3 more parents plead guilty in college admissions scam

Business 05/22/19, 15:49

A married couple and a California businessman are the latest parents to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions scam.Gregory and Marcia Abbott and Peter Jan Sartorio entered their pleas Wednesday in Boston federal court. They are among 14 parents who have agreed to admit to allegations in the case.The ...

Taiwan to vote on formal recognition of same-sex marriage

Asia & Pacific 05/16/19, 03:22

Taiwanese legislators are scheduled to decide Friday on legalizing same-sex marriage, marking a potential first in Asia. Lawmakers pressured over the past two years by LGBT groups as well as church organizations opposed to same-sex marriage will choose between bills that broadly legalize the unions and give couples many of the ...

Mother, newlyweds among 6 killed after Alaska planes crash

U.S. 05/16/19, 00:31

A newly married couple, a pilot who used his family's savings to buy his own plane, a devoted family man from Australia and an office manager at an insurance company with a vivacious personality and a heart of gold were among the six victims in this week's deadly midair collision ...

Longtime married couple die within minutes of each other

U.S. 05/03/19, 13:14

Family members say a Pennsylvania couple who had been married for almost 45 years died within minutes of each other.Clair "Cos" Vance had made daily visits to a care center where his 70-year-old wife, Jeanne, lived because of mobility and medical problems. But those visits stopped last week when he ...

New report offers 14-country snapshot of wedding traditions

Europe 05/01/19, 06:00

In much of Europe and North America, September and October are peak months to get married. In Chile and elsewhere in Latin America, wedding guests are familiar with la hora loca, a wild late-night wedding party with masks, noisemakers and costumes.More than two-thirds of U.S. couples still seek a parent ...

Japan’s emperor and empress celebrate 60 years of marriage

Asia & Pacific 04/10/19, 02:35

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Wednesday just three weeks before he abdicates his throne. The couple met at a 1957 tennis tournament remembered as a "love match." Akihito and Michiko Shoda married on April 10, 1959, making him Japan's first future emperor to wed a ...

Mormon president makes big changes in busy first year

U.S. 04/05/19, 00:12

The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has generated buzz in his first year by becoming one of the most visible, active and decisive presidents in modern church history and implementing a number of big changes, including repealing rules directed at same-sex couples and their children.Russell ...

Husband, wife among 2 dead in North Dakota attack

U.S. 04/02/19, 11:09

Two of four people slain at a North Dakota property management business were identified Tuesday as a married couple, with the woman's daughter saying she is "in the dark" about what happened. Police have not yet identified any of the victims. But Briann Miller told The Associated Press that her stepfather ...

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are engaged

Sports 03/09/19, 22:11

Jennifer Lopez said yes to Alex Rodriguez's proposal, and with the rock he presented, who could say no? The couple posted an Instagram photo of their hands with a massive engagement ring on Lopez's ring finger. The former Yankees shortstop captioned his photo with "she said yes" and a heart emoji. The ...

Coroner: Couple intoxicated during fatal Yosemite fall

U.S. 01/22/19, 15:34

A coroner says a young couple from India was intoxicated when they died in a fall from a scenic overlook in Yosemite National Park in California.Autopsy reports provided Tuesday say 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy and her husband, 29-year-old Vishnu Viswanath, each had intoxicating levels of ethyl alcohol, a substance found in ...

Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth reportedly got married

Entertainment 12/26/18, 21:18

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth appear to have tied the knot amid reports the couple got married in a secret wedding ceremony. Cyrus posted three black-and-white photos of her and Hemsworth on the singer's Instagram and Twitter accounts on Wednesday. She captioned her photos writing "10 years later ..." and "12.23.18," ...

George and Barbara Bush, a ‘storybook’ 73-year marriage

U.S. 12/02/18, 09:23

They met at a Christmas dance. She was 16. He was 17.Three years later they were married. The couple stayed together for 73 years, becoming the longest-married couple in presidential history."George Bush knows how I feel," Barbara Bush had said. "He is the hero ... He is my hero."George H.W. ...

Taiwanese reject legalizing same-sex unions in referendum

Asia & Pacific 11/24/18, 21:21

Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. The vote on Saturday, organized by Christian groups that ...

Bollywood meets Hollywood as Indian stars wed at Italy villa

Entertainment 11/14/18, 07:41

Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are getting married at a villa on Italy's Lake Como with screen credits of its own.The couple's wedding on Wednesday at Villa Balbianello coincides with the fifth anniversary of the release of their first movie together.The lakeside mansion has been a location for ...

Clerk jailed over marriage licenses loses re-election bid

U.S. 11/07/18, 02:59

The Kentucky clerk who went to jail in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples lost her bid for a second term on Tuesday.Kim Davis, the Republican incumbent, was defeated by Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr . in the election for clerk of Rowan County in northeastern Kentucky. ...

Synagogue shooting victims: ‘Gentle, caring, compassionate’

U.S. 10/30/18, 13:55

The victims of the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history were doctors and dentists, accountants and academics, retirees and senior citizens who didn't let age get in their way. Two were brothers, another two a married couple. One was 97. All 11 shared a dedication to the Tree of Life ...

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