• Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, during a campaign stop at the Westfair Amphitheater in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Clinton subject to hack attempts from China, Korea, Germany

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left office in early 2013, according to a congressional document obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Correction: Breast-feeding-Hospitals story

    NEW YORK (AP) — In an Oct. 6 story about hospitals’ efforts to promote breast-feeding, The Associated Press reported erroneously what proportion of hospitals in 2013 helped women start nursing within an hour of birth. The story should have said it was nearly two-thirds, not more than two-thirds.

  • Sue Neustel, left, and Ash McDaniel hold a sign before a commission meeting considering the issue of a resolution written by Blount County Commissioner Karen Miller, asking God for mercy as it is forced to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide sits during a meeting at the Blount County courthouse Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Maryville, Tenn. The resolution apparently didn't have a prayer of being considered Tuesday. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    Religion news in brief

    County wants God’s mercy after gay marriage ruling

  • NM governor weighs in on union fees for US Supreme Court

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling allowing public-sector unions to collect fees from employees who decide not to become union members.

  • In this Oct. 2, 2015 photo, a student walks past the entrance to the Colorado School of Mines, a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science, in Golden, Colo. A graduate of Colorado School of Mines who wanted to cite Bible verses on a football locker-room nameplate for a donation he made is suing his alma mater for rejecting his request. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Colorado college sued for denying Bible-themed donor plaque

    DENVER (AP) — A graduate of a Colorado university who wanted to cite the names of Bible verses on a donor nameplate in a football locker room sued his alma mater for rejecting the request.

  • In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, Debbie Ziegler holds a photo of her late daughter, Brittany Maynard, as she receives congratulations from Ellen Pontac, left, after a right-to die measure was approved by the state Assembly in Sacramento, Calif. California will become the fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    California governor signs hard-won right-to-die legislation

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a rare personal message, California’s 77-year-old governor provided insight into his deliberations before deciding to sign a bill allowing terminally ill Californians to legally take their own lives, reflecting on religion and self-determination as he weighed an emotionally fraught choice.

  • Law firm labeled hate group leading Kim Davis’ crusade

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis’ lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage.

  • Pope Francis raises the book of the Gospels as he celebrates the opening Mass of the Synod of bishops, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Pope opens family meeting and sparks are expected to fly

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened a divisive meeting of the world’s bishops on family issues Sunday by forcefully asserting that marriage is an indissoluble bond between man and woman. But he said the church doesn’t judge and must “seek out and care for hurting couples with the balm of acceptance and mercy.”

  • Saturday, October 3, 2015

    The Latest: Uncle of crewmember says El Faro had modern lifeboats, unsure if they used them

  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, photo, Alabama Probate Judge Nick Williams laughs in a court room at the Washington County court house in Chatom, Ala. Williams, also a Baptist minister in Washington County, is among those who have stopped issuing any marriage licenses.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Alabama judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriage

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama’s all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state law to make it optional for counties to issue marriage licenses.