September 3, 2015

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Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP PHOTO)

ASHLAND, Ky. — A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her “conscience will not allow” her to follow a federal judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. “God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties,” Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning. Read More…

Groups argue Jon Husted shouldn’t have invalidated anti-fracking ballot issue

Jon Husted

State and wire reports Residents in three Ohio counties, including Medina, where Secretary of State Jon Husted invalidated anti-fracking ballot issues this fall argued in a court filing Tuesday that voters, not the elections chief, should decide the substance of such issues. Residents in Medina County along with Fulton and Athens counties said in their Read More…

Grieving news station comes together after journalists’ on-air deaths

WDBJ-TV7 news morning anchor Kimberly McBroom, second from right, and meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, are joined by visiting anchor Steve Grant, second from left, and Dr. Thomas Milam, of the Carilion Clinic, as they observe a moment of silence during the early morning newscast at the station, in Roanoke, Va., on Thursday. The moment of silence was at the moment reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP PHOTO)

ROANOKE, Va. — Just one day after two of its own were killed, the news team at Virginia station WDBJ-TV regrouped, gathered together and leaned on one another for the live broadcast of its “Mornin’” show. The show began with an image of the two victims — reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward — Read More…

Police: Suspect in live TV shooting of two journalists dies of self-inflicted wound

This screenshot from WDBJ-TV7, in Roanoke, Va., shows reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. Parker and Ward were killed on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire during a live on-air interview in Moneta, Va. (AP PHOTO)

MONETA, Va. — A TV reporter and cameraman were shot to death on live television Wednesday by a man described as a disgruntled station employee. The man recorded himself carrying out the killings and posted the video on social media as he fled the scene. A man believed to be the suspect later crashed a Read More…

Dow plummets 588 points

U.S. stocks slumped again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging more than 1,000 points at one point in a sell-off that sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street. Stocks regained some of that ground as the day wore on, but the Dow Jones industrial average finished the day down Read More…

Things to know: Explosion kills 44, truck bomb kills 62, toxic spill in Colorado

An Environmental Protection Agency contractor works on the clean up in the aftermath of the blowout at the Gold King mine, which triggered a major spill of toxic wastewater, outside Silverton, Colo. on Wednesday. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEATH TOLL IN NORTHEASTERN CHINA CLIMBS TO AT LEAST 44 Hundreds are injured in the port city of Tianjin after blasts at a warehouse for dangerous materials sent up massive fireballs, turning the night sky into day. Read More…

Things to know: Shootings by police, Hillary Clinton gives up server

In this June file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives for his appeal hearing at NFL headquarters in New York. (AP FILE PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. COP WHO SHOT COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER FIRED FROM FORCE Whether or not officer Brad Miller will face criminal charges for killing 19-year-old Christian Taylor will be up to a grand jury. 2. CLINTON GIVING UP SERVER AMID Read More…

Things to know: Ferguson protests continue, marking year since black teenager’s death

St. Louis County Police make an arrest along West Florissant Avenue on Monday in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson was a community on edge again Monday, a day after a protest marking the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was punctuated with gunshots. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FERGUSON, MISSOURI, AGAIN ON EDGE Police arrest nearly two dozen people during a fourth consecutive night of demonstrations marking the anniversary of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. 2. COLORADO MINE SPILL ALARMS OFFICIALS They are Read More…

Things to know: Ferguson marks one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death

Marchers on Sunday start the walk to Greater St. Mark's Church from the spot where Michael Brown was killed a year ago in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. HOW FERGUSON MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF MICHAEL BROWN’S DEATH The father of the slain 18-year-old leads a march in the Missouri town, one year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities. Read More…

Things to know: GOP debate, change in Ferguson, Jon Stewart’s final show

In this Thursday photo, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks to reporters before addressing the Republican Party of Arkansas Reagan Rockefeller dinner in Hot Springs, Ark. (AP PHOTO)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP-INSPIRED DEBATE DRAMA UNSETTLES GOP FIELD When the billionaire businessman didn’t rule out running as a third-party candidate, if he doesn’t win the nomination, it sparked fresh waves of anxiety within the Republican Party. 2. WHICH KEY Read More…