Family issues

September 21, 2017 - 9:30 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian prime minister who decided two years ago that the people should vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legalized says he has been head-butted by a gay rights advocate while walking on a city street. Tony Abbott said he sustained a swollen lip in...
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September 20, 2017 - 5:12 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is illegally allowing faith-based groups to reject same-sex couples who want to adopt children or become foster parents, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the practice. Groups such as Catholic Charities and Bethany Christian Services...
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FILE - This 2017 file photo provided by the Tooele County Sheriff's Office shows Lyle Jeffs. Jeffs, a polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run in a fraud case, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in an escape and food-stamp fraud cases, in federal court in Salt Lake City. Jeffs is facing federal charges in what prosecutors call a multimillion-dollar food-stamp fraud scheme as well as his escape from home confinement. (Tooele County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
September 20, 2017 - 4:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A high-ranking polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run pleaded guilty Wednesday in a food-stamp fraud and escape case, ending a wide-ranging investigation seen as a crackdown on the secretive group. Lyle Jeffs is facing three to five years in prison after...
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September 18, 2017 - 3:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government's attempt to appear strong and united over Brexit wobbled Monday as a top official was shifted from his post days before a new round of divorce negotiations with the European Union. Opposition lawmakers said the move reflected the Conservatives' "chaotic"...
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September 16, 2017 - 5:17 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Heather Peele is just like any other mom rushing to pick up her child at day care after work. Except, it's 2:30 a.m., and her 6-year-old daughter has been sleeping for hours at a 24-hour child care center near the Las Vegas airport. Parents like Peele, a casino cocktail waitress,...
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September 16, 2017 - 6:01 am
MASAKA, Uganda (AP) — Would a 15-year-old girl be married off by her parents in violation of the law? Would another girl, who looks even younger, get justice after an alleged statutory rape at the hands of an older man? In their impoverished communities in Uganda, the answers hinged on the fact...
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September 13, 2017 - 3:16 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Angelina Jolie arrives for an interview with the familiar harried air of a parent who has just barely managed to withdraw from her children, all six of whom she's left having breakfast upstairs in their Toronto hotel suite. "The reason I was a little late is they made me change,"...
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September 13, 2017 - 2:32 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Some denounce it as a violation of Islamic law, others embrace it as revolutionary: An initiative by Tunisia's president to make inheritance and marriage rules fairer to women is reverberating around the Muslim world, and risks dividing his country. The 90-year-old president,...
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FILE - This June 14, 2017 file photo Seattle Mayor Ed Murray takes a question at a news conference at City Hall in Seattle. Murray announced his resignation, Tuesday, Sept. 12 after a fifth man came forward and accused him of sexual abuse decades ago. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 12, 2017 - 8:13 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, beset over the past five months by sex abuse allegations, plans to resign Wednesday, bringing an ignoble end to a lengthy political career in which he championed gay rights and better pay for workers. His announcement Tuesday came after The Seattle Times...
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A sample of the postal ballot on legalizing gay marriage is shown in Sydney, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. More than 16 million registered voters among Australia's population of 24 million will receive the ballots in the coming days requesting their opinion on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to wed. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
September 12, 2017 - 1:59 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians begin receiving their postal ballots on legalizing gay marriage from Tuesday as a new opinion poll showed that most of those who intend to vote are in favor of marriage equality. More than 16 million registered voters among Australia's population of 24 million...
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