Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood
State's wildlife policy debated after encounter with bearHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) ? A debate over Connecticut's wildlife policy reignited after state officials said last week they will trap and kill a bear cub that approached a hiker in a wildlife area, startling but not harming her.
Google changes logo to better suit mobile devices
Google on Tuesday refreshed its logo to better suit mobile devices that are supplanting desktop computers when it comes to modern Internet lifestyles. Google's logo keeps its four-color scheme but shifts to a soft sans-serif font.
Clinton, aides stressed protecting State Dept. info in email
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware ? and occasionally frustrated ? by the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other correspondence.
Defying Supreme Court, US clerk again refuses to wed gays
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis had stopped issuing all marriage certificates in mid-August following the high court's landmark June 26 ruling legalizing gay marriage in the United States. Davis had filed suit in federal court, arguing that her Christian religious beliefs should exempt her from the ruling. Davis appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court and sought an emergency stay, but the court rejected her motion.
Clerk defies U.S. high court, denies gay marriage licenses
Citing her religious objections, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses since the Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution. On Monday the same court rejected Davis' request for an emergency order allowing her to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples while she appeals a federal judge's order requiring her to issue them. Eight people filed a federal lawsuit against Davis in July challenging her office's policy of not issuing marriage licenses to any couples ? gay or straight.
Bond author sorry for saying Idris Elba 'too street' for 007LONDON (AP) ? The author of the new James Bond novel has apologized after he said that British actor Idris Elba is "too street" to play 007.
Google redesigns iconic logo for the fifth time
(Reuters) - Google Inc unveiled a redesign of its iconic logo on Tuesday, the fifth such modification since the search engine giant started in 1998, the company said in a blog post. The revamped logo, displayed as a Google Doodle on its homepage, spells 'Google' in a sans-serif typeface, similar to the one being used by Google's newly created holding company, Alphabet. The new brand identity "aims to make Google more accessible and useful to our users", the company said in a blog post explaining the logo.
6 emerging female writers receive $30,000 Rona Jaffe AwardsNEW YORK (AP) ? Fiction writer Vanessa Hua and nonfiction writer Meehan Crist are among this year's recipients of the Rona Jaffe Awards, $30,000 prizes for emerging female authors.
Police hunt for suspects after officer shot dead north of ChicagoPolice with dogs and helicopters are searching woods and swampy areas north of Chicago for three armed suspects after a police officer was shot dead on Tuesday in the suburb of Fox Lake, a local law enforcement official said. Lake County sheriff's office Sergeant Christopher Covelli told Reuters the officer had died after being shot, but declined to identify him. Trains were stopped, roads were blocked and schools were on lock-down during the widespread manhunt that encompassed in a heavily wooded area about 40 miles north of Chicago, near the Wisconsin border, media reports said.