Kentucky county yields on gay marriage licenses

MOREHEAD, Ky. - The Kentucky clerk's office that had refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in defiance of orders by a federal judge ended its resistance.

Wall St. opens lower as investors assess jobs data 10:08am EDT

- Wall Street opened lower on Friday as investors assessed August jobs data, which showed that fewer-than-expected jobs were added to the economy even as unemployment rate dropped to its lowest in more than seven years.

An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage house in Beijing, August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Foreign investors seek new strategies in China

BOSTON - Foreign investment funds are moving at breakneck speed to retool their strategies in an attempt to profit from Chinese stock markets whipsawed by panic, paranoia and unprecedented government intervention.  Full Article 

President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's King Salman at the start of a bilateral meeting at Erga Palace in Riyadh January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

The King And O

WASHINGTON - Saudi King Salman will meet with President Barack Obama in Washington to seek more support in countering Iran, as the White House tries to shore up relations after a period of tensions.  Full Article 

In this file photo, Thai soldiers guard the Army Club in Bangkok on May 22, 2014 during a meeting of rival political factions chaired by army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who later that day announced he was seizing power. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/Files

Thai junta cracks down on dissenters

BANGKOK - Since the military took over the Thai government in May 2014, dissenters have been handed as much as 60-year sentences for insulting the monarchy.  Full Article 

Star Wars fans feel merchandise force

Star Wars fans feel the force of Disney merchandising as a new generation of intergalactic toys to mark the latest movie goes on sale around this planet. Grace Pascoe reports.

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