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Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband's body in casket

A woman who drove her husband's body on a days-long traveling wake in Alaska and used ice from canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws. Officers responded to a call last week to find the body of a 78-year-old man inside an aluminum transport casket.


12Henderson, KY

Henderson homeowners concerned for property value after golf course closes

Homeowners of the Wolf Hills neighborhood in Henderson are now questioning their property value after the Players Club Golf Course has closed. "It's got to have an impact on the community one way or the other," said homeowner Paul Hagan.



Florida Principal Suspended Over Gays Should Be 'Put To Death' Facebook Post

A principal at a school for students with learning disabilities has been suspended after he posted anti-gay comments on Facebook. Steve Kenney, the principal at Center Academy in Pinellas Park, Florida, responded to photo on Facebook of Outsports co-founder Cyd Zeigler kissing his partner with "sick" and two Bible passages, including one from Leviticus 20:13 which calls for gay men to be put to death.


15Lothian County, Scotland

'We want other gay couples like us to step forward and adopt a child'

Sunday Herald James Smith and Partner Neil were the first same sex couple in Scotland to adopt a baby THE first gay couple in Scotland to get the go-ahead to adopt have broken their silence to give their first interview to the Sunday Herald in order to encourage other same sex couples to offer a child a loving home and family. With thousands of children in Scotland waiting to be adopted or fostered, adoption agencies are now actively seeking gay and lesbian couples to step forward.


16Big Sur, CA

Tim Kaine gets warm welcome from neighbors

Brad Garafola, one of three law enforcement officers shot and killed by a lone gunman in an ambush, went down fighting, returning fire to the very end. The Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy killed last Sunday ran to help another officer when he could have stayed safe in the convenience store where he was working off-duty, a minister said at his funeral Saturday.



Scouts steady after easing gay-leader rules

There were bleak warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group's leaders voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults. Several of the biggest sponsors of Scout units, including the Roman Catholic, Mormon and Southern Baptist churches, were openly dismayed, raising the prospect of mass defections.



2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republican candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach. Their TV ads show images of angry protesters and burning buildings and vehicles.



Will Green Political Machine Foil Trump?

Indeed, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is widening the left-right divide on the environment into a gaping abyss. Climate politics, in particular, is emerging as a politically potent wedge issue that could drive Democratic and swing voters, some of whom have yet to enthusiastically embrace Hillary Clinton, to turn out against Trump.


20Erie, PA

Missing 4-year-old girl found safe in Erie

A missing 4-year-old girl was found late Saturday night by Erie police in the 1600 block of Holland Street. She was reported missing to Millcreek Township police at 9:46 p.m. Saturday in the West Eighth Street and Peninsula Drive area.