FILE - In this July 10, 2014 file photo, Samantha Getman, right, and Victoria Quintana show their marriage license at the Denver Clerk's office. Colorado's Supreme Court has ordered an end to gay marriages while the state's ban against the unions remains in place. The state's high court on F…
Attorney Mari Newman, center, talks with members of the media, as she stands with her plaintiffs and their supporters following a court hearing on sam sex marriage at the Federal District Court, in Denver, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban…
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.
A child receives a free lunch at the Phoenix Day @ Central Park Youth Program in downtown Phoenix.
ALBUQUERQUE — Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child-welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent households as worrisome trends that must be turned around for things to improve.
Despite contradictory rulings by two federal courts, the Obama administration says millions of consumers will continue to receive financial aid for their health premiums.
But split rulings don’t necessarily mean another trip to the Supreme Court.
CHICAGO — Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records.
Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a news conference in the Governor's press room, Monday, July 21, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Gov. Perry announced he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals that Republican state leaders say a…
AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.