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West Point Board of Visitors Gets an 1980 Grad as Leader

NATIONAL | Mar 31
A 1980 West Point graduate active in the fight for gay rights in the military has been named chairwoman of the board that reviews programs at the U.S. Military Academy.

Washington Gov. Joins Boycott: No State Funded Travel to Indiana

NATIONAL | Mar 31
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee says he is imposing an administration-wide ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after the passage of a new law that critics say has the potential to discriminate against gays and others based on religious beliefs

Fight Over 'Religious Freedom' Objection Proposals Shift to Arkansas

RELIGION | By Andrew Demllo | Mar 31
The fight over "religious freedom" proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas,

New Arizona Governor Avoids Major Issues with Apparent Ease

POLITICS | By Bob Christie | Mar 31
Less than three months into his tenure, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has largely managed to avoid having to make the tough political decisions that could have alienated him with the two wings of the Republican Party he has courted.

Tokyo Ward 1st to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in Japan

INTERNATIONAL | By Yuri Kageyama | Mar 31
Fumino Sugiyama will finally be able to marry his girlfriend of four years. He couldn't before, because same sex marriages weren't recognized in Japan, and he is legally a woman.

A Look at Widely Criticized Indiana Law on Religious Freedom

NATIONAL | By Jeni O'Malley | Mar 30
A look at the law and what's being done to address the criticism.

'Daily Show' Host Noah Discusses His New Gig

NATIONAL | By Frazier Moore | Mar 30
Shortly after Comedy Central made the news official Monday that Trevor Noah would replace Jon Stewart as "The Daily Show" host, Noah, on a standup comedy tour, discussed his new gig by phone from Dubai with the Associated Press.

Indiana Governor Overrides Law to Authorize Needle Exchange

AIDS | By Rick Callahan | Mar 30
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported.

Indiana Plans Language to 'Clarify' Religious Objections Law

RELIGION | Mar 30
Republican legislative leaders in Indiana say they are working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Jamie Foxx Under Fire for Bruce Jenner Crack at iHeartRadio Awards

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 30
Twitter is in an outrage after actor Jamie Foxx made a joke about Bruce Jenner at the iHeartRadio Music Awards Sunday night.

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