• Edgar Orea, right, preaches to a group of same sex marriage supporters that have gathered outside the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building in Ashland, Ky., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Hundreds gathered awaiting the arrival of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis who has been ordered to appear in federal court to explain why she is refusing to issue marriage licenses despite a federal order to do so.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    The Latest: Hundreds of protesters at gay marriage hearing

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — The latest on the county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage (all times local):

    Updated: 3:34 pm

  • In this photo taken on Aug. 26, 2015, Karen Roberts, left, and her partner April Miller discuss their inability to obtain a marriage license in Morehead, Ky. Roberts and Miller are one of the four couples, two gay and two straight, suing Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis through the American Civil Liberties Union for refusing to issue marriage licenses due to her religious beliefs. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Clerk in gay marriage case to appear in federal court

    ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to comply with the law, ending a two-month church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.

    Updated: 3:05 pm

  • Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Judge, clerk in marriage case dealt with nepotism charges

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis and the judge that will decide her fate have at least one thing in common: They both had to deal with questions of nepotism when they got their jobs.

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    Migrants pour into Budapest rail station as police leave; no trains running to Western Europe.

    Updated: 4:00 am

  • Karen Roberts, left, and her partner, April Miller, speak to Assistant Rowan County Clerk Kim Russell as they attempt to get a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses in defiance of a federal order. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Lesbian couple, like Kentucky clerk, standing up for beliefs

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio.

  • Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Clerk in gay marriage fight once unlikely to wage moral war

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and God’s grace.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, Pope Francis waves as arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Francis, speaking Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, from Rome via satellite to people in three American cities, asked a teenage girl to sing for him as he sought prayers for his upcoming trip to the United States. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

    A primer on where pope stands on gays, divorce, climate

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a more merciful message. Here’s a primer on where the pope stands on key issues.

  • Surrounded by the media, David Moore, center, and his partner David Ermold attempt to apply for a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the US Supreme Court was denied, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    The Latest: No marriage licenses at Kentucky clerk’s office

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against her (all times local):

  • Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Will clerk issue gay marriage licenses after court ruling?

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Invoking “God’s authority,” a county clerk denied marriage licenses to gay couples again Tuesday in direct defiance of the federal courts, and vowed not to resign, even under the pressure of steep fines or jail.

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    On-Air Ambush: How the killings of a TV crew unfolded on the air in front of horrified viewers