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  • Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she’s gay at church

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues. Savannah, 13, spoke on […]
  • California governor stops parole for Charles Manson follower

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday night blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis. Brown’s rejection issued late Friday night is the fifth time Davis has been recommended for parole by a state panel only to see it blocked by a governor, and […]
  • FILE - In this April 5, 2017, file photo, injured U.S. tourist Melissa Cochran, whose husband, Kurt Cohran, was killed in the March 22 London terror attack, arrives for a "Service of Hope" at Westminster Abbey, two weeks after the attack, in London. The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile attack London attack will be celebrated with the local music he loved on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack that killed four people and injured scores more, including his Melissa Cochran, of West Bountiful, Utah. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

    Concert planned to honor London attack victim from Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack will be celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. The concert is being held in lieu of a traditional funeral for Kurt W. Cochran, 54. Members […]
  • FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said June 23. Dunford told a Senate committee there have been some issues identified with recruiting transgender individuals that "some of the service chiefs believe need to be resolved before we move forward." He said Mattis was reviewing the matter. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    AP sources: Military to seek delay on transgender enlistees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait and reflected broader concerns that a longer delay would trigger criticism on […]
  • FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Trump administration is set to authorize the sale of surveillance drones to India as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting on June 26. That's according to a congressional aide and an industry representative speaking to The Associated Press. (Mikhail Metzel/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via AP)

    Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations’ leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting. India initiated its request to buy 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned aircraft for maritime surveillance last year. The deal is estimated to be worth about […]
  • FILE - In this April 3, 2017, file photo, the Senate side of the Capitol is seen in Washington. Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation's health care system, but "Obamacare" is only half the story _ and many people may not realize that. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Consumer issues stemming from the GOP health care initiative

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in full control of government are on the brink of history-making changes to the nation’s health care system. The impact for consumers would go well beyond “Obamacare.” Former President Barack Obama’s signature law is usually associated with subsidized insurance markets like HealthCare.gov. But the Affordable Care Act also expanded Medicaid. Not […]
  • Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., during a press conference where he announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP healthcare bill at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Las Vegas. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

    5 GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A total of five Republican senators are now opposed to the proposed GOP health bill. It would take only three defections to Democrats opposing the bill to sink the measure. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada is the latest Republican to say he wouldn’t support the GOP health bill without changes. Several other […]
  • President Donald Trump speaks during a bill signing event for the "Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017" in the East Room of the White House, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Trump leaving McConnell to handle Senate bill on health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s bull-in-a-china-shop approach to the presidency hasn’t helped him notch significant victories on Capitol Hill over his first five months in office. The nuts and bolts of legislation and the maddening, unpredictable ways and rhythms of Congress can seem foreign to him. Most of his top advisers have little Washington experience […]
  • Prisoners lie in a newly renovated cell in Aden Central Prison, known as Mansoura, in this May 9, 2017 photo in Aden, Yemen. Another, closed section of the prison is part of a network of secret detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its Yemeni allies, into which hundreds arrested on suspicion of al-Qaida links have disappeared. Some have been flown to an Emirati base in the nearby Horn of Africa, and some have been interrogated by American officials, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Maad El Zikry)

    Senators seek Pentagon investigation of torture reports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure mounted Friday on the Defense Department after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. John McCain, Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the ranking Democrat, Jack Reed, […]
  • FILE - In this June 1, 2017, file photo Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch is seen during an official group portrait at the Supreme Court Building Washington. For those wondering where Gorsuch will fit on the Supreme Court's ideological spectrum, the best early clue might be to watch the company he keeps. Gorsuch has already paired up four times with Justice Clarence Thomas _ the court's most conservative member _ in separate opinions that dissent from or take issue with the court's majority rulings. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Clue to Gorsuch’s ideology seen in pairings with Thomas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — To see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps. Gorsuch has already paired up four times with Justice Clarence Thomas — the court’s most conservative member — in separate opinions that dissent from or take issue with the court’s majority rulings. While the sample […]