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Ky. Town Delays Considering 'Fairness Ordinance'

NATIONAL | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Officials in Owensboro have decided to put off considering a gay rights ordinance for at least a year.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's mugshot.

Texas' Perry Smiles for Mug Shot, Gets Ice Cream

NATIONAL | By Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber | Aug 20
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.

A community leader tries to get protesters to move back as police attempt to disperse a crowd in Ferguson, Mo.

Latest Ferguson Protests Are Smaller, More Subdued

NATIONAL | By Nigel Duara | Aug 20
Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

Sakari Momoi, a 111-year-old Japanese retired educator, poses for a photo after receiving a certificate from a Guinness World Records official, left.

111-Year-Old From Japan Recognized as Oldest Man

INTERNATIONAL | By Mari Yamaguchi | Aug 20
A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man.

Indiana Told to Honor Other States' Gay Marriages

NATIONAL | By Ken Kusmer | Aug 20
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn't take effect until the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue.

19 Kids and Calling: Michelle Duggar Involved with Anti-LGBT Robocall Campaign

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 20
Michelle Duggar, star of the TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" leant her voice to a homophobic and transphobic robocall campaign aimed to put pressure on council members in Fayetteville Arkansas to cast their vote against a nondiscrimination ordinance.

Tyler Clementi

Family of Rutgers Student Receives Gay Pride Award

NATIONAL | Aug 20
The mother and brother of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student who committed suicide days after his roommate publicized details of his relationship with another man have received a gay pride award.

Virginia Prepares for Possibility of Gay Marriage

LOCAL | By Brock Vergakis | Aug 20
Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.

Journalist James Foley

US Trying to Verify Video of American's Killing

INTERNATIONAL | By Lara Jakes and Julie Pace | Aug 19
A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

A 28-year-old man was reportedly stoned and later died from head injuries

Six LGBT Ugandans Reportedly Stoned to Death

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 19
Human rights activists are still trying to confirm whether six LGBT Ugandans were reportedly stoned to death last weekend in rural Uganda.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Perry Assembles High-Powered Legal Team

NATIONAL | By Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert | Aug 19
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment with the law on his side - not to mention a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases.