Area probate courts begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses

By BRIAN BOHNERT SENIOR STAFF WRITER Following a historic decision by the U.S. Supreme Court this morning, the probate courts of Seneca, Hancock and Wood counties are all prepared to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. All three courts have modified the language in...

LONDON (AP) — It was an unexpected moment on the campaign trail.

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s candidates are campaigning from Cornwall in southwestern England to the far northern reaches of Scotland in search of votes with the general election just two days away. Polls suggest the race is extremely close and no clear trend has emerged. Many...

Substance or Style? Labour leader banks on geek appeal

LONDON (AP) — It was an unexpected moment on the campaign trail. Labour leader Ed Miliband had stopped his campaign bus in the northwest England city of Chester when he was mobbed by a bachelorette party waving iPhones and chanting “Selfie! Selfie!” Miliband, often...

Nepali police dig bodies from village and trekking route

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were digging Tuesday through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route and killed at least 60 people. Nine of the victims recovered in the Langtang...

Save the Children: Dozens feared dead in migrant tragedy

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Dozens of passengers in a crowded rubber boat fell into the sea and likely drowned as a rescue vessel neared, survivors reported as they arrived in Italy Tuesday to join thousands of other migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in recent days. Giovanna di...

Remote home of leprosy patients could open door wider

JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives. Now called Kalaupapa National...

Boston Marathon bomber shows emotion for 1st time at trial

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand. Tsarnaev, 21, grabbed a tissue...

Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots

By BEN NUCKOLS and DAVID DISHNEAU BALTIMORE (AP) — Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, “Black community, control the...

Reforming Baltimore police will be expensive, costly

By BEN NUCKOLS and MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press  BALTIMORE (AP) — Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore’s top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city’s mayor and police commissioner said the department needed...

Accused Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe

By EILEEN SULLIVAN, ERIC TUCKER and RYAN VAN VELZER, Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) — The target of a federal terror investigation was one of two suspects in a shooting at a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, and the Islamic State group on...