Key dates for gay-rights movement in US

Some important events in the history of the gay-rights movement in the United States: 1950: Mattachine Society, widely considered first national gay rights organization, is formed. 1957: Frank Kameny is fired from job as government astronomer because he’s…

In 50 years, huge strides for gay-rights movement

Go back 50 years in time. Homosexuality was deemed a mental disorder by the nation’s psychiatric authorities, and gay sex was a crime in every state but Illinois. Federal workers could be fired merely for being gay. Today,…

OH school shooting victims’ mothers: money denied

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Mothers of teens killed in a northeast Ohio school shooting have testified that a charity denied them money from a trust fund set up to help the victi……
OIL_SAT

Cleanup Crews Continue Work

Cleanup crews returned to the site of an oil spill in the Mahoning River to continue work.…

Gay pride parade march for NBA’s Jason Collins

BOSTON (AP) — NBA veteran Jason Collins has marched in Boston’s gay pride parade with Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III, his onetime roommate at Stanford University. Collins wore a T-shirt that read (hash)BeTrue when he joined thousands of…

AEG exec, lawyer spar in Jackson trial’s 6th week

A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead:…

Italy protests Vienna pub making fun of mob’s dead

ROME (AP) — Italy has complained to Austrian authorities about a Vienna pub selling Panini named after Mafia bosses as well as other sandwiches that make light of Italians slain by Sicilian mobsters. The foreign ministry said Saturday…

Candidate vows to reset Iran’s foreign ties

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s former top nuclear negotiator, a candidate in next week’s presidential elections, says he will reset Iran’s economy and reverse President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s foreign policy directions if elected. Addressing a campaign rally in Tehran…

Dad sentenced for abducting kids, stealing yacht

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco man has been sentenced to three years in jail for abducting his two young children and taking them away on a stolen yacht. Forty-three-year-old Christopher Maffei was sentenced Friday in…

Free gun initiative begins in Houston neighborhood

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston resident Cheryl Strain’s inexperience with guns was apparent as she struggled to load shells into a 20-gauge shotgun. Over the piercing blasts of gunfire in the shooting range, Strain’s instructor, Dan Blackford, patiently directed…

Convicted NY killer’s golf art masks caged reality

ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Valentino Dixon’s colored pencil drawings evoke carefree days on the links, dewy greens, open spaces, fresh air enlivened by flowers and crisply trimmed fairways. But the artist has never set foot on a golf…

New exhibit documents JFK’s last days on Cape Cod

HYANNIS, Mass. (AP) — A new museum exhibit tells the story of President John F. Kennedy’s last visits to Cape Cod in the months before his assassination. Officials at John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum say the exhibit includes…
TORNADO

After storm deaths, search on for perfect warning

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The average tornado warning in the 1980s went out only after a twister was on the ground. Continuing advances in storm prediction have since enabled forecasters to warn people before a funnel cloud is…

Ohio bishop: aging school to stay at urban site

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bishop has overruled parent concerns about safety and decided that an aging Catholic high school will be renovated and stay at its urban……

1 of 4 charged in SE Pa. slaying waives hearing

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — One of four suspects arrested in the slaying of a man found shot on the side of the road after he was abducted from his Philadelphia-area home has wa……

Africa hopes to speed up medicine approval systems

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Bringing a new medicine to market in Africa requires 54 separate applications to each country on the continent, a time-intensive process that could be costing lives. African leaders are now trying to move toward…

Yemen president warns al-Qaida seeks to rule again

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s president is warning that al-Qaida militants in his country are trying to retake areas they once controlled in the south, but says a military offensive this week helped thwart those plans. Washington considers…