considered a pioneer in the gay rights movement for being the first public official to issue a same-sex marriage license in 1975, has died. She was 78. Rorex died Sunday of complications from recent surgery at a...

Lafayette woman brings audio guestbook trend to weddings

Jun. 11, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — “Leave your message after the beep” has taken on a whole new meaning for Lafayette resident Shayla Lange, whose new business Ring-A-Ding Ding Audio Guestbook transforms the banal communication method of voicemail into an opportunity for fun, sentimental keepsakes for...

Company to Las Vegas chapels: No more Elvis-themed weddings

Jun. 01, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas chapels of love that use Elvis Presley's likeness could find themselves becoming Heartbreak Hotels. The licensing company that controls the name and image of “The King” is ordering Sin City chapel operators to stop using Elvis in themed ceremonies,...

Brazil's Lula gets married at 76 with a political touch

May. 18, 2022 22:09 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the front-runner heading into Brazil's presidential election in October, was married Wednesday in a ceremony that had a political touch. The 76-year-old leftist politician, who was president in 2003-2010 and leads...

Green options transforming a wedding industry prone to waste

May. 18, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The wedding industry remains fraught with waste, but a growing contingent of brides and grooms is pushing for more sustainable changes, from the way they invite guests to the food they serve and the clothes they wear. The wedding resource The Knot estimates that...

How guests can honor their budgets in peak wedding season

May. 13, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

It’s a banner year for weddings, with industry experts at the Wedding Report predicting that more than 2.5 million couples will tie the knot — a 40-year high. But you might find your finances aren’t quite ready to take on the costs associated with being a wedding guest. Half...