• NM lawmaker will propose amendment to reform bail system

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker called the state’s bail system “broken” Thursday as he announced he would introduce a proposed constitutional amendment for reform in the upcoming legislative session that starts in January.

  • Vassiliki Thanou, 65, stands during a swearing in ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, to become Greece's first female prime minister. Greece came one step closer on Thursday to early elections with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos appointing the head of the country's Supreme Court as caretaker prime minister to lead the country to next month's polls.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Greece: Supreme Court head appointed to lead interim gov’t

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s first female prime minister, a top judge, was sworn in Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country.

  • James Yates, left, and his partner Willaim Smith Jr., walk into the Rowan County Clerk's Office in Morehead, Ky., in an attempt to obtain a marriage license Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. The couple were denied despite the ruling of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding an earlier decision instructing the clerks to issue licenses. This was the couple's third attempt to obtain a license. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A clerk in a rural Kentucky county continued to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday in defiance of a mounting pile of federal court orders that reject her claim that her Christian faith should exempt her from licensing a gay union.

  • Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

  • Mazoza Allan, mother of Palestinian hunger striker Mohammed Allan reacts to a Supreme Court decision outside Barzilai hospital in Ashkelon, southern, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the detention order for Allan who has been on a hunger strike for more than two months, releasing him while he receives medical care in a decision hailed by relatives and supporters as a victory. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    In Israel, Palestinian hunger striker ends protest fast

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian held without charge by Israel ended his unprecedented 66-day hunger strike Thursday, his lawyer said, after the Supreme Court ordered him released from detention.