• 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) β€” 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) β€” A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

  • In this Aug. 28, 2003 file photo, Britney Spears, left, and Madonna kiss during the opening performance of the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall, in New York. Van Toffler, an executive at MTV was on vacation when he got a call from the show's director. β€œAnd she said, 'Van, you're not going to believe this. They're rehearsing now. They're all together. And Madonna actually kissed Britney on the lips.'"  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

    Method to madness of MTV Video Music Awards

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) β€” There really is a method to the madness that is the MTV Video Music Awards.