• In this Sept. 29, 2015 photo provided by Big Beach Films, Joel Edgerton, right, and Ruth Negga, as Richard and Mildred Loving, stand on the set of the movie "Loving," being shot in the Richmond Va. area. Nearly 60 years after a Virginia couple defied a state law prohibiting interracial marriage, starting a battle that eventually overturned such laws nationwide, their story is heading to the big screen. (Ben Rothstein/Big Beach Films via AP)

    Film shows interracial pair’s battle for the right to marry

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Vintage cars lined the Virginia drag racing track where men and women wearing high-waisted pants and long skirts waited eagerly for popcorn at the concession stand and children darted in and out of the crowd. But as soon as the movie director yelled “cut,” the actors relaxed, chatted and pulled on coats to stay warm in between shots on a cold, rainy afternoon.

  • Bishop Larry Silva, of Honolulu, second from left, listens to remarks at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall meeting, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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  • In this Nov. 2, 2015 photo, 30-year-old Bhagwati Chauhan, who gave birth to a Canadian couple's child on Oct. 27, touches the 9-month pregnant belly of 35-year-old Chandrika Makwana, who is carrying twins for an American couple, at the Akanksha Clinic, one of the most organized clinics in the surrogacy business, in Anand, India. Chauhan, whose husband died recently, plans to use the money she will earn as a surrogate to buy a house and send her son to school. The Indian government recently banned surrogate services for foreigners and ordered fertility clinics to stop the practice of hiring Indian women to bear children for them. (AP Photo/Allison Joyce)

    Surrogates feel hurt by India’s ban on foreign customers

    NEW DELHI (AP) — For thousands of childless couples the world over, India has been the go-to destination to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents, thanks to its well-trained doctors, well-appointed fertility clinics and vast numbers of poor women willing to serve as surrogate mothers.