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Kentucky clerks to license marriages as their boss is jailed
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to comply with the law, ending a two-month church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Kim Davis for contempt after she insisted that her "conscience will not allow" her to follow federal court rulings on gay marriage.


10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes images of a mural of Pope Francis being painted in New York City, the start of the school year in Grozny, Russia, and a migrant camp in Serbia.


Image of dead child on beach haunts and frustrates the world
The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting. It captures everything we don't want to see when we tap our phones or open our newspapers: a vicious civil war, a surge of refugees, the death of an innocent.


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Father of dead boys: 'All I want is to be with my children'
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - He is one among many, far too many. But the plight of one boy, washed up like a piece of debris on a Turkish beach, has focused the world's attention on a wave of war-and-deprivation-fueled migration unmatched since World War II. Aylan Kurdi, 3, was found on a Turkish beach in sneakers, blue shorts and a red shirt after the small rubber boat he and his family were in capsized in a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece.


Trump signs pledge to back GOP's 2016 presidential nominee
WASHINGTON (AP) - Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party's nominee - whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman announced his decision in a raucous news conference at Trump Tower, the gold-hued skyscraper in midtown Manhattan where he launched his surging and front-running campaign for president.


Iran's top leader: No nuclear deal unless sanctions lifted
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's supreme leader said Thursday "there will be no deal" if world powers insist on suspending rather than lifting sanctions as part of a landmark nuclear agreement, and said it is up to Iran's parliament, and not him, to approve or reject it. His remarks, read aloud by a state TV anchorman, mark the first official comment on the deal since U.S. President Barack Obama secured enough support to prevent the Republican-led Congress from blocking it.


The Latest: Attorney: Families want church suspect punished
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The latest on a prosecutor's decision to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof (all times local): 3:50 p.m.


Police to examine video in death of Illinois officer
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) - Authorities have recovered video that they hope will provide significant help to detectives searching for three men wanted in the fatal shooting of an Illinois police officer, the lead investigator said Thursday. A homeowner came forward with the video from a home security system, said Lake County Major Crime Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko. Investigators have not yet viewed it because specialized equipment is needed to retrieve it from a hard drive. So the video was turned over to the Department of Homeland Security, and results are expected by the end of the day, he said.


The Latest: New Guatemala leader reaches out to protesters
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local): ---


Judge sides with Brady on 'Deflategate,' NFL appeals
NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was treated unfairly by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league quickly appealed. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman criticized Goodell for dispensing "his own brand of industrial justice" as he found multiple reasons to reject the suspension one week before New England's Sept. 10 opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers.