Frances Herbert, right, and her wife, Takako Ueda, pose for photos with their dog, Little Bear, at their home in Dummerston, Vt., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.
(Matthew Cavanaugh/AP)
April 24, 2013

Gay Rights Groups: Don’t Leave Us Out of Immigration Bills

Some gay rights groups in Illinois are now applying their own political pressure in the fight to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, as they worry a final deal could leave same-sex couples in the lurch.

Amtrak train
(Seth Perlman/AP)
April 24, 2013

End of the Line for Amtrak’s Indiana Train?

Amtrak’s Hoosier State line has long been a popular way for college students at places like Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana to travel to Chicago for concerts, sporting events and to shop, especially on weekends.

same-sex marriage ceremony
(Chris Park/AP)
April 23, 2013

Ill. Black Caucus Chair Signs on Same-Sex Marriage Bill

The leader of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus says the fate of a measure to authorize same-sex couples to marry in Illinois may rest with 20 black legislators in the Illinois House.

April 23, 2013

Charged Dropped Against Mississippi Man in Ricin Case

The United States has dropped charges against a Mississippi man they accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and two other public servants, according to a court order obtained by the AP.

Pro gay marriage activists celebrate after French lawmakers legalized same-sex marriage, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Paris.
(Christophe Ena/AP)
April 23, 2013

France Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

French lawmakers have legalized same-sex marriage after months of bruising debate and street protests that brought hundreds of thousands to Paris.

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